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Tartan Lodge

235 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow G31 3AW Scotland
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#5 of 11 hostels in Glasgow
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Old world charm and contemporary elegance are interwoven in our hostel set within a former 19th century church and Masonic Lodge on Alexandra Parade, Glasgow. Tartan Lodge provides affordable accommodation for budget and business travellers in mind, comprising of a selection of double bedrooms and twin rooms all with ensuite bathrooms and LCD Tvs. Additionally, our boutique hotel has shared dormitories for budget travellers and backpackers, with a choice of eight, six, four and three bed dormitories for male and female only dormitories offering bespoke bunk bed design which offer a double plug socket, shelve and underneath storage for each bunk. All dormitories include ensuite and facilities for families as well. For an additional fee you can hire Towels from us for £2 (plus £5 deposit), or purchase a padlock for your bunk for £2. We also offer a reading light for each bunk which is available from reception. Tartan Lodge is located conveniently close to Glasgow Royal Infirmary and walking distance to Glasgow's Merchant City Cultural Quarter, George Square, Celtic Park and city centre shops and attractions. For refuelling in the evening, a host of pubs and restaurants are nearby in the Merchant City or within our own neighbourhood of Dennistoun. Guests are equally welcome to cook their own meals in our fully fitted kitchen with cooker, microwave and utensils.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
24-hour front desk
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4.0 of 5 stars
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English
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Joan travel wrote a review Oct 2021
Galway, Ireland4 contributions2 helpful votes
Rotten place - room door broken staff are very rude and fob you off with any question you have not a good price but location is ok I guess shirt walk from town and short drive from airport only stayed one night but wish we didn’t stay at all. Highly recommend to sleep in car instead
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Megan W wrote a review Aug 2021
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Having stayed in over 20 hostels in my lifetime, this one was by far the worst (and I’ve stayed in a hostel where someone has pissed all over the floor). The ‘receptionist’ at the hotel desk was absolutely horrible and should be fired. He shouldn’t be working in customer service as he has disgraceful manners and was incredibly condescending. We booked a DELUXE 4 bedroom, and we’re told upon arrival (after having paid and checked in, might I note) that there would be another person staying in our room. When I tried to disagree, he told me very rudely that he was doing us a favour by letting us stay in a 6 bedroom as he was losing out on money (but technically we were losing out on money as we were paying individually and it would have worked out cheaper with more people in one room). When I tried to argue, he said ‘please, don’t be difficult’ as if I were a child. I spent my first night of Glasgow crying because this man had truly ruined my stay. And, due to the stress of the situation, I was incredibly ill the next day with an extreme miagrain. Later on the next day when I could finally manage the strength to stand, I saw the receptionist was smoking weed outside the hotel while two men were waiting to check in, completely ignoring his duties. I wonder if his boss or the hostel owner knows that this is how he behaves. We were also told that there was a kitchen but it was locked the entire time. One of my friends asked if he could unlock it, to which he replied ‘yes’ and then walked away without doing anything. Also, if you’re reading this and thinking ‘ah it’s one guy, he probably won’t be working when I go’, then think again. Because he’s there all the bloody time, not doing his job. I can’t put into words how awful this place was without using a long line of extremely colourful language. Please do not stay here. And if you’ve stayed here and had a similar experience, make sure to spread the word.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jacob B wrote a review Aug 2021
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Don’t let the pretty name deceive you, this place honestly has some of the worst customer service I have ever seen. We booked a room for 4 as we were a group of 4 travelling and when we arrived we were thrown in a room of 6 with someone else! Although this other guest was a lovely person it wasn’t ideal when you want and have paid for privacy. The receptionist was rude the whole time , constantly being blunt and even told us we should be grateful to be in a 6 bed room as it’s more expensive (which is wasn’t ). At one point we returning from Glasgow and came across two gentlemen with bags trying to figure out where to go and why no one was at the reception. While this was happening the receptionist was smoking and drinking outside the entrance with his mate , ignoring these two individuals walking up and down the stairs, looking lost and frustrated. The rooms themselves although not terrible were also very impractical with a tv and a kettle but with no plug socket where they could actually be used! The kitchen was also locked the whole time and when I went down to see if it could be opened no one was at the reception of course! Do not ! I repeat do not go to tartan lodge. Tainted my whole image of Glasgow.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Luca S wrote a review Aug 2021
Norwich, United Kingdom17 contributions4 helpful votes
