Homestay Registration In India - Process, Documents, Fees

Updated on July 22, 2024 04:10:59 PM

Homestay Business nowadays is the most rapidly increasing business. Every individual having an extra room in their home or property tries to use that for generating side income. Homestay Business can be a great option for extra income.

Homestay business is a way to rent out a room or a flat to tourists or visitors near your place. The house owner of the flat owner charges some money in return for the services they provide. In homestays the visitor can expect night stays, breakfast and lunch or other amenities as provided by the property owner.

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What is Homestay Business in india?

Homestay Business is a unique hospitality system in which the tourist stays with the family as a member of the family. The main aim of Homestay Business is equipping the tourist’s knowledge with the owner’s lifestyle, folk arts, sculptures, cuisine, etc.

In Homestay Business, the host or owner of the house lives with the guest along with his/her family. Typically, a homestay is located in the residential area . The major portion of the home is for the owner’s family as the aim is to treat guests as their own family members.

A Homestay can have one or more rooms for the guests. Homestay is a very comfortable, family friendly place. Many visitors prefer homestay instead of hotels for relaxation purposes. Homestay Business gives a feeling of kinship to its guests and it’s the best part of it.

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Documents Required For Homestay Registration

The list of documents required for homestay registration is as follow:

  • Passport Size Photograph of Applicant
  • Identity Proof of Applicant
  • Proof Of Ownership
  • Proof of Residence of Applicant
  • Construction Year Verification Certificate
  • Photographs Of Kitchen, Main Gate, Washrooms, Rooms, Dining Room, Parking, etc.
  • NOCs from Fire Department
  • Police Verification
  • Self declaration by Applicant
  • Layout Plan of all Floors which are in possession of the Applicant
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Registration Process of Homestay Business in India

The registration process of Homestay in India is as follows:

Step 1: Setup Rooms for Guests

The very first step is to get the room ready for the guests. It includes checking for pests, filling the cracks, getting it painted, electrical fitting, fulfilling basic needs such as bed, furniture, electrical appliances, decorating with accessories, plants, etc. In simple words provide every single thing to give an aesthetic look to your homestay.

Step 2: Prepare Documents

Registration of a Homestay required certain documents. These Documents should be arranged in a specific order. Make sure all the documents submitted together at the time of registration.

Step 3: Online Application

Once you arrange all the documents, you need to fill an application form for homestay business registration and submit it along with other documents. Fees for registration also need to be submitted at the same time.

Step 4:Homestay Inspection

When you submit the application with all the documents & fee, an inspection for homestay conditions will be conducted by the authority. This inspection is conducted during the registration process. Make sure everything you described in the application form is true otherwise the registration can be canceled.

Step 5:Homestay License Approval

If everything goes right and in the flow, then the registration will be approved. License for homestay will be issued in a few days. And then you can start your homestay business.

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Registration Fee For Homestay

The total fee for homestay registration starts at ₹27,999 for silver category and ₹29,999 for Gold Category Homestay.

Star Category Registration Fee
Gold Category ₹5,000
Silver Category ₹3,000
Professional Fee ₹24,999

Note: The aformentioned Fees is exclusive of GST.

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Eligibility Criteria For Homestay

The Eligibility Criteria for registering a homestay is as follow:

Quality & Quantity:

Individuals or families who own a house of good quality in the state and can spare at least 1 room and up to a maximum of 6 rooms for tourist accommodation.

Same Unit:

Registration will be only possible when the owner or applicant of the house along with his/her family should live in the same unit.

Communication:

At least one of the family members should be able to communicate in English.

Destination:

Houses that are located in famous tourist destinations will get priority.

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Essential Amenities For Homestay

There are some amenities that raise the glow of any homestay. We all know guests are visiting our homestay for comfort but not for generic stay. It is important and necessary to maintain your homestay. Make sure all the necessary or essential items are there for guests. Few Essential Amenities are as follow:

  • Mineral Water
  • Inverter
  • Induction or gas stove
  • Crockeries
  • Good quality toiletries
  • Linens for each guest
  • One towel per guest
  • One pillow and cover per guest
  • Blankets, comforters, or duvets per guest
  • Wi-Fi Connection
  • Refrigerator
  • One or Two pairs of slippers
  • Air conditioner or cooler for summers
  • A work or study table
  • Television
  • Washing Machine and iron
  • Proper Parking Space
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Conclusion

In conclusion, homestay registration in India emerges as a crucial step in fostering responsible tourism, promoting cultural exchange, and ensuring the well-being of both hosts and guests. The process not only aligns with regulatory requirements but also reflects a commitment to providing a unique and authentic travel experience. By formalizing homestay operations, authorities can monitor and enhance safety standards, contributing to the overall positive perception of Indian hospitality. Homestay Business nowadays is growing fast with the theme “Atithi Devo Bhava” meaning the guest is our God. Homestay businesses are usually adapted by those owners who have extra space in their properties to accommodate travelers.

If you are planning to start your Homestay, you can connect with Professional Utilities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a homestay business?

A homestay business is a hospitality venture where hosts rent out rooms or their entire home to travelers.

How do I attract guests?

You can attract guests by providing them high-quality photos, accurate descriptions, and positive guest reviews.

How can I ensure guest safety?

You can ensure guests safety by implementing security measures and providing emergency information.

Do I have to pay taxes for my homestay income?

Yes, you're typically required to report and pay taxes on the income you earn from your homestay business.

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