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Reviews of McLays Guest House

Hostel | 264-276 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 6TT

79.0% Overall Rating

1057 out of 1191 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (17/03/2015)

Bernard Fahey thinks…

"The staff (particularly Mary) were very friendly and were able to listen to my bad jokes which is always good. Very nice atmosphere and great service. Would recommend anyone to stay there."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

All group reservations (more than 5 people) will be contacted by the property to determine the nature of their visit and, at that stage, the property will decide if it wishes to accept the reservation or not. We don't accept stag parties, birthday parties or soccer related groups.

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Glasgow?

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79.0%

Overall Rating

1057 out of 1191 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'McLays Guest House'

Atmosphere
71.2%
Location
84.0%
Facilities
70.4%
Cleanliness
78.4%
Staff
87.2%
Value
80.8%
Safety
80.8%
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91.4%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Katherine Bishop

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 August 2013 Katherine would recommend this property

Liked: As hostel travellers we were excited that this deceivingly large hostel provided individual rooms with private ensuite bathrooms. The facilities were quiet and with a late check-out time we were able to explore the necropolis in the morning prior to checking out. The security at the desk and leave-your-key policy made us feel safe knowing someone was always there.

Disliked: The only downside was the distance to walk with our luggage from the bus station late at night in an unfamiliar town. Otherwise this hostel was definitely worh the price paid - a good hostel for the basic traveller.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

06 August 2013

Liked: Good location, hot water, breakfast was included (though it was a more typical Scottish breakfast of beans, toast, sausage, pancake and fried egg that might not be everyone's favorite!).

Disliked: Everything was very average, almost no character in the hostel. If I didn't have another option, I wouldn't mind staying there again, especially for the price. But I would probably try something different. It was very average.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Gytis Kulaitis

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

30 July 2013 Gytis would recommend this property

Liked: Great place, good value for money. Nice full breakfast.

Disliked: Gytis left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a 5-10 minute walk from the Glasgow bus station. Reasonable prices.

Disliked: Wifi only available in the lounge and not in rooms. Staff were nice but could have been warmer

77.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sean Beaudette

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

22 July 2013 Sean would recommend this property

Liked: Nice rooms for the price. Great breakfast included, and friendly staff. Tough to get a cheaper double room in Glasgow. Simple, as advertized, and quiet.

Disliked: Sean left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

15 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, decent breakfast, friendly staff at breakfast. Decent sized private room and en-suite bathroom.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Marino Tagliapietra

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Visiting friends or family

05 July 2013 Marino would recommend this property

Liked: Cooked breakfast as part of the deal

Disliked: No washing facilities no laundromat open on week ends any where close to the hostel driers are essential in scotland

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Work / volunteering

30 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great value for money.

Disliked: it is basic but that is what you are paying for.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly and obliging staff

Disliked: breaktfast could be offered earlier

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Margaret McDougald

Alone

Work / volunteering

17 June 2013 Margaret would recommend this property

Liked: Have stayed there before some years ago when it was fine but now it is amazing - beautifully clean, big fluffy immaculate white towels, ensuite, excellent breakfast cheerfully and promptly served. Owing to train problems did not arrive unitl 03.45 and had to leave 07.30 for meeting so was really appreciative of the facilities.

Disliked: Margaret left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast is great and rooms are nice. Staff very friendly.

Disliked: No storage room for the luggage.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Forrest Crawford

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Romantic getaway

11 June 2013 Forrest would recommend this property

Liked: Great breakfast, clean rooms, felt safe.

Disliked: Wifi only in dining room area, and it is shut off during breakfast. TINY elevator or winding stairs to get to upper rooms. No guest kitchen facilities.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The room was large and warm, beds were comfortable. We also liked the terrace. BREAKFAST!!

Disliked: No wi-fi in the room. And in the common room it was really slow.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

05 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendliness of staff at breakfast

Disliked: i had to ask fo for lamp bulb + faulty light above wash hand basin

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Marie Watson

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Shopping

02 June 2013 Marie would recommend this property

Liked: Good central location, great breakfast. Helpful and friendly staff

Disliked: Noise at night from nightclub in Sauchiehall Street. On advice from reception will ask for room at back of hotel when next we visit,

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

30 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nothing spectacular but good value for money and good location.

Disliked: Many customers (us included) seemed to have problems with the wi-fi. It wouldn't always work.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

PETER SMITH

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 May 2013 PETER would recommend this property

Liked: Everything--except getting to it!

Disliked: The one-way system in Glasgow is complex and the info from Lays did not include any help in negotiating the road system by car to get to their address and as a result I experienced delays and considerable frustration. I strongly suggest Lays includes detailed directions on its website to enable car drivers to drive to it.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

26 May 2013

Liked: Homey and cosy

Disliked: Old keys Unstable toilet bowl Lousy toilet door Weak, downwards-bending bedside table

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Lawrence Threlfall

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 May 2013 Lawrence would recommend this property

Liked: Hearty, filling hot breakfast, good beds and pillows, nice side of town, quiet, big tv, staff were so friendly! Wonderful atmosphere feels very safe and welcoming. Clean.

Disliked: The lock on our door was a bit of a joke but the hotel itself felt very safe. The internet was also awful. It could apparently only handle one guest at a time. I got access only when sitting by myself at 3:00 AM otherwise it was pointless.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Business / conference
City break

22 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, good location

Disliked: Wifi did not always work properly

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Burak SONMEZATES

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

21 May 2013 Burak would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and it has a wonderful breakfast whose price included in room price ..:):) and there is a 120 cm LG lcd tv in the room yupppiii..;)

Disliked: Customer cant use wifi in their room...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Sam Rosenbaum

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 May 2013 Sam would recommend this property

Liked: Nice quiet stay for the first few jet lagged nights in Glasgow. We paid for a twin but ended up with a big room and 3 beds and a sink. Not too many others around so essentially a private washroom outside the room. Very clean and secure, with 24 hour reception. Close to both the west end and city centre which was nice. Staff pointed out some good restaurants too.

Disliked: Breakfast was less than stellar. No real common area. Wifi only in the dining room and turned off during 7-9 am during breakfast.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

06 May 2013

Liked: kind staff

Disliked: a little bit dirty

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

jonathan paul mcleod

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

23 April 2013 jonathan paul would recommend this property

Liked: It was warm clean good parking nice staff good breakfast nice views of city aswell.

Disliked: Nothing it was spot on.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Malin Axelsson

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

14 April 2013 Malin would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, charming house.

Disliked: stairs to top floor. only one bathroom for the whole floor.