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Cottage Classification

Camping

A camping site is an outdoor place acting as temporary accommodation in tents or other temporary structures. The term 'campsite' usually means an area where an individual or family might camp, either an impromptu area (as one might decide to stop while backpacking or hiking, or a dedicated area with improvements and various facilities such as toilets, convenient stores, showers, TV, etc. They also offer activities in nature such as hiking, fishing, etc.

Camping
Ecolodge

An ecolodge is constructed using natural and locally produced building materials. It ideally relies on alternative energies, water recycling, serves locally grown and produced foods and usually donates part of its profit to local conservation efforts.

Number of rooms: Not applicable
Private bedrooms: Sometimes
Owner living in same bldg: Sometimes
Private bathroom: Sometimes
Phone in room: No
Breakfast provided: Yes
Other meals available: Yes
Limited opening time: No
Open kitchen: Sometimes

Ecolodge
Guesthouse

A private home in which guests can be accommodated at night in private bedrooms (which may or may not have private bathrooms). The host lives in the house or on the property. The public areas of the house, such as kitchen and lounge are shared with the host family.

Number of rooms: 1-4
Private bedrooms: Yes
Owner living in same bldg: Yes
Private bathroom: Sometimes
Phone in room: No
Breakfast provided: Yes
Other meals available: Sometimes
Limited opening time: Sometimes
Open kitchen: Sometimes

Guesthouse
Inn/Auberge

A moderate service establishment similar in definition to B&B but usually larger in size providing more spacious public areas and offering a dining facility that serves at least breakfast and dinner. May be located in rural or urban area.

Number of rooms: 5-15
Private bedrooms: Yes
Owner living in same bldg: Sometimes
Private bathroom: Yes
Phone in room: Sometimes
Breakfast provided: Yes
Other meals available: Yes
Limited opening time: No
Open kitchen: No

Inn/Auberge
Religious Lodging

Lodge inhabited by religious communities offering accommodations to visitors. More often opened for spiritual retreats and/ or religious tourism activities.

Number of rooms: Not applicable
Private bedrooms: No
Owner living in same bldg: No
Private bathroom: Sometimes
Phone in room: No
Breakfast provided: Sometimes
Other meals available: Sometimes
Limited opening time: Yes
Open kitchen: Yes

Religious Lodging
Small Hotel

A small commercial lodging establishment that offers rooms and/or suites for a day, week, month but that does not constitute a permanent residence for guests. It provides services according to its category, including food and beverage service, cocktail lounges, entertainment, conference.

Number of rooms: 16-25
Private bedrooms: Yes
Owner living in same bldg: Yes
Private bathroom: Sometimes
Phone in room: Yes
Breakfast provided: Yes
Other meals available: Yes
Limited opening time: No
Open kitchen: No

Small Hotel
Youth Hostel

In a hostel guests rent a bed (sometimes a bunk bed) in a dormitory and share common bathroom, kitchen, and lounge rooms. Private rooms are often available. Hostels are usually less formal and less expensive than hotels. They are most frequently used by young travelers.

Number of rooms: Not applicable
Private bedrooms: Sometimes
Owner living in same bldg: Yes
Private bathroom: Sometimes
Phone in room: No
Breakfast provided: Yes
Other meals available: Yes
Limited opening time: No
Open kitchen: Sometimes

Youth Hostel

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