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  • A barman making cocktails in the bar of the Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow
    A barman making cocktails, Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow
  • A sleek double bed with sofa seating at the end in a smart, ambient bedroom
    A double room at the Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow
  • Lake of Menteith, Stirling
    Lake of Menteith, Stirling
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    Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway
  • Wooden wigwams dotted around woodland near the banks of Loch Tay, Perthshire.
    Wooden Wigwams at Loch Tay Highland Lodges, Killin, Perthshire

If you’re coming to the XX Commonwealth Games, you’re in for an unforgettable experience! This page will help you book your accommodation from options in Greater Glasgow and in neighbouring areas within easy travelling distance of the Games. Still need a hand? Call the VisitScotland Contact Centre on 0845 148 6040 for help with a booking that meets your requirements. We make regular updates to this page with new information. The last update was 14 July.

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In Glasgow

The Commonwealth Games is one of the biggest sporting events in the world, so there’s naturally high demand for accommodation in Glasgow itself and you’ll probably have to shop around more than usual.

Try calling hotels direct, compare searches on a few popular booking websites or call the VisitScotland Contact Centre on 0845 148 6040 and one of our advisors will get back to you.

Beyond the city

Think transport! There is an excellent public transport network in Scotland, making Glasgow accessible in under an hour from many towns and cities including Ayr, Stirling, Perth and Edinburgh. Many timetables have been enhanced for Games time too.

Try using the Traveline Scotland Journey Planner on the right of this page to get a sense of travel times by public transport. Special services for Games time will be shown in the Traveline mobile app too, so it’s worth downloading it now.

There’s lots of good information available to plan your travel at the Glasgow 2014 website, with useful sections on getting around Scotland and Glasgow, plus information for visitors with access needs. You can also now pre-book Park & Ride for selected events at some of the main venues.

Again, if you need some friendly advice on booking accommodation with good transport connections, call the VisitScotland Contact Centre on 0845 148 6040.

Use the links below to search for accommodation in the regions neighbouring Glasgow:

Temporary Games accommodation

Temporary accommodation will be available in Greater Glasgow for the duration of the Games.


CampingNinja will set up a number of campsites at sports grounds close to speedy, direct rail access into the city centre. A money-back guarantee is offered to those who would like to book now while still awaiting the outcome of an application to volunteer at the Games.

For those without their own tents, Campingninja is also offering the option of pre-pitched camping at these sites. Tent sizes vary, starting from £20 per night.


Snoozebox is a provider of ‘portable hotels’ for major events, offering the facilities of a conventional hotel such as LCD TV, wi-fi and ensuite wetroom. The company will site units from 22 July to 3 August near Dalmarnock rail station, close to arena/velodrome and Celtic Park, with nightly rates from £150 per room.

Volunteer Homestay Programme

Exclusively for volunteers,  the Volunteer Homestay Programme (VHP) is an initiative run by the More Than Gold organisation. Supported by the Scottish Government, they offer low-cost accommodation in private homes for Commonwealth Games volunteers for a total cost of £100 for 10 nights' accommodation.

Volunteers can sign up now via the VHP website or email a VHP staff member with any questions about the programme.

Volunteer Support Pot

Volunteer Scotland is there to help those who have been offered and accepted a role as a Clyde-sider at the XX Commonwealth Games. They may be able to help you with accommodation, travel or carer costs (respite/childcare costs). If you are resident in Scotland, please contact the Volunteer Support Pot. This is a quick and simple process. Alternatively you can call the Volunteer Support Pot team on 01786 849771 or email them.

Short-term lets

amiProperty is based in Glasgow and has a range of short-term lets for serviced apartments within the city itself, each of which offers weekly rates for the period of the Games.

Devine Property is a property agent based in the Stirling area, currently offering a range of short term lets in central Scotland during the July/August 2014 period. Details of each property, including weekly rates, can be downloaded in pdf format.

 The temporary accommodation options below are listed for your information. They are not in a VisitScotland Quality Assurance scheme, and have not signed VisitScotland’s Code of Conduct. However, they each offer their own code of conduct and terms and conditions, so please check with them directly on their websites or at the time of booking.

Fineholm is a residential letting and estate agency based in Glasgow with short term lets available in the city during the July/August 2014 period. is a large property website, currently offering a broad range of short-term summer lets from landlords and agents, many of whom will quote rates for Games visitors.


Airbnb is an online community marketplace for people to list and book accommodation around the world. The website connects visitors with people in world-wide destinations who have temporary accommodation to offer, often in private homes or rooms in private homes. The site lists many properties in Glasgow. is a global accommodation booking website for people seeking a genuine travel experience by booking a room in another person’s home – each of the properties listed is occupied by the host. The site offers some accommodation in Scotland for this summer.

Sports Events Rent My House is a community marketplace for people to list and book private rental accommodation close to major global sporting events. The site lists a variety of options for Glasgow.

Motorhomes and campervans

There are several sites with good access to Glasgow, which may be able to offer some spaces for motorhomes and campervans during the Games period (based on information supplied around 11 July). Contact these sites directly to confirm availability, rates and nearest public transport links to Glasgow.

Greater Glasgow & Clyde Valley

Mountview Caravan Park, Abington, South Lanarkshire

Argyll & The Isles

Cot House Caravan Park, Dunoon, Cowal

Ayrshire & Arran

Bennane Shore Holiday Park, near Girvan, Ayrshire
Lagganhouse Country Park, Ballantrae, Ayrshire
Walled Caravan Park, Maybole, Ayrshire

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs

Callander Holiday Park and Gart Holiday Park, Callander, Trossachs
Keltie Bridge Holiday Park, Callander, Trossachs
Lagganbeg Holiday Park, Gartocharn, Loch Lomond

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