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YHA Australia is part of Hostelling International (HI), the world’s largest hostel network, with over 4,000 hostels in 90 countries
Asia is a backpacker’s paradise with cheap cuisine, beautiful beaches, friendly, smiling locals and unique cultural experiences
Asia boasts almost 560 HI/YHA hostels, with hostels in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
All HI/YHA hostels worldwide adhere to international standards of quality, regarding safety, cleanliness and comfort. Many offer free WiFi and private rooms.
In Asia, you will find hostels in the large, bustling metropolises of Beijing, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Tokyo and Bangkok, as well as homely hostels in quieter spots, such as Chiang Mai, Phuket, Kyoto and Goa.
Purchase your YHA International membership from YHA Australia before you leave and pay member rates at all HI/YHA Asia hostels. You’ll also get great discounts on food and drink, attractions, transport and tours.
As a YHA member, you can take advantage of our YHA travel agents, who are experts at finding the best flight, rail pass, hostel or tour to suit your needs. If you buy YHA Travel insurance and a tour with Dragon Bus (China’s only hop-on, hop-off backpacker bus), Contiki Asia, Intrepid or Gecko at the same time, you’ll receive 25% off your insurance and 5% off the value of your tour!
Join YHA online now, or read on to discover some of the most popular HI/YHA destinations in Asia!
HI/YHA Bangkok – Thailand
There are 14 HI/YHA hostels in Bangkok, of which five consistently receive customer reviews with over 90% satisfaction ratings. In fact, the boutique hostel HI/YHA Baan Dinso has won Hostelling International’s ‘Best Hostel in the World’ Award in both 2009 and 2010 – an award which was determined based upon customer ratings.
HI/YHA Beijing – China
With 125 HI/YHA hostels in China and nine in Beijing alone, you’re sure to find a backpackers hostel to suit your needs. Beijing’s HI/YHA hostels are spread throughout the city, close to all the major attractions, including Tiananmen Square, the Olympic Stadium and many temples. The friendly hostel staff can organise tours to the Great Wall of China.
Singapore has always been a convenient stopover en route to Europe. There are four HI/YHA hostels in Singapore. Two of the best HI/YHA hostels in Singapore are the Costa Sands (Downtown East) HI/YHA hostel, a resort hostel great for families and single travellers with some downtime and Hangout Mt Emily, located in the heart of Singapore, but away from the jostling crowds of Orchard Street.
HI/YHA Tokyo – Japan
Japan can lay claim to over 240 HI/YHA hostels, with five in Tokyo, including the brand new HI Tokyo Central. YHA Travel can organise Japan Rail Passes, to enable you to explore this pocket-sized nation.
YHA members get a huge discount on International Travel Insurance with QBE!
Join the locals and have fun with World Nomad's series of free language guides that contain around 30 basic phrases that you can download onto your iPod.
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