A new concept in super-budget accommodation has been delivered in Glasgow following our expert input.
Modifications, costing £500,000 have been made to the Euro Hostel site at the corner of Jamaica Street and Clyde Street in the city centre. They have incorporated eight new self-contained, designer suites, offering a combined 66 bed spaces, available from £13 per person, per night. The rooms are located on a level inaccessible to other guests at the 364-bed hostel. The project has just completed with the installation of an external terrace.
Crafted by the in-house design team at Glasgow-based Euro Hostel, the new suites each accommodate up to 20 people and have their own private living and bathroom spaces. They include extensive lounge and seating areas and, in some cases, features such as foosball tables and even GHDs. All offer premium WiFi upgrades, enabling guests to stream movies, games or music through widescreen TVs.
Euro Hostel was advised throughout the project by Martin Smith, partner in our Newcastle, building consultancy team.
Commenting on his contribution to the alterations, William McClelland, managing director, Euro Hostel, said: “We used separate designers and contractors on the project, and Martin was invaluable to us, effectively functioning as an overall clerk-of-works procurement advisor and Construction (Design and Management) Principal Designer. He was involved in advising on the proposed building contracts, carrying out regular inspections and producing reports itemising areas the contractors needed to address, as well as fulfilling important health and safety responsibilities.
“His technical knowledge and understanding made successfully implementing the project so much more straight forward for us than it would otherwise have been. We’ve employed Sanderson Weatherall since the beginning of this year and Martin’s efforts on this task indicate what a good decision we made at that time.”
Euro Hostel predicts the new suites will appeal to groups of all shapes and sizes who may otherwise find securing cost-effective, private accommodation together in the Glasgow area difficult.
Martin said: “Euro Hostel, which strives to make staying at its sites an enjoyable and sociable experience, describes the new suites as ‘the inevitable evolution of super-budget accommodation’ which, having worked on the project, seems a perfect description. “There’s additional space at the site which Euro Hostel will convert into more suites of this kind when demand proves sufficient and we certainly wish the company well in its efforts to generate this level of popularity.”
Euro Hostel, founded in 2000, aims to bridge the gap between budget hotels and backpacker hostels. It has sites in Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne, in addition to Glasgow, and will open a further property this autumn in Liverpool. The company’s sites offer more luxury than conventional hostels, plus modern décor and perks such as free Wi-Fi. All its properties contain a bar, self-catering kitchen facilities, self-service laundries and spacious communal areas.
For more information and to make bookings, please visit www.euro-hostels.co.uk.