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Hostels

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Under the Tourist Traffic Acts 1939 - 2016 any tourism business calling themselves a hostel must be registered with Fáilte Ireland.

Holiday hostels:

In order to become registered as a holiday hostel, your business must be under the direct management of the owner or allocated manager of the hostel.

There should be space for a minimum of 20 guests on the premises, and facilities should include sleeping, dining and lounge accommodation, as well as toilets, bathing facilities and either a serviced or a self catering kitchen.

Youth hostels:

In order to become registered as a youth hostel, your business must be under the direct management and control of a non-profit organisation or association whose primary object is the provision and management of youth hostels.

There should be space for a minimum of 20 guests, and the premises must contain sleeping, dining and lounge accommodation, as well a toilet, bathing facilities and either a serviced or self catering kitchen.

Registration regulations for hostels



All hostels are required to meet the following regulations and classification requirements under the Tourist Traffic Acts:

Who to contact

For more advice, please contact our dedicated service provider.

Phone:1890 697000
qualityassurance@failteireland.ie

Tourist Traffic Acts

Under Irish law, our role in quality assurance means that Fáilte Ireland has certain responsibilities in relation to the registration and grading of Irish tourist accommodation.

How can renew my approval?

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Renew your approval online, update business details, make payments, or add images to your listing.