About 200 hostels in Moscow have passed the sanitary requirements to work during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the city's tourism department said on Friday.
The authorities have set January 1, 2017 as a deadline for hostels and hotels to get the certification. Those who don't pass will not be featured by booking services.
More than 30 hostels in the Russian capital were closed this year. Having too many beds or not enough toilets and showers are common violations.
Moscow is one of 11 Russian cities to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Moscow governement expect about 19 million people to visit in 2018. As of now, hotels and hostels in Moscow have room for about 92,000 people. This number is expected to grow to 108,000 in the next year.