Popular city centre youth hostel with host of amenities
Situated in the citys cosmopolitan West End district, Glasgow Youth Hostel is a popular choice for backpackers, tourists, and families like thanks to its convenient positioning and numerous amenities.
Those visiting the cultural city will find that this 4-star hostel features more than just the bare necessities. In some aspects the establishment is as much like a hotel as it is a hostel.
Visitors to the Park Terrace property, which is part of the Scottish Youth Hostel Association, will find a total of 144 beds split between private and dormitory rooms. Guests can choose from taking meals in the restaurant or self-catering. Those choosing the latter will find a grocery supermarket nearby.
As well as dining, guests can also take advantage of the hostels alcohol license and enjoy a beverage or two during their stay. Those more keen on visiting the local nightlife should enquire at the 24 hour reception as to where is good in the city centre.
Visitors can also make use of the establishments luggage storage room, laundry services, and internet access. Some of these cost a small surcharge however.
The building can be reached via bus, rail, or bike. Conveniently, the hostel offers to store bicycles free of charge. The closest railway station is Charing Cross (Glasgow), not to be confused with the London station of the same name, which is one stop from the central Queen Street station.
Guests at the Glasgow Youth Hostel will find the establishment well located for such an affordable price. The majority of the citys main attractions and landmarks are within walking distance, or accessible via bus services. The hostel itself is located next to Kelvingrove Park, a stunning green space that is dissected by the River Kelvin. This is the perfect location for those looking for peace and quiet.
Those looking for something a little more lively should head into the city centre where restaurants, cafs, pubs, clubs and other entertainment venues can be found. As well as being busy during the day, the city also houses a vibrant nightlife.
Glasgow also has its fair share of cultural centres, with museums and galleries, as well as historic buildings, being scattered through the city streets. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is practically on the hostels doorstep, as is the Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena, known for hosting athletics meetings.
Other points of interest around the city include the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Clyde Auditorium, St. Mungos Cathedral, Ibrox and Celtic Park (home of Rangers and Celtic football club respectively), and the Theatre Royal.
The city also acts as a gateway to the rest of Scotland. Visitors can enjoy daytrips, or trips slightly longer in length, to the famous lochs or National Parks. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs lie to the north-west of the city as does the Argyll Peninsular, home to the largest Highlands Gathering in existence. Whats more, the rest of the countries luscious landscapes are just beyond the city limits.
Guests at the Glasgow Youth Hostel should by no means find themselves wanting in activities of entertainment whilst theyre in the city.