ISIC Discount Card - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!



Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Members Lounge > General Travel Tips, Education, Advice > Travel Budget, Money Matters, Financial Talk

Travel Budget, Money Matters, Financial Talk Mom, can I borrow ten grand?! Gimme yo mastercard! How the heck can I pay for my trip?! Ideas for making money. How much dough do I need?

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-21-2005, 03:24 PM   #1
Members
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to artvandalay417
Default

I am thinking about purchasing a International Student Identity Card as it gives you discounts on Hostels, entertainment, transportation ect. The card costs $25US I was just wondering if the card is really worth it, I mean are the discounts and such reliable or will you be arguing with the manager at the hostel for you discount?
__________________
~Sai Wen Shi Ma~

"The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land." G.K. Chesterton
artvandalay417 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2005, 03:44 PM   #2
Members
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: South Georgia
Posts: 60
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to LostInTow Send a message via MSN to LostInTow Send a message via Yahoo to LostInTow
Default

I second this question... and theres another card to I can't remember...
__________________
Quote:
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. - attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson
LostInTow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2005, 04:29 PM   #3
TPunk Moderator
 
Elizabeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 1,401
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default

On the subject of cards, I would also like to know your opinions on the Hostelling International card. It looks like they have some great benefits and its free for me since I am under 18.
Elizabeth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2005, 04:44 PM   #4
Weasel Jones
 
joanofarc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,076
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

in all the traveling i have done through europe and asia - the isic card didn't mean shit. imo, certainly not $25 worth...

BUT in all the research i have done for my upcoming trip to egypt - the isic card seems invaluable. 30% off their (expensive ass!) train travel, 50% off most major sites, etc. i'm gonna get one for sure this time, but once i'm in egypt - they're supposedly only $9 there.
__________________
bend over to the front and touch your toes
bounce that ass up and down and get low...
joanofarc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2005, 09:18 PM   #5
TPunk Emeritus
 
Somnambulation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: California
Posts: 1,698
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I would have to respectfully disagree with Joan. The ISIC card gets you valuable discounts on admissions prices to museums and other attractions all over Europe. Sometimes there is a hostel discount, but that is less common. I used my expired one all the time while in London and Europe, they rarley check. Sometimes simply a college ID will be enough to get the student discount but often they do require the ISIC card.
Somnambulation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2005, 08:51 AM   #6
Weasel Jones
 
joanofarc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,076
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

^ well, you would know better than i do... i didn't really get around that much in europe anyway.
__________________
bend over to the front and touch your toes
bounce that ass up and down and get low...
joanofarc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2005, 10:03 AM   #7
Tpunk Senior Moderators
 
juliagulia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Columbia, MD
Posts: 1,886
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to juliagulia Send a message via MSN to juliagulia
Default

out of sall the research i did for that card, it really does look worth it. if it isnt, eh, its $25.. not THAT much. you're bound to save at LEAST that amount if you travel enough and see enough attractions...
__________________
Reminiscing about: Brazil, Canada, Greece, Turkey, Mexico, England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Portugal, The Netherlands, USA

Living In: Belfast, Northern Ireland


Next up!

Poland (February!)
juliagulia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2005, 10:43 AM   #8
TPunk Emeritus
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Indefinite.
Posts: 2,874
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to bluepea
Default

Quote:
The ISIC card gets you valuable discounts on admissions prices to museums and other attractions all over Europe.
Yeah, it also depends on where you go and if you remember to use it. There were quite a few places that didn't accept a student discount when we asked. It was great in Ireland on the railways and in college towns. So, really look up the areas you'll be going and see what places offer discounts and if they're places you'll be going.

Int'l hosteling card - don't bother. You don't need it.
__________________
~~ Jamie ~~
You give me the most gorgeous sleep That I've ever had And when it's really bad I guess it's not that bad




Have some general questions such as whether or not to get a rail pass or how much money you'll need? Visit here!

First time travelers/travelers with a lot of questions - this forum is for you![b]
bluepea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2005, 11:26 AM   #9
TPunk Recognized
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Posts: 284
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to Jen05
Default

In some places (at least in Europe), ISIC is the only student identification they'll recognize (eg. museum discounts, train tickets). I may just be repeating what others have said though! Another card I saved a lot with (it came free with my eurail pass) was VIP Backpackers. I think it's worth checking out!
Jen05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2005, 01:07 PM   #10
The " ... " queen of TP!
 
simply_angelic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ontario
Posts: 2,988
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by jamiepeaski@Nov 22 2005, 02:43 PM
Int'l hosteling card - don't bother. You don't need it.
[snapback]89150[/snapback]
I disagree, as you'll be under 18 the card is free so why not get it? I got my free card and it was really useful for a couple of hostels because you get discounted rates with it. I'd definitely make the effort to get one seeing as you have absolutely no disadvantage to it...
__________________
~Laura
GO CANADA!!!!

If you walk backwards, you'll find out that you can go forward and people won't know if you're coming or going.

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
-James Dean

Countries I've Visited: Austria, Botswana, Canada, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy. Malawi, Mexico, Portugal, Rwanda, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Tanzania, Uganda, USA, UK, Vatican City, Zambia
simply_angelic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2005, 05:14 PM   #11
***** gear guru
 
kingcrazylegs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 6,328
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via ICQ to kingcrazylegs Send a message via AIM to kingcrazylegs Send a message via MSN to kingcrazylegs Send a message via Yahoo to kingcrazylegs
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Jen05@Nov 25 2005, 11:26 AM
In some places (at least in Europe), ISIC is the only student identification they'll recognize (eg. museum discounts, train tickets).* I may just be repeating what others have said though!* Another card I saved a lot with (it came free with my eurail pass) was VIP Backpackers.* I think it's worth checking out!
[snapback]89697[/snapback]
This is exactly right. ISIC card is sometimes the ONLY card places will accpet. I saved myself tons of money with it, especially buying flights within Europe.
__________________

all that is not given is lost
kingcrazylegs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2005, 07:54 AM   #12
I'll rock your socks off
 
bellelass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Transplanted to East Coast of Oz, from Texas
Posts: 1,780
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

You can use ISIC when buying inter-european airfare?
__________________
"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did."
-T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom

bellelass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2005, 08:30 AM   #13
TPunk Recognized
 
MeTurk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ireland
Posts: 1,590
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to MeTurk
Default

I always got asked if I was under 26 when buying tickets around Europe, I said yes and they gave me the discount, never asking for proff.
__________________
"It's nice to have a nun around. Gives the place a bit of glamour." Fr Ted
Couchsurfer (:_irritainment_
MeTurk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ISIC Card RootBrewskies General Travel Tips and Advice 19 06-19-2008 10:43 AM
ISIC Card CB79 Studying, Living, Working, Volunteering Abroad, Expats 4 06-21-2006 05:28 PM
Discount Cards For Oz bookofkels Travel Budget, Money Matters, Financial Talk 2 03-20-2006 03:55 PM
ISE card or Hostels of Europe card insane_snowman General Travel Tips and Advice 1 07-05-2005 09:43 PM
Discount Cards Spartan General Travel Tips and Advice 1 05-09-2005 09:22 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:41 AM.



 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121