Glasgow Youth Hostel  4 stars

8 Park Terrace, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G3 6BY  show mapSave
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Overview

Located in the west end, this four-star hotel has recently undergone a renovation and offers quality stay nearby a cluster of galleries, architecture, shopping and night clubs.

Combining old and new, this hotel offers a stay with free Wi-Fi and fax/photocopying.

All rooms are complete with private safe, high-speed internet and satellite TV.

There is a restaurant and a bar at the hotel.

Central train station is within a few minutes driving.

Number of rooms   30.

City Center Glasgow - 1.0 mi
Airports Glasgow International (GLA) - 6.0 mi, Prestwick (PIK) - 27.6 mi
Train Stations Charing Cross - 2700 ft, Glasgow Central Station - 1.2 mi
Underground stations Kelvinbridge SPT Subway Station - 2300 ft, St Georges Cross SPT Subway Station - 2700 ft
Bus stop - 1700 ft
Restaurants The Coachman Hotel & Restaurant - 300 ft, An Clachan Cafe (cuisine: Vegetarian, Café, Family Fare) - 700 ft
Parks Kelvingrove Park - 600 ft

Rooms

All rooms are designed with modern touches yet in traditional style and offer satellite TV, Wi-Fi, safe, phone and a bathroom with hair dryer.

Rooms offer extra beds, high chairs, pool table and cots available upon request.

Dining options

Breakfast is served daily at the hotel's bar.

The bar is decorated in modern style and offers extensive choice of drinks.

Abundance of restaurants and bars are adjacent to the hotel.

The hotel offers a continental breakfast at the price of GBP 4.50 per person per night.  You can start your day with a full english breakfast, which costs GBP 6 per person per night. 

Work

Fax and photocopying are available.

Free Wi-Fi is available through the hotel.

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Facilities

General
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Vending Machines
  • Cloakroom
  • Garage
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is GBP 4 per day.

Activities
  • Billiards
Services
  • Laundry
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Game room
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Kitchen facilities
  • Dining Table
  • Kitchen
Media
  • TV

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  10 am

Children and extra beds
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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All rooms are designed with modern touches yet in traditional style and offer satellite TV, Wi-Fi, safe, phone and a bathroom with hair dryer.

Rooms offer extra beds, high chairs, pool table and cots available upon request.

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Bed type: Double or Twin beds

Glasgow Youth Hostel LocationWhat's nearby

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  • Underground stations
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  • Parks
  • Tourist attractions
  • Museums
  • Convention centers
  • Stadiums
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What's nearby

What's nearby.

Loch Lomond, a popular water ground is within 37 minutes

New Lanark, a historic village is 46 minutes away

Stirling, a nearby city is just 43 minutes driving away

Edinburgh Central with unique architecture is an hour away

University of Glasgow(600 m), the fourth-oldest university in England was established in 1451

Reach: three miles from the city center Taxi to the West End costs approximately £15-20

Kings Theatre Glasgow (700 m), Scotland's most historic theater dates back to 1904 when it was established and since than has played host to many famous faces including architect Frank Matcham.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery (800 m) has recently undergone a renovation and today boasts of its red sandstone exterior being inside complete with historic exhibits, sculptures and various art works.

Reach: adjacent to the Kelvinhall train station.

Open: Monday to Thursday and Saturday at 10am – 5pm, on Friday and Sunday - 11am - 5pm

Admission: free

Tourist attractions
Places of interest
  • Renfield St Stephens Church Centre
    2700 ft
  • The Glasgow School of Art
    3700 ft
  • St Aloysius R C Church
    4000 ft
  • Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour
    4000 ft
  • The Arc bridge
    4300 ft
Train stations
  • Charing Cross
    2300 ft
Convention centers
  • 3000 ft
  • The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
    3300 ft
  • CCA: Centre For Contemporary Arts
    3300 ft
Shopping areas
  • McLellan Galleries
    3000 ft
Amusement
  • Big Apple
    2300 ft
  • Glasgow Film Theatre
    4000 ft
  • The Golf Lounge
    4600 ft
Monuments and Landmarks
  • Sauchiehall Street
    3000 ft
Stadiums
  • Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena
    2700 ft
Museums
  • 3000 ft
  • Royal Highland Fusiliers Regimental Museum
    3700 ft
  • Glasgow Science Centre
    4300 ft
Universities, Institutes
  • University of Glasgow
    2000 ft
Theaters
  • King's Theatre
    2300 ft
  • Kings Theatre Glasgow
    2300 ft
Galleries
Food and meals
  • Oran Mor
    3700 ft
Underground stations
  • Kelvinbridge SPT Subway Station
    2000 ft
  • 2300 ft
  • Hillhead SPT Subway Station
    3300 ft
  • Kelvinhall SPT Subway Station
    4000 ft
  • Cowcaddens SPT Subway Station
    4300 ft

