Glasgow Youth Hostel offers 4-star VisitScotland accredited accommodation in a Victorian townhouse overlooking Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow’s lively West End, close to award-winning Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, numerous cafes, restaurants and bars.

The hostel offer guests a great range of comfortable en-suite rooms and spacious shared accommodation with private lockers. There’s also a self-contained apartment sleeping up to 6 people.

WiFi is free for all guests and other facilities include a large lounge with views over the park, television room, games room, laundry, secure bike store and luggage storage.

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 Youth Hostel is within easy reach of many of Glasgow’s main attractions, including the SSE Hydro and SEC.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Glasgow Youth Hostel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 30 Nov 2011.

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Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.6)


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About Glasgow Youth Hostel

Welcoming Booking.com guests since 30 Nov 2011

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  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    We offer luggage storage free of charge on the day of arrival and departure.


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    Answered on 20 October 2019
  • Is there a bus service that has drop off and pickup points near to the property?

    Bus services 3 and 4 run close to the hostel. You can board the number 3 from Sauchiehall Street and the number 4 from Woodlands Road. Both services will take you in to the City Centre. Both bus stops are only a 5 minute walk from the hostel.


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    Answered on 21 October 2019
  • Hi, is the facility wheelchair friendly ?

    Hi I'm afraid there are stairs at both the entrance and room access,.


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    Answered on 7 January 2022
  • Hi there, i was wondering if you allow 16 year olds to stay?

    16 year olds can stay at the hostel


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    Answered on 4 November 2021
  • What's best way from Central rail station to the hostel?

    Take the number 4/4a bus from Hope Street (near Central Station) to the first stop on Woodlands Road. Follow the youth hostel signs from here.


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    Asked about: Bed in Male Dormitory Room • Answered on 25 January 2020
  • Hi, May a visitor coming from a non-red list country however not yet fully vaccinated stay in this hostel? Shall s/he book a private room? Thank you.

    Hi I would refer you to Scottish Government Covid Travel Regulations link attached. https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-international-travel-quarantine/pages/red-amber-and-green-list-countries/


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    Answered on 20 October 2021
  • How many lockers per room ?

    There is one locker per bed


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    Asked about: Bed in Female Dormitory Room • Answered on 20 October 2019
  • How many beds in the male dormitory?

    Generally we use our 6 bed dorm rooms but it can go to a maximum of 8 beds if the hostel is especially busy.


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    Answered on 10 March 2020
  • Hi, do you have parking?

    Only on street parking is available at the hostel. This is charged parking via pay and display or the Ringo app Mon-Fri 8am-6pm. Free over night or at weekends.


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    Answered on 30 September 2021
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Sheets are included. Towels are included free of charge when booking a private room. For dorms there is a hire charge of £3.00


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    Answered on 20 October 2019
  • do you have to be a member of youth hostels

    No you do not need to be a member. For more information on membership please visit Hostelling Scotland online.


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    Answered on 20 November 2019
  • Do u have parking?

    Hi Parking is on the street outside the hostel. It is free between 6pm and 8am. During the day street parking costs 20p for 15 minutes for the first hour then 40p for each subsequent 15 minutes max stay 3 hrs


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    Answered on 23 October 2021
  • if i have to cancel my booking do i get a refund

    Please cancel with booking.com 3 days prior to receive a refund for bookings up to 9 people. 10 people or more will have % cancellation terms depending on number of days prior to arrival


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    Answered on 6 April 2021
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?

    No, you must use the bed linen which is provided


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    Answered on 20 October 2019
  • Can you stay in a dorm if you are under 18

    Hi, You can stay in a dorm if you are 16 or over. Please see text from our terms and conditions below. Parties with young children (under 12) will only be accommodated in designated family rooms, where available. Young children can share accommodation only with their parents or guardians. From the age of 12 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and may be accommodated in a single gendered shared room with the parent or guardian and other guests, at the discretion and responsibility of the parent or guardian. The young person/people, the parent/guardian and the other occupants of the room must be of the same gender. Hostelling Scotland advise that additional notice be given to the destination Youth Hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available.


