About About this youth hostel
Glasgow Metro Youth Hostel opens from late June to the end of August in the Glasgow School of Art’s Margaret Macdonald House just minutes from Glasgow city centre.
Margaret Macdonald House is registered as a 3 star hostel with Visit Scotland and has achieved a Gold rating from the Green Business Tourism Scheme. The hostel has 107 single bedrooms and almost half of these are ensuite. All rooms have access to a simple self-catering kitchen and benefit from free WiFi.
Situated in a residential area, a five minute walk from Glasgow city centre, the hostel is popular with groups, families and summer school students. Several bus and underground stations are within a ten minute walk and the main train station is under a mile away.
Buchanan Street ('The Style Mile'), with Princes Square and a host of top shopping opportunities is only a 15 minute walk away and Merchant Square with its indoor craft fair and diverse range of cafes, pubs and restaurants is only 30 minutes away.
Facilities & Services
Open all year
For late arrivals and early checkouts there is a night porter on duty. You can arrive at any time and rooms can be accessed from 15:00 onwards.
Private Rooms Available
En Suite Rooms Available
Family Rooms Available
Self Catering Kitchen
Suitable for Wheelchair Users
Access with limited mobility
Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance
Staff were really helpful and the room was exactly what I was hoping for. Fantastic value for the cost. It was great to have access to the shared kitchen area. Not all rooms are ensuite. Bring a towel.
First class hostel, good location for all city and museum visits, near subway and buses.
Great place in Glasgow for all who travel on to the Western Isles...
Good location. Ideal if you want to stay in Glasgow, and are looking for your own space. Feels very much like a University dorm room. However, if you want the buzz of a typical hostel, you'd be better off staying at Hostelling Scotland's Glasgow Youth Hostel.
Reasons to visit
Glasgow Metro Youth Hostel is a five minute walk from Bath Street with its busy bars and restaurants. Buchanan Street (‘The Style Mile’), with Princes Square and a host of top shopping opportunities is only a ten minute walk away and Merchant Square with its indoor craft fair and diverse range of cafes, pubs and restaurants is well worth a visit.
For those with an interest in culture, Glasgow has a host of attractions. These include the nearby Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Riverside Museum, Botanic Gardens, Gallery of Modern Art and Glasgow Science Centre. Many of these have free admission making them ideal for families.
Glasgow could never be described as shy and retiring. Embracing the concept of street art, Glasgow has launched a city centre mural trail. These epic pieces of art bring new life to the city's brickwork, brightening up local areas and giving local artists the chance to showcase their work.
With a number of great music events taking place throughout the year, Glasgow's SEC, Armadillo and Hydro Arena are all within 30 minutes' walking distance via Finnieston with its selection of artisan pubs and eateries.
Other attractions worth exploring include:
- The People's Palace
- Glasgow School of Art
- Glasgow Cathedral
- Riverside Distillery
- The Lighthouse (for rooftop views of Glasgow)