YHA Cambridge exterior
Bed in a shared room from £19.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Iron and board
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 15:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our shared rooms.
Private room from £29.00 per night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Disabled access rooms available
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 15:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our private rooms.

Overview

One of YHA’s oldest and best-loved hostels, YHA Cambridge provides superb, modern accommodation for those looking to explore the historic city of Cambridge. The youth hostel is in a prime location, only three minutes’ walk from the train station, and gives you a perfect base to take in the magnificent university buildings, beautiful gardens and unique shops which characterise the city.

Recently benefitting from a £1.4m refurbishment, YHA Cambridge has 24-hour access and all the facilities you’ll need to make the most of your visit.

Why guests love YHA Cambridge

  • Central city location
  • Close to main railway station
  • Scholars bar and cafe

Accommodation at YHA Cambridge

Bed in a shared room

Dorm rooms have multiple beds and are shared with other people who may not be travelling together. They are usually more affordable than private rooms as you'll be booking a bed rather than the whole room.

A typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.

Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.

Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our dorm rooms have en-suite facilities.

Private rooms

Want some privacy? With a private room, you'll be booking the whole room for your stay.

Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus a wash hand basin.

Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.

Private en-suite rooms

For added privacy, relax with your family, friends or by yourself in a private en-suite room.

Private en-suite rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus shower and toilet facilities solely for the people in your room.

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Food and drink at YHA Cambridge

YHA Cambridge bar

Eat with us

YHA Cambridge is serving a range of tasty food options for you to enjoy during your visit. Fuel your adventures with a YHA classic breakfast and continental options.

YHA Breakfast

Breakfast menu at YHA Cambridge

Start your day off right with our delicious classic YHA breakfast including a hearty cooked breakfast and continental options. For a lighter start, you can buy the continental breakfast separately. Under 10s eat free with our special offer – see menu for details. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

View menu

Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • 24-hour reception
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Baby changing
  • Breakfast
  • Café
  • City view
  • Contactless payments
  • Corridor zoning
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Evening meals
  • Full mobile coverage
  • Games
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Licensed bar
  • Luggage store
  • Near airport
  • Near bus stop
  • Near train station
  • Outdoor seating
  • Packed lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared laundry room
  • Shared lounge
  • Shared TV
  • Vending machines
  • Water refill station
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Reception opening hours: 24 hours.

Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests from 07:30 – 09:00 on weekdays and 07:30 – 10:00 at weekends. Evening meals are temporarily unavailable at this hostel.

Self-catering: Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.

Restaurant and Café opening hours: Scholar’s Café and Bar is open to the public from 11:00 - 20:30, Monday to Sunday.

Towels and toiletries: Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception. Bedding is supplied in all rooms.

Parking: On street parking is available from Monday - Saturday, 17:00 - 09:00 and all day Sunday. At all other times parking is metered with a maximum two-hour stay. There is no coach parking at YHA Cambridge, groups can only be dropped off on Devonshire Road.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA Cambridge. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.

YHA Cambridge - Access Statement

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YHA Cambridge

Map references

OS Map: 154

OS Grid Ref: TL460575

Lat/Lng: 52.196688, 0.135516

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9728

Email: [email protected]

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!

Book your YHA School Trip.

Volunteering

Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.  

The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.

Find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel through YHA volunteering.

History

Did you know there were two previous Cambridge hostels before the current YHA Cambridge?

The first Cambridge Claremont hostel opened in 1934 thanks to the Cambridge University Group. Claremont closed in 1938 and Cherry Hinton Hall opened in 1939. It was a much larger and modern building. The facility was well used in its short career, closing in the outbreak of war and replaced after conflicts by the Tenison Road hostel - the current YHA Cambridge building.

On 28th March 1945, Tenison Road hostel opened for business. Did you know this YHA was built in the Victorian times as a town house? Since it opened as a hostel there have been four extensions due to its ever-increasing popularity.

Meet the team

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. Or explore one of the largest and most opulent Jacobean houses in England: Audley End House. Meander through the magnificent state apartments, glorious great hall and 1880s service wing to discover the workings of this gargantuan mansion.

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award 2020

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