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mjredl 21 Aug 2010 17:17

Hostel memberships?
As we are heading to SA soon and have been checking many threads, I am wondering about Hostel Memberships.

Is it worth purchasing a Hostel Membership(s)?
If so, which ones are the best and or best value?
Would it be best to purchase before I leave on our trip or at participating hostels?

Thanks for any advice.


mark manley 22 Aug 2010 19:16

I don't think that there are enough participating hostels in SA to make it worth while. It might also mean that you stay somewhere because you can get a discount rather than because you think it is the most suitable for you.

nobby 22 Aug 2010 22:31

HI hostels international
hi there

when I go traveling I always carry Hi hostal card yes they have hostels in south africa check out HI Hostels in Canada > Home

cheers nobby

The_gypsy 18 Sep 2010 21:25

Hostal memberships
Hi, I just picked up memberships as I went along.
If you stay in a hostel and book the next through them usually give you free membership. some hostels give free membership if you stay 3 nights.
There are many groups of hostels with varying levels of cleanliness and comfort. So unless you are going to pay for a lot of different memberships up front I suggest you not bother.
Hope that helps.

mjredl 18 Sep 2010 21:49

Thanks for the info guys. We are heading to South America in a couple of weeks. As you said, we can pick up memberships there.



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