Cairncross House Hotel Glasgow Kelvinhaugh Place 20, Glasgow, G3 8nh, United Kingdom

Hotel Description

Renovated in 2006, this hostel property is a comfortable and affordable option for those looking to visit the city, and is ideally situated for Glasgow's city centre. It comprises a total of 155 rooms spread over 4 floors, a lobby area and a 24-hour check-in/check out service. The shared kitchens are well-stocked with cooking implements, crockery and cutlery. All linen and towels are provided and guests have access, free of charge, to laundry facilities, a TV lounge, a games room and free off-street parking.


This establishment is situated in the heart of the West End, the SECC and close to Argyle Street and the internationally acclaimed Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The city centre is a 10-minute drive away and it is 20 minutes by car or 15 minutes by public transport to Buchanan bus station. In the vicinity of the hotel guests will find the Museum of Transport (5 minutes' walk), the University of Glasgow (10 minutes' walk), the Hunterian Museum (15 minutes on foot) and Glasgow Science Centre/Imax Cinema (15 minutes' walk. Edinburgh is a 45-minute drive and it is 15 km to Glasgow Airport.

How To Get There

Guests arriving from Glasgow Airport and from the West should take the M8 motorway and exit at Junction 19 for the city centre. Keep in the left-hand lane and at traffic lights turn left into the traffic signals, turn left onto St Vincent Street (signposted Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum) then continue straight onto Argyle Street, turn left onto Kelvinhaugh Street and turn right onto Kelvinhaugh Place. Those coming from Edinburgh and the South should take the M8 motorway and exit at Junction 18 for Charing Cross. At the 3rd set of traffic signals turn right onto St Vincent Street and follow directions as above. From Prestwick Airport trains run approximately every 30 minutes to Glasgow Central station (journey time: 45 minutes).

Room Description

Each room is comfortably furnished and centrally heated and has its own wash-basin. In addition, all bedrooms have telephone access (phonecards can be purchased from reception) and data points for laptop connection (requires RJ45 ethernet cable, which can also be purchased from reception).


Guests may enjoy a game of billiards.


Check-in time is 2 pm and checking out time is 10 am.

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Location Information

Name Distance Minutes on foot By Public Transport By Car
Town Centre Glasgow 2 km 25 min 10 min 10 min
Prestwick - Glasgow 45 km
Glasgow 15 km

Building Information

  • Disabled rooms 1
  • Last renovated 2006
  • Double / twin rooms 50
  • Single rooms 104
  • Year of construction 1990
  • Number of floors (main building) 4
  • Total number of rooms 155
  • Garden

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  • Cairncross House Hotel Glasgow
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Hotel Facilities

  • Game room
  • On-Site parking
  • Wheel chair access
  • Onsite laundry
  • Additional services/amenities/facilities on property
  • Reception Area
  • 24h check-in
  • TV Room

Hotel Type

  • Guest House / Hostel

Room Facilities

  • Direct dial telephone
  • Internet access
  • Carpeted
  • Central heating

Sports, Entertainment and Activities

  • Billiards / Snooker

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