Guest information for McIntosh Hall

The University of St Andrews welcomes you to McIntosh Hall.

General information about St Andrews accommodation can be found on the guest information page. Information specific to McIntosh Hall can be found below.  

The reception at McIntosh Hall is open daily from 8am to 8pm. If you have any questions or need help during your stay, please contact reception.

Bedroom servicing

The bedrooms are serviced daily. You will find towels, complimentary toiletries and coat hangers in each room. 

Common room

The common room is in the centre of the ground floor.

Dining room

The dining room is at the bottom of the main staircase. Meals are served as arranged.

Fire alarm 

Details of fire procedures can be found in your room. You should familiarise yourself with all the fire exits within your building. If you require assistance to evacuate in an emergency, please contact a member of staff as soon as possible after arrival.

There is a fire alarm test every Thursday at around 10.30am.

The fire sensors in each room are extremely sensitive. Be careful when using hair spray, perfume, aftershave, and similar items as these may trigger the fire alarm.

General enquiries

Reception is open from 8am to 8pm and can be contacted by calling +44 (0)1334 46 7040. If you have an emergency and require assistance between 8pm and 8am, please contact the duty person by calling +44 (0)1334 46 7040 or +44 (0)781669674.


Your key unlocks your bedroom door and also the front door which is locked at 8pm. You should carry your room key with you at all times, and return it when you check out.


Download the Washstation app to use the laundry services.


Incoming mail is placed on the table outside the Residential Services Manager’s office. Packages and registered letters will be held in the office and you will be notified of any for you. We do not offer a service for outgoing mail. The nearest Royal Mail post box is on North Street, 100 yards from the hall.

TV room

The TV room is on the ground floor, next to reception.