Glasgow West End B&B

Apartment - Private room · Hayburn Crescent, Glasgow, G11 5AY, United Kingdom

Spacious double bedroom in our home in Victorian sandstone tenement building. We are in Glasgow's vibrant West End but our street is quiet. You have to be AirBnB VERIFIED before you can book. Please read AMENITIES and HOUSE RULES before booking.

The Space

We offer a bright bedroom, in our own home, with a comfortable double bed and a double-glazed Velux window.

Our home, which is a top-floor 1870s sandstone tenement apartment over 2 levels looking out on a small park, is spacious and well-equipped, all the rooms having been renovated in the last few years. We are located in the Glasgow West End conservation area.

Please note that there are two flights of stairs to reach our apartment as we are at the top of the building plus your bedroom is up another flight of internal stairs.

There is free on-street parking.

Guest Access

We provide towels, bathrobes, toiletries and a hairdryer. You are welcome to use our WiFi.

You may help yourself to tea, coffee or filtered water and we provide a simple breakfast.

There is only one bathroom in the apartment so the bathroom (with bath, good shower and plenty of hot water) is shared with us. However, there is also a separate WC upstairs, next to your bedroom.

We have a washing machine and plenty of drying racks if you need to do some laundry.

There is no TV in the guest bedroom but you are welcome to join us in the sitting room to chat, watch TV, or separate music room to listen to music or play the piano.

Interaction with Guests

The room is in our home so we will be resident during your stay. We will usually be there to show you around when you first arrive.

The Neighborhood

From Wikipedia: "Glasgow's West End refers to the bohemian district of cafés, tea rooms, bars, boutiques, upmarket hotels, clubs and restaurants in the hinterland of Kelvingrove Park, the University of Glasgow (including the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Mackintosh House), Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, the Museum of Transport, Glasgow Botanic Gardens and the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, especially on the area's main thoroughfare, Byres Road. The area is popular with tourists, and contains many hotels, including the prestigious One Devonshire Gardens, which has accommodated a number of celebrity guests on visits to the city."

Getting around

There are good public transport links to the city centre (train, subway or bus). We usually catch a train to the city centre from our local station (less than 10 minutes walk away) and the journey is only about 10 minutes.

We are only a 10-15 minute walk from Byres Road, the heart of the West End: close enough to enjoy the benefits but our street is much quieter than those around Byres Road.

Glasgow is a compact city so it is less than 1 hour to Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and the west coast as well as Edinburgh on the east.

Other Things to Note

Other attractions in Glasgow include The Tenement House, Burrell Collection in Pollok Park, the Gallery of Modern Art, House for an Art Lover and Glasgow Cathedral as well as a number of other buildings designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Admission to museums owned by the City of Glasgow is free.

Glasgow is home to great shops, culture, music, parks, theatre, architecture and was one of the top ten 'must-see' destinations for 2006 (the only one in Europe) by Frommer's Travel Guide and rated one of Lonely Planet's world top 10 cities in 2009. Festivals include the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, the International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art, Celtic Connections Folk Festival, the International Jazz Festival, Glasgay and the West End Festival. Check out the "People Make Glasgow" website.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $9 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $14
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • A friend and I stayed with Helen and Tom this past weekend and could not have hoped for a better experience! They were so kind and accommodating. They provided a very warm and welcoming home, as well as, a delicious breakfast every morning. We were new to the area, so Helen and Tom provided maps and suggestions of things to see and do while we visited. We would definitely stay with them again and would recommend it to anyone traveling in the Glasgow area!

    April 2014
  • I have just stayed 2 nights with Tom and Helen and much enjoyed my stay which was my first with Airbnb. Tom and Helen were very welcoming and the flat is well appointed. I enjoyed the great choice for breakfast, the lack of omnipresent TV, the power shower, the good conversation and the good selection of books. Tom even let me (a lapsed cellist) scrape away on his cello. The flat is just a short walk from Hyndland station and the train service is very frequent so getting about by public transport is no problem. All in all, a nice stay and I'd definitely recommend it.

    March 2014
  • We had a lovely stay with Helen and Tom. Only stayed 1 night unfortunately but we would not hesitate to stay again were we to visit Glasgow in the future. The room was very cosy and we slept like logs. Waking up to a lovely breakfast and a great shower was an added bonus and a great start to the day.

