9 Best Budget Hotels In Glasgow, Scotland - Updated 2022

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Labeled by UNESCO as the city of music, Glasgow is a place where the arts and culture thrive. It’s no wonder it has earned the reputation as Scotland’s cultural hub. In this atmosphere, filled with musical melodies, there is always a music event hosted in one of the numerous pubs and clubs. Perhaps it’s this love for the arts that has earned Glasgow the status of being one of the world’s friendliest cities. And certainly, Glasgow locals (known as Weegies) are a friendly lot. A smile is always on people’s faces as they walk along the vibrant streets.

Endowed with beauty beyond measure, Glasgow feeds from the River Clyde. With over 20 museums and galleries, this city is always alive with excitement. It’s the perfect holiday destination. And since there are a host of budget hotels that offer excellent service, you don’t have to rush your visit. Let’s take a look at Glasgow’s 9 best budget hotels.

1. The Z Hotel (from USD 75)

Opening the list is the Z Hotel, found in the heart of Glasgow’s city center. This hotel is located just steps away from Queen Street Station. For those flying in, Glasgow Airport is only 11 km (6 miles) away. To enjoy the best of Glasgow, you only need to walk 400 meters (0.2 miles) to get to Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall. For shopping lovers, there are great shopping outlets within the city center, easily accessible from the hotel.

This hotel sets a high standard for other budget establishments. Inside, you’re gripped by the fascinating décor that’s warm and inviting. The design is contemporary and oozes comfort and style. The rooms each have special handcrafted beds, that provide the utmost relaxation. The Z Café, a part of the hotel, serves delectable meals, with a continental breakfast served every morning.

The Z Hotel Glasgow

Wifi Available

Address: 36 North Frederick Street
Accommodates: 2

Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Ironing service Internet services Lift Soundproof rooms

2. Crosshill House (from USD 76)

Perched just 3.2 km (approximately 2 miles) outside of the city center, Crosshill House can be reached by rail with the Crosshill Railway Station, just 600 meters (0.3 miles) away. Glasgow Airport, on the other hand, is only 16 km (9 miles) away. The best entertainment spots are within reach of this hotel. A 15-minute drive will get you to the Celtic and Rangers Football Clubs, while the Citizens’ Theatre is just 2 km (1 mile away).

Crosshill House is a budget accommodation that offers visitors to Glasgow a comfortable place to stay. The rooms all have en-suites and each bears a large flat screen television. Free WiFi is made available to all guests, to ensure you stay in touch with your family. The large windows reveal the beautiful gardens, outside. These gardens are accessible to visitors who would like some tranquility outdoors.

Crosshill House

Wifi Available

Address: 46-48, Queen Mary Avenue
Accommodates: 3

Parking Garden Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services Express check-in/check-out Tour desk

3. Rennie Mackintosh Hotel (from USD 85)

Rennie Mackintosh is a great accommodation for those who want to be right in the center of the city. It is located right next to the Mainline Central Station and it is only 15 minutes away from Glasgow International Airport. Within the business district, the hotel grants you easy access to the National Theater of Scotland. River Clyde is also just a walking distance away.

Being a no frills accommodation, you get pocket-friendly rates for staying here. However, the hotel offers comfort and luxury that’s unlike its budget status. This luxury is sensed from the entrance. As you go up the steps that lead to the reception, a feeling of geniality is felt emanating from the hotel. And when you get to the room, you feel right at home. The beds are cozy and the private bathroom has a modern shower and free toiletries.

Rennie Mackintosh Hotel - Central Station

Address: 59 Union Street

WiFi Available Physical distancing rules followed Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Shoeshine Private parking Daily housekeeping First aid kit available Security alarm

4. King’s Park Hotel (from USD 65)

The King’s Park Hotel is located just 12 minutes away from the city center. This puts it in a great place for those who want some peace and quiet, away from the bustle of the city. But when you want to delve into the Glasgow nerve center, getting there is simple and painless.

The hotel is close to the stunning Overton Park, with its view seen from the guestrooms. The rooms are stunning and hardly seem like budget accommodation. The décor brings out a vibrant aesthetic, one that creates a genial aura. Each room has a unique theme, allowing you to get one that fits your personality. And when you want to enjoy a meal, great eateries are found just a few steps away.

