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Where to Stay in Aberdeen on a Budget

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Updated: 22 November 2017

If you’re travelling to the Granite City on a tight budget, never fear! Scotland‘s northern port city is replete with affordable, convenient, yet comfortable places to lay your head. So check out our guide to the best budget hotels in Aberdeen, and never miss a wink of sleep again.

Britannia Aberdeen Hotel

Combining upscale amenities with an irresistible Scottish charm, the Britannia Aberdeen has it all. A stone’s throw from the River Don, the Britannia Aberdeen is a mere 15 drive from the city centre, and has plenty of on-site facilities to make it your perfect home away from home, with a gym, sauna and heated pool, as well as a live band every Friday in their Java Lounge. So if you’re looking for a cosy, unfussy getaway, the Britannia Aberdeen has everything you need.

Travelodge Aberdeen Central Hotel

One of the great titans of budget accommodation, Travelodge hits it out of the park yet again with its Aberdeen Central location. Located within walking distance of the Maritime Museum, the Duthie Park Winter Gardens and Aberdeen Beach, their seafront views are unbeatable. All the rooms feature plush king sized beds and more downy pillows than you’ll know what to do with, and their bright, funky dining room serves up hearty Scottish breakfasts that’ll keep you running throughout the day. Also, if you’re in town for work and need to get an early night, they’ll put you on one of their quieter business floors to make sure you get your beauty sleep before that board meeting.

Aberdeen City Centre Hotel

Located right in the heart of Granite City and a mere 200 metres from the Art Gallery and His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen City Centre Hotel has all the trappings of an upscale hotel, but without the heart-stopping price tag. Stylish yet intimate, they have a range of rooms on offer, from their basic single room to their grand serviced apartments, featuring a private hot tub and kitchen. Their bar downstairs also has an excellent selection of classic board games, so you can gleefully plunder your friends’ Monopoly money well into the evening.

Hotel ibis Aberdeen Centre

Another bastion of the hotel industry, ibis Aberdeen is the ideal option for those looking for a taste of the famed Union Street nightlife. This newly-built hotel is beautifully furnished, with lightning-fast WiFi, bright wooden panelling in the rooms, plus free coffee and tea facilities. Their breakfast will also satisfy even the pickiest of foodies, with avocado toast, natural yogurt, Cumberland sausages and fresh pastries every morning. Best of all, check-out time isn’t until noon, so you can have that lie-in you so richly deserve.

Rosemount Palace

Set in a stunning converted granite church, the Rosemount Palace promises traditional hospitality in an unparalleled setting. Within strolling distance of beautiful Old Aberdeen, the Rosemount Palace is perfect for your inner historian. Breakfast is included in the booking and all rooms have flat-screen televisions with satellite channels, so leaving the premises – even to explore the riches on your doorstep – could be a struggle.

Station Hotel

With a history dating back to the Victorian period, the Station Hotel combines old world charm with new world comforts. Located right next to the main railway station, the Station Hotel is perfect for the weary traveller in need of plush leather sofas and a stiff drink from the Montrose Bar. The grand staircases and wide corridors are sumptuously decorated yet restfully informal. Their Denburn Restaurant also serves a much-regaled afternoon tea service, so make sure to pack away a few cakes before you check out.