Murray Library Hostel

7 Shore Street


As much as the sailor is shouting “Land!” after a long sea-crossing, the traveller is shouting “bed” after a long day of hiking and visiting, filling his senses with the beauty of the world. There is no secret of how to make a perfect hostel: convenient areas, smiling faces and an emphasis on cleanliness and guest service. Then, there is this little something brought from different places all around the world. A little something hard to define, but which you can feel as soon as you enter the place, a vibrant sense of peace and where everything is being taken care of for a nice stay.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Microwave
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Accessible



Traveler Reviews

“definitely recommended, lovely place and staff”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on February 26, 2018

I had the chance to stay in this beautiful and recently renewed hostel in November and it would be my first choice if I happened to be in Anstruther again. It is right in front of a bus stop, making...

“Superb hostel and superb location!”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on February 26, 2018

I have actually visited the hostel on 2 occasions and it was fantastic both times. It’s a lovely building and I had a private room with a stunning sea view. It was clean, well equipped and the staff...

“Superb hostel in good location, very welcoming and friendly”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on February 19, 2018

Jann and Sophie were very friendly and welcoming for our stay over this last weekend. I'd certainly go back and recommend it highly to others. The kitchen is very well-equipped, the private bedrooms...


From Edinburgh
By public Transport:
There are direct bus connections from Edinburgh.
You can also alternatively aim for a change in St Andrews. To plan your trip, check travelinescotland for up to date travel information.
You can also reach Anstruther from North Berwick with seafari which can actually save you some time and give you a taste of adventure.

By Car
You would basically follow the A90, then A92 and A915 following the road sign to Anstruther/East Neuk.

From St Andrews
By public Transport:
There are 2 bus services X60 (about 20 minutes ride) and 95 (about 40 minutes ride)

By Car:
Driving south on the B9131, 18 minutes drive.


Reservations may be cancelled without charge provided the Customer gives at least 48 Hours notice of the same prior to the check-in time for their reservation. Failure to provide the required notice of cancellation shall result in the Customer being charged for one night’s accommodation at the Rate specified in their reservation. Any such payment shall be taken immediately using the payment details provided by the Customer when making their reservation.
Failure to provide the required notice of cancellation shall result in your subsequent nights, if any, being cancelled. So if you are delayed getting to us please call and we can try to amend your booking (subject to availability).

If you wish to make a group reservation (more than 15 persons), please contact the hostel by email:
Please note that guests who wish to bring children less than 16 years of age must book whole dorms or private rooms.
Bookings cannot be accepted from any underage person unless they are accompanied by an adult over 18. They will be refused check-in.
Note that all our dorms are mixed.
When booking dorm beds in dorm rooms, we cannot guarantee that you will all be staying in the same room.
We suggest booking private rooms if you don’t want to be separated.
Passport, driver’s license or government issued identity card required upon check-in.
Check-in: from 2pm. If you arrive before 2pm you’re welcome to leave your luggage in our luggage room. Check-out: 10am.