Since 1999, the Autonomous Region of Navarre recognises and regulates the existence and operation of tourist hostels. Order no. 69 of 1999 of the Government of Navarre establishes the following classification:
Tourist Hostels are identified accordingly, thus offering a quality guarantee to visitors in Navarre.
LAGUN ARTEA is the association that brings together most hostels in Navarre. As its very name indicates (“lagun artea” means “among friends” in Basque), the hostels are facilities providing accommodation where our customers may enjoy the company of friends, colleagues, relatives, etc.
LAGUN ARTEA works for the advancement of quality standards in tourist hostels and conducts joint promotional activities. The association is a member of the Rural Tourism Federation of Navarre and of the Tourism Council of Navarre. Our associated hostels are also registered with ANAPEH (Small Hotel Businesses Association of Navarre).