Hostels in Glasgow, Scotland

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Get to know Glasgow (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Glasgow. To help you make friends with Glasgow before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Glasgow is located on the banks of the River Clyde in the central west region of Scotland. It's the largest city in Scotland, and third largest in the UK with a population of 600,000. As you would expect, there are a lots of Glasgow hostels, so you shouldn't have a problem booking a bed or room.

Glasgow is steeped in history and was one of the main cities involved in the Industrial Revolution. A large part of the city still has a working class vibe to it, but the city centre is very metropolitan with an excellent choice of shops with all the leading fashion brands. Most of these shops can be found on Buchanan street.

The West End of Glasgow is a very affluent area. There are several excellent museums located in this part of Glasgow such as the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Built in 1901, this museum contains a large mixture of ancient and modern artifacts and exhibitions. The Botanic Gardens contain thousands of species of exotic plants from around the globe. Also located in the area is the University of Glasgow which is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the U.K. It also has its own museum and visitor centre. All of these attractions are free and within walking distance of each other.

When arriving in town, the main bus station, Buchanan Station is located quite far from most of the Glasgow hostels. Therefore, it is often necessary to get a taxi or connecting bus from there to your hostel, especially when carrying luggage. Some of these hostels are located in the city centre area, while others are found in the West End. They offer both dorm and private rooms. Many also offer special deals with tour operators.

There is no shortage of restaurants in Glasgow and many of them have very affordable prices. There is a large selection of ethnic restaurants in the city, in particular Indian restaurants. There is also an endless choice of bars and nightclubs in the city centre, especially on Sauchiehall and Bath street. In the West End, Byres Road and Ashton Lane have plenty of bars and restaurants which are very popular with students.

Public transport in the city is very efficient and inexpensive with regular bus services to the airport and all around the Greater Glasgow area. There is also a subway line which circles the city, so you shouldn't have a problem getting from your hostel to all the attractions.

Written by local enthusiast for Glasgow hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Glasgow hostels Shannon Neuber

FAQ about Glasgow Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Glasgow. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Glasgow. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Glasgow costs on average $36 for a dorm. A hostel in Glasgow with private rooms costs on average $177. shows all 6 Hostels in Glasgow. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 6 hostels in Glasgow, Scotland. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Glasgow such as
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Your Packing List for Glasgow

Your Packing List for Glasgow

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Glasgow and Scotland.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Glasgow Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Glasgow, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
6 Total number of hostels
$36 Average dorm price
$177 Average private room price
$19 Cheapest hostel in Glasgow
Clyde Hostel is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Glasgow
Clyde Hostel is the best rated
Most Glasgow hostels are located in
City Centre, Charing Cross, Kelvinhaugh
6 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Glasgow - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Glasgow. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Glasgow. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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