Local Attractions

  • The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel
    1.0 mi
    100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow
  • National Piping Centre
    1.0 mi
    30 - 34 McPhater Street, Glasgow
  • The Lighthouse
    1.2 mi
    11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow
  • Gallery of Modern Art
    1.2 mi
    Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow
  • Govan Old Parish Church
    1.3 mi
    866 Govan Road, Glasgow

Near the hotel

  • Kelvingrove Park
    600 ft
    Otago Street, Glasgow
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
    2100 ft
    Argyle Street, Glasgow
  • Hunterian Museum
    2100 ft
    Glasgow University, Glasgow
  • Mitchell Library
    2200 ft
    North Street, Glasgow
  • Clyde Arc Bridge
    2200 ft
    Finnieston, Glasgow
  • Highlandman's Umbrella
    2300 ft
    Argyle Street, Glasgow
  • Hunterian Art Gallery
    2500 ft
    University of Glasgow, Glasgow

Restaurants Nearby

  • The Coachman Hotel & Restaurant

    300 ft
    Park Street

    Phone: 01236 821649

  • An Clachan Cafe

    59% likes this, based on 74 reviews
    Cuisine: Vegetarian, Café, Family Fare, Scottish
    Price Range: USD 5 - USD 24

    700 ft
    Kelvin grove Park

    Phone: 07846463614

  • Arcaffe

    73% likes this, based on 19 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

    1000 ft
    11 North Claremont Street
  • the Sisters

    73% likes this, based on 32 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish

    1000 ft
    1a Ashwood Gdns
  • Mother India

    79% likes this, based on 494 reviews

    1400 ft
    28 Westminster Terrace, Sauchiehall Street

    Phone: 0-141 221 1663

Getting there.

Glasgow Airport is within driving distance.

By car from the M8 motorway westbound, take Junction 18, marked Charing Cross and Kelvingrove, and follow signs for the hostel. If traveling eastbound, take Junction 17, marked Dumbarton, then merge left onto the A81. Turn left at the first set of traffic lights and right at the next set of lights and you'll find yourself on Woodlands Rd. Follow the signposts from here.

Getting around.

Central train station and Queen Street station are a short drive away.

From Central Station take bus number 44 or 44A (destination: Knightswood, Cowdenhill Rd). Get off the bus at the the first stop on Woodlands Road. Follow signs for our hostel up the hill.

From Queen Street station reach Buchanan Street Underground that is of easy access from Queen Street station with trains leaving every five minutes. You need to travel to the Kelvinbridge Underground then exit right through the car park and swing park and climb the stairs to Gibson St. Walk up through Kelvingrove Park bearing left until you reach the statue at the top of the hill. Exit the park and turn right onto Park Terrace. The hostel is on the left hand side of the street.

Buchanan Bus Station is within driving distance, so you should take the bus number 44 or 44A (destination: Knightswood, Cowdenhill Rd) from Central Station (Hope St) or from Bath St if you are coming from Buchanan St bus station. Get off the bus at the the first stop on Woodlands Rd. Follow signs for our hostel up the hill.

Glasgow Youth Hostel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Glasgow Youth Hostel

Average guest rating

8.0
out of 10
Excellent
Based on 44 reviews

Rating by category:

Rooms
8.6
Service
8.6
Value
9.5
Location
8.5
Dining
9.0

Individual guest reviews

  • Couple

    Beautiful view from the room, wonderful area and close to everything we needed.

    • Average rating
      10.0
  • Older travelers

    friendly staff, good parking availability

    lightweight small duvet, dirty carpet in room

    • Average rating
      7.8
  • Group of friends

    Nous avons d'abord ete impressionnees par le caractere victorien de la maison et la belle situation (surplombant la ville).

    Le premier matin nous n'avons pas eu d'eau chaude pour se laver. c'etait accidentel mais c'est dur de se laver a l'eau froide avant de passer une journee dans le froid de novembre!

