We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St Andrews Tourist Hostel

St Mary's Place | Inchape House, St. Andrews KY16 9UY, Scotland
Hotel amenities
You added St Andrews Tourist Hostel to your Saves list
Book on
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Book on
or compare prices from over 200 sites including:
Management photos
St Andrews Tourist Hostel
View Map
Add a photo
Add Photo Write a Review

50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
  • 8
  • 17
  • 16
  • 2
  • 7
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is very convenient and it truly is a budget hostel, however I stayed during the Autumn period and the hostel inside is very cold, also they failed to mention during my arrival that they turn the hot water off in the morning!!

Thank Mathew J
Guadalajara, Mexico
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here during the Summer for a couple of nights by myself and I had a good experience overall. This is a budget hostel, possibly the only one in St Andrews, which is quite expensive all year round but even more during the Summer months. A cheap bed can be found in a 6 or 8-people room, with clean... More 

Thank klaura806
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
54 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I stayed here two nights and it was comfortable. Kitchen is fully equipped and living space is large and nice. My bed gave me some good sleep. If you're on a budget then this is great. You're very much on your own though. While people are friendly, it doesn't feel too warm. Just be aware that reception is closed during... More 

Thank chrisPL89
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

An absolute dump. As it was the Open the manager crammed nine of us in a room 10' x 10' at £70 pp and had the cheek to try to place another mattress down between the 4 bunk beds some of which had no rail guards on top. Bed linen smelled used and my mattress was badly stained. Room was... More 

3 Thank neil w

Travelers are raving about these St. Andrews hotels

Level Contributor
145 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
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 

Thank silversurfer21
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Mary-Ann S
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
75 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 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.

Thank FleetinGlimpses
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank Saly K
Chester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

5 Thank Cate S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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

1 Thank JH99_10

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing


Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay