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 backpackers looking to explore the city.
A splendid Victorian townhouse, the youth hostel blends old with new, offering rooms varying in size from singles to eight-bedded, all ensuite. There’s even a self-contained apartment sleeping up to six people.
Other facilities include a comfortable lounge, TV room, games room and laundry. 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 hitting the town!
- 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
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
29/10/18All the staff I met were friendly and welcoming, and happy to let me leave my luggage there before checking in. The bed was comfy, the kitchen was everything I wanted, the lounge was cosy and quiet with good WiFi. And the perfect location for visiting the University. Couldn't ask for more!
27/10/18Brilliant building and location. Helpful staff. Good idea the board telling you what is on that night. Local maps very useful
Life of Brian
26/10/18Hostel in a beautiful old building. Somewhat removed from the city centre, but that's not a problem because you can come by bike and lock that bike in a shed (access through an alley round the back).The large kitchen was decently equipped, and was more than adequate to prepare a meal. There are washing machines (and dryers) available, as well as a good drying room.A wish: the dorm rooms could use more power outlets (or better: reading lights with integrated usb outlets)
24/10/18Great location, great facilities. Felt safe, secure, comfortable and clean.
24/10/18A very grand residence perfectly located in the lovely area of Kelvin Grove with welcoming, friendly and helpful staff. The bed was very comfortable and gave a great nights sleep. I hope to come back to see more of this beautiful city and surrounding area.
22/10/18Excellent, affordable, and a beautiful building and location. Highly recommended.
A happy guest
21/10/18Excellent hostel-really recommend Glasgow for city break
19/10/18Friendly staff, fabulous public rooms, very clean. Handy for city centre.
18/10/18Great hostel in a beautiful building and a very good location.
16/10/18Nice place for a stay in the city. It's close to the city centre and to atractions such as the Botanic Gardens. Variety of places to eat and have a drink as well!
10/10/18It was very realaxing to stay in this hostel. Excellent location, close to restaurants, attractions, bus stops, and it was in a very good, safe neighbourhood.
08/10/18First class accomodation. Great facilities and location,,would definitely use again.
03/10/18Just off a long flight, it was convenient to arrive early and use the facilities. A quiet place to land on the first day. It's located in a quiet area of the city with parkland close by.
02/10/18Short but interesting stay at Glasgow SYHA, on the way back from Stirling and Pitlochry hostels. Full of interesting people, including world travellers, foreign school parties, even folk musicians looking for a session in the famous central Glasgow traditional music pubs.
25/09/18We were greeted in a super friendly manner (and upon handing over my German ID in German), the room was very clean, the beds comfortable, the bathroom very clean. The kitchen and seating area were nice and clean and the lounge was really cozy. Loved the location as well!
22/09/18I was only there one night but had a great stay. I LOVED the hot clothes drying room - so helpful! Staff were unfailingly friendly and helpful.
20/09/18Always a pleasure to stay in this beautiful hostel.
17/09/18Clean, quiet, comfortable, great location. A 15 min walk through a lovely park takes you to an area with great restaurants and bars - thanks to staff for excellent recommendations. Thanks also to staff for their help with my lost property woes.
11/09/18Clean hostel, Nice people working there.
10/09/18Fantastic location. The youth hostel is in an amazing building - like a mansion, it looks a very expensive area! Loads of space in the hostel - lounge, tv room, dining room. The dorms have great curtains that keep the light out. Hostel doesn't serve evening meals but there are plenty of places to eat our nearby.
09/09/18Staying at Glasgow Youth Hostel is always a nice experience, not least thanks to its great surroundings! It is also a place to meet new people and socialise around a meal (the kitchen is big and well-purveyed) or a book in the cosy common room.
07/09/18Really lovely atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, and super easy to get to from the city.
Amelia de Monchaux
07/09/18Friendly at reception, everything clean, self-catering kitchen clean and big enough for all
29/07/18Busy hostel in summer book ahead
15/07/18A welcoming hosel with style and a great location
14/07/18If you are looking for a quieter part of Glasgow. Park Terrace where the hostel is situated is great as it is away from the centre of the hustle and bustle of a city, but still located near Art galleries and eateries. Try Great Western Road, Ashton Lane and Byres Road, Argyle Street for more independant stores.
09/07/18Invest in the subway day passes or multi-day pass - while it's super easy to walk around the city, when you're already planning to do a lot of walking, its nice to be able to hop on the subway to get back to the hostel. Also, if you're walking here from the subway stop, don't be deterred if you're directions take you through the park - its a hike up the hill but a fairly convenient and direct route there.
05/07/18The Hostel was a lovely place to stay but bring a small padlock, especially if you are visiting Scotland for a popular event as they had sold out of them when we arrived so we couldn't use the lockers.
26/06/18Good storage for bikes and not far from key Sustrans routes.
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)