Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy


£1.00 credit card charge will be taken at time of booking

If your needs change, we will be happy to help you as much as we can and offer you the best alternatives. Again, thank you for choosing the St Andrews Tourist Hostel

Your use of this website is subject to your irrevocable acceptance without modification of these terms of use (the "Terms") and you agree to use this website in accordance with and subject to these Terms. The Terms as set out hereunder constitute the entire agreement between you and Hostels Scotland Ltd If you do not read or accept these Terms, do not use this website. Here is our plain English version

1. You may cancel your booking up to 72hrs hours before arrival.(Does not apply to Groups) Please do so directly with the reception office. If you wish to cancel by email then please do so at least 7 full days prior to your arrival.

2. All group bookings must be paid in full 28 days prior to arrival, any changes or cancellations must be done before this time. Group Bookings balance will be automatically taken 28 days before arrival.

3. Deposits are never refunded.

4. In the event of a no-show without cancellation, we have the right to charge your credit card for the first night's stay where you have booked accommodation with us or for the full price of the tour or other non-accommodation travel service in accordance with your booking conditions.

5. Your contract is with Hostels Scotland Ltd It is our responsibility to provide you with the accommodation.

In the highly unlikely event of a problem arising, our liability to you, if any, is limited to the deposit and that reservation fee you paid.

**Please note: The reception is closed daily from 2pm to 5pm, check in from 5pm for people arriving after this time**

Mrs. Patricia Ali

Business Manager

Additional Terms and Conditions

There will be a security deposit for room keys and sleep sheets.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


St Andrews Tourist Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Come along and stay with us at our hostel in St Andrews, the staff are renowned, our location in the heart of St.Andrews in a central converted Georgian house, and with some of the best rates in Scotland

Located in the heart of the historic old town, our hostel has been given a 3 STAR RATING by SCOTTISH TOURIST BOARD. Five minutes from the bus station and all local attractions. Lively hostel with a cosy atmosphere and friendly staff who will advise you on bookings and travel arrangements. Newly fitted self catering kitchen, large lounge/dining room, with SATELLITE TV and DVD, free tea/coffee, wifi, and no curfew. Book a bed ahead service. Children and groups welcome - dorm room with 6/8 beds. Book early for summer months.

Local attractions include St. Andrews Cathedral, Castle, St. Rules Tower, St. Marys House, Holy Trinity, Royal Golf Club and Sea Life Centre.

Please be aware the hostel reception opening hours are 8am - 2pm , & 5pm - 10pm.

As the latest check-in time is 10pm. We cannot guarantee reservations for people arriving after this time, however do try to get in touch and we will see what we can do. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 7.8

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 7.4

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Sep 2019
    A group of 10 of us stayed for two nights at St Andrews Tourist Hostel. You cannot get something better for your money. Checking in was simple, it was in the heart of the city, and the service was excellent.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    14 Nov 2019
    It's the only hostel in the town. Great atmosphere and staff. Very central, but not noisy. Good sleaping places, extra wi fi signal. The only thing is the kitchen - not very good facilities and that the guests are not advised to separate tha garbage.
    Bulgaria, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    08 Nov 2019
    Great space and friendly people. Very convenient location. Overall the energy of the place is really nice. It was VERY cold at night though. I don’t think the heaters were on in our room.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    22 Oct 2019
    Always enjoy my stay at St Andrews. Staff are very friendly, and there is always good chat and banter with other guests.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    16 Oct 2019
    Excellent location but building needs money spent on it.. Hostel desperately needs a lick of paint and doors,hinges to be fixed. Single sex dorms will be a bonus! Manager is very helpful.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    31 Oct 2019
    Great time and great hostel,,
    England, Male, 41+
  • 6.9


    16 Sep 2019
    The hostel is very run down, no light in the upstairs bathroom, bedding thin and worn, carpets should be thrown out, showers need an overhaul. The staff are great but whoever owns it needs to invest in it, as the building works well as a hostel. All the rules in the kitchen are a bit much.
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 4.3


    16 Oct 2019
    The entrance was a dirty, urine stinking collection of beer bottles and cigarette butts. Inside the general feel of everything is shabby and unloved though the lounge was the only decent area. Our dormitory in the attic was approached my stairs with taped-together carpet and paper peeling off the ceiling from the stinking damp. The room was disgusting. Damp, no curt stains so the staff nailed a towel to the window. Vile!!!
    England, Female, 41+
  • 2.9


    04 Nov 2019
    It was by far the worst place to stay. Staff was no where to be found. Beds were so uncomfortable. Not the most comfortable place to stay. Could not wait to leave.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 2.0


    12 Oct 2019
    Spain, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wii