If you’re splashing out, head for Charing Cross where Malmaison, which is pricey but stylish. Even this appears drab next to Blythswood Square, a new luxury hotel in a glorious old building. Book Now!
Glasgow has a very active nightlife so if you come to party (like many do) a simple youth hostel can be your best option. There are many, but I selected the ones with the best location and atmosphere: the Euro Hostel (City Centre), the Glasgow Youth Hostel and The Globetrotters Hostel (both West End).
For something a bit quieter and more homely, go to the Kelvingrove Hotel — where, according to their website, Muriel, Valerie and Mandy look forward to welcoming you — or the Rab Ha’s in the Merchant City, in the very heart of one of Glasgow’s great nightlife areas. For prospective Art School students, look no further than Renfrew Street which consists almost entirely of small guesthouses. My favourite (of the two I’ve stayed in!) is McLays (warning: expect the oily stench of a Full Scottish Breakfast to wake you up in the morning).