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Euro Hostel (Glasgow, Scotland)
Member Name: vickijohn2012
Euro Hostel (Glasgow, Scotland)
Advantages: Good value for money
Disadvantages: On a noisy street
I booked a night in this hostel for me and 3 of my friends as we were at university in Edinburgh and we wanted a night out in Glasgow as we heard it was meant to be a lot better that what we are used too! We were suggested that we stay in the Euro-hostel as it was cheap and good value for money, I think we ended up paying £60 for a 4 bed room. The hostel is easy to get to from the bus station, glasgow queen street and glasgow central. You walk south down buchannan street towards the river clyde, through the st enoch centre, down a road which is directly infront on you, once you reach the river clyde, turn right and the eurohostel is on your right.
The building itself is about ten storeys high, it is surrounded by other hotels, busy shops, restaurants, nightclubs, but on one side you have a view of the river clyde. We were located on the fifth floor, our room was right at the end of the corridor so we were right out of the way, so for quietness, this was a good thing. However I think they were filling the rooms up from this end, so from later on in the night, the noise became greater and was quite rowdy from about 3am until 4am. The staff at the hostel were however very helpful and friendly, we were in our room within about 5 minutes of arriving, the room was clean and tidy and well looked after.
The room that we were given for the 4 of us consisted of two bunk beds, which were painted a dark blue colour and the paint was coming off the sides. There was a table infront of the window with only two chairs, the beds were not made when we arrived but we were provided with sheets and pillowcases to make our beds, however there was only one extra pillow, which is not very good when myself and 2 of my friends are used to sleeping with more than one pillow. The matress that I had was very comfortable and I was able to get a good nights sleep, although some lights from outside did keep me awake for a while.
Other aspects of the room were good, we were given lockers but due to the fact that we were friends, we felt no need to use them and when we left our room we pushed our belongings out of sight and under the bed. There is a full length mirror in the room, which is very useful especially if you are going out for the night and want to make sure that you look your best.
There was also a shower in a seperate room, located on the left hand side as soon as you entered the room, the shower looked clean and tidy, we did not however use it as we had to pay for towels at the reception if we required a shower, we had one before we left that morning. The toilet like the shower was clean and tidy and had 2 rolls of toilet paper and as we were staying for one night, this was ample. We were also given soap which was located on the basin which is a good thing to have, as we had forgotten anything like that.
You have to keep your key that you are given on you at all times, this is because it is what you use for entry to both the stairs and the lifts, without it you will find that you are stuck in the reception for the night and you cannot access the areas to your room. The card is simple and easy to use, as you just slip it into the slot on the doors, the light will then turn green and you will hear a click and the doors should then open.
The hostel offers various amenities, the one that we used most was the bar, we found that the bar was very comfortable as it had nice sofas and coffee tables, it was a relaxed atmosphere and you were able to take it easy and have a good night without the hustle and bustle of Glasgow which is on your doorstep. The bar is also open to the public as there is a door which leads onto the street. The bar has toilets as does the reception, there is also a pool table and various bandit machines like many normal pubs and bars these days.
The street outside the hostel has many takeaways or shops if you fancy a late night snack, such as McDonalds, KFC, Subway, Greggs, which are all open to 3am, which is very different to where we are from, only one subway is open until 3am. This is very handy as I am always hungry after I have been on a night out.
The hostel offers breakfast which comes free with the room, you get your main breakfast for free, such as cereal, toast, tea and coffee, but you can get a hot breakfast for an extra price. You can buy sausage, eggs, bacon, black pudding. My friend bought a sausage sandwich for about £2 which to me is a good price and she said that it tasted nice, you did however have to pay for sauce sachets. The dining room was very busy and it was hard to get a table amongst all the pandemonium. The toast machine is very hard to work and takes a long time for it to work, you end up with a long queue behind you.
The dining room is a large room with many plastic tables and chairs, with a few sofas and tables, it also has internet access and a few vending machines, it is safe to say that the eurohostel caters for every need you might have. Although it is basic, you get what you pay for and it is good value for money, at £15 each for a private room for me and my friends how could we argue, we would definitely use this hostel again if we visit Glasgow for a night out again.
Summary: Good hostel to stay in and good value for money in the centre of Glasgow