A spacious double bedroom in our apartment in a Victorian sandstone tenement building. We are located in Glasgow's vibrant West End but our street is quiet.
Please note that you will have to have an AirBnB Verified ID before you can book with us. Also, please read the description below and take a look at the AMENITIES and HOUSE RULES tabs to see what we do (and don't) offer.
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 and your bedroom is up another flight of internal stairs.
WHAT WE PROVIDE
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 or separate music room to chat, watch TV, listen to music or play the piano.
The room is in our home so we will be resident during your stay.
"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." (From Wikipedia)
Other attractions in Glasgow include the 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.
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.
There is free on-street parking.
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 coast as well as Edinburgh.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
We've just spent 3 nights with Helen & Tom. They have a lovely home, it was very comfortable and homely and we were made to feel very welcome by them. The bedroom was really spacious and very clean and breakfast was great.
Location is fab - We really enjoyed exploring the West End and walking around different parts of Glasgow we've not seen before, when we've stayed in the centre.
Would definitely stay here again. This was our 1st go at air bandb. Just hope they are all this good! Thanks very much
I would wholeheartedly recommend Helen and Toms house as a place to stay in Glasgow's west end. Welcoming, friendly, comfortable , clean. I could not fault it. Mary Jones
Exceeded my expectations and I found Tom and Helen gracious, charming and informative hosts for my 4 night stay. I loved the West End conservation area, leafy and quiet yet only minutes by foot to main road shopping and transport. The breakfast put on by Tom was a virtual banquet, with every conceivable taste catered for. The guest room upstairs was cosy, spacious and comfortable with bookshelves full of books. The room also contained many thoughtful inclusions. Highly recommended.