16+ Eligibility Criteria for Registering Home Stay Unit in Sikkim

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Sep-Oct 2016

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The Sikkim Registration of Home Stay Establishment Rule 3 specifies a number of eligibility criteria for registering a home stay. I have divided these criteria in three sub heads for the convenience of the readers.

About Host

  • The home stay owner should own both the home stay unit and the land on which the unit is constructed.
  • Both a family and an individual are eligible to register a home stay unit. (Rule 3.1)
  • The home stay promoter or owner along with the family shall reside physically in the same establishment. (Rule 3.2)
  • One family member should have communication skills in Hindi or English. (Rule 3.4)

About Home Stay Unit

Each home stay unit shall satisfy the following conditions:

  • Located in rural or urban areas (Rule 3.1)
  • Well maintained (Rule 3.1)
  • Features 1 to 5 exclusive rooms for tourists. (Rule 3.1)
  • Meets basic minimum infrastructure standards. (Rule 3.1)
  • Ensures quality basic services. (Rule 3.1)
  • Built in ethnic and traditional architecture style. (Rule 3.3)
  • Preference will be given to the structures made of locally available bamboo, stone, and wood. (Rule 3.3)
  • Tourist rooms can also be in a separate premises that is located near the owner’s residence provided these are in convenient location. (Rule 3.8)
  • A well-kept footpath should connect the road head and the establishment. (Rule 3.7)

About Rooms

  • Reasonably furnished room (s) of standard size with attached toilet (Rule 3.5)
  • The room is ready for renting to the visitors. (Rule 3.5)

Rule
Type of Room
Area in Square Feet / Number of Rooms
Rule 3.5
Double Bed Room
150

Rule 3.5
Single Bed Room
100

Rule 3.5
Bathroom/Toilet
30

Rule 3.6
Minimum Rooms with attached toilets for rent
1

Rule 3.6
Maximum Rooms with attached toilets for rent
5

 

  • If the establishment features more than five rooms for visitors, it will be called village lodge. (Rule 3.9)
  • Who will decide maximum number of rooms to be earmarked for the visitors in a community or cluster home stay area (s)? Panchayats, the local bodies, have privilege to decide the maximum number of rooms to be allocated for the visitors. (Rule 3.9)
  • The rooms or houses that are already rented out or leased cannot be registered as home stay unit in Sikkim. (Rule 3.6)

 

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