About HINI

Hostelling International Northern Ireland (HINI) was founded as the Youth Hostel Association of Northern Ireland (YHANI) in 1931. A non -profit organisation, it is one of the founder members of the Hostelling International network, which has 4,000 youth hostels in 90 countries, providing high standard accommodation to suit world travellers. 

We operate three budget youth hostels across Northern Ireland in Belfast, Bushmills and White Park Bay.

Membership of HINI is your passport to all youth hostels within this network and entitles you to thousands of benefits and discounted overnight stays. Our hostels comply with Hostelling International’s brand standards, assuring travellers get clean, safe, comfortable and affordable accommodation with a friendly welcome.


“Through hostelling activity, our vision is for the continuing education, cultural development and personal growth of people (particularly young people) in the appreciation of our environment in Northern Ireland.” 


“We deliver: (i) quality budget accommodation and travel experiences which enrich people’s enjoyment of each other, the environment and Northern Ireland (ii) Programmes which provide opportunity for local young people to develop their social, cultural and personal capacities.” 


-Inclusivity, Learning & Understanding, Sustainability