Budget Accommodation close to indoor arena
G3 8HT, Glasgow, 1 William Street
In Glasgow city centre, the Hilton Glasgow Hotel is set in the heart of the financial district, within walking distance from the main shopping area of the city and with easy access to transport links... read more
£ 73.10View Rates
G12 8EB, Glasgow, 6 Buckingham Terrace, Great Western Road
In Glasgow’s West End, the Argyll Western Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the university and just 5 minutes’ drive from the city centre. Nearby is the pretty cobbled road of Ashton Lane, lined with... read more
£ 38.00View Rates
G3 8RR, Glasgow, 500 Argyle Street, Anderston
This 4-star hotel is in Glasgow centre, just a short walk from the SECC (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre) and the shops of Buchanan Street. It has air-conditioned rooms, an indoor pool, steam room, sauna... read more
£ 67.00View Rates
G3 8HN, Glasgow, Finnieston Quay
Set on the banks of the River Clyde, Hilton Garden Inn offers rooms with views and free WiFi access. The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and SSE Hydro are both 2 minutes’ walk away, while... read more
£ 60.00View Rates
G3 8QT, Glasgow, Congress Rd
Only a few minutes’ walk from the SEC campus, the 4-star Crowne Plaza Glasgow overlooks the River Clyde. It has a leisure club with a pool and spa, as well as a maritime-inspired restaurant and... read more
£ 75.65View Rates
G3 6TT, Glasgow, 260 - 276 Renfrew Street
Set in the heart of the city centre, McLays Guest House is well located for visiting Glasgow’s museums and art galleries and is just a few minutes’ walk from Glasgow’s shopping streets, Sauchiehall Street and... read more
£ 34.00View Rates
G2 2SZ, Glasgow, 129 Bath St
With free WiFi throughout, the newly refurbished ABode Glasgow is situated in the very heart of Glasgow. It is within walking distance of the city's sights, restaurants, shopping, culture, and business. All rooms are beautifully... read more
£ 79.00View Rates
G3 8AZ, Glasgow, 27 Washington Street
A few minute’s walk from Glasgow Central Station or 17 minutes’ drive from Glasgow Airport, this hotel offers quiet, spacious, air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, leisure facilities and on-site parking. The leisure club has a... read more
£ 56.00View Rates
G3 8HL, Glasgow, 10 Tunnel Street
Near the SECC conference centre and Scottish Hydro Arena, Campanile Glasgow has modern rooms 0.5 miles from the M8 motorway. There is free parking and 2 rail stations close by. Campanile Glasgow has modern facilities... read more
£ 35.00View Rates
G2 3HN, Glasgow, 36 Cambridge Street
The 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central is in Glasgow city centre, 800 metres from Glasgow Central Rail Station. The hotel features on-site parking for a fee, and its Juvenate leisure club comes complete with... read more
£ 67.15View Rates
G2 4DT, Glasgow, 181 Pitt Street
Novotel Glasgow Centre offers newly refurbished modern rooms with Wi-Fi access. It has a rooftop gym, and is about 5 minutes' walk from Charing Cross Station Bright and airy bedrooms are all 24m², and have... read more
£ 51.56View Rates
G1 4QG, Glasgow, 60-96 Jamaica Street
Overlooking the River Clyde, this Jurys Inn is in the city centre, next to Glasgow Central Station. It boasts air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen satellite TVs, 24-hour reception, bar and restaurant. The stylish bedrooms at the... read more
£ 51.75View Rates
G2 2EN, Glasgow, 110 Bath Street
Apex City of Glasgow Hotel is located in the heart of Glasgow's vibrant city centre, where this boutique-style hotel offers free WiFi and has good access to the M8 motorway, a few minutes' drive away.... read more
£ 68.00View Rates
G1 3SF, Glasgow, 99 Gordon Street
Located at Glasgow Central Station, the award-winning Grand Central Hotel is an iconic hotel set within Glasgow’s shopping district. It boasts a fine restaurant, free WiFi and 21 meeting rooms for up to 500 guests.... read more
£ 68.40View Rates
G2 3BW, Glasgow, 60 Renfrew Street (corner of Hope Street)
This citizenM Glasgow is located 400 metres from Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall. It offers stylish, modern rooms with free Wi-Fi, a cocktail bar, a designer lobby and a 24-hour canteen. Glasgow Central Rail Station and... read more
£ 64.00View Rates
G2 7DA, Glasgow, 75 Waterloo Street
With a stylish restaurant and bar, Hotel Indigo Glasgow offers boutique rooms with free Wi-Fi and luxury bathrooms. In Glasgow centre, the hotel is just 500 metres from Glasgow Central Station. The sumptuous bedrooms each... read more
£ 80.00View Rates
G51 1RW, Glasgow, 517 Paisley Road West
Located just off the M8 and an 8-minute walk from the Ibrox Stadium, GoGlasgow Urban Hotel offers en-suite accommodation with satellite TVs and free parking. Each bedroom at GoGlasgow Urban Hotel is decorated in a... read more
£ 35.10View Rates
G2 4DP, Glasgow, 179 West Regent Street
