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 8.8

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 May 2019
    We had a great time, but could do with a bit of an upgrade and better bunk beds.
    Scotland, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.7


    18 Apr 2019
    Great place for me to stay for a quick trip
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    19 May 2019
    Everything was great but wifi. It worked great in the common area but it did not work at all in room #4.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    21 Apr 2019
    Please add charging points near the bed, it is really required. Rest was perfect.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    06 Jul 2019
    Great location, check in was easy and staff were helpful and polite. Nice kitchen and common area. It’s a very basic hostel perfect as a cheap place to stay in St Andrew’s.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    09 Jul 2019
    Good location. Clear instructions all around
    Spain, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.6


    10 Jun 2019
    Bunk beds with curtain provides higher privacy than the normal open ones. These have secure cages for luggage. Beds sticking out into the room instead of around the walls also significantly provide greater privacy at night due to everybody drawing their curtains to create 'alcoves'. They must become the industrial standard;
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    25 Apr 2019
    At first sight it's a nice and hospitable place, though on second sight there are two factors diminishing the impression. 1. there are too many signs pointing to proper behaviour, even annoying the guest with the threat of a 20 pounds fine (on almost every sink in the hostel) should he or she leave hair in the sink after shaving or cutting hair. 2. the place is sort of "run down", you'll discover more and more makeshift touch ups or neglects by the minute. Still quite ok for a shorter stay.
    Germany, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    30 May 2019
    Good cheap hostel. Tremendous shower. Arrived in the pouring rain, hostel closed 2pm-5pm - 3 damp hours spent in pub
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 5.7


    18 Apr 2019
    Very dirty!!!!! The bedsheets were so worn out you could see through them all the yellow sweat patches on the matress which was caved in due to use. The pillows were also covered in sweat yellow patches! The room was extremely damp smelled of sweat and feet! The kitchen was dirty and the toilet on our floor didn’t work! Overall I wouldn’t recommend it and I definitely won’t be going back. The only good thing to say is that it does have a lot of potential as the location is ideal!
    Spain, Female, 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