Kings Park Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Mill Street
Accommodates: 5

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms

5. Ibis Glasgow (from USD 148)

Found in the colorful city center, this hotel is just a 10-minute walk from Glasgow Central Railway Station. From here, you can also easily get to Sauchiehall Street and Princes Square. Points of interest like the National Theater of Scotland and the Scottish Opera are all within walking distance to the hotel.

The Ibis offers its guests five-star quality accommodation at an affordable price. The welcoming aura creates a relaxing environment, allowing you to settle in quickly. The rooms are well-designed, with comfort at the center of each. You get a flat screen television in each room, with Freeview, giving you access to great entertainment. Each room also has a private bathroom. And, if you feel like getting a good workout, there’s a gym and sauna, right next door.

ibis Glasgow City Centre – Sauchiehall St

Wifi Available

Address: 220 West Regent Street
Accommodates: 2

Pets allowed Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Internet services Lift

6. Douglas Hotel (from USD 46)

Located 4 km (2 miles) from Glasgow Airport, this budget accommodation is conveniently located, allowing easy access to Glasgow’s exciting attractions. Ibrox Stadium, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and museum are found only 7 km (4 miles) from Douglas. The University of Glasgow is also just 7 km (4 miles) away.

Made for the budget conscious traveler, the Douglas Hotel has modest guestrooms, that offer simple yet comfortable accommodation. There is the option of large family sized rooms, single rooms and everything in between. Each has a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

Douglas Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 1 North Douglas Street Clydebank
Accommodates: 3

Parking Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available

7. Alexander Thomson (from USD 57)

Right within the city center is the Alexander Thomson Hotel. It can be easily reached by train, as the Glasgow Central Rail Station is just 200 meters (.1 miles) away. Staying here allows you to enjoy the best of the City of Music. From here, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Gallery of Modern Art are only a 15-minute walk. The Scottish Exhibition Centre is just 1.6 km (0.9 miles) away.

Alexander Thomson is housed in a beautiful, old Victorian building. The interior design is exquisite, providing a luxurious appeal which makes you feel welcome and right at home. The use of different colors and patterns makes the space inside more vibrant, emulating the spirit of Glasgow. The guestrooms bear this warmth, as well. Each is elegant, beautifully decorated and well furnished.

Alexander Thomson

Wifi Available

Address: 320 Argyle Street
Accommodates: 4

Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms

8. Ambassador Hotel (from USD 102)

The Ambassador Hotel sits facing the stunning River Kelvin. It is this view that guests enjoy from their rooms. Offering comfort at a low cost, this hotel is a great place to call home, while in Glasgow. The rooms are modest yet elegant. They are well-designed with a white theme that makes them bright. Because of this, the mood is jocund and welcoming. The floors are all carpeted, to ensure warmth is spread throughout the room.

Found just 9 km (5 miles) from the Glasgow International Airport, Ambassador Hotel is easily accessible. Its location puts you within walking distance to Glasgow’s best entertainment spots.

Ambassador Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 7 Kelvin Drive
Accommodates: 3

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services

9. Best Western Glasgow City Hotel (from USD 22)

Ending our list of Glasgow’s budget hotels is the Best Western, a hotel found at the center of Glasgow. With just a two minute walk from Charing Cross Rail Station, this hotel is easy to get to via rail. The hotel is a townhouse converted to a budget accommodation. The rooms are spacious and exquisitely decorated. Elegant décor gives it a luxurious appeal. There is a television and DVD player found in each room, for those rare occasions that you’ll be indoors. Free tea and coffee are also offered.

Safestay Glasgow

Wifi Available

Address: 27 Elmbank Street
Accommodates: 8

24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Internet services Heating Fax/photocopying Luggage storage WiFi Available

Join in the fun

Visiting Glasgow allows you to join in the fun of this vibrant city. Music is always playing and galleries often have exhibitions. The arts are alive and well here and this is more than enough reason to make your stay a long one. And, if you’ll be here a while, why not save some cash and book yourself a room in a budget hotel? Going by our list, these hotels still don’t compromise on comfort.

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