Glasgow Youth Hostel offers 4-star VisitScotland accredited accommodations 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 rooms with attached bathroom and spacious shared accommodations 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 in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Glasgow Youth Hostel has been welcoming guests since Nov 30, 2011

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
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  • far are you from Buchanan Bus Station please, I've an early flight at 9am from Glasgow..
    Hi there, The hostel is roughly 30mins walk from Buchanan Bus Station. It would be 15mins via taxi and 20mins via bus. Alternatively we can book yo..
    Answered on 20 January 2023
  • hi, we are travelling by cycle, before I book , do you have secure cycle storage to fit 3 bikes on the 30th June , thanks
    Hi, yes we have a bike shed where you can keep your bikes. When you arrive please come to reception and ask for the key to the shed. Kind regards, Gla..
    Answered on 30 July 2022
  • hi if we check in at 3 pm can we go to our room or use the facilities as we plan to leave at 5 pm for a concert
    Hi there, You are welcome to make use of the hostel facilities until your room is ready. If you need to store something until check-in we have a lugg..
    Answered on 16 January 2023
  • Do you offer luggage storage?
    We offer luggage storage free of charge on the day of arrival and departure.
    Answered on 20 October 2019
  • Is it possible for a late check out? Like in the evening. Me and my group aren’t flying back until late in the evening. Any reply would be greatly app..
    Hi there. We would need the rooms free in order to prepare and clean them for other guest. However, you can store luggage and remain in the hostel an..
    Answered on 2 February 2023
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Amenities of Glasgow Youth Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.3
Most popular amenities
Free WiFi
Family rooms
Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Shared kitchen
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Pool table
    Additional charge
  • Game room
Food & Drink
  • Kids' meals
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges may apply.
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Packed lunches
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Glasgow Youth Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.


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

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Discover JCB Cash Debit card 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 Hosteling Scotland and HI using these channels are not entitled to a membership refund).

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

Groups reservations (more than 9 people) - 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 Hosteling Scotland National Office, Stirling. It may take 7 to 10 working days from the date of cancelation 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 accommodations (Please note that due to demand at this location shared accommodations can be unisex). Parties with young children (under 5 years) will only be accommodated in private rooms, where available

Hosteling Scotland advise that additional notice be given to the destination youth hostel when traveling with children, to ensure that suitable accommodations 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.

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

Please inform Glasgow Youth Hostel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Glasgow Youth Hostel

  • Guests staying at Glasgow Youth Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

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

    • Pool table
    • Game room

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

  • The prices at Glasgow Youth Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Glasgow Youth Hostel is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.