Spare rooms in Glasgow

Find a spare room in Glasgow

Glasgow has been a city on the up for quite a few years now, notably including the fact that they played host to the Commonwealth Games in 2014. The city is a vibrant yet historic tourist destination and is loved by students and locals alike – with a true sense of identity, an edgy vibe and fantastic nightlife, what’s not to love ? Students come from across the United Kingdom to study at the University of Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Strathclyde. Taking a spare room in a private home will offer you a cheaper accommodation and will free up some cash to explore everything Glasgow has to offer.

What are the highlights of Glasgow?

A stay in Glasgow, no matter how long, will give you a great insight into the Scottish culture and way of life. Glasgow is famous for its friendliness – last year it was voted World’s Friendliest City!

Glasgow is a great city for lovers of history and free entry! Many attractions, including the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum are completely free and many are family friendly. Glasgow is a city of breathtaking architecture – whether you’re a fan of medieval cathedrals, Gothic university buildings or futuristic cutting edge designs, Glasgow has plenty. It is also a UNESCO City of Music and is home to one of the busiest concert venues in the world – don’t miss a trip to The SSE Hydro. Shopping opportunities abound – from high end boutiques on Ingram Street to local craft markets and second hand shops in the West End, you’ll surely find what you’re looking for. A 30 minute trip from the city is the stunning Loch Lomond – a great spot for all sorts of adventures!

Glaswegians and visitors alike will extol the virtues of their nightlife scene. Sub Club hosts the longest running weekly club night, while Viper is a favourite with university students for its cheap and cheerful night out. If clubs with live bands are more your thing, Campus is the place to be for live music. With a surprisingly good cabaret scene, if you’re in the mood for something raucous and entertaining, there’s another option. Nice’n’Sleazy is a Glaswegian institution while The Vintage at Drygate offers a one-stop-shop extraordinaire for great craft beers and great food.

Glasgow city street

Have you thought about a spare room rental?

Whether you’re staying for days, weeks or months, where is the best place to stay to get the most out of Glasgow? Glasgow is one of only 3 cities in the UK with an underground network, so getting around is easier than you may think. Many students live in West End, the main student area of the city. It has cheap rents (though demand can push them up), a lively social scene and a lot of noise – much like most student areas in the UK! Woodlands sits between the universities and the centre of town and Hyndland tends to be much pricier and much trendier than most student areas. Partick has much history to brag of; former home of the Kings of Strathclyde, host of the first international football match and birthplace of Billy Connolly. With picturesque surroundings, its a great place to live, while Hillhead is a better option for Uni of Glasgow students who want to live as close to campus as possible! If you’re unsure about where to go, why not choose a spare room with a host landlord when you arrive – they can offer inside knowledge of the city, as well as a ready-made friend and guide!

Author: Roomlala