Sorry, this content is not currently available in the mobile view. Switch back to desktop view to access this page.

Join HI Groups

Group of people canoeing
Group: A collection of individuals who have regular contact and frequent interaction, mutual influence, common feeling of camaraderie, and who work together to achieve a common set of goals.

This might be the dictionary definition of a group, but what could groups mean to your hostel? Hostelling International believes that this section of the market will play an increasingly important part in all hostel reservations.

HI Groups is administered by the IGS (International Groups Scheme) which sets a quality benchmark for the group hostels which it promotes. If your hostel meets these requirements, it could be featured on this website and receive enquiries from group booking leaders all over the world.

So if you have a hostel which is suitable for school groups, friends and families, university groups, hen or stag parties, music tours, history trips, culture tours, shopping trips or sports tours, then shouldn’t it be featured on our global platform?

If you would like to find out more about your hostel featuring here then please email us at for more information.