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Cairncross House

20 Kelvinhaugh Pl., Glasgow G20 7SB, Scotland
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Ranked #86 of 92 Hotels in Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This was my second time at Cairncross house. It was a pleasant stay, I didn't have any problems, the room was clean and comfortable enough, working toilet and showers, friendly staff. It's a student dorm-turned hostel for the time university students are at home. My room wasn't en -suite, it had shared toilets and showers, but there were plenty of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Accommodation is expensive in Glasgow, this is comparatively cheap (25 pounds a single), and yet rather depressing, endless empty corridors leading to basic student rooms (mine very dark) with very poor noise insulation (at the moment near midnight can't sleep sue do two people in the next rooms watching noisy movies on their computers)... Happy i'm not living here all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2006

Cairncross is a university hostel, so there is only so much you can expect. That being said, the staff was very friendly and helpful, the room was spick and span and we were offered a complementary bath towel, soap and shower matt. It was quiet and very well located. Both the bathrooms and the kitchen could indeed be cleaner, however,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2005

Stayed here a couple of days mid-August just after the World Piping Championships so the city was busy and full of pipe bands. I am a mom with 2 teenage kids - boy and girl - so was looking for something cheap, clean, safe with enough space so the two kids had some of their own. Price - We paid... More 

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