Cheap Accommodation - Where Should you Stay for a Night ?
Finding guest rooms to let in Glasgow is simple for tourists simply stepping off the train. Good value bed and breakfast accommodation is widely available in the city centre so travellers could simply walk to their destination. Rooms in Glasgow range from budget hostels, simple b&b's and guesthouses in converted Georgian houses, cheap hotels on gorgeous terraced lanes right up to the Victorian grandeur of the Central Hotel.
Visitors to the Scottish capital city can easily find good value places to stay for the night online or get information about local bed and breakfast options at the official Scotland tourism information office. The tourist offices are just a short 4 minute walk away from the railway, located on Buchanan Street (near Glasgow Coach Station) and will provide detailed maps and information about the sights and history of the city.
Many visitors choose to stay overnight around George Square that is host to the famous Hogmanay or New Year's Eve celebrations. The area is also includes great music venues, including the illustrious National Theatre of Scotland, shopping and an array of museums - it is just a quick 10 minute walk from the main railway.
Looking for a very cheap hotel stay close to Glasgow Central Station ?
Check very cheap rates for 3 star Alexander Thomson. This cheap good value accommodation is located in Glasgow city centre, within walking distance of central rail station. The Alexander Thomson hotel has a superb central location, close to all of Glasgow's shops, museums, bars and art galleries. The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) is only a 15 minute walk away.
Another very cheap property is three star Jurys Inn Glasgow. Located adjacent to Central Station, overlooking the River Clyde, this hotel offer bright, spacious family rooms, which can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and two children and our fixed rate room pricing offers outstanding value for money.
Glasgow main central railway station in the city centre
The station still has a beautiful glass-walled bridge that leads onto the city's renowned Argyle Street, better known as the Highlandman's Umbrella by the locals (Highlanders used to meet on the bridge in the past) and the former ticket offices still stand strong. The famous Arches nightclub and theatre lie beneath the bridge with loads of great shops and a bustling nightlife.
The Central Hotel, built in 1883 as the main overnight accommodation for wealthy travellers coming into the city, still has its rooms open and remains a gorgeous Victorian building worthy of a night's stay or simply a wander around.
It's no wonder that tourists choose to find accommodation in the surrounding areas - literally the city centre - with the easy train connections in, around and out of the capital city, a bustling social scene, great shopping and the area steeped in historic sights it's truly convenient.
Luckily, the area is host to a wide range of cheap hotels and b&b's so those travelling on a budget can stay happily too. Popular in the city is also renting a serviced apartment for 1 night or a weekend (short term stay).
Glasgow Central is the busiest railway station in the United Kingdom outside London. There is a limited service to Edinburgh although the city's second mainline terminus, Glasgow Queen Street, is the principal station for trains to Edinburgh.
CrossCountry operates a rail service via the East Coast Main Line to Birmingham and onwards to the West Country and the South Coast, as extensions to its services to Edinburgh Waverley. The East Coast company operates a rail connection to London King's Cross via Edinburgh.
ScotRail services travel to Scottish destinations including Ayr (connection by bus for Stena Line ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast), Troon (connecting with P&O Ferries to Larne Harbour), Kilmarnock, East Kilbride, Gourock, Neilston, Stranraer and Largs, as well as the Caledonian Sleeper service to London Euston. First TransPennine Express trains go to Manchester Airport via Manchester Piccadilly.
Virgin Trains offer frequent train connections to London Euston and Birmingham New Street via Carlisle, Preston and Crewe. Additional SPT operates a bus service (number 398) to Glasgow Queen Street and the Buchanan bus station.