The YHAI Mumbai Unit is authorized to enroll members and initiate process of seeking membership of YHAI. Issuance of membership cards is done by the National Office based out of New Delhi.

Desirous members need to send the duly filled membership form with cheque/demand draft and self attested documents to the correspondence address mentioned below.

Once you become a member you are entitled to participate in National as well as local unit programs as well as stay in any Youth Hostels worldwide with minimal costs.
The Membership year runs from 1st Jan. to 31st Dec. of the following year, i.e. 12 months.

Please note: 
*Membership cards through offline process usually takes around 40-45 days to be delivered. In case of urgent requirement, it is advisable to opt for online membership. 
*Also, only the residents of India or Indian nationals can apply for YHAI membership. Foreign nationals or NRI's have to apply from their respective country.

Membership Options (All membership incl of 18% GST)
*To receive membership card by courier please include INR 50 as courier charges.

Either you can apply online
OR download the Registration Form and send it along with a photograph (two for life membership) and the requisite fee through cheque including courier charges  in favour of "YHAI, MUMBAI UNIT"

Documents required for membership:
*Duly filled enrolment form.
*Passport size photographs (two for life membership).
*Cash/Cheque/Demand draft.
*Self attested residence proof (passport/driving license/aadhar card/PAN card/ration card etc).
*Please note: Without self attested residence proof, membership will not be processed.

Benefits of membership:
*Avail budgeted/discounted accommodation in Youth Hostels at more than 90 locations in India.
*Our card is an international card and valid in more than 4,000 locations around the globe.
*Participate in adventure and trekking programmes.
*Get over 40,000 discounts all over the world through YHAI-IYTC co-branded memberships.
*Participate in YHAI activities through your respective state branch.
*Be a camp leader in our adventure programs.

For event bookings, YHAI membership and any form of correspondence, our address is:
YHAI, Mumbai Unit,
c/o Mr. Ganesh M. Nabar
7 Krishna Building Number 1,
Gokhale Society Lane, Parel,

Mumbai - 400 012.
Telephone: +91 22 2413 5755 / +91 98207 55102.

Timings: 1800 to 1930 hrs (Sundays and all Bank holidays closed).

Youth Hostel FAQs:
1) What is Youth Hostel?
A youth hostel is a good quality budget accommodation that offers a comfortable night's sleep in friendly surroundings at an affordable price. Youth Hostels provide the perfect way to get to know a country at low cost and meet with many other people who share your attitude towards traveling.

2) Why should I join YHAI?
YHAI membership gives you access to quality assured accommodation in 4,000 hostels worldwide. You can be sure that you are staying in safe, secure, clean and friendly hostels when you are backpacking with YHAI and save heaps of money with lots of discounts available.

3) Do I have to become a member to stay in a youth hostel?
Yes, YHAI is a membership organization. Your membership card opens the door to the world's largest network of safe , clean, welcoming hostels and you can take advantage of discounted members prices in many places, special savings and discounts. Members receive many benefits in addition to staying in hostels. Members enjoy discounted overnight prices while non-members are required to pay higher prices.

Membership FAQ's:
1) Is there an age limit for YHAI Membership?
YHAI is for everybody - all ages are eligible to join although minimum age is 11 years.

2) Can I use my YHAI membership in all countries?
YHAI membership card is an international card and your gateway to 4,000 youth hostels worldwide.

3) Is family membership available?
No. We don't offer family membership as such. YHAI provides only individual membership in four categories - Junior, One year, Two year and Life membership. Every family member needs to become a member individually to get the benefits of membership.

4) Are any corporate or institutional memberships available?
YHAI provides institutional membership only for educational institutes (schools and colleges). Please contact YHAI National Office for more details.