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YHA Cambridge - Hostel
4 out of 5
97 Tenison Road, Cambridge, England
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The price is £35 per night from 31 Oct to 31 Oct
Situated in Cambridge, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Mill Road, Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club and University Botanic Gardens. Our Lady and ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (153 reviews)
YHA Cambridge
"YHA Cambridge is always a great stay! They were up to standard with cleanliness as they locked the showers and you had to book a time slot as they would clean the shower straight after usage! Always a pleasure to use this hostel!"

Reviewed on 23 Jun 2021

YHA Cambridge - Hostel
West Court - Cambridge
2 out of 5
West Court, Jesus College, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, England
The price is £89 per night from 11 Nov to 11 Nov
Located in Cambridge City Centre, this hostel is steps away from University of Cambridge, ADC Theatre and Jesus College. Round Church Visitor Centre and Sidney ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (56 reviews)
"Nice environment but no lifts go up to the room."

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2021

West Court - Cambridge
Robinson College - Cambridge University
4 out of 5
Grange Road, Cambridge, England
Located in the heart of Cambridge, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of The Backs and Fellows Garden. Trinity Hall and Wren Library are also within 15 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (50 reviews)
"Clean, quiet and easy to find. Free street parking"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2021

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Robinson College - Cambridge University
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University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall
1 out of 5
Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, England
Located in Cambridge City Centre, this hostel is steps away from The Backs, Trinity Hall and Clare College. Senate House and King's College Chapel are also within ...
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University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall
University of Cambridge, Clare College
2 out of 5
Clare College, Memorial Court, Cambridge, England
Located in Cambridge City Centre, this hostel is steps away from The Backs, Clare College and King's College Chapel. Trinity Hall and Senate House are also within ...
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University of Cambridge, Clare College
Cambridge University, King's College
2 out of 5
King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge, England
Located in Cambridge City Centre, this hostel is steps away from The Backs, King's College Chapel and Clare College. Trinity Hall and Church of St Mary the Great ...
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Cambridge University, King's College
University of Cambridge, Christ's College
1 out of 5
Christ's College, Cambridge, England
Located in Cambridge City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Grand Arcade Shopping Centre, Sidney Sussex College and Emmanuel College. Cambridge ...
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University of Cambridge, Christ's College
University of Cambridge, St John's College
4 out of 5
St John's College, Cambridge, England
Located in Cambridge City Centre, this hostel is steps away from The Backs, St. John's College and Trinity College. Round Church Visitor Centre and Sidney Sussex ...
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University of Cambridge, St John's College
University of Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College
2 out of 5
Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, England
Located in Cambridge City Centre, this hostel is steps away from Sidney Sussex College, ADC Theatre and Round Church Visitor Centre. Cambridge Market Square ...
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University of Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College
University of Cambridge, Cowan Court
2 out of 5
Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge, England
Situated in Cambridge, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Churchill College and The Backs. Kettle's Yard and Castle Hill are also within 15 minutes.
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University of Cambridge, Cowan Court
University of Cambridge, Stephen Hawking Building
2 out of 5
The Stephen Hawking Building, 5 West Road, Cambridge, England
Situated in Cambridge, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of The Backs and Fellows Garden. Darwin College and Queen's College are also within 10 minutes.
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University of Cambridge, Stephen Hawking Building
University of Cambridge, Homerton College
2 out of 5
Homerton College, Cambridge, England
Situated in Cambridge, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of University Botanic Gardens, Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club and Our Lady and the English ...
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University of Cambridge, Homerton College
University of Cambridge, Westminster Cottages
2 out of 5
Madingley Rd, Cambridge, England
Situated in Cambridge, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Coton Country Park and Churchill College. The Backs and Kettle's Yard are also within 2 miles (3 ...
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University of Cambridge, Westminster Cottages
University of Cambridge, Harvey Court
2 out of 5
5 West Road Harvey Court, Cambridge, England
Situated in Cambridge, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of The Backs and Fellows Garden. Darwin College and Queen's College are also within 10 minutes.
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University of Cambridge, Harvey Court
University of Cambridge, West Court
2 out of 5
Jesus College, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, England
Located in Cambridge City Centre, this hostel is steps away from University of Cambridge and Jesus College. ADC Theatre and Round Church Visitor Centre are also ...
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University of Cambridge, West Court
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Clayton Hotel Cambridge