I just have no words to describe how we have been treated. We are family with a child. We have booked through Booking.com. On arrival they told us they were overbooked! Despite the confirmation email of our booking. It was 10.30pm and we never been to Glasgow before and didn't know where to go. We have not been offered anything else nor recommendation what so ever. We had to call a few places ourselves and luckily we have found something elsewhere. The place itself very suspicious. Drunk people outside in front of the main entrance. Whilst we were waiting in the reception for some sort of explanation they were only couples coming in and out... They probably assumed we not gonna turn up and rented our room for an hour or two... Disgusting! Overall maybe it was good for us as a family that they were 'overbooked'. AVOID!!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Aaron wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom5 contributions7 helpful votes
I booked a reservation from a Thursday to Sunday and requested check in for 6am Friday morning. I was told by telephone reception that this would be fine that a note would be added to the system to allow for this. However, when I arrived at Tartan Lodge, there was noone available in reception. I waited 30 minutes for someone to come to the reception desk and tried to check in. I was then told by the staff member that I would have to pay extra money to check in due yo the time of arrival. Even after I explained the arrangement made with the telephone staff the day before and the fact that I had paid for the previous night also, the staff member insisted on receiving extra payment. When I refused to pay extra fees, the staff member told me I need to leave and WALKED OFF leaving me in the reception area. As a result, I had nowhere to stay after working a night shift and was not able to arrange alternative accommodation until later that afternoon. Since raising this complaint with Tartan Lodge I received no response at all and Booking.com have stated that they are unable to compensate me due to having no response from Tartan Lodge in relation to the specific complaint points made. It's also worth mentioning that whilst waiting for someone to come to reception, I saw the kitchen area which was absolutely filthy. Overall this was by far the worst experience I have had with any accommodation and I would not recommend anyone stay at Tartan Lodge.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Annie wrote a review Feb 2020
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I stayed here not long ago, and I thought it was an ok couple days here with friends for a night out. But then it turns out that’s I had my iPod stolen from my room by one of the staff. When I arrived it was a skinny girl with long blonde hair that was on shift at the time and was acting quite shady. She acted all nice and polite but I don’t think this is the case. Cause once I came back with ma pal to this hotel my iPod that was charging in the room was then gone.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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AllanDiegoBrito wrote a review Feb 2020
Dublin, Ireland393 contributions224 helpful votes
The hostel is a little far from the city center but it is the cheapest option. The hostel is large and has many rooms. My friend and I had problems at check-in and the staff ended up putting us in a room just for the two of us. Cleaning is ok. Quiet to spend the night.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Sandra V wrote a review Jan 2020
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This is THE WORST PLACE I EVER STAYED AT IN MY LIFE!!!!! I STAYED HERE FOR 4 DAYS.... IT TOOK15 HOURS TO CHANGE A BATHROOM LIGHT BULB! I Emailed the manger regarding this matter as the staff told me to do. I was hoping to get a small refund for this problem. No answer from manger even after 24 Hrs. I Paid extra to have A private bathroom and this is what I got.... STAFF WAS POORLY TRAINED when I asked A simple question The staff kept telling to email the manager even for simple about questions about anything. Save your money go somewhere else I would never stay here again!!!!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dave wrote a review Jan 2020
York, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
LOUD, DIRTY, COLD, GAPS IN DOOR FRAMES, HEAR PEOPLE HAVING SEX, WALKING DOWN THE CORRIDOR, WALLS ARE THAT THIN YOU CAN HEAR PEOPLE ON THE TOILET. Loud, dirty, cold, gaps in doors, staff walk in your room early hours in the morning while sleeping, hear people talking, having sex, shouting, walls are that thin you can hear people sat on the toilet. Very rude staff..!!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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StephenMcl wrote a review Dec 2019
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Place is absolutely stinking, wouldn’t let my dog stay there, the stale smell of pee hits you as soon as you walk down the corridors to your room. My friends and I didn’t even last the night the smell was that strong and the rooms were that bad we ended up just leaving to go home. Honestly don’t ever book here!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tartan Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Tartan Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Friends Of Glasgow Royal Infirmary Museum (0.4 miles), The Necropolis (0.4 miles), and Glasgow Cathedral (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tartan Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and a 24 hour front desk.
What are some restaurants close to Tartan Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Scran, Bilson Eleven, and Tibo.
Are there any historical sites close to Tartan Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Mackintosh House (2.5 miles), The Tenement House (1.7 miles), and House for an Art Lover (3.6 miles).