Glasgow Youth Hostel Reviews
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Very beautifull hostel is an old house with a great view! It is a bit out of the city centre but the hostel definitly makes that good! Great room, big kitchen. Atmosphere could be better, most people are quite on their own and not open to meet other people. Staff was very helpfull!
Unfortunately free wifi is advertised for this hostel. When we arrived we were told the wifi only works on the ground floor, but even then we had difficulties connecting. If we would have known this up front we probably would not have stayed at the hostel. This is because we live across the country and use wifi to phone our family. We had a private room booked so we could make these calls in the comfort of our room, which unfortunately, we were not able to do.
The employees at this hostel are kind and helpful. They found me a lower bed, gave me information on the city, and booked a taxi to pick me up at the hostel to take me to the airport at a reasonable cost. The hostel is located in a nicer part of town near the university and away from the city center. Other pros: Large self-catering kitchen, bathrooms and showers in the dorms, giant lockers in the rooms, cozy common areas, great Internet connections. Only con: expensive meals. Super overall.
Pros: next to a park and Museum, big and spacious hostel. En suite bathroom and toilet separated. Cons: limited power supply for charging.
Well priced accommodation at central location, very helpful staff and good to have all amenities on hand. Probably wouldn't advertise a double bed if it's just two single mattresses pushed together but not a big issue.
Good hostel if you are looking for a quiet stay. However, showers and toilet in the dorms causes a lot of disturbance especially when people keep different hours.
Absolutely amazing location. Staff was very helpful and kind. Only downside was the common room felt very dead, music would make it much better.
Very good facilities and nice staff! A quiet, family place, id say. A bit far from the city center, but close to a big park and the main museum.
This hostel without a doubt caters for families & 'mature' travelers who are happy to stay in a location outside of the action of the city (30-40 minute walk to the centre of city) & without any atmosphere whatsoever. Common areas are dead, save for the screaming and tearing around of young children. Ensuite room in reality was like some kind of temporary fixture with no lockable door - just a thin white plastic shower screen. The only positive thing about the room were the individual lockers.
The hostel was beautiful - great building, big kitchen, clean, competitive price for a private ensuite room, location is perfect at the top of a hill overlooking a park and the university.
I've never been to a "youth" hostel that had so many old people staying in it... it felt like i was in a retirement home. Its a really chill hostel and in a pretty good location for bars and nightlife by the university, but after staying there I wouldn't be surprised at all if I accidentally walked into the common room and they were hosting a BINGO night for all the old folks staying there.
Very comfortable. Quite laid back and quiet, so I loved it.
We loved our stay at Glasgow SYHA. The hostel is in a lovely old building, in an excellent location. We would definitely stay there again, and recommend it highly.
was really pleased with the hostel. staff were friendly and the building was really clean. My first time staying at a hostel would definately stay again.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
This is a gorgeous property, but this is the most BORING hostel I have ever stayed in. The atmosphere they have created totally sucks the joy out of life. QUIET!!!??? The main lounge is the only place you can use internet, so everybody hangs out in there, but the place has the feeling of a church or a library, so everybody is totally silent and refuse to talk to each other except for the odd whisper. PLEASE PLAY SOME MUSIC IN THERE OR SOMETHING TO LIVEN THE PLACE UP!
The hostel is located on the north west side of the city centre and some guests may require transport there. The location is in a very quiet residential area and ideal for any traveller who wishes to have a very good nights sleep. It is also an ideal location for anyone who is interested in outdoor activities and information about them is advertised in the hostel. There are also different day trips in Scotland available as well as sound advice from very helpful and friendly staff.
Definitely the nicest hostel I've ever stayed in!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Very overpriced. Pretty clean but really not in the most convenient location and has somewhat of a bureaucratic feel to it. The kitchen in particular wouldn't look out of place at the back of a restaurant. Not much of an atmosphere to speak of, and if you're staying on the top floor, be prepared for a daily hike.
The rooms are good, especially the bathroom, but during our stay, there was no atmosphere in the commons parts… Maybe because the wifi is only working in the lounge (for just three hours !! Why ??), so everyone was on his smartphone. That was so quiet for an hostel. The staff was not so friendly and warm with us. The kitchen is cold and just fonctionnal. You don’t want to stay for hours to discuss with someone.
Very friendly & helpful staff! Getting connected to the internet was a bit complicated.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 31-40
- (1 review)