According to the criteria of the Association of Hotels and Restaurants of Latvia (LVRA), the general requirements for youth hostels are as follows:
- a self-catering kitchen;
- the accommodation site must provide storage for the guests’ money, valuables and documents in a locker or a safe;
- the accommodation must be able to receive and serve disabled guests;
- in all accommodation, the entranceway and at least one room, shower and toilet must be adapted to the needs of wheelchair users;
You can learn more about the classification of youth hostels in Latvia at the Association of Hotels and Restaurants of Latvia, which is the certifying authority of youth hostels in Latvia in compliance with EU, Nordic and Baltic classification standards. Some youth hostels are members of the Latvian Youth Hostel Association.