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Stayed one night as a stop off on route to elsewhere. An interesting place, well worth WH status. But too many clashing interests here, and it was definitely not the ambience I expected. I have stayed in many excellent hostels - changing own bedding, cooking etc, is no problem. The building is well conserved on the outside, but the inside feels like an institution - walls and carpets are dirty and there was a suspicious brown matter on our wall - chocolate, we hope! The soap dispenser was lying in the sink, next to a warning sign that said the water wasn't for drinking - worrying. The kitchen was very smelly - the windows should have been opened - we did this and it helped a bit. When I pointed this out, a staff member said they couldn't open the windows because of spiders, which are unhygienic... (no, I don't think so ??). Anyway, we cooked and waited for nose blindness to set in - there was no tin opener, weird for a hostel kitchen. The receptionist brought me one from her own kitchen - but it didn't work. Then the noise started - a wedding at the hotel, with banging disco music that filled the whole site. I felt for the people that live there all the year round. It finished at 12 midnight, so only 4 hours to go. The internal fit-out is so cheap and shoddy that the room we were in rattled every time someone on the floor beneath closed their door. Paper thin duvets and pillows, so I took some cushions from downstairs - no bedside lights, thank goodness we had headtorches.

A truly unique location in the world heritage site. We stayed as a pit stop on the way to Skye. It was reasonably good for a family room. Fairly clean, well run and friendly. Had a walk around the area and then went in to Lanark for tea, which is somewhat at odds to the beauty of the world heritage site. Would use as a pit stop again.

Independent hostel affiliated to SYHA. Building is a renovated row of mill workers houses in the World Heritage Site of New Lanark - one of several such sites dotted around GB. The exterior looks much as it did when this place was a model industrial village during the industrial revolution. Some of the other buildings house museums, whilst others are given over to tourist amenities, local businesses and housing. The hostel building interior is new with all amenities: kitchen, dining areas and lounge, TV lounge etc. Rooms are all ensuite. No dorm accomodation. I found the place pleasant and fairly well looked after. Facilities were in good order and clean. WiFi was Ok, but not brilliant. Parking outside the hostel - don't go into the main visitor car parks - drive down into the village itself, hostel is first right once you get down there. Village is set in the bottom of a steep sided valley with the Falls of Clyde nearby - lovely woodland walks next to river and rapids. You can use the restaurant facilities at the hotel nearby (15% discount) and get discounts at other facilities in the village.

It's not the Ritz, and it's never going to be. But The Wee Row is a wonderful little hostel to stay in for a few nights! I've stayed here several times now for work trips, and every time I've had no trouble booking a single room. Rooms are fairly cheap at £39 but always seem to have 2 or 3 single beds in, despite requesting a double. I'm not really bothered by this though since its just me using the room. Each room has its own shower, sink and toilet, so with up to 3 sharing you won't have to wait long to use the facilities, and presumably if you're sharing it will be with people you know! Each time I've had a chair and mirror in the room too, but that's all. There's a TV room on the first floor that's open to everyone, and wifi is available in the communal areas but not in the rooms. There's a big dining room and kitchen downstairs that's open to everyone. Tea/coffee/sugar where all available there. Obviously wash up plates and cutlery when you're done with them, it's not a hotel! And remove your sheets when you check out. Towels provided at check in. You can get meals in the hotel restaurant or the cafe just down the hill, and 15% off in the restaurant if you show your hostel room key! Staff have been very friendly and helpful when I've been there, happy to give directions to the nearest shops etc. Overall a lovely place to stay if you like hostelling!

