The recommendations of the Federal service for the opening of hotels in the background of the pandemic coronavirus negative impact on the work of the Russian hostels. This claim of the respondents “Merchant” market participants.

It is predicted that new requirements for preventing the spread of COVID-19 can lead to the collapse of such accommodation facilities.

In particular, we are talking about the provision of individual rooms and sanitary area with a private toilet and bath or shower. According to the Vice-President “Support of Russia” Alexey Kozhevnikov, in such circumstances, the hostels actually makes no sense to continue, as in the room designed for 12 people, it will be possible at best to place a family of three or four people.

In addition, according to calculations by the interlocutor of the edition, a significant problem can become the high cost of compliance with the new standards of hygiene. So, for example, to purchase equipment, disinfectants and tests for the virus among the staff of the hotel with 150 rooms will take about 9.5 million rubles, which is comparable to the monthly revenue, said Kozhevnikov.

In turn, member of the Board of the “League of hostels” Natalia Petrovskaya noticed that, despite the fact that hostels and other accommodation facilities in major Russian cities, according to the decision of the authorities did not stop work during the isolation mode, the outbreaks that may lead.


March 31, member of the Presidium of the Association of small hotels and hostels Irina Mashkovtsev said that Russian hotels could be hazardous to residents during a pandemic of mers in connection with the imperfection of air conditioning systems. According to her, in case one room will accommodate a guest with infection, other clients will be in jeopardy of infection.