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Featured Hostels in Glasgow

The St Enoch Hotel - Hostel
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Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hostel is steps away from St. Enoch Centre and Merchant City. George Square and Buchanan Street are also within 10 minutes. ...

2.9/5 (145 reviews)
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"Not really a hostel, just an old hotel repurposed as a hostel. They have dumped bunk beds in existing rooms, making it really cramped. The beds themselves are old and seem like they will give way anytime soon. Service is poor, I once entered the washroom only to realise there was no toilet paper. ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2019

The St Enoch Hotel - Hostel
Euro Hostel Glasgow
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £27 per night

Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hostel is steps away from St. Enoch Centre and Merchant City. Buchanan Street and O2 Academy Glasgow are also within 10 ...

3.6/5Good! (965 reviews)

"Good value, excellent location, clean room, helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on 27 Apr 2020

Euro Hostel Glasgow
The Attic at Edenmill
2 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £65 per night

Situated in Glasgow, this hostel is 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from Glengoyne Distillery and within 12 miles (20 km) of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and ...

4/5Very Good! (3 reviews)
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"The view was awesome. It was fun."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jun 2019

The Attic at Edenmill
Tartan Lodge - Hostel
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Located in the heart of Glasgow, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of City Chambers, Glasgow Cathedral and Merchant City. Glasgow Green and George Square are ...

3.6/5Good! (197 reviews)

"Lovely beds: nice and comfy with fresh white bed linen."…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2019

Tartan Lodge - Hostel
Balmaha Bunkhouse Hostel
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Situated in Glasgow, this hostel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Loch Lomond and within 9 miles (15 km) of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and Inchailloch. ...

3.4/5 (13 reviews)

"A WEEK AFTER I BOOKED, MY FATHER PASSED, AND MY MOTHER STAYED WITH US, I INFORMED BALMAHA AT ONCE, TYPICAL THEY TOOK MY MONEY IN SECONDS, BUT HAVENT REPLIED , NOT ONCE. AWFUL PEOPLE."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

Balmaha Bunkhouse Hostel
Rowardennan Youth Hostel
The price is £81 per night

Situated in Glasgow, this beach hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Loch Lomond and 6.7 mi (10.8 km) from Inchailloch. Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park ...

3.7/5Good! (10 reviews)
Beautiful

"Lovely hostel in a beautiful setting. Everything was clean, the bed was extremely comfortable. The food was good. The room was a little bit on the small side for 6 people with luggage but manageable. The only real problem was the women's showers which appeared to have some sort of drainage problem ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2019

Rowardennan Youth Hostel
Cairncross House
2 out of 5
KELVINHAUGH PLACE,20, Glasgow, SCT
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Located in Glasgow Westend, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Sauchiehall Street, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Kelvingrove Park. The SSE Hydro ...

Cairncross House
Glasgow Youth Hostel
4 out of 5
8 Park Terrace, Glasgow, Scotland
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Located in Glasgow Westend, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Sauchiehall Street and Kelvingrove Park. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ...

3.8/5Good! (21 reviews)

"Great position for exploring Glasgow. Loved the spacious building and facilities."…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2019

Glasgow Youth Hostel
Alba Hostel Glasgow
The price is £50 per night

Located in North West, this hostel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Fossil Grove and within 3 miles (5 km) of University of Glasgow and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. ...

3.5/5Good! (67 reviews)
Great overnight stay for cheap

"Service was amazing. Clean, easy going and convenient. Wonderful!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2019

Alba Hostel Glasgow
Glasgow Metro Youth Hostel
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Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Sauchiehall Street and Kings Theatre Glasgow. George Square and Kelvingrove Art Gallery ...

3.8/5Good! (36 reviews)
Good deal

"Good deal for a single room with ensuite bathroom! Location good, not great."…"

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2019

Glasgow Metro Youth Hostel
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GoGlasgow Urban Hotel by Compass Hospitality
GoGlasgow Urban Hotel by Compass Hospitality
3.5 out of 5
The price is £45 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (389 reviews)
Very pleased

"Excellent value for money. Bed was very comfy."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

GoGlasgow Urban Hotel by Compass Hospitality
citizenM Hotel Glasgow
citizenM Hotel Glasgow
4 out of 5
60 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Scotland
The price is £74 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (994 reviews)

"Excellent service. Very good location (close to Buchanan St Bus Station and shopping area). Nice bar."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

citizenM Hotel Glasgow
Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre
Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre
4 out of 5
The price is £68 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (992 reviews)

