Where to Book a Stay on a Budget in Glasgow, Scotland

Explore the sights of Glasgow during the day before resting at one of its budget-friendly accommodation options
Explore the sights of Glasgow during the day before resting at one of its budget-friendly accommodation options | © Findlay / Alamy Stock Photo
Tori Chalmers

Wondering where to stay in Glasgow for a combination of value and comfort? Pinching those pennies needn’t mean forgoing a good night’s sleep, but it does help to know where to look. So that cultural escapades can take pride of place, here’s our round-up of the best budget accommodation in Glasgow, bookable on Culture Trip.

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ibis Glasgow City Centre

Budget Hotel

Double bed faces wall-mounted TV in room with small sofa, desk, chair and three lamps at ibis Glasgow City Centre
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A familiar option when considering where to stay in Glasgow, the city-centre ibis is an excellent budget-friendly option, with its welcoming menu of trendy touches and sleek, comfortable rooms. Although a fuss-free alternative, this smashing hotel ticks every box, with comfy queen-size beds, ensuite bathrooms, TV and wifi. Sitting where all the fun is on Sauchiehall Street, this hotel caters to expert travellers, solo adventurers and wanderlust-loving groups alike.

GoGlasgow Urban Hotel by Compass Hospitality

Budget Hotel

Double bed in monochrome room with two cushioned swivel chairs, desk and tall radiator at GoGlasgow Urban Hotel
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GoGlasgow Urban Hotel is suited to those with a fancy for the finer things at honest prices. Whether single, double or twin, all 117 bedrooms are stylish, with minimalist grey hues, white dairy tiles and a trendy industrial aesthetic. Perks include Tunnock’s teacakes waiting in the rooms upon arrival, Egyptian cotton sheets, the fab GoGrill Restaurant & Bar, free wifi, Scottish fine soap toiletries and complimentary parking. It’s flawless.

Point A Hotel Glasgow

Budget Hotel

Double bed faces wall-mounted TV in room with mirror, tall window and curtain at Point A Hotel Glasgow
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Bringing a whole new meaning to the term A-game, Point A Hotel Glasgow is light years ahead and within easy walking distance of the main must-see attractions suited to cultural escapades. Cool to the core, this fabulous sleeping spot is reminiscent of an ultra-trendy Japanese hotel, with its efficient-yet-sleek, compact rooms and signature futuristic touches. There is a continental breakfast buffet, or you can venture on a worthy quest to source the city’s best breakfast.

Euro Hostel Glasgow

Hostel, Budget Hotel

Single bed, small table and chair in wood-panelled room at Euro Hostel Glasgow
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Euro Hostel Glasgow, the cream of the city’s hostel crop, is the perfect blend of banter-filled fun and safe, clean and classy accommodation. Both the private rooms and shared dorms possess a contemporary essence, while the private options come with TVs and towels. The kitchen is decked out with all the modern conveniences, and the quiet room is a place of respite. Between the lively bar and strategic central location (just a short walk from Glasgow Central station), this pick is well worth considering.

Z Glasgow

Budget Hotel

An absolute winner when it comes to the best budget accommodation in the city, the Z Glasgow has that luxurious, almost boutique-y feel, minus the cost. Contemporary, compact rooms with glass-partitioned ensuite bathrooms champion minimalism and play host to effortlessly stylish stays. The hotel’s George Square location is a stone’s throw from all the hot attractions, such as GoMA. On-the-go travellers and the hassle-free cafe go together like two peas in a pod.

Want more options? Discover our guide to the best hotels in Glasgow, or these boutique stays, and book now on Culture Trip. For more ideas on where to stay in Glasgow, check out our guide on accommodation to book in Glasgow for the savvy traveller, also bookable on Culture Trip.

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