Glasgow Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
We welcome the recent announcement by the Scottish Government on the responsible lifting of restrictions and are delighted to be able to plan for the re-opening of our self-catering kitchens from 1st November. Drying room facilities are now available at many of our hostels but we would ask you to please contact the hostel team directly to allow them to manage your access. 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. Please remember, this guidance may be different in England and Wales.
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
16/10/21Great location and value for money.
05/10/21A lovely welcome when we arrived late. A beautiful hostel full of character. The staff were really accommodating. We loved the hostel. It's in a great location close to the city centre and Kelvingrove and it was fantastic value. Would absolutely recommend Glasgow SYHA to anyone.
30/09/21A comfortable bed for the night in just the right location! I managed to squeeze in some work in the lounge with complimentary coffee in the morning, and was so grateful to leave my bags at the hostel while I explored the next day. Great facilities for everything I needed - thank you!
29/09/21The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. The location is superb - it's quiet and it's lovely being next to the Kelvingrove Park. it's in walking distance of many of the interesting places like Kelvingrove Museum, Botanical gardens, the Hunterian museum and the Mackintosh house. It's near the subway station and the Kelvin walkway. We have stayed several times and rate the hostel very highly.
28/09/21Such an amazing location for a hostel, in a beautiful part of the city close to restaurants and bars, museums and shops as well as the beautiful park.Very sad to be unable to use the catering facilities (due to Covid), so would have welcomed the ability to boil a kettle somewhere.Staff we really friendly, very welcoming.
28/09/21Glasgow Youth Hostel is in a brilliant location overlooking Kelvingrove Park and within easy walking (uphill) distance from Kelvinbridge Subway station. The many restaurants, bars, theatres and museums of Glasgow's West End are at your doorstep. The location is everything. The building itself is a grand old mansion with many stairs to get to the attic rooms. The accommodation is quite basic, as you'd expect in a youth hostel, but it's the staff who make the stay enjoyable and relaxing.
26/09/21The reception staff were really friendly and helpful in providing advice on what to see around Glasgow! They are a great asset to the Hostel.
20/09/21The staff was very friendly and helpful.Our twin bedroom was clean and spacious with lockers to store our belongings.We could not use all the facilities due to Covid-19 such as the self-catering kitchen, but the wardens allowed us to store some things in their fridge and this was very appreciated.Tea/coffee making facilities and fresh drinking water was available on a table in the reception area.The hostel is located in a quiet and nice area and it is 20/30 minutes walk from the Central Station.
14/09/21Loved our 4 nights at the hostel. Great location close to the park, and a short walk to the subway. Everyone was really friendly and had a great atmosphere.
14/09/21Staff were really friendly and helpful. I felt so welcome. The location is superb and the bed was really comfortable.
13/09/21Perfect location for west end of Glasgow. On street parking is very reasonably priced and right outside the property. Useful to get the RingGo app on your phone. We had a private room to the front of the property with amazing views over the city. Staff were very helpful and welcoming. Would certainly stay again.
12/09/21fantastic location and super friendly staff
09/09/21What a marvellous building /location. Staff members were helpful, enthusiastic and very welcoming. All Covid safety measures were in place. I look forward to the time when normal service can be resumed - S/C kitchen and dorms reopened, but for now it was great just to be able to explore Glasgow from a very comfortable and reasonably priced base. Will definitely return some time soon.
05/09/21Pleasant and accommodating staff. Very comfortable bed. Perfect location. Excellent value.
04/09/21A fabulous place with fantastic staff.
31/08/21Perfect place, very nice staff, tea and coffe free at every time, great park in front of the hotel and easy bus connection to go to the center of Glasgow
Anne and Sylvie from France
30/08/21Always friendly and helpful!!
29/08/21Simple, cheap accommodation in great location handy for West End and city centre.
28/08/21Everything was perfect, it was clean, easy and in the perfect location.
13/08/21The Hostel is in a fantastic position within Glasgow, your within easy reach of the city centre and the West end is just outside the front door. I've stayed here before and the staff have always been fantastic and very knowledgeable about Glasgow. Thank you SYHA for maintaining a Hostel in a posh part of Glasgow, it's a real treat.
04/08/21Very clean and spacious room. Excellent location and friendly staff
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.
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)