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Saturday: 9am - 5pm
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YHA Cambridge


97 Tenison Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2DN

T: 0845 371 9728

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

24hr Access


Board Games


Cot available

Credit cards accepted

Cycle Store

En suite rooms available

Family breaks


Good Public Transport Links

Group catering available

Internet access



Luggage store

Meals available

Picnic lunch available

Private rooms available

Restaurant/dining room

Self-catering dining room

Self-catering kitchen

Sole Use


Under 3s welcome


122 Beds

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About YHA Cambridge

Having just undergone a £1.4m refurbishment, YHA Cambridge is back and better than ever, ready to welcome tourists to the university city where they can stay in style!

YHA Cambridge at a glance:

  • £1.4m investment
  • Fantastic location just a stone's throw from the train station
  • New Scholars cafe bar open throughout the day
  • Increasing capacity to 122 beds including four doubles
  • 11 rooms now en suite

Stay at the newly refurbished Cambridge Youth Hostel and spend time in the heart of this lively, historic university town on a cheap city break. Just around the corner from the railway station and a 15 minute walk from the city centre, accommodation at this backpackers' hostel gives you easy access to the colleges, museums and art galleries that have helped make Cambridge famous. Hire a punt, explore the ancient streets and enjoy the city’s cycle-friendly routes. YHA Cambridge makes an excellent base for exploring everything that the city is famous for.

The brand new Scholars bar and restaurant has a relaxed, vintage feel with its distressed wooden tables and leather chairs - a perfect place to catch up with friends over drinks and nibbles. Delicious meals and bar snacks are available at this licensed hostel, check out the menu here.

Why not look at our other recently refurbished Youth Hostels?

YHA members can enjoy free Wi-Fi in social areas at YHA Cambridge!

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Need to know

On street parking is available 5pm-9am Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday. At all other times parking is metered with a maximum 2hr stay.

Please be aware that there is no coach parking at YHA Cambridge, groups can only be dropped off on Devonshire Road.

Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.


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Reception Times:
24 hours

Is the hostel open every day of the year?

Manager recommends

  • King's College and St John's College are great places to visit on your Cambridge city break, you can feel the history oozing from the brickwork! For something different, view them on a punt tour and let the tour guide give you a fantastic account of their history.

Volunteering opportunities

This much-loved Youth Hostel is seeking a volunteer handyperson to help out on a regular basis with household DIY tasks. If you have practical skills, a valid CSCS card or equivalent and enjoy working in a team environment YHA Cambridge would love to hear from you! Help is needed on a flexible basis, and support with travel expenses is available.

For further information, please contact Natalie on 01223 354601 or email cambridge@yha.org.uk

YHA School Trips

Located close to the town centre, YHA Cambridge provides a great base from which your school group can explore this beautiful university city. Facilities include Internet access and group catering - perfect for a school trip!

Visit the YHA School Trips website to book your stay.

Under 5? Please stay in a Private Room.
Under 15? Please be accompanied with an Adult staying in the same room.
Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or Adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

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