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 8.6

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Apr 2019
    U nfortunate,y we only spent one night here as my daughter did not like sharing a mixed room and being so young did not feel relaxed. No refund given either despite the Hostel being fully booked. Would prefer this if you had private rooms. Despite this, the people who stayed in our room were pleasant and no problem.except the Golfer left the room open on the.latch when he left in the early hours!
    England, All Female Group, 41+
  • 10.0


    02 Mar 2019
    Friendly, clean, central location. Also very quiet. Very comfortable. As hostels go, the best I have stayed in. Credit to the staff. Mark.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    02 Apr 2019
    Martin was a most helpful and gracious host. Thanks again!!! Great accommodations.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    31 Mar 2019
    Staff was friendly and relaxed, kitchen is clean and has everything you’ll need. Location is great and lounge is cozy. Unfortunately, upper bathroom could not be used but that was alright as it wasn’t too busy. All in all, great stay!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    29 Dec 2018
    All was great. Many restriction in the kitchen area (they let you know what you are not supposed to do). Overall it was really great, security is good (you get your password). Though the reception is not open 24/7 so we had to wait to check in.
    Slovenia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 Mar 2019
    Friendly staff, good facilities, and excellent central location. Would come again!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    31 Jan 2019
    The location is prime in St. Andrews. Close to grocery, busses, and pharmacy. Staff are very helpful. Security can be improved: there is no safe place to store valuable items in the dorms. In my case I simply kept my valuables on me at all times, but nonetheless would have appreciated even a small lockable cubby. This is a nice place to stay and I would recommend to other backpackers.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    11 Apr 2019
    There're no lockers, so you have to carry your belongings with you at all times. (I've had any bad experiences, though). The bunkbeds are very shaky, and the blankets should be way warmer. Other than that the hostel is OK.
    Germany, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 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
  • 4.9


    23 Mar 2019
    No sense of professionalism from the staff. I asked "Do we need to show you our passports?" Check-in receptionist replies "I couldn't care less." Lighter in the kitchen doesn't work...staff member says "yeah i know. I'll let them know." you *are* them! The staff hung out in the common room. The hostel was dirty. Not worth your money. Go stay in Edinburgh and commute into St Andrews.
    USA, 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