The Glasgow School of Art and our residential accomodation is located in Glasgow city centre, with a host of theatres, bars, galleries, museums, restaurants and excellent shopping on your doorstep.  Our central locatation provides the best base for your visit the Glasgow - Scotland's largest and most vibrant cities - Glasgow today is a modern, cosmopolitian European city.

Vacation Accomodation >

During the summer months of July, August and September The Glasgow School of Art's student residence accommodations are set up for vacation rentals and are rented out to individuals, families and groups in addition to students.

Margaret Macdonald House is now registered as a 2 star Hostel with Visit Scotland. The people who take advantage of the low priced accommodation include backpackers, students, families, summer school students, student groups and other groups including pipe bands. All bedrooms are single and almost 50% of the rooms are ensuite.

New for summer 2015

We are delighted to announce that The Scottish Youth Hostel Association (SYHA) will manage our halls for us over the summer and offer existing and new guests accommodation on the site. The site will be called Glasgow Metro and is available for bookings from 26th June to 31st Aug 2015.  Please visit the SYHA website for full details about tariff and facilities offered, and to access the online booking system

If you would like to make a booking by telephone, please contact SYHA on +44(0)845 293 7373 or +44(0)141 332 3004

To make a booking by email, contact SYHA on

All guests who have made a booking with Margaret Macdonald House directly or via before the 5th May 2015 will have their booking transferred over to the new site. Original dates and tariff will be honoured by SYHA.