Well, had to stay there for a week as we were looking for accomodation for 6 months of studies back in 2007 - the place was shabby!!!
Dirt everywhere - dont think the place has been cleaned for a loong time, the free internet is a joke, a single computer in the "lobby".
the kitchen was a mess - and as descibed in the user post above, I wouldn't eat anything served at breakfast. Too dodgy!
But the worst thing by far was the owner of this hostel. An old alcoholic, who was sleeping at daytime and drinking at night. He invited me and two friends to his own apartement down the street and there where empty bottles everywhere and a stack of hash on the table, and even worse - dude tried to get us in bed, telling he was a homo sexual n ***, coming on quite strong....no doubt we almost sluggered the guy and moved out as soon as next morning
Directions: close to sauchehall street, placed in the west end of town, which is a pretty good place to be
This hostel has the best atmosphere of any hostel i have stayed, it made up for the lumpy bed! the staff are cool! they really try hard to keep everyone happy! the staff orginised drinking games and a pub crawl after! Its a small hostel so its easy to meet everyone.
close to centre
Just like the other hostels in Glasgow, about average in accomodation, its a little run down.
This was the most depressing of all the hostels I visited in Glasgow, a couple of years ago.
It was dirty, tatty and badly run, exploiting passing trade and doing little to promote good ethics.
Like so many other hostels in Scottish cities, it relies upon a constant influx of new backpackers, and a large percentage of long stay residents, dossing there while working in the town. Not very satisfactory for a visitor, so I would only recommend this place for the laid back, hard nosed, travel wise Backpacker.
Unique Quality: Its big business, packing bodies in, not fun but better than a night on the streets.
I have found the hostel operators of a number of Independent Hostels, including Glasgow ones, to be competing agressively with their neighbouring hostels, putting down one while over praising their own - to the extent that "customer ratings" for these hostels cannot be trusted. This means even these satisfaction indices on VT must be questionable.
Do look at www.hostel-scotland.co.uk as this independent organisation (IBHS) attempts to at east ensure mimimum standards are upheld. As a result of this checking process, this and other hostels in Glasgow were rejected from the IBHS "Blue Guide".
Before you believe supposed satisfaction ratings, check to see if these hostels have been re admitted into the IBHS network. If they are not there this year, be careful!
There was no reception and no one around telling us how to check in when we came the time we had told in the booking. The whole place looked in good need of a cleaning (restoration perhaps) and smelled from tobacco and as if the windows had not been open for days.
30 min later a man showed up informing us he was tired and "didn't really have time for this". Which he also told a customer who called. Well, we sort of checked in and got a key. Nothing wrong with the bed (well, I had a hunk sleeping in the bunk bed next to mine!) but my friend with asthma had a difficult night. The tobacco smoke was everywhere!
The room was locked, but the front door open when we came late at night. Security? The whole place was filthy (close your eyes in the bathroom!) and even though the breakfast was included we didn't feel like eating in the London fog, so to speak, so we left as soon as possible.
Sorry, it was only 10 pounds a night but it's actually the first place I would like to NOT recommend!
Unique Quality: Top floor in a three storey house - no elevator in case you are disabled. Near city centre. Only online booking.
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