The Isle of Man operates compulsory registration and grading of all tourist premises under the Tourist Act 1975.
There are five levels of quality rating from one to five Stars. The Isle of Man Star Rating Standards are harmonised with those operated by Visit Britain, Visit Scotland, Wales Tourist Board, Visit Guernsey, Visit Jersey, and the AA (Hotels and Guest Accommodation).
Holiday hostels receive a Listed Classification and Grading, while campsites have a Listed or 1 – 5 Key Classification and Grading and have to meet minimum standard criteria.
A number of guest accommodation and self catering establishments have now been awarded Gold and Silver accolades which reflect the highest standards of quality, hospitality and services.