Recently stayed at the Wee Row Hostel in New Lanark, we were able to check in early which was great. Got to our room, it was nice and clean but the beds were very squeaky and the mattresses weren't comfy, either hard or springy, every time you turned the spring shifted with you! We were also right next to the landing door & it seemed that no one had an ounce of consideration towards anyone & just let the door bang over and over again so this kept me awake. There's no staff in the building after 6/7pm and there's no phone signal so if something happens then tough tits! Someone actually tried our door handle at the back of 9pm & I just thank god I locked the door soon as we got in or god knows what could've happened! BTW, it's not a good idea to watch the Hostel movies then stay in a hostel.... Just saying lol! Breakfast & dinner is available at the hotel 5mins walk away. We had dinner there and it was absolutely beautiful! Starters are around £6, Mains £12-£25 and Desserts £6/7 but well worth it! You also get a 15% off if you show your hostel room key! 😁 There's a little bus that takes you to and from Lanark for a couple of £'s, that's every hour. The scenery is gorgeous, so peaceful, nice walks & a play park too. The hostel also has a TV room, with a wee area to read or play games & you can use the hotel swimming pool for £5. Theres a kitchen too but we didn't use that. As mentioned before, there's no staff after 7ish so you're given a door code to come & go as you please. As I said, it was a basic room (with toilet & shower) but it was clean and warm and would most likely stay again, the girl on reception was very friendly too. Room price was great.

Stayed here one night during a long distance walk. Check in was pleasant and the room as expected. Plenty of hot water and heat in room. Clean linens and towels. Common areas very spacious and you can use the kitchen and drying room. The adjacent hotel serves evening meals and breakfast. Otherwise cook your own, order takeaway or take the short walk up the hill in to town for plenty of shops and restaurants. This hostel is in a beautiful historic spot. Recommended.

What a let down to our trip, this place is set in a remarkable location, but, we had no hot water, then we couldn’t get the door to open, then we were told that we had to eat at the very posh hotel just a small walk away, they should say that in their online views of the place saying dining area closed on some days, the staff seemed more interested in sitting at the desk then helping their guests, I would not recommend this place at all

Nestled alongside the River Clyde, the old mill looms up as you arrive and provides a great spot for an overnight stay. There is a hotel and a gift shop. We arranged for a Tesco delivery to arrive here so we were provisioned for our evening meal. There is a laundry room with decent washers and driers. The drying room is well warmed with plenty of lines to hang wet clothes from; we got all our kit dry overnight. The kitchens are good - plenty of facilities to cook up a good evening meal. We had a triple room. It was a little tired, but clean and all we needed. Warm shower.

Decided to stay over night as I was doing a couple of Wildlife trust events. I felt the hostel was my best option as a solo traveler. Room is basic and clean as expected. I did get a river view however the window was a kin to a ships portal so had to go on floor to look out- however I did feel this added charm to the room. The advantage of staying here is £5 entry fee to leisure facilities which I felt was reasonable. I slept very well and there was no noise at all. I was pleased with my experience and if coming again would opt for this- may upgrade to hotel if coming with someone else to try it out.

My wife and I found this hidden gem. Very quiet place tucked away in new Lanark. Rooms are basic - bed, shower, sink - no frills at all but exceptionally clean, tidy & well decorated with a fully equipped kitchen to cook/make own meals and there is a dining area to eat meals & nice seating area to relax. All the S taff are very friendly & helpful especially Siobahn in reception who is a credit to The Hostel & The New Lanark Trust. Meals can be taken in the nearby hotel at reasonable prices, we haven’t eaten there so can’t comment on the quality but judging by the rest of the complex I have no doubt the food will be excellent.  The complex itself is beautiful and there is lots to see & do. In particular I can recommend a walk to the New Lanark Falls. The town of Lanark is just 5 mins car drive away with good selection of shops.

Wee Row, Rosedale St Lanark Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from New Lanark
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Spa services

New Lanark Wee Row Hostel places you next to New Lanark and within a 3 miles (5 km) of Falls of the Clyde. The 18 rooms at this hostel include refrigerators and microwaves.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM.


All 18 heated rooms feature full-sized refrigerators/freezers, microwaves, and ovens. Rooms also include stovetops.

Property features

New Lanark Wee Row Hostel offers free WiFi in public areas and spa services. If you drive, take advantage of free parking.

Room options

Quadruple Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Triple Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Triple Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 60 reviews

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