About YHA

Hostelling International-Malaysia

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Hostelling International was founded by Richard Schirrmann,  a German school teacher in 1909.

A non-governmental, non-profit organization representing 71 member Associations from all over the world.  It is the world’s largest youth membership organization and is recognized by UNESCO

The Hostelling International-Malaysia was founded in 1955 and registered on 15 March 1957 under the Societies Act. The founding chairman was a young doctor by the name of Dr. J.H. Newton.

HI-Malaysia is a voluntary non profit organization and receives a tax exemption status under Section 44(6), Income Tax Act (Reference No. LHDN 01/35/42/51/179-6.713;Government Gazette 2729)

 HI-Malaysia is a full member of the International Youth Hostel Federation operating as Hostelling International based in England, United Kingdom since 1961.

Hostelling International-Malaysia previously known as Malaysian Youth Hostels Association (MYHA) and the change of name to HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL-MALAYSIA was approved by the Registrar of Societies dated 1 July 2009.

HI-Malaysia office opening hours are

Mondays to Fridays: 9:00am-4:00pm

Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed


With over 4,000 hostels worldwide, in fantastic and unique locations, HI offers you the real hostel experience. Whether you need a private room, or simply a bed for the night with shared facilities, all HI hostels meet assured standards which guarantee good quality safe accommodation at affordable prices.

Discover the real hostel experience!




Registration (1121 Selangor)
HI-MALAYSIA is a Member of Hostelling International

Previously known as
Persatuan Asrama Belia Malaysia
Malaysian Youth Hostels Association (MYHA)

Address: 1-7, Block B, Impian Kota Apartment, Jalan Manau, Off Jalan Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +6 03 22736870/1 Fax: +6 03 22741115
E-mail: contact@hi-malaysia.org.my