Best St. Andrews hostels

Top tips for finding the perfect St. Andrews hostel

  • St. Andrews hostels offer a great cost-effective alternative to booking a hotel stay for when you’re backpacking or on a budget holiday. This kind of affordable accommodation can also include cottages for single travellers and small B&Bs for economical homestays. You’ll be able to avoid spending too much of your holiday budget on accommodation, without compromising on cleanliness, comfort and convenience. Achaniar Cottage is one that will make a good choice if you want to easily reach some of the town’s main attractions on foot. St. Andrews Cathedral, St. Andrews Aquarium and St. Andrews Botanic Garden will all be under half a mile from where you’re staying.
  • For a quiet, romantic couple’s getaway, you can choose one of the St. Andrews hostels or a cost-efficient homestay away from the downtown area, in a more rural setting. Book Sandford Country Cottages through KAYAK for a cosy and comfortable stay with a view of the lake on one side and a mountain on the other. It’s alongside a tranquil river and has a lovely outdoor eating area for summertime meals. You’ll have access to a laundry service, and you’ll also have a small kitchenette at your disposal, so that you can self-cater if you don’t feel like going out to eat.
  • If you’re in St. Andrews for its world famous golfing facilities and you want to reserve your budget for course fees by staying in one of the St. Andrews hostels or similarly affordable accommodation, you can book at No.1 St Andrews. You’ll have two bedrooms at your disposal at this B&B, with your own kitchen, complete with a dishwasher and a grocery delivery service for self-catering. You can take your meals to an outdoor dining area or on the terrace. There’s also a communal seating area with sofas looking out onto the garden. St. Andrews Old Course is only about a 10min walk away, so you could hardly be better located.

Where to stay in St. Andrews?

Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in St. Andrews by showing you the exact location of each hostel.