    March 2014
  • Staying with Helen and Tom was the best Airbnb experience I have had thus far. Their flat is great, especially the kitchen. I especially loved their coffee maker. The room is quite nice, and recently refurnished according to Tom. It was very conviently located to get to the University of Glasgow where I was working. I would wholeheartedly recommend Helen and Tom's rooms to friends and others visiting Glasgow.

    February 2014
  • Helen and Tom were excellent hosts. They were welcoming and friendly. Our accommodation in their flat was very comfortable. They were really helpful with directions for us.Their house is conveniently situated near a good rail service into Glasgow central. AlsoToms' soft hardboiled eggs are a special treat !

    February 2014
  • Excellent hosts and accommodation. Only slight downside not having own bathroom. Would also have been nice to have TV in room. Would definitely stay again if we visit Glasgow.

    December 2013
    Helen & Tom
    Response from Helen & Tom:

    Thanks for your nice review — we're glad you enjoyed staying here. Regarding the downsides mentioned in Pam's review, it's important to read all the information on AirBnB listings, including the Amenities and House Rules panels. Our listing doesn't tick TV or Cable TV under Amenities; however, our Description does say that our guests are welcome to watch TV in our sitting room. Our Description also indicates that the bathroom is shared with us and that there is a separate WC upstairs. However, in light of Pam's comments, we've edited our listing just to make these things clearer for potential guests.

  • After having the fleabag Lomond Hotel cancel my reservation last minute, I felt desperate and stranded. Helen and Tom responded immediately and when I arrived at theirs I saw how my luck had completely turned around.

    Their home is totally beautiful and stylish and they are absolutely welcoming, kind, and gracious. They have everything you need to feel comfortable - toiletries and maps and way more than I bargained for. Helen bakes delicious bread and Tom supplied the the great directions. Their place is closer to subway etc than it seemed on the map (about 5-7 min either way) so getting around was easy. And easily the best shower I've experienced in Scotland!

    I would without a doubt stay with Helen & Tom again next time in Glasgow. I was visiting expecting a dreary hotel without internet (books!) but instead I was welcomed into a lovely home and made to feel at ease.

    I've stayed in a few Glasgow hotels over the years, but no more.

    December 2013
  • Helen & Tom's was the perfect place for us to stay in Glasgow. Their house was delightful - comfortable bed, well-heated, and we were staying in a lovely spacious upstairs bedroom with a skylight window and WC just opposite. The house was spotlessly clean throughout and Helen and Tom had thought of every detail to make our stay pleasant. They had maps of the city and all transport we'd need and Tom took the time to explain all that in detail to us; they provided toiletries and even a shower cap & a hair dryer; and there was even a little towel rack on the radiator in our bedroom to keep our towels dry and warm. Another unexpected bonus was the underfloor heating in the main bathroom where we showered, which was amazing! The breakfast was great, with a range of cereals, fresh blueberries and other fruits, Greek yoghurt, cheese, toast and spreads, juice, tea and real coffee. Being a musician, it was also fantastic to be able to spend some time in the music room practising on Helen's piano. Overall it was just one of those places where we felt every detail had been taken care of and we were very grateful for it. Helen and Tom were lovely to talk to and we really enjoyed our chats with them over a cup of tea or at breakfast! But they also gave us as much space and privacy as we needed. They were fantastic and so accommodating about us leaving late on our last day as we had a night flight out of Glasgow so we were able to leave our bags and potter around the house until it was time to leave. We really appreciated everything about our stay at Tom & Helen's and we can't recommend it highly enough.

    November 2013
  • I enjoyed a very pleasant stay at Helen & Tom`s.The room was bright and clean and they both made me feel very welcome. The flat is centrally located for visiting the Westend of Glasgow and I didn´t have a problem finding a parking space. Correspondance was straigtforward and quick. I can warmly recommend staying at Helen & Tom´s place.

    November 2013
  • Excellent place to stay in the West End of Glasgow. Nice room,nice house and nice people. Managed to get parked outside the door on the free street parking each time I came and went. Great coffee from the beans to cup machine in the morning ! Ian M

    November 2013
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We are easy-going and sociable - we enjoy meeting people from all around the world and welcoming them to Glasgow and Scotland. We share our home with our daughter, Anna, who attends the University of Glasgow. We like reading, chatting, walking, board games, cooking, eating, travelling, music, piano (Helen and Anna), cello (Tom), crosswords...
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