The Best Hostels in Glasgow for Travelling Canadians

best hostels in GlasgowConsidering how many Canadian citizens have Scottish ancestry, traveling to Glasgow may be something of a visit home to select peoples. For others, it may simply be a vacation to remember. In either event, all Canadians can take advantage of the excellent hostels available to save money on lodgings. The best hostels in Glasgow combine low prices with proximity to major features and quality staff.


Blue Sky Hostel, 65 Berkeley Street

For the backpacker coming into town or the sightseer hoping to spend just a few more days in the city, the Blue Sky is there for any tourist at any time of the year. Not only is the staff courteous and helpful about seeing the city center, but the family dog roams about the reception and lounge in order to personally greet each traveler. Their ten-person Jacuzzi is a great innovation for those who feel sore feet after a day spent wandering about.

St. Enoch Hostel, 42 Howard Street

Located within a few minutes of the central station, the Queen Street Station, or the Buchanan Street Station, there are many bus lines near St. Enoch that can get you into and or out of Glasgow. In addition to spotless rooms, they have free of charge housekeeping so that your bed is neat and tidy once you are ready to fall into from a long day of being a tourist. Their twenty-four hour reception is excellent for anyone coming in the dead of the night and their wireless Internet and flat screen televisions provide all the luxuries of home.

Euro Hostel Glasgow, 318 Clyde Street

Whether you want to see the city, shop at the major boutiques, catch a rugby match, or just get lost in a new location, the Euro Hostel Glasgow has more than enough rooms to come home to each night to do so. Whether you want a single, a double, twins, family rooms, or large dorms, they can accommodate every size of a visiting party. An in-house bar serves up specialty mint and lime drinks for those who need to unwind.

Alba Hostel Glasgow, 6 Fifth Avenue

Only two years old, the Alba is a top of the line hostel with very high standards. Boasting a security system that allows twenty-four hour access without a curfew or a lockout system, visitors can come and go as they please. Near the rail and bus lines, tourists can come into the city center or get out into the Highlands once they have touched base at the Alba.


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