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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

No refunds for any cancellation or change to group numbers once the reservation has been made and confirmed.

Additional Info:

Any Stag/Hen party groups or football supporter groups must state this at time of making reservation.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


McLays Guest House

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

McLays Guest House offers great value budget accommodation in the heart of the city centre. We are superbly located for visiting Glasgow’s many museums and art galleries and just minutes away from Glasgow’s finest shopping streets Sauchiehall Street and Buchanan Street where in addition you shall find an excellent selection of restaurants, bars, cinema’s & nightclubs.

All the main transport points Glasgow Central Station, Queen Street Station and Buchanan Bus Station are easily accessible. We are approximately 15/20 minutes walk from all or 5 minutes by taxi. Please note the walk from all these stations is all uphill in particular from Central and Queen Street Stations, if you have heavy baggage or have walking difficulties a taxi is strongly recommended.

We are approximately 7 - 8 miles from Glasgow International Airport and 25 miles from Prestwick Airport.

Room facilities include Flat-screen TV, Freeview Channels, Direct-Dial Telephone, Adjustable Heating, Electric Kettle, Tea/Coffee Maker, Wardrobe/Closet, Towels for free, Hospitality Tray & Wake-Up Service. An Iron, ironing board & hairdryer are available on request at the reception. Full Scottish breakfast is included in the room rate.

The rooms are available from 2.00pm onwards and the check-out time is 11am. If you arrive before 2.00pm you can leave your baggage with us.
McLays has 2 dining rooms offering a choice of breakfast menu complimentary to all guests.

We serve breakfast daily from 7am to 9am except Saturday & Sunday where breakfast is served 7am to 10am.

We do not have a car park and parking is on the street only and is restricted due to our very central location. Glasgow City Council has a voucher scheme in operation for parking and we can supply the vouchers on their behalf for a nominal cost to enable parking. The cost from 4pm to 8am the next day is £2.00. The cost from 8am to 2pm is £2.00. The cost from 8am to 4pm is £4.00. There is also a 24 hour multi-storey car park 2 minutes drive away from the guest house.

Free high-speed uncontended Wi-Fi is available throughout all areas of the property. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 7.3

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Oct 2018
    I was nervous about booking a hostel alone because as you may know not every place is going to be completely secure. However, at this hostel there was not one moment were I felt unsafe or uncomfortable. The room was so clean and they provide you with housekeeping every day. I forgot to bring a towel, but this wasn't a problem because they gave me fresh ones every morning around 11am. Breakfast was amazing and the service was quick. Every employee at the hostel was so amiable and accommodating.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    31 Aug 2018
    super sweet, nice location, good expirience
    Germany, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    23 Nov 2018
    This is an amazing hostel. It is about a 20 minute walk from the city center and all other attractions, which can be long in the cold winter. However, the place itself is very nice and has great amenities. The full breakfast was fantastic, with hot eggs and bagels. Also, the staff was very nice, although kind of strange that you leave your key at the hostel every time you leave.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    28 Aug 2018
    Really friendly and helpful staff (thank you Valeria and Brooke!), nice breakfast with good coffee, very clean room and bathroom. Highly recommended. :)
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    18 Feb 2019
    Our room was very nice, very clean, as was the bathroom. The place didn’t have much activities or things to do/people to meet, if you’re looking for a place to meet other travelers this is not it. If you’re looking for a nice quaint stay in Glasgow this is it. Breakfast was great, location was up on a hill but very central, had a nice stay!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    12 Nov 2018
    Very nice clean rooms. Helpful and friendly staff. Free full breakfast is a great way to start your day. Decent location, about 15 min walk to main shopping/eating areas downtown and 10 min walk to subway. No social scene but it’s a guest house with huge variety of guests so that should not be surprising if you book here.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    15 Dec 2018
    The room I stayed in was very well equipped but there was hair on my bed when I arrived. It wasn’t super dirty but I’m not so sure the sheets got changed. Also the bathroom wasn’t cleaned. Staff was friendly and the breakfast service was great as well as the selection for breakfast. I would stay again if I couldn’t find a different choice. For example the hostel I stayed at 2 nights before was much cleaner and cost less.
    Austria, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    23 Nov 2018
    Perfectly nice hostel; I felt safe and clean. The building is, like, a Georgian building or something, and they have done very little updating. Drafty, old furniture, some stains on the ceiling, etc. Also, the bathroom only had a bathtub, no shower. You have to climb a very steep hill to approach. Staff were very nice, and breakfast was included. I would not mind staying again for another short weekend.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.6


    10 Oct 2018
    I had no warm water in my room. Payed £ 72 for night and no warm water. It could be better for £ 72 per night.
    Croatia, Male, 31-40
  • 4.6


    27 Oct 2018
    It was totally different from what we had expected. We got a room in the old wing. The main door was out of alignment & flooring wasn’t even. Not sure if the windows are meant to open but there was a panel in our room that wouldn’t close, gets a bit chilly in the autumn night. The toilet has wet and dry area which was a consolation. However the water pressure sucks & badly choke that gives off pungent smell. The surrounding was noisy & rowdy, loud music & crowd went on till late night.
    Singapore, Mixed Group, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Cots Available
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi