Glasgow Youth Hostel
About About this youth hostel
Advice on Covid-19 is constantly changing and may differ across the UK. In Scotland the wearing of facemasks remains a legal requirement in indoor settings and we would ask all guests to please respect this.
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.
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
10/01/22Staff were so friendly and helpful. Everything from putting my son up at the last minute when his uni room was still damp to letting me know where the nearest decent garage was. Thanks so much all the staff at Glasgow this weekend, you were brill.
30/12/21The Kelvingrove Hostel in Glasgow was excellent. Beautiful, interesting building and clean, spacious double room. It has great spaces to to relax in to play pool, read or socialise. Great location and shops near by. The kitchen was adequately equipped. TV wasn't working the day we were there but otherwise the facilities were excellent. The staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again.
14/12/21very nice and clean
14/12/21Delightful old building with views and stairs - keeps you fit . Good ensuite facilitiesConvenient location near the West end
10/12/21The hostel was very nice and welcoming in a nice neighbourhood with lots of helpful information about travelling.
15/11/21We enjoyed our stay, great location staff were extremely helpful.
28/10/21Fantastic hostel - great value for money, lovely position, really convenient for Glasgow City visit. Loads of space, lounge, pool table etc.
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.
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)