Glasgow Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
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 offers guests a great range of comfortable en-suite rooms and spacious shared dorms 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
14/05/22Such a pleasure to stay in this wonderful part of Glasgow with good company, comfort and security for a very affordable price. Thank you!
12/05/22I have stayed in hundreds of hostels over the years and this hostel stands out as one of the best. It is a beautiful facility. Large grandiose lounge, billiards room etc. Rooms and kitchen facilities as good as it comes.
03/05/22I had a lovely nights stay in Glasgow. The hostel was in a lovely location right above Kelvingrove park. The room was clean and comfortable and the staff where very friendly and welcoming. I would definitely visit again.
01/05/22Fantastic hostel. Very welcoming and friendly staff. Excellent facilities and location. The views over Glasgow were stunning.
24/04/22Overnight stop en route to NW Highlands and was ideal. Even though I was on my own, it was worth paying for the private twin room with ensuite. Self catering kitchen and dining area has everything you would need including shelves and fridges to store any food. It's not recommended to drink the water in the room so fill a water bottle in kitchen before retiring for the night. Coffee is available in the reception area. Staff are friendly and helpful. Plenty of restaurants and bars nearby.
22/04/22It's a meeting place, people are super nice and help immediately if needed. The hostel is located in an affluent area, on top of a hill with a beautiful view. It has a park right in front of it, which is great. We are very happy with our stay!
21/04/22Excellent location, good size hostel. Was quite quiet when we stayed, so plenty of space. The games room (pool table) and TV room were great features as well as a big lounge. They weren't serving hot food while we were there, but the self catering kitchen was open and, being a big city, there were plenty of other options. Our family room had a great view of the city, with ensuite and shower. It's a wonderful period property which felt like you're in a hotel, not a hostel. Helpful reception staff
Dorset family of 5
18/04/22The Glasgow youth hostel is always my first choice of accommodation when coming to Glasgow. I love this place, it is so special and such an amazing building.
18/04/22I love this hostel. It's very friendly and welcoming and in a very convenient location. It's great that more of the facilities are opening up again, we used the kitchen and played pool in the games room. This time we also brought the dog, so handy not to have to leave him behind.
17/04/22Great location opposite Kelvingrove Park, easy and pleasant walk to the centre and other attractions. Lots of fantastic restaurants close by. Helpful easy going staff. Will definitely be staying here again.
16/04/22Second time in a hostel and was thoroughly enjoyable. Staff were welcoming and friendly, hostel was lovely and clean. The room was perfect with a great view and we had fun playing pool. Will definitely be back soon.
04/04/22Great location, east to walk into west end and centre. Beautiful street with views over the park and city. Really helpful staff and clean, comfortable rooms. Great communal space for our large group.
28/03/22Wonderful hostel, the location is superb. Staff very helpful and friendly. Spectacular view of the city due to location. Beautiful building.
26/03/22I love staying at this hostel. I love waking-up next to the park. Though you can here the low hum of the motorway, it is an atmospheric neighbourhood, with much to catch your eye and ear. I stayed in Spring and an early morning walk in Kelvingrove Park is hard to beat. A favourite place.
Room with a view
25/03/22Excellent all round
21/03/22An excellent facility for our needs well situated in a pleasant area, staff are very helpful we will be using againThanks SYHA
21/03/22I stayed for two nights to attend a meeting held in the conference room. All the facilities were perfect for our needs, and the staff were very attentive in ensuring that our meeting was a great success.
20/03/22Impressive building in superb location. Beautiful common lounge with stunning view. Kitchen facilities, spacious room were also part of the good experience in this hostel. Tea and coffee at reception makes a nice welcome.
17/03/22Staff were friendly and helpful and the location is amazing. Must be the best place to stay in Glasgow.
11/03/22Wonderful hostel, friendly staff, stunning original architectural features, super comfortable, very clean, amazing views, excellent location, beautiful neighbourhood.
28/02/22I enjoyed my stay at your youth hostel very much .If things go to plan I intend to stay there again nextyear for modelrail scotland I would recomend anyone to stay there anytime
27/02/22Great location, very comfortable and great facilities. Amazing value for money!
27/02/22Fantastic location. Welcoming and helpful staff. Gorgeous views. Great facilities.
25/02/22The hostel is in an amazing location, perfect for our weekend visit.The kids loved the pool table and the lounge is really comfortable.Staff super- friendly too!
22/02/22Amazing value for a family of four, in a beautiful part of the city - a perfect place to afford a city break. The staff were very relaxed and welcoming. We will definitely be back. Thank you
07/02/22Lovely, friendly hostel. Very comfy beds :-)
06/02/22Staying at the hostel was perfectly pleasant the check in was easy and the room was clean and warm. Good location and overall value.
01/02/22What a wonderful place! A beautiful old building, friendly staff, comfortable rooms and spotlessly clean. It is uphill to get back to the hostel, but that just means you have a great view. You can walk though the park to find great bars and cafes. Glasgow is brilliant for eating out and there are multiple options for vegans.We loved everything about our stay.
31/01/22Great experience. Friendly and efficient service. Interesting and characterful building. The perfect location.
26/01/22really enjoyable stay and was in a great location that was very accessible to the city. bed is comfortable and the ensuite was perfect. the kitchen and dining room were quiet but everyone who i spoke to was friendly.
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)