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 backpackers looking to explore the city.

A splendid Victorian townhouse, the youth hostel blends old with new, offering rooms varying in size from singles to eight-bedded, all ensuite. There’s even a self-contained apartment sleeping up to six people.

Other facilities include a comfortable lounge, TV room, games room and laundry. 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 hitting the town!

Hostellers Love

  • 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 

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Glasgow Youth Hostel

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8 Park Terrace, Glasgow G3 6BY Get Directions

Facilities & Services


Open all year

Reception Hours

Open 24hrs

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Access Hours

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


Free Wifi

Private Rooms Available

En Suite Rooms Available

Family Rooms Available

Suitable for Groups

Self Catering Kitchen

Alcohol Licence

Lounge/TV Room

Games Room

Laundry Room

Drying Room

Secure Lockers

Luggage Store

Bike Store

Towel Hire Available

Shopping Nearby

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

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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)