Travelling on a budget?

Check out these budget friendly options.

Try the student housing which is available during the summer for short term accommodation (from £30 a night).  Tip: Sometimes it’s cheaper to book a week than 5 days.

Glasgow School of Art

Here Students

Aparto Students

City Room Rentals

We are Homes

There are some good options for Air BnB – rent a room or book a home with a small group to cut costs.

Check out these budget hostel and hotel options (from £13 a night)

Glasgow Youth Hostel

Hostel World

Safe Stay Glasgow

Affordable eateries

Dining on a tight budget? Glasgow is filled with delicious but affordable eateries! See our top tips below and find out more on  

Paesano Pizza


All the ingredients here are sourced from Italy, and the pizzas are wood-fired in the traditional Neopolitan way by expert pizzaioli. Choose from around ten toppings, including fennel sausage, spianata spicy salami, prosciutto, anchovies and vegetables. Our only word of warning? Be prepared to queue most evenings – this is a particularly popular spot. 
Where: 94 Miller Street, Glasgow, G1 1DT
Price per head: Pizzas from £6
Book now: Paesano Pizza


Kimchi Cult

Great fried chicken, huge portions, plenty of vegan options – the list goes on. Kimchi Cult offers all of the above and a lot more.
Where: 14 Chancellor Street, Glasgow, G11 5RQ
Price per head: Mains £6-9, sides £2-8
Book now: Kimchi Cult


Dumpling Monkey

Dumpling Monkey ticks all the boxes you look for in a Chinese takeaway. There’s loads of choice. The service is friendly and quick. Choose between steamed and potstickers, then choose from pork and Chinese leaves, beef and carrot, pork with king prawn and chives, chicken or vegetable. The noodle and rice dishes are great as mains and sized very generously for the price.
Where: 121 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6PR
Price per head: £2-9 per dish
Book now: Dumpling Monkey


Finsbay really does tick all the boxes. Open all day, this charming eatery works as a cafe, bar and restaurant simultaneously, offering fry-ups, lunches, cocktails and beers.
Where: 44 Main Street, Glasgow, G62 6BU
Price per head: Breakfast/brunch under £10, dinner £12-15
Book now: Finsbay