Glasgow Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
We welcome the recent announcement by the Scottish Government on the gradual and responsible easing of restrictions from 19 July. Unfortunately due to continued requirement for social distancing, we are unable to open our self-catering kitchens at this time. We hope to provide a date for the opening of these facilities following the next Scottish Government update. The health, safety and wellbeing of our guests, employees and the communities in which we operate remains our main priority at this time. For more information on what to expect when staying with us please visit the FAQ's section of this website.
As you’ll appreciate, advice on Covid-19 is constantly changing and we would ask all our guests to continue to refer to Scottish Government guidelines and Transport Scotland advice on travel and social distancing when making their booking.
Glasgow Youth Hostel offers four star VisitScotland accredited accommodation in a fabulous Victorian townhouse overlooking beautiful Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow’s lively West End, close to award-winning Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, numerous cafes, restaurants and bars.
Within easy reach of many of Glasgow’s main attractions, including the SSE Hydro and SEC, this hostel is a fantastic alternative to a hotel and a popular choice for individual travellers, backpackers, families and groups wanting to explore the city on a budget.
The hostel offer guests a great range of comfortable en-suite rooms and spacious shared accommodation with private lockers. Guests can opt for a continental or cooked breakfast served in the dining room (please remember to pre-book), or take advantage of the well equipped self-catering kitchen. WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include a large comfortable lounge with views over the park, television room, games room, laundry, secure bike store and luggage storage for guests arriving early and wanting to explore the city.
Reception is open 24 hours a day. There are no car parking spaces at the hostel, but limited on-street Pay & Display spaces can be found in the surrounding area.
The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.
Glasgow is a dog-friendly hostel. If you would like to book yourself and your dog into the hostel, please phone the hostel direct on +44 (0) 141 332 3004 to check availability. There is a small charge of £5 per night for your dog when staying in our hostels.
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- Friendly, welcoming staff
- West End location by Kelvingrove Park and within easy walking distance of the SSE Hydro
- Within easy reach of numerous bars and restaurants
- Stunning views over the city
- Private ensuite rooms available
Facilities & Services
Open all year
07:00 – 22:30
16:00 - 21.00
07.00 - 10:00
You are welcome to use the hostel facilities if arriving early or departing late
En Suite Rooms
Suitable for Groups
Access with limited mobility
Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen
Group catering packages available on request and by prior arrangement
Pet Dogs Welcome
25/07/21Great hostel in the heart of the west end with amazing views and over looking Kelvin Grove park.
21/07/21A Five-star-plus service from Keir at reception - Thank you.
15/07/21Lovely hostel in a very grand building. Staff were really helpful and the tea and coffee in reception was a life-saver. The pay & display parking wasn't ideal but considering the location, which is on a peaceful road overlooking a park and very central in Glasgow, it's a pretty minor concern. I hope to have the opportunity to visit again.
13/07/21The staff are really friendly and the rooms are always clean. Great location 30 minute walk from the centre and overall a happy customer. This is the 2nd time I've been there and will definitely be going there more in the future.
04/07/21Amazing location for a youth hostel. We had a double ensuite room which was just amazing value. Current restrictions meant that we were unable to self cater, however the location means it's very easy to source food options. Totally brilliant stay. Thank you.
23/06/21Friendly welcome from the chap at reception of this fantastic property. Deceptively big with an amazing staircase, what a place! Our room looked out over Kelvingrove Park, was spacious, had everything we needed and was clean. Honestly, what more do you need? Great place to explore the West End.
15/06/21Excellent location and comfortable place to stay. Safe environment in these Covid times.
10/06/21Excellent location for West End and university etc, very nice building, friendly staff.
07/06/21Location was perfect, staff friendly and helpful. Rooms clean and beds small but comfy. Atmosphere was only marked down as there didn't seem to be many others staying and a lot of the communal areas are obviously closed due to COVID. I suspect in the perfect summer it is a great place to meet people. Would stay again and recommend to others.
14/03/20This is a charming hostel in a fantastic location for exploring all of Glasgow.
29/02/20Welcoming staff and a comfortable and very clean room. Lovely building and beautiful location.
23/02/20My stay was for just one night, but I wish I had extended it for longer! The room was cosy and warm, with a great shower and bathroom (and all very clean as well!) The receptionists were all wonderful and very informative. The hostel was huge yet very quiet, and with many lounge/ relaxing areas and ample spaces to explore. The location is easy to find and relatively close to the main train stations, with walking distance to restaurants, pubs, shops, and the University. I can't wait to go back!
23/02/20Great location; lovely staff; fantastic value. And Glasgow is an ace city. Go!
21/02/20Clean hostel. Very quiet lounge
20/02/20I will definitely stay here again. One of the best hostels i've ever stayed at!! Only thing is i would like to open the windows to get airflow, it got too hot sometimes. Great atmosphere and friendly staff!
15/02/20Nice staff, excellent location
11/02/20Very comfortable youth hostel for short or long journey at a bargain-basement price.
11/02/20Lovely hostel in a magnificent building
04/02/20Lovely old building in a great location overlooking Kelvingrove Park and beyond across the city, Sauchiehall Street in one direction and Great Western Road in the other.
03/02/20Best location in town!
27/01/20Excellent stay. Staff are so welcoming, friendly, helpful, and professional. The duty night manager Vic McGlynn was great. Would defo visit again. The kitchen facilities are ace. We had a private double room which had an ensuite. Really great views, and fantastic west end location.
27/01/20It's always our first choice when in Glasgow. Friendly staff and there are always opportunities to chat with fellow travellers. So much more relaxed than a hotel and with a self-catering kitchen it's possible to go away on a minimal budget. It's 42 years since I first tried hostelling and I'm still doing it now and again.
25/01/20Brilliant location surrounded by a lovely park. Easy walk into the CBD or frequent buses if you prefer. Close to university, Mitchell Library, Botanic Gardens and Kelvingrove Museum.Gorgeous old house and nice facilities. Friendly helpful staff.
20/01/20My stay was good! Thank you.
20/01/20We visited with a large group of pupils and staff and could not have been happier with the hostel.Would definitely recommend
Western Isles schools group
11/01/20Friendly, helpful response on phone for pre-arrival arrangements, and at reception for check-in and check-out. Great double en-suite room - warm, comfortable, and good shower. Self-catering kitchen not 100% clean but realise it's very difficult when other hostellers don't clean up after themselves or leave cutlery/crockery drying rather than putting away properly. Excellent recycling bins thankyou, and overall, amazing value for money.
10/01/20Great value, John Boyle at the front desk was lovely, he gave me a great overview of Glasgow and good conversation/ service throughout my stay.
07/01/20Very nice stay, friendly atmosphere, great house.
06/01/20Glasgow Youth Hostel had a safe and comfortable atmosphere. It was a nice place to go back to each night, with a well equipped kitchen and sitting area with comfortable couches.
22/12/19This is a great spot for a couple days in Glasgow. It is great for travellers/backpackers. Nothing too fancy but has everything you need and staff are super friendly, helpful, and accommodating. Great location (although was hard to find), close to public transportation, excellent food within 5-10 mins walk. Would definitely go back!
Great stay in Glasgow
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)