"Small rooms and good for a short stay, nothing longer than a few days."…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre
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The buzz and energy of Scotland's second city can be experienced for less thanks to the wealth of low-cost hostels in Glasgow. But these sorts of stay are also much more than just a cheap and cheerful alternative to the traditional hotel. They can also be full of atmosphere, drawing fun-loving travellers from all over the globe to their lively common lounges and communal kitchens. Beds are typically laid out in dormitories, with the lowest rates in the largest rooms. Bathrooms are usually shared, though there's a focus on cleanliness and modern facilities. What's more, some of the very best hostels in Glasgow are stylish, interesting or cutting-edge establishments. They might have airy interiors with views of the Clyde River. Or, they could be classic Lowlander inns with one foot in the loch-peppered backcountry on the outskirts of town.

The best things about staying in hostels in Glasgow

There are loads of bonuses to booking a cheap hostel in Glasgow over a classic hotel. For starters, you can look forward to a truly quirky range of places, whether that's a hearty inn-style lodging housed in a Gothic Revival building from the 1800s, or a new-build establishment with floor-to-ceiling windows and riverside views. Then comes the general atmosphere of a hostel stay. With shared kitchens and comfy common spaces, not to mention the odd on-site pub with Scottish craft beers and evening quizzes, it could just be the perfect setting for outgoing solo travellers, backpackers and larger groups alike.

Head inside the most characterful hostels in Glasgow and you can discover all sorts of intriguing dorms and sleeping quarters. It's possible to find rooms that channel the age-old clan identity of the nation, with tartan-clad floors, tartan bedspreads and even the odd bagpipe or two adorning the walls. Other places will focus on offering modern comforts. In those, you can settle in large lounges with flat-screen TVs and make use of fully-equipped kitchens to cook in the evening. It's normal to find hostel stays with 24-hour reception desks, which is handy if you want to join a pub crawl down buzzy Sauchiehall Street or simply rent a bicycle to take in the grand Gothic architecture of the City Centre.

Plan your trip to Glasgow hostels

Hostels in Glasgow are great at helping to crank up the enjoyments on that city break north of the border. In fact, it's quite normal to find tour and ticket booking services are provided by the establishment itself. That means walking tours around the Glasgow Cathedral and jaunts to see works by the Old Masters in the enthralling Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum should be easy to add to the itinerary. If that sounds like your sort of thing, consider choosing somewhere like the Euro Hostel Glasgow. It's right in the heart of the city, perched on the banks of the River Clyde. Alternatively, there's something of a wilder adventure on the menu for those who head to off-the-beaten-path Rowardennan Youth Hostel. Clinging to the banks of jaw-dropping Loch Lomond, it's a fine base for hiking excursions across high Munro mountains and the stunning Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Glasgow?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a lower cost, so you can save your budget for sightseeing. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its museums and art galleries.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look identical, but these dorm-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms), budget prices and a social atmosphere.
What are the best hostels in Glasgow?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These top picks get the best reviews from our guests and could be a good place to look first: The Attic at Edenmill - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. Euro Hostel Glasgow - Located within a 5-minute walk of Merchant City. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. Rooms come with showers. Alba Hostel Glasgow - Close to public transport, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Glasgow Anniesland Station. Property features include free WiFi, free parking and tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find hairdryers and coffee/tea makers in all rooms. Balmaha Bunkhouse Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Loch Lomond. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen. You’ll find showers and linens in all rooms. Tartan Lodge - Hostel - Located within a 20-minute walk of Glasgow Cathedral and Merchant City. Property features include free WiFi, free parking and a shared/communal kitchen. You’ll find showers and linens in all rooms.
What's the seasonal weather like in Glasgow?
Good weather’s always better when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats that may be helpful: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 14°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 4°C. Average annual rainfall for Glasgow is 1320 mm.
What is there to see and do in Glasgow?
Overall, Glasgow is known for its museums, art and theatres. Major attractions include George Square, Glasgow Green and The SSE Hydro. Get out into nature with places such as Loch Lomond, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and Kelvingrove Park. Cultural attractions include Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Royal Concert Hall and Kings Theatre Glasgow.
What's the best way to get around Glasgow?
You can find the closest airport in Glasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.), located 7.2 mi (11.5 km) from the city centre. Another option is Glasgow (PIK-Prestwick), located 28.1 mi (45.2 km) away. Once you’ve arrived, you might want to use public transport to get around. You can take advantage of metro transport at Buchanan Street Station, St Enoch Station and Cowcaddens Station. To check out more of the area, hop on a train at Glasgow Queen Street Station, Glasgow Argyle Street Station or Glasgow Central Station.

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