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
Great hostel - one of the more comfortable hostels I've stayed in. Close to the subway and the University, easy access to the city centre. Invest 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, it's nice to be able to hop on the subway to get back to the hostel.
This is an excellent hostel which I have used many times. Great location & facilities, friendly staff.
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!
I was travelling with a toddler so we booked a private room. A cot was made available and installed before we arrived, which was brilliant. The hostel is very clean. Very impressed. The staff is lovely and very helpful. Great stay, thank you!
This is a great location for exploring the West End. Very comfortable and quiet.
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Staff were very helpful answering a multitude of questions and attentive.
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.
A lovely hostel just outside the main town and a short taxi ride from the airport. It was great for a long weekend with very helpful staff.
Staff very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. Brilliant breakfast and very well catered for the member of our party who is gluten free. Many thanks!
Great stay in a great location!
Good location in Glasgow at top of a hill but close to buses. Good internet signal. Nice old house & well renovated.
Recommended to all - the best hostel in Glasgow if not in Scotland: professionally run by people that understand what tourists want. Thanks again!!
Enjoyed our stay!
Warm welcome, friendly & helpful staff in a beautiful location in historical town house overlooking park and minutes from food shops.
The staff were really helpful and enhanced our stay.
The staff are very friendly and helpful. The hostel provides daily information on things to do or places to visit. Both the continental breakfast and the cooked breakfast are very good. The room is very clean and the bed was good. The hostel is located near the Kelvingrove Park - make sure to visit the park and the Kelvingrove museum.
Gorgeous building which is well maintained. Good storage for bikes and not far from key Sustrans routes.
I really enjoyed my visit - the staff members were helpful and friendly and the room I was in (shared male dorm) had a toilet and bathroom, which I thought was great. I look forward to going back there in a couple of days. Thanks Stefan!
Super friendly Glasgow Youth Hostel - amazing location, super rooms and excellent lounge, kitchen and facilities. It is a joy to be so high up over Kelvingrove Park and the city. Staff always welcoming and helpful. Have stayed many times and will be back!
Really nice, thanks!
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Staff were amazing and couldn’t have helped more than they did!
Very friendly staff who helped us in every way.
Everything about my stay at Glasgow Youth Hostel was great. My welcome was friendly, especially considering I got the dates muddled up! The man on front of house told me there were lots of social areas, so if you wanted a quiet spot you could definitely find one. Lastly really appreciated the hostel board telling people 'What's On.'
Fantastic location in the west end!
A beautiful hostel in an excellent location, with friendly staff and great facilities.
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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)