Dakota Glasgow features 83 luxuriously appointed bedrooms including 11 suites. The fully air conditioned rooms offer a smart TV and media hub with full Sky HD package, complimentary high-speed internet, and contemporary en-suite bathrooms with... read more
£ 112.50View Rates
G3 8HL, Glasgow, Finnieston Quay, 25 Tunnel Street
Radisson RED hotel in Glagsow features 174 rooms, 3 event and games studios, Glasgow’s first official rooftop bar, a fitness room and 76 car parking spaces. The property is located 200 yards from The Hydro,... read more
£ 70.55View Rates
G24JL, Glasgow, 281 Bath Street
Featuring city views and free WiFi, PREMIER SUITES PLUS Glasgow Bath Street provides accommodation set in Glasgow. All apartments feature an open-plan design with a living and dining area with a flat-screen TV. The kitchen... read more
£ 94.05View Rates
Inspired by the Amphitheatres of the Ancient Roman World
Glasgow has grown in popularity as a tourist destination in recent years, and the city has a wide choice of cheap hotels and bed and breakfast rooms, as well as other budget accommodation, such as B&Bs, rooms in family run guest houses and city hostels. Glasgow’s industrial wealth and past can be seen in its handsome Victorian buildings and museums.
The arena features an elliptical shape and sloping lines, inspired by the amphitheatres of the ancient Roman world. Wherever you are inside the SSE Hydro Arena you can be sure of great views and wonderful acoustics. The interior of the arena is comfortable and flexible, with seats that can be rearranged for different types of events and spectaculars.
This huge auditorium is reputed to be the fourth busiest venue in the world, ranking alongside Madison Square Garden and London’s O2 Arena (find hotels).
The facade of the venue is visible from some distance away, especially at night when it ‘glows’. Its covering is a space industry film of pneumatic and translucent cushions, allowing natural light to flood in during the day. Many hotels around the complex offer great value bed and breakfast deals, free car parking and free WiFi access.
address : SECC, Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW
directions : from the M8, off junction 26 (eastbound) and junction 25a (westbound)
Two other major event complexes in Glasgow are the INTU Braehead Shopping Centre and Arena, and Commonwealth Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.
Where Should I Stay to find budget places to stay ?
Do a little research before your visit and you will find plenty of cheap accommodation, from chain hotels to quirky B&Bs, often with distinctive and unique characteristics. Whether you want rooms only, full-board hotels, apartments for rent, or bed and breakfast accommodation in B&Bs, Glasgow will have plenty of cheap choices for you.
The city has an efficient public transport system, so wherever your bed and breakfast or hotel accommodation is located in the city, you will have no trouble getting to the SSE Hydro Arena.
Glasgow is also the perfect location for a day trip to Edinburgh, which is easy to get to by road, train or bus. All over Glasgow there are cheap accommodation choices for you, with B&Bs and hotels with bed and breakfast rooms for all budgets and tastes.
Reserve your rooms by booking early online, or grab some great last-minute deals. Most of Britain’s chain hotels are represented in Glasgow, all offering guaranteed levels of comfort, service and cleanliness.
Many have great deals and some have their own restaurants, fitness suites and swimming-pools. Cheap hotels are plentifully located around the city’s motorway and rail hubs, while many B&Bs are located in the city centre, often in lovely old Victorian buildings.
The SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow Scotland
Name : The SSE Hydro Arena
Nearest railway station ?
Nearest railway station is the Exhibition Centre Station (EXG), address ; Minerva Street, Glasgow G3 8LD. It’s SSE Hydro’s own dedicated railway station.
Trains run frequently from the city centre to this station, journey time is three minutes.
The center of Glasgow is well connected with every city in the UK by the Central Railway Station, and central and northern Scotland by Queen Street Station.
Nearest Airport ?
The nearest airport is Glasgow International Airport, a 15 minutes drive away. Prestwick airport can be reached in approx. 45 minutes.
The First Eventlink 707 bus service runs from the venue to the center of the city after many concerts and events.
From George Square in the city centre you can take 100 Riversider bus service to the SECC, then Riverside Museum and return, every 30 minutes.
Glasgow can easily be reached by coach from throughout the UK. Services run to Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station.
Address : SECC, Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW
Postcode district : G3
Region : west central Lowlands
Council Area : Renfrewshire
Tel : +44 141 248 3000
Capacity : up to 13,000
Opened in 2013
Nearest Hotels : hotels nearby are set on the banks of the River Clyde, just minutes from the SSE Hydro and the SECC and a 10-minute car journey from Glasgow’s historic city centre (3 minutes by train).