European Federation of Youth Hostel Associations (EUFED) is a non-profit making association having its mission to develop the cooperation and networking of European Youth Hostel Associations based on common youth hostelling values and economic sustainability.



EUFED works together with all European Youth Hostel Associations, Hostelling International and other tourism stakeholders in order to coordinate common actions on a development of the potential of international hostelling business in the European Region.



EUFED supports the global mission of HI which is to promote the education of all young people of all nations, but especially young people of limited means, by encouraging in them a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside and an appreciation of the cultural values of towns and cities in all parts of the world, and as ancillary thereto to provide hostels or other accommodation.


Activities and Projects of National Associations

Je suis Charlie


FUAJ, the Youth Hostel Association in France, joined massive demonstration on Sunday, 11 January. It was a peaceful and very emotional moment.

EUFED Activities

EU Visa Package


EUFED engaged in the discussions on EU Visa Package. 

Earth Hour 2015


On 28 March 2015, at 8h30 a number of youth hostels commemorated the Earth Hour.

Campaign on the European Tourism Day


On the European Tourism Day EUFED initiated a campaign “I Love travelling in Europe” to commemorate the day in a different way, reflecting on the personality of each individual hostel. 

LIVE from Brussels

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