Club members receive a discount of at least 10 € (valid after January 2013) when staying overnight in over 500 mountain huts belonging to the Austrian, German and South Tyrolian Alpine Clubs. Members also have privileges in Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Slovenia, Lichtenstein, Belgium, Luxembourg and Holland!
Alpine Club contract houses, named "Vertragshäuser", are privately run inns and hostels, which have an agreement with the club to provide overnight accomodation for club members with between 5% and 20% price reduction, even for just one nights stay. A valid membership card must be shown. The availability of these facilities is particularly important for hikers on the long distance paths, since basic huts can often not be found in the valley and lower Alpine regions.
Reciprocal rights on mountain huts
Through an international reciprocal agreement members of the Austrian Alpine Club enjoy the same benefits as members of the local club.