Hosteling - A great way to travel!

At the recently held Travel & Tourism Fair 2012 (TTF) in Mumbai, perhaps the best stall in terms of value for travelers was the Youth Hostel Association of India one.

I was pleasantly surprised that they had created a nice Guide and brochure to promote hostel culture in India (and around the world).

What is YHAI?

Quite simply, it's an organization which brings travelers together and offers a variety of hostels to stay in, anywhere in the world.

They have some fantastic treks and trips in the country, and the membership is affiliated to Hosteling International, which has hostels worldwide.

Annual membership is merely Rs.100 while the life membership is Rs.1,550.

I booked my very first hostel in Sao Paulo, the Praca Da Arvore Hostal on and availed the YHAI / HI membership on visit. In the first 3 days of stay itself, the full value of my life membership was redeemed - that's how amazing YHAI can be for you as a traveler.

So head over today, and get yourself a YHAI / HI membership!