The Cheapest Beds in Glasgow

by Ian Rose on January 4, 2009

by Ian Rose | January 4th, 2009  


Scotland visitors soon realize that it’s not always the cheapest vacation spot, especially for Americans suffering from the ills of the dollar. But if you want to explore Scotland’s largest city on a tight budget, here are four of the cheapest hostels in Glasgow. All of these offer beds for less than £15, and offer a variety of locations around the city.

Bluesky West End
With museums, galleries and nightlife, the West End is Glasgow’s trendy center. So it might be surprising that the cheapest rooms in Scotland are right here. For a tenner, you can get a bed dorm-style, or pay just slightly more for a bit more privacy. To experience just how far Glasgow has come in terms of modern art and culture, you have to get to the West End, and this is a great way to do it.

Bluesky Hostel
Holy monopoly! That’s right, the two cheapest places to stay in all of Glasgow are both Bluesky properties. Unlike the West End version, the Bluesky Hostel maintains a strict 18-35 age limit, and is set up specifically as a backpackers hostel.

McLay’s Guest House
Located right in the center of the city, you can’t do better for cheap, private rooms than McLay’s. The 81 private rooms are some of the highest rated in the city, and for less than $20 American, you can’t go wrong.

Euro Hostel
Celtic fans, rejoice. A short walk from the famed Celtic Park, home of one of Scotland’s greatest football teams, is this inexpensive place for visiting fans and other Glasgow visitors. An on-site bar and Sky satellite TV (for those sad days when there isn’t live football to be had) makes this an ideal spot for the visiting sports fan.

All four places are marked on the map below. You can see more information, or search through local attractions, by clicking on the links that appear when your mouse is over each location. Or, to start your own search, use the search form below.

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