The Murray Library Hostel

Sea View Rooms - Self Catering

About us

Hey how are you? Strange time to run a hostel, but we think the future looks bright. The world has changed and so does the Murray Library, or, do we have to really...? We have always been a hostel off the beaten track, steering away from mass tourism. We offer clean, safe and comfortable rooms, all with a sea view, at the heart of our East Neuk community.

The Murray Library Hostel welcomes visitors to Anstruther (Scotland), located in the heart of Fife’s East Neuk region (Kingdom of Fife), the perfect starting point to discover the fishing villages and the breathtaking coastal scenery. The Library has been converted into a cosy accommodation with comfortable, all sea view rooms, a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering purposes, and large communal areas to share your tales of adventures halfway along the brilliantly varied coastal path.

If you are looking for a hostel in Anstruther or in St Andrews, it will be a pleasure to have you as our guest. We will do our best to make your stay an enjoyable and relaxing one.

We are following the government guidelines regarding the Covid19, everything is put in place to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable stay with us.

Wee Groups

The more the merrier

Booking for a group of 6 or more? The Murray Library Hostel in Anstruther can cater for all of you!

At the heart of the East Neuk’s of Fife, we welcome all kind of groups, schools and universities, sports events, cultural, etc…

On a sole use basis, we can accommodate up to 22 guests and more if needed, all the rooms are with sea view. Prepare your meals, breakfasts and dinner in our modern kitchen, fully equipped for self-catering purposes. In the comfy lounge, you can spend relaxing evenings playing the piano, reading books or enjoying the free Wi-Fi.

On a sole use basis, rates start from £378/night.

Drop us an email at, It’s the quickest, cheapest and most reliable way of booking for a group.

Our commitments are:

  • Respond to every request in the shortest possible time (within 24 hours).

  • Provide a professional, efficient and personal service to each group.

  • Monitoring all the group booking process, from the request to the confirmation, and the subsequent feedback.

  • Provide adequate service to the characteristics of each group.

Some benefits include:

  • Get a free no obligation quote in 24 hours or less.

  • Discounted and special rates.

  • Special requests/arrangements.

Community use

We wish to share the Murray Library Hostel with you, people from Anstruther and beyond. If you’re looking for a place to host meetings, gatherings, talks, clubs etc. please get in touch with us: The MLH is not only a business but also an open space for all the East Neukers… since 1908.