Number of hostels in Yekaterinburg expected to double by 2018
"The city council believes this hotel segment could prove useful for accommodating visitors who will arrive to take part in the large-scale national and international events, including the World Cup 2018, with some of the matches will be played in Yekaterinburg," the city council said in a statement, according to Ural Business Consulting.
Currently, 42 hostels are operating in the city, offering visitors a total of 1,000 beds. Earlier in the week, Yekaterinburg Deputy Head of Administration Vladimir Bolkov inspected two area hostels to ensure they were properly equipped to house World Cup spectators.
"During their inspection of the local hostels, Vladimir Bolkov and hotel industry experts reminded the hostel management that the business would have to undergo a classification procedure," the council's press service said, Ural Business Consulting reports. "Starting from July 1, 2015, Yekaterinburg as a host city for the world football championship must get all of its hotels and hostels starred. Deputy Head of Yekaterinburg Council believes both hostels he's visited today stand a good chance of undergoing the classification procedure successfully."
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