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8 Park Terrace, Glasgow, Scotland

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590 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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Can't believe how good value for money this place was! Really nice hostel with great facilities, staff were really friendly and helpful and only a 10-15 minute walk from town. Would definitely recommend it and would definitely stay again!

  • 15th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great location right at a wonderful park, unfortunately breakfast only served till 9am, bedrooms smell bad (room 315), the whole thing is too commercially run. The living room has a very nice window that compensates for the otherwise not so great facilities. It's cheap, it works somehow.


The facilities are brilliant, very clean not to cramped and loads of room.The staff were very pleasant and willing to help.However it's not very backpackerish, as a single traveller it was so hard to strike up a conversation, people mostly stuck to themselves although this is no fault of the hostel itself, but it feels more like a hotel than a backpackers..I'd called it a "poshtel", it's in a very nice part of town and only a 5-10 Min walk to shops and pubs, but I still found it very expensive


Very friendly staff and atmosphere. The hostel is situated on top of Kelvingrove Park, which implies a wonderful view over Glasgow. Excellent vegetarian English breakfast. Hostel and surroundings seem to be very safe. Lots of information available on tours around Glasgow and the highlands. Only negative point is that you need to pay for the internet - but this also means that you don't get totally absorbed by your electronics and just use the internet ocasionally. Would highly recommend it!!!


First of all, to get to this hostel you need to climb hundreds of stairs through the street. Be prepared to drag your luggage all the way up. When you finally arrive exhausted you will discover that you need to pay separately to the wifi connection. Each hour of wifi will cost you more 1 pound and this internet can only be used at the lounge, no internet in the bedrooms. As there is no elevator, be prepared for more staircases each time you want to use the internet.


Lovely hostel, very clean and excellent facilities. However it is a very quiet hostel so may not be what everyone is looking for. You have to pay for the internet/wifi and it is only available in the lounge and kitchen areas. Breakfast is available but again you have to pay, I never did but from memory the cost ranged from £2-£6. The hostel is in a nice quiet area in the West end, and an easy subway ride to the city centre. I would stay here again.


This hostel was very clean and had nice character. The room was spacious and the bed was comfortable.


Everything charged, from breakfast to Wi-Fi. Staff helpful. Location a bit not so good and It's actually on a hill, needa climb.


Stayed during Commonwealth games and the price was expensive for what we got but this is likely due to the games. Beds were small and pretty uncomfy. No free wifi was annoying. Kitchen and eating area was good and staff were friendly.


I was up for the Commonwealth Games and most of the others were to. Ti was a very good Atmosphere every night when we all got back. Thank you all, And A Big Thank You To All The STAFF

  • 22nd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Very good hostel; clean, secure, good staff, lot of "style", you really feel in an "hostel". it might be a bit "far" in the sense its directly out of the bus station or right in the lively center of the town but the area, near a park, also has a nice atmosphere. Overall, a very good hostel, highly recommended


The hostel was good and in a nice part of town however far from the centre. For me that didn't matter cause it was close to Mother India. The building itself was really nice and very large. However the size of the place negatively effected the atmosphere. I know you can't change the size of the place however I would try to do things in the hostel that might help the atmosphere cause it felt like a slightly more social hotel than a hostel. Lastly, and most importantly, you need free wifi.


Need to count on a taxi fare to and from stations, bit lovely location next to a big paro.


Fabulous location, next to a park, and close to a great and interesting museum.


This is just an ok hostel. It does not have free wifi and the breakfast is not free as well. The location is kind of far away from the center area but close to the university of glasgow. Kind of hard to make friends at this hostel as well.


We have to pay a pound per hour to have the wifi. And it was smelling bad in the dorm because of the toilets which are in the room.


We where with a group of of 8 in a 8 person room. Great time, clean hostel

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