Hostelling Membership

Membership to Hostelling International is required to participate in Kenya Youth Hostels activities.

This membership gives you access to over 4200 Youth Hostels all over the world for one year.

If you are a foreigner, Become a member of your National Youth Hostels Association (find the address in www.hihostels.com ).

If you cannot become a member in your country, you will pay the membership once you arrive at the Nairobi International Youth Hostel on Ralph Bunche Road, Telephone no 254-20-2723012, 2738046 email info@yhak.org visit web www.yhak.org

Or Po Box 48661-00100 GPO Nairobi, Kenya.

Our Rates are as follows:

Rates for Nairobi International Youth Hostel prices are per person per night.
Large dorm with 16 to18 beds ksh 400
Small Room 3 or 4 beds ksh 450
Bunk Room 2 beds ksh 500
One bedroom Self Contained and Furnished Appartment ksh 2,000

Non Residents.
1 Large dorm with 16 to18 beds ksh 600
2 Small Room 3 or 4 beds ksh 700
3 Bunk Room 2 beds ksh 800
4 One bedroom Self Contained and Furnished Appartment ksh 2,000

Membership Subscription/Year Kshs USD Eur
Kenya Local 200 0 0
Group Membership 1000 0 0
Kenya Junior Under 17 Years 100 0 0
International full (6 stickers) 1000 0 0
International per night (1 sticker) 120 0 0

If you would like to be a member click here

Do you want to join a network of hostels in Kenya and be part of the Hostelling International Family

Kenya Youth Hostels Association has been trying to set up a chain of hostels across the country. The existing hostels are too far apart for easy travelling by one's own efforts. We reckon a day's hike to be 10 to 20 miles and a day's cycle ride to be 40 to 80 miles. A chain from Mombasa via Nairobi to Lake Turkana would therefore require hostels at, say every small town en route in addition to those already established and exists. There is the need to circuit around all corners of the Republic of Kenya. We also envisage to a greater adventure a cross borders of Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi and Congo.

Uganda; and Sudan are on the move already.

What is Required

To start a youth hostel or a campsite, you need a simple overnight accommodation with a constant water supply, such as a a small building near a farmstead. The farmer or wife will be appointed warden, and will be asked to see that the hut is secure against theft and left clean and tidy by the hoteliers when they leave.

Are you interested?

If you would like to be an affiliate hostel/campsite or agent, please send us an email and we will get back to you.

Do you have a suitable hut?

If yes, Kenya Youth Hostel Association would advice you on decoration and furnishing

Do you have a site but no Building?

We are still interested. Some of our members prefer to camp out, and we may be able to put up a building on site. Wayside shop can also help.

Affiliation Fee

Once your request has been considered having met the requirements for affiliation, you will sign an agreement with Kenya Youth Hostels Association, after which you will pay by either cheque/money order/cash or bank transfer, a sum of Kshs 5000 yearly.


Any one who has no farm but is willing to help in any other way is requested to send his/her suggestions, which shall be gratefully received and acknowledged. Donations in any kind and money - no matter how small are most welcome.

And why not take out a membership card to start with? see the online application here.





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