SVIF, Swedish youth hostels in cooperation was founded in 1991 and is an association of free-standing and independent youth hostels in Sweden. Each youth hostel is run accorning to their own set of principles. The collaboration between the hostels is primarily targeted at marketing and other common intrests.
The number of members has increased considerably during the last couple of years. When SVIF started there were mere 60 members, while today, SVIF consists of over 195 members.