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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Twice now I have had the pleasure of staying in Alba Hostel! The first time was last year October, when I flew in around seven in the evening and remembered I had not booked a place to stay! The Alba staff assured me over the phone that they would not mind me checking in at any time. When I arrived...

3Thank S1GMA
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Provides nice small size hostel. Reception accommodating and helpful. Some parking available which is nice. A little removed from main city areas, but cabs are easily available. Beds and bathrooms clean and private.

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2Thank M5284ARtraveller
Reviewed 15 February 2016

I stayed here for a few days over Glasgow MCM comic con in September. The staff were aloof and rude, and the hostel here is run for the benefit of the owners, not the benefit of those staying there. The receptionist did not speak clear enough English to be very helpful, and the staff were consistently rude to me when...

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AlbaHostel G, Manager at Alba Hostel Glasgow, responded to this review

Hello Dear Thank you for your stay at Alba Hostel Glasgow and sorry to listen that you have few issues. we have proper receptionist person available all the time but I believe you speak to someone else like our handyman whose English is not very good, apology. sorry to listen that you lost your dress in you room. did you...

Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Mattress was old and weak. Bed sheet and pillow case need some real washing. I always waked up with aches. Kitchen is not opened till 8 am, and hence was not suitable for early breakfast. I was compelled to leave without preparing my breakfast in the morning. I had to checkout before my intended date. Bad experience.

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AlbaHostel G, Manager at Alba Hostel Glasgow, responded to this review

Hello Dear Thank you for your stay at Alba Hostel Glasgow and sorry to listen that you had some issues. We normally replace our all matteresses, linen, carpets once a year and paint/decorate whole the building in winter time. Can I ask you if you have notifid all these problems to reception or manager? Anyway I am checking myself all...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Cheap dorm-style accommodation. Bathroom attached to our room, only one other person in room, though several empty beds. Can be a bit noisy going across room in dark to use the bathroom in the night! Bunk type beds which obviously not like full size beds but did ok. Location is quite far out the centre, though there is train station...

1Thank thewanderer2016
Bruges, Belgium
Reviewed 17 December 2015

If you don't need too much luxury, this place is just fine. There is a possibility to have breakfast and it was not too noisy either. Beds not very good, but acceptable. Service not always friendly, but the boss is! So that's enough :). Neighborhood was fine, not far from the trendy/nice streets and the botanical garden (20min walk). Price-quality-rate...

Thank xk_tjex
Reviewed 23 November 2015

My husband and I (in our seventies) stayed here for two nights in a twin bedroom with ensuite shower and lavatory. The staff were helpful (carried our cases) and the room was warm, comfortable and clean. It's a hostel, and there is a large dining area on the ground floor, a kitchen with all the equipment you'd need in the...

Thank RootlessCosmo
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2015

The rooms are spacious and neat. There is nothing like a well-cleaned bathroom, and suitable surrounding environs with friendly welcoming staff. I love the fact the room mates are considerate and respect each others' space. However, the kitchen wasn't so pleasing. Its a great relief to have the hostel close to the rail station and a few distances from the...

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Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Okay so the owner was very pleasant and genuinely sorry for our experience but the proof will be if he makes changes. We were after somewhere cheap,and cheerful to stay overnight during a visit to see a son at University so wanted nothing more than a clean bed. To be fair, you don't expect much for £60 but this place...

Thank Tim W
Alba H, Manager at Alba Hostel Glasgow, responded to this review

Dear Tim Ward Thank you for your stay at our hostel. Apology that you waited 10 min at reception for your check in, as this was the time of shifts changing and staff was given charge to receptionist. As far as the location of room, it’s mentioned on your booking that your room is located at basement in front of...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This hostel looked perfect online when I booked it weeks in advance. Upon arrival it was one problem after another. The check in is at 4pm, which is very late, and though it was raining, we were turned away from even waiting in the common area and had to go around the corner and sit at the free house, with...

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Alba H, Manager at Alba Hostel Glasgow, responded to this review

Hello dear thank you for your stay at Alba Hostel and apology that you had some issues that you never discuss at reception upon your check in/out. Guest feedback on the spot is really a big help to solve/explain on the spot and make our standards better. Yes you are right our check in starts at 4pm which is mentioned...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Alba Hostel Glasgow is in the west end of Glasgow, offering cheap, clean, modern, safe, comfortable accommodation with great facilities and of course a great atmosphere where you can meet other like-minded people. We have fantastic friendly staff and superb facilities to meet all your needs. If you are looking to meet great people and have a unique, fabulous hostel experience in Glasgow, then Alba Hostel Glasgow is for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alba Hostel Glasgow

Address: 6 Fifth Avenue | Anniesland, Glasgow G12 0AT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow
Price Range: $24 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Alba Hostel Glasgow 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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