Glasgow Metro

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.

Hostellers Love

  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • Good location for Central Glasgow
  • Private single rooms (ensuites available) 

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Glasgow Metro

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89 Buccleuch Street, Glasgow G3 6QT Get Directions

Facilities & Services

Season

Open all year

Reception Hours

Open 24hrs

Check in

15:00

Check out

10:00

Access Hours

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.

Amenities

Free Wifi

Private Rooms Available

En Suite Rooms Available

Family Rooms Available

Self Catering Kitchen

Suitable for Wheelchair Users

Laundry Room

Shopping Nearby

Access with limited mobility

Suitable for wheelchair users with assistance

Guest Reviews

Hostellers Love
  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • Good location for Central Glasgow
  • Private single rooms (ensuites available) 
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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)