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St Andrews Tourist Hostel

St Mary's Place | Inchape House, St. Andrews KY16 9UY, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This hostel is very basic. It is easy to miss it, up a close through a side door to what has been a fine house.Reception is closed between 14.00 and 17.00 so time your arrival accordingly. The bunk beds are reasonably comfortable, quite crowded and as noisy as you might expect in the centre of a university town at the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This hostel advertises itself as the cheapest accomodation in St Andrews, and it is - everywhere else was v. expensive. The fabric of the building is rather old and dilapidated, but it is clean and presentable enough. Rooms are shared with male/female, so be prepared. It is a university town, so sometimes there are large parties of visiting students staying... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is part of the Tourist Hostel group where you get a discount for staying at their other hostels once you’ve stay at one. Also nice centrally located place near the bus to train station. Walkable to supermarkets and sights in town. I stayed there around May, 2014.

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Switzerland
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6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Firsr it did start with me in front of a closes hostel that opens in 1 hour again (eventhough I had to tell them when I arrive what would have been the perfect time to tell me that they are closed at a certain time)Then the stuff was nice and all but the hostel wasn't clean, smelled old and like... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

As a respected member of Trip Advisor. I hope I do not have to write a review like this again. I was booked in here for five nights. I only stayed one. The person who booked me in here did not check this place out before the booking was made. This place is for young people who do are not... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The accommodation basic and In need of upgrade but ideal for our 1night in St Andrews. Various room sizes were available we were a family group and booked 7 bedded room to ourselves.the hostel location was ideally located

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Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A good thing about the hostel is that it is very cheap. But if you stay in the room with the long-term-stayers bring perfume. It was so smelly!!! The showers in the morning (8o'clock) were ice cold. The kitchen looked unclean, we didn't use it. The location of the hostel is good though- right in the city center. The bunk... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We decided to visit st Andrews on a bit of a whim and wanted to stay at the cheapest place - which is this hostel. Let's start with the pros - location is great (Market St), staff go above and beyond to help you settle in and give you Information on the town, the common room has a great big... More 

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Friedrichshafen, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I stayed here one night in a five bed dorm. The room was large enough, with a lockable door but no lockers in the room. Mattresses are very plasticky and needs are relatively short (I'm 2m). Very nice staff. I'd sleep here again for short periods of time, also given the lack of alternatives in the price range :)

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Delft, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I stayed in the hostel for 1 night to visit a conference. The staff (Ross & Ryan) are absolutely terrific and we had some nice discussions on philosophy. When you need a bar or a restaurant or anything they will point you in the right direction or even call the place for you to see if it's open. The hostel... More 

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