We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Alba Lodge

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
The Alba Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for The Alba Lodge
See the most recent reviews
Showing 80: English reviews
Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Went to the Alba Lodge, not out of choice may i add and the service was terrible, the minute me and my friends stepped into the building we got judged and the man at reception spoke very little english. Upon our arrival we were told we could only pay in cash even tho the room had been previously booked on... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank chaseandstatus
Lisbon, Portugal
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2013

the hotel is small but clean and with a nice cozy feeling. we stayed for 3 nights in a room on the 2nd floor, which had a lovely window view to the garden, complementary tea station and tv. cooked english breakfast was nice. staff was very friendly. excellent price/quality relation!

Helpful?
1 Thank AnaGomesPortugal
Fort William, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
156 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Stayed in August 1 night, went in gave name, given key, sent upstairs, easy. Just inside the door small reception area, to the left of that you go down stairs to the breakfast lounge. Then upstairs to the rooms. I was on the top floor small single on suite, cheap pine bed, thin duvet one pillow wardrobe, t.v. tea and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank foster1605
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

A single traveller I booked here for a week in May 2013 as have stayed there before. As last time the room was satisfactory with everything clean and OK. Cooked breakfast was very ample and staff always friendly. For a budget hotel would stay again in the future.

Helpful?
2 Thank cpslsc
Ellon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2013

Charged DOUBLE for a tiny room with a small double bed, jammed against the wall the night of the Bruce Springsteen concert. No coffee in room only tea. Cooked breakfast ok --- if small portions, but no side plates for toast. Had we not been ripped-off this would have been an OK experience for the money. We will never use... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Christine M

Travellers are raving about these Glasgow hotels

Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Me and my 2 friends booked this hotel just for one night (on booking.com). We arrived late (about 10 p.m.) and chek in went really fast. We paid only 50 pounds - room for 3 with bathroom, tv and breakfast included. Everything was clean :) Breakfast was tasty and freshly made. There was no problem with leaving our luggage for... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank aniazabinska
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Me & my best friend (females) booked to stay away for 2 nights for a girly weekend! this was not the hotel we oringally booked we booked one 2 doors down & that went wrong.. anyways we went in to ask if there was any rooms available. As we walked it there was a horrible strong musky smell.. very over... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lee_kx
Grantham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2013

This experience was a little haphazard I'll be honest. Firstly, imagine me dashing in from a taxi journey with our luggage whilst on a time-limit to get back to the centre - pouring with rain. The staff member who greeted the soaking wet, rushing woman was kind enough to let me check in later but leave the luggage there (they... More 

Helpful?
Thank JosieG90
Dundee
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2012

Value for money although wasn't as hygienic as we would have hoped, good location and very friendly staff. Bit of a trek from the entrance to our room on the top floor but the owner offered us a hand.

Helpful?
Thank Emma A

18 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (8)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (3)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (10)
Viewed
Other (10)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Glasgow hotels
City Centre
Victorian House
Victorian House
#79 of 95 in Glasgow
505 reviews
City Centre
Newton Hotel
Newton Hotel
#81 of 95 in Glasgow
279 reviews
City Centre
Ibis Glasgow City Centre
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
City Centre
Hampton Court Guesthouse
Hampton Court Guesthouse
#23 of 37 in Glasgow
155 reviews
City Centre
Charing Cross Guest House
Charing Cross Guest House
#16 of 37 in Glasgow
305 reviews
McLays Guest House
#78 of 95 in Glasgow
563 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay in the heart of Glasgow Set within a traditional terraced townhouse in the centre of Glasgow, this cosy guesthouse provides an excellent base from which to enjoy all that the city has to offer. Just yards away from the Charles Rennie Mackintosh inspired Glasgow School of Art, the Alba Lodge is well situated for shopping, sightseeing and the city's bustling nightlife, including theatre trips, evening dining and numerous bars and clubs. The Alba also offers excellent transport links to the SECC, Glasgow Airport, the West End and other parts of the city, making it the perfect for both business and leisure travellers. Glasgow City Centre is a great choice for travellers interested in shopping for clothes, shopping and nightlife. This is our guests' favourite part of Glasgow, according to independent reviews. We speak your language! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Alba Lodge

Address: 232 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6TX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > City Centre
Hotel Class:2 star — The Alba Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Travelocity and Expedia so you can book your The Alba Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Alba Hotel Glasgow
The Alba Lodge Glasgow, Scotland
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Alba Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Go to a different hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles ChefMatty, 17 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Single Room 10 was fine”
 of 5 bubbles Supertone14, 5 Nov 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are peaceful and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles ashford3, 26 Jul 2014 | Read review
“We got upgraded for only 5 pounds to a floor on the 2nd floor, facing the street. They have basement rooms for 5 less, but I thought it was worth the extra to go upstairs.”
  • View
  • Room on 2nd floor, facing the street
  • Room on 2nd floor, facing the street
 of 5 bubbles hoopingvagabond, 18 Jun 2014 | Read review
“would never recommend”
 of 5 bubbles donnamarvig, 8 Jun 2014 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay