Glasgow Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
Situated in the popular West End of Scotland's largest city, overlooking Kelvingrove Park and Glasgow University, Glasgow Youth Hostel is the perfect base for groups, families and individuals looking to explore the city.
The youth hostel is a splendid Victorian townhouse, blending old with new, and offering rooms which vary in size from singles to eight-bedded, all ensuite. There’s also a self-contained apartment which sleeps up to six people.
Other facilities include a lounge, TV room, games room and laundry room. Meals are available, but there’s a separate self-catering kitchen and dining room if you want to cook for yourself. WiFi is available on the ground floor.
It’s a great base to rest and recharge before getting back out into the bustling city.
In July and August, if we are fully booked, please check out our summer hostel Glasgow Metro.
Facilities & Services
Open all year
You are welcome to use the hostel facilities if arriving early or departing late.
Private Rooms Available
En Suite Rooms Available
Family Rooms Available
Suitable for Groups
Self Catering Kitchen
Towel Hire Available
Conference and meeting facilities
Access with limited mobility
Complimentary Tea and Coffee available in Self Catering Kitchen
Group catering packages available on request and by prior arrangement
Very friendly and helpful staff. Self catering facilities need to be improved, particularly small area to prepare food and inadequate equipment. Due to very severe weather we were unable to leave for home and had to remain at the hostel for a further two days. Staff made us very welcome and were very helpful. Excellent service. Will return!
This is a great location for exploring the West End. Very comfortable and quiet.
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Lovely historic area, and convenient for walking around the West End and into the city centre. The apartment on the first floor overlooking the park has a fantastic view and plenty of space. There is a twin room and one with bunk beds that sleeps up to 4. One bathroom with toilet and shower over bath. Well equipped kitchen. Friendly 24 hour hostel, but very peaceful compared to other city hostels. Was lovely for a three night break during a frosty sunny spell at end of February. Warm inside.
Yorkshire family group
Excellent and easy to get to from city centre.
Sarlat - Scotland
Fabulous youth hostel, in a beautiful building, in a wonderful location within a fascinating city. Make sure you visit Scotland's oldest Afro-Caribbean supermarket for your groceries - find it on Great Western Road, just 10 minutes away from the hostel, near Kelvin Bridge. An incredible place, where we had such a friendly welcome: http://sollysafricanvillage.co.uk/
Awesome building, marvellous location.
Reasons to visit
Glasgow Youth Hostel is a 20 minute walk from the famous Ashton Lane with its unique collection of pubs and restaurants, and only a 30 minute walk from the city centre.
Buchanan Street ('The Style Mile'), with Princes Square and a host of top shopping opportunities is only a 30 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 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)