Clayton Hotel Cambridge

4 out of 5
Station Rd, Cambridge, England
The price is £149 per night from 31 Oct to 31 Oct
4.6/5 Wonderful! (800 reviews)
"No help was offered by reception for transferring luggage to my room. When phoning ahead to enquire about parking, there was no answer from the hotel, even though I tried several times and tried different options including dialling through to the restaurant - no one answered"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2021

Clayton Hotel Cambridge
ibis Cambridge Central Station

ibis Cambridge Central Station

3 out of 5
2 Station Square, Cambridge, England
The price is £74 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
4.4/5 Excellent! (967 reviews)
"Fab location next to everything needed. Buzzy, great vibe. You’ll love it."

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2021

ibis Cambridge Central Station
Cambridge Belfry Hotel & Spa

Cambridge Belfry Hotel & Spa

4 out of 5
Back Lane, Cambourne, Cambridge, England
The price is £77 per night from 14 Nov to 14 Nov
4.1/5 Very Good! (692 reviews)
"Enjoyed the pool, hot tub, steam room and sauna"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2021

Cambridge Belfry Hotel & Spa
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Granted, with its regal university buildings and grand Gothic structures, Cambridge might not seem like the sort of place where budget stays are in abundance, but don't let the handsome looks and punt-peppered canals fool you – there are plenty of hostels in Cambridge that offer characterful accommodation for less. In fact, many of them make their home in the famous halls of the college campuses, themselves, which means you might just be settling in the company of erudite undergraduates or post-grad research students. Other hostels in Cambridge are dedicated backpacker lodgings. They trade private residence rooms for dormitories and bunk beds, but also throw in buzzy beer bars, cafes and on-site ticket- and tour-booking assistance.

Hostels in Cambridge – dorms and student digs

The main decision you need to make when booking hostels in Cambridge on Expedia.co.uk is whether you want a classic traveller's stay or somewhere linked to the iconic universities of the city. The first might be YHA-affiliated, with traditional multi-bed dormitories containing up to six bunks, and shared bathrooms. It's in those that you'll find breakfast bars selling pastries and fry-ups, fresh coffees and juice, come morning. And it's there that you find the vibrant bars, for evenings of clinking glasses full of English ales with newfound friends. The college halls herald student flat stays, which typically mean getting a private double room with access to a communal kitchen and common space. They are top choices for couples who are keen to bag something affordable near the canals and pubs.

Of course, the university-associated hostels in Cambridge mean real immersion in the age-old lecture rooms and institutions that have given the town a reputation for learning, all around the globe. The earliest of those was founded way back in 1248, so you're likely to be surrounded by handsome medievalist arcades, Gothic cloisters and stone-faced churches, when you drop the bag in such historic establishments.

What to get up to around hostels in Cambridge

The city of Cambridge is awash with English heritage and history. Thankfully, hostels in Cambridge can often be a chance to delve right into the mix. Take the apartments that await in Christ's College. Opting for a bed, there, means sleeping in an institution that was founded way back in the middle of the 15th century, one that now hosts striking architectural treats, like the Great Gate, and hidden monuments, like the honorific statues in the Darwin Garden. A stay at Trinity Hall, meanwhile, means being right on the doorstep of The Backs – a series of leafy lawns that are best explored on a traditional punt boat. Then comes the YHA Cambridge. A more tried-and-tested backpacker hostel, it has dorm rooms and family rooms, plus an on-site bar, all close to Cambridge Station and the Victorian greenhouses of the Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

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