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.

For information on hostel accessibility please click here

Why stay?

  • 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 

For information on our COVID-19 practices and what to expect when staying with us please visit the FAQ’s section. Please also be aware of Scottish Government guidance when making your booking.

Glasgow Youth Hostel

Based on guest review ratings
7/8 Park Terrace, Glasgow G3 6BY Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Open all year

Reception Hours

07:00 – 22:30

Check in

16:00 - 21.00

Check out

07.00 - 10:00

Access Hours

You are welcome to use the hostel facilities if arriving early or departing late


Free Wifi

Private Rooms

En Suite Rooms

Family Rooms

Suitable for Groups

Alcohol Licence

Lounge/TV Room

Games Room

Laundry Room

Drying Room

Secure Lockers

Luggage Store

Bike Store

Towel Hire

Shopping Nearby

Conference/Meeting Facilities

Access with limited mobility

Free Tea and Coffee in Guest Kitchen

Group catering packages available on request and by prior arrangement

Pet Dogs Welcome

Guest Reviews

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)
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