Reserve B&Bs and hostels in advance, especially in August. If rooms are booked in Glasgow, consider staying at the SYHA Loch Lomond (252). Most B&Bs cluster on Argyle Street in the university area or on Westercraigs Road, east of the Necropolis.
12 Bunkum Backpackers, 26 Hillhead St. (581 4481). Though located away from the city centre, Bunkum is minutes away from the vibrant West End. Spacious dorms with comfortable beds. Lockers. Laundry £1.50. Dorms £12 per day.
Glasgow Euro Hostel, (222 2828; www.euro-hostels.com), on the corner of Clyde St. and Jamaica St. Convenient to the city centre, this hostel also offers a dining room and bar. Breakfast included. Laundry facilities. Internet access. Dorms from £13.80.
Merchant Lodge, 52 Virginia St. (552 2424). Originally a tobacco store, this upscale B&B is convenient and comfortable. Singles £35; doubles £55; triples £70.
University of Glasgow, No. 3 The Square, Conference & Visitor Services ( 330 5385).
Enter the university from University St. and turn right into the square. Summer housing at several dorms. Office open M-F 9am-5pm. Student dorms £14; B&B £17.50.
Alamo Guest House, 46 Gray St. ( 339 2395), across from Kelvingrove Park at its southern exit. Beautiful location in the West End. Singles £23; doubles £40-46.
McLay’s Guest House, 268 Renfrew St. ( 332 4796). With 3 dining rooms and satellite TV, this posh B&B looks and feels more like a hotel. Singles £24, with bath £26; doubles £4048; family room £5565.