Emergency Accommodation

If you find yourself suddenly homeless, or circumstances mean that you are unable to access your own accommodation, for any reason, read on.

If it’s an emergency and you need a room for the night, first of all speak with the University’s own Accommodation Service team to see if they can help you – phone 0141 330 4743.


Nightstop provides free emergency accommodation for young people aged 16-25 who are facing a night on the streets or sleeping in an unsafe place.

Phone: 0141 418 6990

Email: nightstop@simonscotland.org

Alternatively, you can try contacting the following organisations to see if they have rooms vacant.

Hostels in Glasgow

Glasgow Youth Hostel
8 Park Terrace
G3 6BY

E-mail: glasgow@syha.org.uk
Phone:+ 44 (0) 141 332 3004
Fax: + 44 (0) 141 332 5928

Euro Hostel Glasgow
318 Clyde Street,
G1 4NR

Phone: + 44 (0) 141 222 2828

Other hostel booking sites are online and can be searched by typing ‘Glasgow, Scotland’ in the search box at Hostelbookers.com and Hostelworld.com.

Glasgow City Council

You can also contact the Local Authority who may have a duty to help you but be aware that access to temporary accommodation for homeless people is very limited: Glasgow City Council Homelessness pages

Other information

For more information about emergency accommodation please see the Shelter Scotland website.

None of the emergency accommodation is free, so if you have no money at all, you may need to try and access Discretionary Funding, Hardship Fund or a Crisis Loan from Financial Aid, or speak with the SRC Advice Centre for further advice.

If it is out of hours you can call the University Gatehouse on 0141 330 4444 and ask for help.

See also our information on Out of Hours and Emergency Help.