    • Average rating
      5.4
  • Group of friends

    I was unfamiliar with the Glasgow Youth Hostel when I first originally made the booking. I felt like I took a chance with it; it was important to me that we were in a safe neighborhood, it was clean, etc. We were so happy with how safe the hostel was located, the friendliness and the customer satisfaction that were evinced from staff, as well as the fact that they were able to give us a 5 A.M. wake up call (well, not a call; they came to our room and knocked). I will absolutely stay there again while in Glasgow. Also, the hostel itself is an old, beautiful home; I greatly liked the super high ceilings, massive wooden doors and staircase, and the quirkiness from age. It's a 5 minute (or maybe 10) from the museum. The Glasgow Youth Hostel was wonderful. You'll like it too. They even have food and beverages available for a modest fee- beautiful!

    • Average rating
      9.6
  • Single

    it's cheap, good, passion, people there.

    the position is quite far away down town.

    • Average rating
      6.6
  • Single

    The common areas were fine and spacious, the interior design of the stairs was magnificent, en suite bathrooms have their pluses and minuses - an older lady (50+) living in my room turned the lights off at 8.30 every day and as I came back from sightseeing much later I never get the chance to refresh and take a shower. Plus people waking up really early (as early as 6 o'clock) started taking showers early which made it impossible to sleep in. Bedrooms were spacious. There was lots of room for luggage. Rooms were quiet and there was not much noise outside the window.

    The range of age of people in the rooms were really odd - I mean how can you put older ladies (over 45) with 20 something years olds twhen you know exactly that younger people will come back later and older will want to go to sleep earlier and then harass younger people and tell them off if they came later - and by the way I think it is against the youth hostel rules to turn off the lights at 8.30 - even though I always came back before 10 I did not have any chance to get changed and refreshed before I went to sleep and was on a few occassions told off by an older lady leaving in the same bedroom - when probably she shouldn't be allowed to be accommodated in a youth hostel when she cannot stand sharing a room! There are no external bathrooms nor showers. It makes it impossible if you wanna take a shower later at night or really early in the morninig - before you go to the airport. Lockers are not safe - you have to have your own padlock and if you don't - others can steal your things. Shower rooms had no doors - anyone could just bump into you if you were there. No free maps provided and no guided tours - made it really difficult to move around. No evening activities provided as well - no pub crawls nor any other suggestions. No communal socialising. Location was just dreadful - it was really far from the nearest metro station and no buses in the close vicinity as well. It takes around 40 minutes to get to the city centre and at night you have to go past a really dangerous and darkened park - I heard lots of people got mugged there. No shops in the closest area as well - you had to walk for at least 10 minutes to get a bottle of water (not to mention that at the reception they sell all different types of alcohol beverages - but no water! And the vending machines eat your money and are always out of stock). Paying for Internet is just a rip-off. Never had I meet anything like that in any other hostel or hotel that I've been to.

    • Average rating
      5.8
  • Single

    The staff were great

    I'm a vegetarian - so I didn't like it when there was no substitute for bacon and sausage in my cooked breakfast - instead I was offered twice as much of the other things (which I did not want). Good veggie sausages etc (even bacon and ham - look at the quorn range of products - they are excellent). are available at all major supermarkets.

    • Average rating
      6.6
  • Family with children

    Friendly/helpful staff, great location and site, affordable, good self meals accmodations

    Stairs with lot of bags!

    • Average rating
      8.8
  • Single

    The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were nice and clean and very well priced for backpackers or students on a budget. Easy 10 minute walk to the city centre.

    • Average rating
      10.0
  • Group of friends

    Cheap and last minute booking avialable

    • Average rating
      7.8
  • Single

    very cheap, at 25 minutes walking to the centre.

    • Average rating
      7.8
  • Family with children

    Friendly and helpful staff. Clean good sized rooms. (We had a family room with en-suit) Plenty of options for food ie order meals at good prices or self catering kitchen/dining room. Lovely interesting building. Central location. 24 hour reception.

    • Average rating
      10.0
  • Single

    The time of Check-out and Check-in is not convenient for us.

    • Average rating
      8.2
  • Group of friends

    Glasgow Youth Hostel is very central in a really quiet position near the park. Staff is really friendly and helpful.

    Rooms aren't ok but not too clean.

    • Average rating
      6.6
  • Single

    The food is excellent and service far better than you would get in 3star + hotels, cannot recommend it enough

    Only staying 1 day and leaving too soon!

    • Average rating
      10.0
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