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Featured Hostels in Cambridge

University of Cambridge, Clare College
2 out of 5
Clare College, Memorial Court, Cambridge, England
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Located in Cambridge City Centre, this hostel is steps away from Clare College and King's College. Trinity College and Cambridge Corn Exchange are also within ...

University of Cambridge, Clare College
University of Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College
2 out of 5
Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, England
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Located in Cambridge City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Sidney Sussex College, Trinity College and Cambridge Corn Exchange. University of ...

University of Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College
YHA Cambridge - Hostel
4 out of 5
97 Tenison Road, Cambridge, England
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The price is £29 per night

Situated in Cambridge, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club and Anglia Ruskin University. University of Cambridge ...

4.2/5Very Good! (150 reviews)

"Thé place, thé staff, thé bed , what i didn't like: no information is given about thé breakfast, whethet they do or not where what"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2020

YHA Cambridge - Hostel
University of Cambridge, St John's College
4 out of 5
St John's College, Cambridge, England
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Located in Cambridge City Centre, this hostel is steps away from The Backs and Trinity College. King's College and Cambridge Corn Exchange are also within 10 ...

University of Cambridge, St John's College
Robinson College - Cambridge University
4 out of 5
Grange Road, Cambridge, England
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Located in the heart of Cambridge, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of The Backs, Trinity College and King's College. University of Cambridge and Cambridge ...

4.3/5Excellent! (49 reviews)
Average

"Be aware that people arriving late at night will wake you up. Night porter needs to remind people to be quiet, instead at 12am several people talking at full volume including the night porter :-( Breakfast average. Bacon could be used to build houses with. Overall not bad, it's clean and service ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2019

Robinson College - Cambridge University
University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall
1 out of 5
Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, England
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Located in Cambridge City Centre, this hostel is steps away from The Backs and Trinity College. King's College and Cambridge Corn Exchange are also within 10 ...

University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall
Cambridge University, King's College
2 out of 5
King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge, England
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Located in Cambridge City Centre, this hostel is steps away from The Backs and King's College. Trinity College and Cambridge Corn Exchange are also within 10 ...

Cambridge University, King's College
University of Cambridge, Christ's College
1 out of 5
Christ's College, Cambridge, England
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Located in Cambridge City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Grand Arcade Shopping Centre and Cambridge Corn Exchange. King's College and Trinity ...

University of Cambridge, Christ's College
University of Cambridge, Homerton College
2 out of 5
Homerton College, Cambridge, England
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Situated in Cambridge, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of University Botanic Gardens and Addenbrooke's Hospital. University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin ...

University of Cambridge, Homerton College
West Court - Cambridge
2 out of 5
West Court, Jesus College, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £133 per night

Located in Cambridge City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of ADC Theatre and Trinity College. King's College and Cambridge Corn Exchange are also ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (48 reviews)
THE place to stay in Cambridge!

"West Court is the optimal place to stay in Cambridge. The breakfast is spectacular. The building is absolutely beautiful, modern version of ancient architecture. I would stay nowhere else."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

West Court - Cambridge
University of Cambridge, Cowan Court
2 out of 5
Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge, England
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Situated in Cambridge, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Churchill College, Trinity College, and King's College. University of Cambridge and Cambridge Corn ...

University of Cambridge, Cowan Court
University of Cambridge, Westminster Cottages
2 out of 5
Madingley Rd, Cambridge, England
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Situated in Cambridge, this hostel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Churchill College and within 3 miles (5 km) of University of Cambridge and Trinity College. King's ...

University of Cambridge, Westminster Cottages
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Clayton Hotel Cambridge formerly known as The Tamburlaine Hotel
Clayton Hotel Cambridge formerly known as The Tamburlaine Hotel
4 out of 5
Station Rd, Cambridge, England
The price is £127 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (706 reviews)

"Lovely hotel, never had such a good nights sleep. The beds are literally like clouds! I struggled to get out of mine! Social distancing all very good. Very clean and presentable.Shower was so nice. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2020

Clayton Hotel Cambridge formerly known as The Tamburlaine Hotel
Cambridge Hotel City Center on the River Cam
Cambridge Hotel City Center on the River Cam
4 out of 5
Granta Place Mill Lane, Cambridge, England
The price is £132 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (932 reviews)

"We love this hotel by the river and punts. The staff were very friendly and did their best during their first weekend after the lockdown was eased. Highlights are cocktails on the lawn and breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2020

Cambridge Hotel City Center on the River Cam
Holiday Inn Express Cambridge
Holiday Inn Express Cambridge
3 out of 5
15/17 Coldhams Park, Norman Way, Cambridge, England
The price is £45 per night
4/5Very Good! (954 reviews)

"We were worried about the location of the hotel when booking but it was fine, just got taxis into town. The staff were really helpful and friendly. Breakfast was good, plenty to choose from. Some building work going on but it did not spoil our stay. Only thing we would fault is that we could hear ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2020

Holiday Inn Express Cambridge
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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.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Cambridge?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save more for exploring. We’ve heard good things about this destination’s natural setting, including its river views and gardens.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many have private options too), budget-friendly prices and a social atmosphere.
What are the best hostels in Cambridge?
Based on reviews from our guests, these Cambridge hostels have the best ratings: YHA Cambridge - Hostel - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Cambridge Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a restaurant. Rooms come with towels and linens. West Court - Cambridge - Located within a 5-minute walk of Trinity College. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find towels, free toiletries and TVs in all rooms. University of Cambridge, Clare College - Located steps from King’s College. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and free parking. Rooms come with towels, coffee/tea makers and linens. Cambridge University, King’s College - Located steps from King’s College. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and free parking. You’ll find towels, coffee/tea makers and linens in all rooms. University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall - Located steps from Trinity College. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking at this property. You’ll find towels, coffee/tea makers and linens in all rooms.
What's the seasonal weather like in Cambridge?
Good weather’s always better when you’re experiencing new places, so here’s a little information about the seasons: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are February and January, with an average of 5°C. Average annual rainfall for Cambridge is 659 mm.
What is there to see and do in Cambridge?
In general, Cambridge is known for its university setting, museums and rivers. Major attractions include Imperial War Museum Duxford, Newmarket Racecourse and Cambridge Corn Exchange. Get out into nature with places such as Parker’s Piece, Jesus Green and University Botanic Gardens. Cultural attractions include Cambridge Arts Theatre, Fitzwilliam Museum and Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.
What's the best way to get around Cambridge?
You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Cambridge (CBG), located 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from the city centre. An alternative is London (STN-Stansted), which is 22.6 mi (36.4 km) away. After you’ve arrived, you may want to make use of public transport. To check out more of the surrounding area, catch a train at Cambridge Station, Cambridge North Station or Shelford Station.

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