Data on the activity of service hotels are used to determine the number of service hotels, the number of living rooms in service hotels, area of service hotels and the number of permanent residents in service hotels.


A hostel is intended for permanent living for the period of work or studies but not longer than one year or the whole period of studies.

Enterprises, businesses, institutions or organizations arrange hostels by means of a prior agreement with the respective local government on the number of beds, compliance with the sanitary and technical standards and other rules for hostel maintenance.

Living rooms are rooms with an area of at least 4 m2 intended for habitation. The living rooms are bedrooms, sitting rooms, dining rooms, studies and halls.

Kitchens are not included in the number of living rooms.

Permanent residents are inhabitants who permanently live in the flats or residential premises of the housing stock including those who are in temporary absence.

The total floor space in hostels is the total sum of the floor space of the living rooms (bedrooms, rooms for recreation and extra-curricular activities), auxiliary premises (lobby with a sitting room, kitchens, ironing rooms, rooms for keeping personal belongings, household and sports inventory), rooms for sanitary and hygienic procedures and rooms for cultural and leisure activities).

Data availability

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Data on operation of service hotels are published until 2007. Housing annual data»


Data on operation of service hotels are collected and published using Classification of Administrative Territories and Territorial Units (CATTU) (2005).

A Classification Catalogue with classification codes and their explanations has been published on the CSB website.

Customised data sets

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Data collection

Survey method and data source

Data are obtained by conducting full-scope survey and collected from the annual CSB report form 1-hostels "Survey of hostels".

Data were compiled according to the location of the hostel.

Data revision

Data are not adjusted after publishing.


Comparability over time

Data on operation of service hotels are available from 2000 until 2007.


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Name Surname Phone number Position Email
Ilgvars Kaparkalējs 67366969 daļas vadītājs

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