(This listing is for one bedroom, for one guest at a time only.)
I live in Finnieston... the little bohemian spot nestled between the West End and City Centre that I like to think of as Glasgow's own little piece of New York :-)
With its rich shipbuilding history and unbeatable location, there is no better base to explore Glasgow than from Finnieston!
Finnieston has an off-beat and laid-back vibe... it boasts some nice street art including a couple of cool murals and is home to The Hidden Lane (the flat overlooks it) which houses artist studios, band rehearsal rooms (both Mogwai and Belle and Sebastian have rehearsed there, indie fans!), a wee art gallery and an amazing vintage tearoom which you must not leave without experiencing!
Finnieston has a truly dazzling array of cafés and eateries... from Korean to Thai, Indian, Italian, Greek, Scottish, vegan and seafood. It is entirely possible to sample food from a different country every night of the week! ** Stop press... new sushi cafe just opened! **
And then there's the bars...
We have the Ben Nevis which has a great selection of Scotch Whisky and regular live folk music, the Ivy which plays host to occasional DJs, the Big Slope with it's pub quiz and great food and The 78 which serves up awesome vegan food and music... a dub reggae night on Thursdays and live jazz on Sundays!
It was suggested by a guest that I add the Brewdog pub nearby as an attraction -- certainly recommended if you're a fan of craft beer.
There is an abundance of attractions all walkable from Finnieston... Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove park, the river Clyde, Glasgow University, the Museum of Transport, the West End and City Centre (both about 10 mins), the SECC and Clyde Auditorium.
You can't get much closer to the SECC (unless you opt for a cardboard box in the car park!). It is about 10 mins away by foot and 3 by car. Taxi would be an option too if it's raining or you're in a hurry...
The flat itself is on the main road (Argyle St) in a characterful Victorian "tenement" block. It has high ceilings, stripped wooden floors in the living room and hall and all the original features of the period.
Transport-wise, there's a bus stop right outside our door and we're 5 mins walk from SECC train station. If you're driving, we are two mins from M8 motorway and there is free parking two blocks away from the flat.
Your room has a double bed, drawers and a large built-in mirrored wardrobe (which you can use half of). You have use of the bathroom (with shower), the kitchen and living room. Mi casa es su casa :-)
We have wireless internet (you can use the PC in the living room or a laptop in your room), cable television and DVD.
I am told I am a typical Virgo, so the flat is always clean and tidy :-)
I was born in Glasgow, so I like to think I'll be able to tell you the best places to go...
So... go on and book your stay today - I look forward to meeting you!
*** SPECIAL NOTE ***
If you book, please, please, please be sure to locate and print out your AirBnB Itinerary! It contains detailed info on traveling to, finding, parking at and getting into (if I happen to be out) my flat. This will make your whole experience extremely pleasurable and hassle free :)))
Great flat, very comfortable and good location. Johnny was a great host. Thanks a lot!
A lovely flat in a great neighbourhood - very convenient for many Glasgow attractions, galleries, museums, parks and much more. Some fantastic top-rated eateries on the doorstep or very nearby, and a good range of takeaways too as well as an eclectic range of shops. Check out Panevino, The Gannet, the Finnieston, The Den/Dining Inn/Mother India's, Piece, Salty's, Lamora... what a great choice. Close enough to downtown Glasgow to walk if you want (and if the west coast weather is nice!). Johnny's place is very clean and comfortable. He wasn't able to be there for my visit, but access was easy - and thanks to Johnny for his trust! Sorry I never met him (this time), but from his fascinating choice of books and DVDs it seems he'd be a very interesting host to have a chat with. Overall a very enjoyable stay!
this was my 2nd stay with Johnny, and a great one - once again! very flexible host, everything is very clean and at your disposal. Highly recommend!
Great flat, well located. To discover Glasgow for a couple of days, it was perfect. Johnny makes you feel very welcome!
Johnny's flat was really easy to get to. If you're coming from Glasgow Central Station, you can just walk, it's about 20mins. Glasgow as a whole was very walkable and easy to navigate.
The flat was very clean and lovely, the bed so comfortable. Johnny gave very specific instructions that made my trip hassle-free.
The one issue was that I had some trouble sleeping because the streetlight shines into the bedroom, but I discovered a sleeping mask in the drawer. He even provided a hair dryer, alarm clock, and towels, which was so thoughtful.
I would definitely come again!
Second time I've stayed at Johnny's, will surely be back the next time I'm in Glasgow.
everything was incredibly organised, tidy and clean. A super professional hosting. Thank you Johnny. Hopefully see you again when I come back to Glasgow.
What a lovely temporary home in Glasgow close by the city centre, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and SECC / Hydro. Lively neighborhood and a clean and comfortable home. Pitty I didn't meet Johnny, he seemed like a cool guy judging from the mail/sms contact we had. Surely a place to revisit!
This was my first time in Glasgow, first time using AirBNB. Johnny was an excellent host and his description of the flat and the neighborhood was perfect. My whole trip was excellent. I found Glasgow to be very hospitable. Johnny's place was icing on the cake as it was clean and neat and had everything I needed for my trip. I will definitely be back and I hope this room is still available!
Johnny's explanation of the neighborhood is spot on. I would not have wanted to explore Glasgow from any other area. Within 5 minutes of the apartment you will find a wide range of bars and restaurants that will appeal to all kinds of budgets. If you are interested in going to either the West End or downtown, they are both within reasonable walking distances, and I felt safe making the trek in either direction late at night.
The apartment has nice big glass windows with lots of light. The living room is very comfortable, and I made sure to relax with lots of trashy Scottish programming. He seems to have all the channels. It's a clean, comfortable room, ideal for waiting out a hangover or a morning rain.