Unveiling the Best of Glasgow with Airbnb: Your Guide to the City's Finest Rentals



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February 2, 2023

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Unveiling the Best of Glasgow with Airbnb: Your Guide to the City's Finest Rentals

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Glasgow is a great city with plenty of sites and attractions, but it can be difficult to decide where to stay. If you're looking for someplace cheap but comfortable, then Airbnb is the way to go! In this guide, we'll show you some of the best options for Airbnbs in Glasgow so that you can make an informed decision about where to stay during your trip. We've picked out some locations that will give you a glimpse into what makes Glasgow such a special place—and they all come at very reasonable prices.

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The Merchant City

The Merchant City is a vibrant part of Glasgow, and it's easy to see why: the neighbourhood has everything from bars and restaurants to boutique shops, art galleries and theaters.

If you're looking for somewhere to stay while exploring Merchant City (or if you'd like a place within walking distance of all the best things this neighbourhood has to offer), we've rounded up our favourite Airbnb rentals in the area below!

The West End

The West End is one of Glasgow's most popular districts and rightly so. It offers everything you could want from a rental, whether it be close proximity to the city centre or being within easy reach of all amenities. The West End also has great transport links which makes it easy to get around the city.

On top of all this, there are plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops in this area too - so there's never a dull moment!

The Barras and the Gorbals

The Barras is a flea market located in the east end of Glasgow. It's one of the best places to buy vintage clothes and accessories, as well as food and drink.

The Gorbals was once an area that suffered from poverty, but has since been transformed into a hip neighbourhood with many great restaurants and cafés. In fact, it's now considered one of the trendiest areas of town!

Kelvingrove Park and Argyle Street

Kelvingrove Park is the city's largest public park, with over 100 acres of green space. If you're looking for a place to get some fresh air, this is it! The park also houses the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (as well as several other museums), which makes it worth visiting even if you're not into art.

The Botanic Gardens are also located in this area; these gardens were founded in 1786 and contain over 10,000 plants from all around the world--and they're open year-round! If you want to see some flowers but don't want to travel too far outside of Glasgow city centre, this might be just what you need!

If museums aren't really your thing but botanical gardens sound appealing--or if maybe both sound good--then why not check out The People's Palace? This museum was built by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (a famous Scottish architect) back in 1901; today it contains exhibits on everything from natural sciences through history studies all while retaining its original Victorian architecture style inside each room/hallway space within its walls

Pollok Country Park

Pollok Country Park is a great place to visit for a day out. It's one of the largest parks in Europe, and it has lots of things to see and do.

The park stretches across Pollokshields East and West, two suburbs just south of the city centre. The best way to reach it is by taking public transport--you can get there by bus or train from Glasgow Central Station or Queen Street Station, both only about 10 minutes away by foot (although you might have to change trains). Alternatively, if you're renting an Airbnb near George Square or Merchant City, then you might want to walk up Buchanan Street towards Kelvingrove Park before heading down Sauchiehall Street towards your accommodation; this route will take about 15 minutes but offers some beautiful views along its path through Kelvingrove Park towards Pollok Country Park

Glasgow University and Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum.

  • Glasgow University is an iconic Scottish institution that has been educating the next generation of thinkers since 1451. The campus itself is well worth a visit, but if you're looking for something to do in the city, consider booking an Airbnb near Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum (KelvingroveMuseum). This world-class museum houses over 60,000 items from across Europe and North America. It's particularly popular with art lovers due to its extensive collections of paintings by old masters such as Rembrandt van Rijn and Diego Velazquez; sculptures by Auguste Rodin; prints by Albrecht Durer; glasswork by Louis Comfort Tiffany; furniture pieces designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh--and that's just scratching the surface!

If all this sounds appealing but your vacation budget isn't quite up to par yet (it's okay--we've all been there), don't worry: Glasgow University itself offers free tours every day except Sundays beginning at 12pm when classes are not in session.

Airbnb rentals in Glasgow give you a chance to see the city from a local's perspective, but there are lots of other options as well.

Renting a house or apartment is a great way to get to know the city. You'll be able to cook your own meals and make yourself at home, which can be nice when traveling alone. Plus, renting an entire house will likely be cheaper than staying in a hotel!

Glasgow is a city with a rich history, both in terms of its architecture and its people. The city has a population of over 600,000 people, making it the largest city in Scotland. Glasgow was once an industrial powerhouse and was home to many major shipbuilding firms that built ships for both world wars. Today, many small businesses have moved into these old factories and warehouses to create some amazing spaces for you to stay at while visiting Glasgow!

An attractive destination for tourists

Glasgow is a city with a rich history, and it's known for its culture and nightlife. Whether you're looking to explore the rest of Scotland or just want to spend some time in Glasgow itself, this rental offers an excellent base.

It's located close to several museums including Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which houses one of Europe's most impressive collections; Queens Park Botanic Gardens with its beautiful Japanese garden; The Lighthouse art gallery; Glasgow Science Centre--home to over 400 hands-on exhibits including planetarium shows--and The Riverside Museum dedicated solely to transport history (think cars!).

But what makes Glasgow truly special is its location!

But what makes Glasgow truly special is the city's location. It's situated in the west of Scotland, on the banks of the River Clyde, which means it has always been a major trading centre. It's easy to get to by train or plane; you can reach Edinburgh via direct trains every 30 minutes, or fly into Glasgow International Airport (GLA).

It's a perfect base for exploring the rest of Scotland

If you're planning on exploring Scotland, Glasgow is a great base. It's close to some of the country's most popular destinations and offers plenty of things to do on its own too.

If you have time, there are many other places in Scotland worth visiting: Edinburgh (the capital), Loch Lomond National Park, Stirling Castle and more. If this sounds like your idea of paradise then we strongly recommend renting an Airbnb property here!

If you're looking for a great way to experience Glasgow and all its sights, sounds and flavours then Airbnb is the perfect choice. You can choose from a wide range of properties from luxury flats or houses in the city center that are walking distance from some of Glasgow's best bars and restaurants - or if budget is an issue there are also cheaper options available (we've seen prices starting at just $20 per night).

Plenty of options for travellers to stay

If you're planning a trip to Glasgow, Airbnb is the best way to get an authentic experience of the city. With a wide range of accommodations available at all price points, Airbnb rentals are affordable and convenient. You can save money by staying with locals instead of hotels or hostels, and if you're traveling alone or in small groups, it can be easier than finding space for everyone in one place.

We've rounded up some of our favourite Airbnb properties around town so that when it comes time for you to book your next vacation--or even just go out on the weekend--you know where to look first!

Affordable pricing

The best part? You can rent an apartment or house from one of these great locations for as little as $20 per night.

Airbnb is a great way to get a local experience, and it's also more affordable than staying in hotels and hostels. You'll have the opportunity to live like a local while exploring Glasgow--and maybe even make some friends along the way!


Whether you're looking for a place to stay in the heart of Glasgow or just want to explore the city from a local's perspective, Airbnb is the perfect solution. The best part? You can rent an apartment or house from one of these great locations for as little as $20 per night!

The Insider @ Houst

The Insider @ Houst

The Insider team provides up-to-date and relevant information on short-term rentals to help navigate the world of short lets. If you're interested in publishing your content, please get in touch with us at expert@houst.com.

The Insider @ Houst

The Insider @ Houst

The Insider team provides up-to-date and relevant information on short-term rentals to help navigate the world of short lets. If you're interested in publishing your content, please get in touch with us at expert@houst.com.

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