About About this youth hostel ....
Glasgow Youth Hostel offers four star VisitScotland accredited accommodation in a fabulous Victorian townhouse with views over Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow’s lively West End. The hostel offers a great range of comfortable en-suite rooms and spacious shared dorms making it a perfect base for individuals, group and families to explore and enjoy Scotland’s largest city without breaking the bank!
WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include: a well-equipped self-catering kitchen, two comfortable lounges with free tea and coffee, TV room, games room, laundry, secure bike storage and a luggage store for guests arriving early and wanting to explore the city. The hostel is also within easy reach of many popular attractions including the award-winning Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, The Botanic Gardens, OVO Hydro and SEC, as well as numerous cafes, restaurants and bars.
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.
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 £7.50 per night for your dog when staying in our hostels.
‘Wee Breakfast’ available (please remember to pre-book).
The hostel is also available for exclusive private rental.
- West End location with views over Kelvingrove Park
- Friendly team with expert local knowledge
- Dog Friendly
- Good public transport links
- Licensed, serving local beers and wine
For more information on the hostel, accessibility and the local area please click here
Facilities & Services
Open all year
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
Pet Dogs Welcome
15/02/2024We love staying at this Youth Hostel - it's the perfect location to explore the west end of Glasgow, overlooking the park and city, and fantastic hospitality.
14/02/2024Brilliant stay - as always. Particularly enjoyed the freshly-brewed coffee first thing in the morning! Thanks.
09/02/2024Perfect for our group of school children to use!
Primary school party
05/02/2024Great location and good space - ideal for our 4 night visit to Glasgow (for Celtic Connections)
05/02/2024We had a fabulous time and we really love this hostel
27/01/2024Our second visit. Excellent location for visiting tourist attractions. The refurbishments have certainly made the hostel feel better.
23/01/2024Lovely building, beautiful setting, very comfortable
22/01/2024A fantastic building in a great location. Clean and with good bathroom and living room facilities, free coffee and good views!
17/01/2024Glasgow hostel is THE BEST hostel I've been to and I've stayed in many. It's run so efficiently, is super clean, staff are awesome, especially Tom who made sure I had the most comfortable stay ever. He really went above and beyond; helping with luggage up thise splendid staircases, making sure I had a lower bunk.I'm thinking of booking out a couple of dorms for my birthday celebrations later this year.
16/01/2024Simply the best place to stay when visiting Glasgow.
11/01/2024As always, a great stay with friendly staff. I wouldn't go anywhere else when I'm in Glasgow.
02/01/2024It's really nice and cleanly maintained rooms, and surprisingly have games room, also like the kitchen facilities, over all worth for every penny ?? ??.
29/12/2023My son and his friends were stranded in Glasgow thanks to Storm Gerritt. They're only 16 and as we couldn't even drive down to pick them up, you can imagine how anxious we were. From the moment I called the hostel they couldn't have been more helpful.My son and his friends were really impressed with everything about the hostel - the location, cleanliness, facilities and the staff. Thank you so much!
29/12/2023Great stay, I will recommend.
20/12/2023As always, a comfortable stay. Great staff.
19/12/2023Arrived early in a cold morning and it's great to be greeted with coffee and the warm lounge.
18/12/2023Great place. Typical hostel. Basic rooms which is what you expect for the money. Stayed at this location as near to the bars in the west end. Definitely would go back.
17/12/2023Had a really lovely stay with our 2 children and 2 dogs. Brilliant location, friendly, helpful staff in the most beautiful building.
08/12/2023What a beautiful building, on a majestic terrace overlooking Kelvingrove Park and Museum and views of the Hydro and SECC. Rooms were warm and the staff helpful and friendly.
02/12/2023Lovely peaceful stay in a magnificent building with a great view over the city.
01/12/2023Staff were all very nice and helpful!
30/11/2023As always, excellent venue, exceptional staff and superb value.
26/11/2023I love staying at Glasgow YHA... the hostel is warm and friendly. The location is fabulous and the view as well as the walk through Kelvingrove Park are stunning!Su
23/11/2023I have stayed at Glasgow a few times in the last 2 years and each time I come there is improvements since last time. The cleaning standard was very high. The room was very clean and all the staff I talked to were lovely and helpful. I look forward to next time I stay
19/11/2023Staff were super knowledgable and friendly, the building itself is amazing and views of Glasgow from it are really impressive. Ill be back!
16/11/2023I honestly don't know why more people don't join the SYHA - especially for a short city break. They are excellent value and don't break the bank. I wonder if not enough people realise that they are not all about ramblers and hillwalkers?
15/11/2023The hostel is a great choise if you are looking after a budget vacation opportunity. Than you again for your Post Service.
13/11/2023Good facilities, loved the guitars in the Games room, Easy to check-in and out & staff were nice.Free tea & coffee was a bonus.Would defo reccomend, and have reccomended to my friends.
10/11/2023Great location and fantastic old building that has been done up nicely and modernised over the years I stayed here. Friendly helpful staff. Various Lounges and a good selection of drinks available at the reception. I will visit again.
07/11/2023A beautiful hostel in a glorious location. Great welcome and solid comfortable rooms which are very clean. We know Glasgow very well, but fur anyone coming to the city for the first time, this would be the perfect place to land
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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)