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Margaret Macdonald House

89 Buccleuch Street, Glasgow G3 6QT, Scotland
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Ranked #14 of 39 Specialty Lodging in Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

booked my through bookings.com, simple, easy to amend, paid on arrival, great location, everything was easy to find, friendly staff and helpful indeed. Will recommend my friends to stay too if they're looking for a budget rates.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Booked here for my 3 week stay during the Commonwealth Games, and glad that I did. From booking to leaving found the staff excellent throughout. Fiona & Phillipa were possibly the kindest and most helpful people I've dealt with whilst staying away from home. It is a hostel, and you can't expect hotel standards, but at less than £25 per... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I stayed during the Commonwealth Games. The accommodation is basic but good for the price considering the city centre location. Parking and washing facilities available. During the stay the building experienced problems with fire detection system resulting in the cookers being put out of action. However the staff made every effort to help residents which was much appreciated - many... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Just stayed for a couple of nights in this great hostel/halls of residence. It's not exactly furnished in up to the minute style but there are plenty of things to recommend it all the same. Firstly, the staff I dealt with both during the booking process and the check-in and out were all superb, both friendly and efficient. Nothing was... More 

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milton keynes
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I am staying here for 1 week whilst working for the Commonwealth Games as a volunteer and its absolutely fine. You get what it says on the box. Its student accommodation that is used as a hostel during school break. The location is good, just 20 minutes walk for a 60 yr old man from Central Station and five minutes... More 

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Not the most modern or comfortable place I have stayed in. My room had a bad mouldy smell and the shower took some figuring out. Enough cupboard space though and the bed was ok, not great, but ok. The kitchens where huge, but it was almost impossible to get the stoveplates to heat up. As you can hear don't expect... More 

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Rome, Lazio, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Good value for travelling. The streets aren't good for go to the center because there are hardly street-climbs/reductions, anyway you can go on Gran Central Station in 10-15min of walk. The room aren't cleany so much, there aren't any towels and hair-heaters, the hostel offers a Bathroom (optional), Bed, Table, Bedside Table and 6 UK power sources. By the way... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

I have stayed here on four or five occasions when spending a long weekend in Glasgow. It's fair to day that the rooms have varied over the years in terms of cleanliness and general presentation - however, I have always found the student staff to be very helpful and obliging. This year I noticed a distinct improvement in the rooms... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2010

Location and price sold me on this. It's just around the corner from the Glasgow School of Art, and is usually occupied by students from the school during term time. During the holidays they rent out rooms hostel-style. All I can say is, pity the students who have to stay here all the time. The building in general has that... More 

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