Pinching those pennies isn’t always synonymous with mediocre lodgings, but it does help to know where to look. So cultural escapades can take pride of place, let us focus on the logistics with our round-up of the best budget accommodation picks in Glasgow.
Hotel ibis is a brilliant budget option with its welcoming menu of trendy touches and sleek comfortable rooms. Although a fuss-free alternative, this smashing hotel ticks every box — think comfy queen sized beds, ensuite bathrooms, TV and wifi. Located where all the fun is on Sauchiehall St, Hotel ibis caters to expert travellers, solo adventurers and wanderlust-loving groups alike.
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An absolute winner when it comes to the best budget accommodation in Glasgow, The Z Hotel has that luxurious, almost boutique-like feel but minus the amped-up cost. Contemporary compact rooms with glass-partitioned ensuite bathrooms champion minimalism and play host to effortlessly sleek stays. The Z Hotel’s George Square location is a stone’s throw away from all the hot attractions like GoMA. On-the-go travellers and the hassle-free cafe go together like two peas in a pod.
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 decorated with serious style goals in mind — think minimalist grey hues, white dairy tiles and a trendy industrial aesthetic. Dare we even say it’s verging on chic Scottish hipster?! Perks include Tunnock’s Teacakes awaiting in the rooms upon arrival, Egyptian cotton sheets, the fab restaurant, free wifi, Scottish fine soap toiletries and complimentary parking. Flawless.
Whether a studio with style or lofty room adorned with mind-reeling books and arty touches, Airbnb is the best way to grasp a city’s true personality and live like the locals. Suited to all price ranges, Glasgow’s Airbnb scene lends itself to some lust-worthy home envy and epic staying experiences in prime locations. The hyper-local tips from the gracious Glaswegian hosts are all part of the charm. Whether kitschy, off-kilter, suave, classic or the epitome of modern, Airbnb is the accommodation of the future.
The cream of Glasgow’s hostel crop, Euro Hostel Glasgow 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 mod cons and the quiet room is a place of respite. Between the bouncing bar and strategic central location (just 10 mins from Glasgow Central Station), this pick is worth considering.
Bringing a whole new meaning to the term ‘A Game’, Point A Hotel is light years ahead. Near all the good stuff, it’s within easy walking distance from the main must-see sites 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 of sourcing the city’s best breakfast.