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    Asked about: Bed in Female Dormitory Room • Answered on 20 October 2019
  • Can I have my cat stay with me in a private room

    I am afraid we do not allow cats in the hostel. Regards Glasgow YH


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    Asked about: 2 Person Private Double Room Ensuite • Answered on 18 September 2021
  • can I bring my well behaved dog

    Please contact the hostel to arrange as a limited amount of spaces are available. A fee of £5.00 per night is applicable


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    Answered on 12 March 2021
  • hi is breakfast included it? we planning to come 2 family 4 adults and 5 children

    Hi Breakfast is not included in the price. Cost continental breakfast £5.50


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    Answered on 31 October 2021
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Kelvingrove Park
    0.2 miles
  • University of Glasgow
    0.3 miles
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
    0.4 miles
  • Sauchiehall Street
    0.4 miles
  • St Mary's Cathedral
    0.4 miles
  • University of Glasgow Library
    0.4 miles
  • King's Theatre Glasgow
    0.5 miles
  • McLellan Galleries
    0.6 miles
  • Whyte & Mackay
    0.6 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/bar DRAM!
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Glasgow Science Centre
    0.9 miles
  • Riverside Museum of Transport and Technology
    1 miles
  • Buchanan Galleries
    1.1 miles
  • Glasgow Queen Street Station
    1.2 miles
  • Glasgow Cathedral
    1.9 miles
  • House for an Art Lover
    2 miles
  • Glasgow Necropolis
    2 miles
  • Pollok Country Park
    3.2 miles
  • Celtic Park
    3.2 miles
  • Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome
    3.2 miles
Natural beauty
  • River River Clyde
    3.2 miles
Public transport
  • Train Charing Cross
    0.5 miles
Closest airports
  • Glasgow Airport
    5.9 miles
  • Glasgow Prestwick Airport
    27.6 miles
  • Edinburgh Airport
    35.9 miles
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1 restaurant on site

    Breakfast Room

    Cuisine: Scottish

Facilities of Glasgow Youth Hostel
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Billiards Additional charge
  • Games room
Food & Drink
  • Chocolate or cookies Additional charge
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges may be applicable.
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
Entertainment and family services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
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House rules
Glasgow Youth Hostel takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 15:00 hours

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

05:00 - 10:00

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

Groups

When booking for more than 9 persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Discover JCB Bankcard Glasgow Youth Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Full payment for all bookings will be charged at the time of booking. All major credit & debit cards are accepted excluding American Express.

All bookings will include a temporary membership fee per person per night. (Full, existing members of Hostelling Scotland and HI using these channels are not entitled to a membership refund).

Individual reservations (Up to 9 persons) - can cancel free of charge until 3 days before the arrival date. If cancelled within the 3 days before the arrival 100 percent of the total price will be charged.

Groups reservations (more than 9 persons) - different policies and additional supplements will apply. More than 8 weeks (57 days or more) 20% of total cost. 8 – 4 weeks (56- 29 days) 55% of total cost. 4 – 0 weeks (28 - 0 day) 100% of total cost.

No stag or hen parties are permitted at any youth hostel.

Should guests be entitled to a refund or part refund please note that these are processed by Hostelling Scotland National Office, Stirling. It may take 7 to 10 working days from the date of cancellation request for the refund to be processed back onto the original card used.

From the age of 12 to 15 years, young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian of the same gender when booking a bed within shared accommodation (Please note that due to demand at this location shared accommodation can be unisex). Parties with young children (under 5 years) will only be accommodated in private rooms, where available

Hostelling Scotland advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when travelling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodation is available. There is no capacity for extra beds or cots.

Check-in from 17.00 until 22.00 and check-out from 08.00 until 10.00. The hostel is closed during the day between 10.00 and 17.00, though access may be arranged – please contact the hostel in advance.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Glasgow Youth Hostel

  • Glasgow Youth Hostel has 2 restaurants:

    • Breakfast Room
    • Breakfast Room

  • The prices at Glasgow Youth Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Glasgow Youth Hostel is 1 miles from the centre of Glasgow.

  • Check-in at Glasgow Youth Hostel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Glasgow Youth Hostel (subject to availability):

    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Accessible parking

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Glasgow Youth Hostel by:

    • Car 16min
    • Bus 30min

  • Glasgow Youth Hostel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Billiards
    • Games room