Glasgow Youth Hostel

Glasgow Youth Hostel

6.7
Pretty good
3 reviews
Ranked #17 in Glasgow hotels
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8 Park Terrace, Glasgow G3 6BY, Scotland
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Free WiFi
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Laundry Services
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London

Glasgow Youth Hostel is awe-inspiring inside and out.

For the princely sum of only £18 a night you get to stay in a Victorian masterpiece where the breathtaking staircase will sweep you up to the hallowed halls above. A little bit Harry Potter and a little bit shabby chic around the edges, but what else can you expect for the privilege of spending one night in a building like this at a price like that?

Then there's the location. Some of the most expensive real estate is concentrated in this prestigious part of town: enjoy Kelvingrove Park as your front garden and regale in the view below of the city afore you.

This place is worth the effort taken to find it and a bargain at the price.

There's 141 beds and a self-catering apartment for up to 8 people, plus there's a lounge and a spacious TV room where you can mingle with fellow travellers from all over the world. I didn't get to see the kitchen and dining room but I did find out you can order a continental breakfast for £4.50 and a cooked one for £6.00. You can also order pack lunches, lunches and dinner. And if you forgot to pack all your potions and ablutions, there's organic Arran Aromatics available at the front desk.

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Local from Glasgow

Glasgow Youth Hostel is truly intriguing. Perched high, in one of the City’s most prestigious areas, the stunning sandstone building looks out across a lush park, the trendy West-end and winding river Clyde. It’s a real treat for anybody wanting to access the best of the city on a shore-string budget.

Inside I found part bog-standard youth hostel, part breath-taking architectural gem. An intricately carved, antique wood staircase that wouldn’t look out of place in a castle or cathedral dominates one side of this hostel. Shabby chandeliers, inviting sofas and paneled walls compliment the stunning history of the living room.

There’s a mixture of four, six and eight bed dorms as well as eight double/twin rooms and a self-catering apartment. Charged at £18 per person, per night for any of these spaces, you definitely can’t knock the price! The dorms have modern bunk beds with very clean bedding folded on top. All bathrooms are en-suite, and the toilet and shower are handily separate.

The guy at reception had a cheeky glint in his eye, but was very eager to help nonetheless! There’s a small selection of off-sales behind his desk, as well as basic packed lunches for £5.50. Other meals on offer include a continental or cooked breakfast, and evening meals from just £7. Wi-Fi is charged at £1/hour.

Overall this is a great example of a hostel doing exactly what it should, but in completely extraordinary surroundings. For anybody with a love for decadence but not the budget to match, it is certainly worth a visit!

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A friend and I spent two nights at the Glasgow Youth Hostel after wandering the streets of Glasgow for about 2 hours in the middle of the night. Exhausted and completely exasperated by our inability to find this place without flagging down a taxi, we were thrilled to be there at last.

Happily, the Glasgow Youth Hostel has someone on duty at the front desk 24-hours a day, so our late check-in was nothing they couldn't handle. The 8-person female dorm was comfortable and clean, with new sheets and lockers for rent downstairs. The kitchen was fully equipped and was spacious enough for at least six people to maneuver.

The only big problem I found with the Glasgow Youth Hostel was its location; not only was it a headache to find, but it looks exactly like every other building on the street. One day on our way back, we found the general vicinity where the hostel was supposed to be, but couldn't find the hostel for a good thirty minutes. Otherwise, thumbs up! Stay there if you're looking for a clean, cheap place to crash.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
Accessibility
  • No elevators
Traveling with Children
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
Pets
  • Pets not allowed
  • Only service animals are allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Laundry facilities
  • Smoke-free property
Bath
  • Shower only
Bed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
In-Room Dining
  • Shared/communal kitchen
Housekeeping
  • Housekeeping - once per stay
Other Room Amenities
  • Shared accommodations
  • Desk
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 111
Glasgow Youth Hostel

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