The members of the association are non-profit and non governmental organisations constituted under the appropriate legal status in their country of origin.
Membership of the Federation is open to Youth Hostel Associations, recognised and affiliated to the International Youth Hostels Federation, for the countries belonging to, bordering, or in special relationship with the European Union.
Different kind of members may be accepted following a proposal from the Executive Committee ratified by the General Assembly.
Every organisation wishing to become a member, whether a Full Member or an Associated one, shall apply in a written form before the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee decides discretionarily at simple majority of members present or legally represented about suggesting approval of the application by the General Assembly.