Budget Accommodation close to indoor arena
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
£ 41.65View Rates
G3 7TF, Glasgow, 904 Sauchiehall Street
The friendly, family-run Sandyford hotel offers stylish en suite rooms, a 10-minute walk from the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. There is free 24-hour Wi-Fi access throughout. The en suite rooms at the Sandyford feature... read more
£ 44.00View Rates
G3 7SL, Glasgow, 22 Royal crescent
Situated in central Glasgow, the family-run Sandyford Lodge offers free Wi-Fi throughout and a 24-hour front desk. On Glasgow’s famous Sauchiehall Street, it is just 10 minutes’ walk from the Exhibition Centre Railway Station. The... read more
£ 49.00View Rates
G2 8LY, Glasgow, 320 Argyle Street
Located in Glasgow city centre on one of the main shopping streets, the Alexander Thomson hotel is 200 metres from Glasgow Central rail station. A buffet breakfast is available and all rooms have a private... read more
£ 51.00View 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
£ 54.00View Rates
G1 1DQ, Glasgow, 201 Ingram Street
In Glasgow’s vibrant city centre, this hotel offers stylish accommodation. The main high street can be reached with just a few minutes’ walk. Each modern room at Mercure Glasgow City Hotel features an LCD flat-screen... read more
£ 60.00View 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
£ 65.60View Rates
G2 2JJ, Glasgow, 139 &141 West George Street
Situated in central Glasgow, the Park Inn by Radisson Glasgow City Centre boasts free high-speed Wi-Fi, a gym, and a restaurant. With accessible rooms, it is just 3 minutes’ walk from Glasgow Central Railway Station.... read more
£ 71.10View Rates
G3 8AZ, Glasgow, 27 Washington Street
A few minute’s walk from Glasgow Central Station this AA 4-star hotel offers quiet, spacious, air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, leisure facilities and on-site parking. The leisure Club has a 15-metre pool, steam room, sauna,... read more
£ 72.00View Rates
G1 2RL, Glasgow, Theatreland
The Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Theatreland is well-placed in the city centre, just a few metres from shops and nightlife. It has a bar, a restaurant, meeting facilities and bright modern bedrooms with free Wi-Fi.... read more
£ 75.00View Rates
G1 3SF, Glasgow, 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
£ 75.15View 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
£ 76.00View 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
£ 80.33View 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
£ 81.32View Rates
G12 0XP, Glasgow, Great Western Road
In Glasgow’s fashionable West End, the Glasgow Pond offers free Wi-Fi. The city centre is just a 10-minute drive away. Each stylish, modern room at the Glasgow Pond Hotel has a digital TV. Guests receive... read more
£ 84.00View Rates
G1 2RL, Glasgow, 161 West Nile Street
This 4-star Holiday Inn is located in the heart of Glasgow, just 50 metres from the Royal Concert Hall. It offers bright, elegant rooms with modern bathrooms, 1 hour of free Wi-Fi and an award-winning... read more
£ 90.00View Rates
G2 2EN, Glasgow, 110 Bath Street
Apex City of Glasgow 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. Guests... read more
£ 90.00View Rates
G3 8HT, Glasgow, 1 William Street
In Glasgow city centre, the Hilton Glasgow Hotel is set in the heart of the financial district, with easy access to transport links and the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SEC). The hotel is just... read more
£ 92.65View Rates
G2 8DL, Glasgow, 301 Argyle St
This modern hotel is opposite Glasgow Central Station and features award-winning architecture. It boasts a stunning atrium, rooms with wall-to-ceiling windows and free access to a nearby pool and gym. The spacious rooms at the... read more
£ 98.10View Rates
G51 1HF, Glasgow, 21 Mavisbank Gardens
Offering river views, Mavisbank Family Home is an accommodation situated in Glasgow, 500 metres from The Hydro and 700 metres from Scottish Event Campus Glasgow. Guests staying at this holiday home have access to a... read more
£ 150.00View 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).