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Hilton Cambridge City Centre
4 out of 5
Downing Street, Cambridge, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £138 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (988 reviews)

"Excellent location and customer service, good selection of breakfast, spacious and neat rooms. Friendly staff and atmosphere."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

Hilton Cambridge City Centre
The Varsity Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
24 Thompsons Lane, Cambridge, England
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The price is £148 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (505 reviews)

"Hotel was I impressive, very close to the historic centre and restaurants and the gym was excellent"…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

The Varsity Hotel & Spa
Rectory Farm
3 out of 5
Madingley Road, Cambridge, England
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The price is £60 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (645 reviews)

"Liked the price - good value for money. Nice setting. Convenient for Park and Ride and Motorways. Beautifully decorated. Would be useful if they could do evening meals. Bar room/lounge area in old house was freezing cold in the evening and not conducive to staying there. Don't know why parking charged ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Rectory Farm
Christs College Cambridge
3 out of 5
St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, England
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4.2/5Excellent! (396 reviews)

"Helpful and accommodating staff. Basic room, but perfectly acceptable for the price. Wonderfully central location. Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on 16 Dec 2019

Christs College Cambridge
YHA Cambridge - Hostel
4 out of 5
97 Tenison Road, Cambridge, England
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The price is £29 per night
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
Cambridge Hotel City Center on the River Cam
4 out of 5
Granta Place Mill Lane, Cambridge, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
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-Duxford M11, Jct.10
3.5 out of 5
42 Station Road E, Whittlesford, Cambridge, England
Free cancellation
The price is £58 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (555 reviews)

"Arrived at hotel to a friendly welcome from the hotel staff and had a trouble free check in but had to change rooms due to train noises as room 119 overlooked the station platform"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Holiday Inn Express Cambridge-Duxford M11, Jct.10
Holiday Inn Express Cambridge
3 out of 5
15/17 Coldhams Park, Norman Way, Cambridge, England
Free cancellation
The price is £59 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
Carlton Lodge
3 out of 5
245 Chesterton Rd, Cambridge, England
The price is £95 per night
4/5Very Good! (175 reviews)

"Location and very friendly helpful owners; we had a really pleasant time"…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2019

Carlton Lodge
Holiday Inn Cambridge
4 out of 5
Lakeview Bridge Road, Impington, Cambridge, England
Free cancellation
The price is £77 per night
4/5Very Good! (747 reviews)

"Every thing about the place and the staff there were very helpful"…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Holiday Inn Cambridge
Silverwood Lodge Guest House
3 out of 5
Ely Road, Landbeach, Cambridge, England
The price is £80 per night
3.9/5Good! (230 reviews)

"The manager was brilliant, service was great, breakfast good"…"

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2019

Silverwood Lodge Guest House
Ramada by Wyndham Cambridge
3.5 out of 5
Extra Services A14M11 Boxworth, Cambridge, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £36 per night
3.7/5Good! (732 reviews)

"Clean and comfortable, breakfast was average at best, cold coffee, shortage of juices and hot food looked like it had been out since they started serving at 6.30"…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2020

Ramada by Wyndham Cambridge
Acorn Guest House
4 out of 5
154 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £80 per night
3.6/5Good! (254 reviews)
A little gem.

"What I can say. I have stayed in a variety of establishments in Cambridge and none and I mean none have had a breakfast more delicious and filling as this one. Andrew and his wife are very attentive hosts and nothing seems to much trouble. Really enjoyed my stay."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

Acorn Guest House
Regency Guest House
3 out of 5
7 Regent Terrace, Cambridge, England
The price is £65 per night
3.5/5Good! (290 reviews)
Pie day

"It was a homely, comfortable place to stay."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Regency Guest House
Fenners Hotel
2 out of 5
144 - 146 Tenison Road, Cambridge, England
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3.1/5 (308 reviews)
Good for travelling

"It was well priced and adequate for an overnight stay"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

Fenners Hotel
Shelford Lodge
2 out of 5
144 Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, Cambridge, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £42 per night
2.7/5 (642 reviews)
An oasis when you feel in the middle of nowhere

"A welcoming and warm atmosphere! As a solo traveller, it felt really Safe! A very comfortable bed which helped to sleep comfortably for 8 hours!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

Shelford Lodge
The Kings Head
2 out of 5
19 High Street, Sawston, Cambridge, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £50 per night
2.5/5 (132 reviews)

"Property was nice, in the middle of no where and WiFi & phone reception was poor."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

The Kings Head
The Castle Cambridge
2.5 out of 5
37 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £75 per night
2.1/5 (77 reviews)

"Staff was always there to help and the place was clean, though loud, because it’s above a bar - but I knew that before I confirmed my booking! So I would give them a good grade!"…"

Reviewed on 14 Dec 2019

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Cheap Hotels in Cambridge

Cambridge has cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. In addition to its well-known attractions like Church of St Mary the Great and Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, this destination is home to The Backs and Fellows Garden, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

If you're searching for affordable places to stay in Cambridge, the 23 budget accommodation options in the area give you plenty to choose from. These top-rated options offer reasonable prices and have positive reviews from bargain-minded travellers:

Holiday Inn Express Cambridge - 3-star hotel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its helpful staff and central location.

YHA Cambridge - Hostel - Customers like this hostel for its spacious rooms. It offers free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar.

Acorn Guest House - At this guesthouse, you can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking. Reviews mention the good location and spacious rooms.

Rectory Farm - 3-star guesthouse. You'll find free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a bar at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its helpful staff and comfortable rooms.

Holiday Inn Cambridge - Customers like this hotel for its convenient parking and comfortable rooms. It offers free WiFi, free parking and an indoor pool.

Planning Your Trip to Cambridge

Still choosing travel dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can make the most of your money.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 21°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 2°F
  • Rainiest months: November, October, December and August, with an average rainfall of 2.75 inches
  • Driest months: March, July, June and May, with an average rainfall of 1 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Cambridge

Cambridge draws tourists with its beautiful gardens and museums, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Church of St Mary the Great and Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Take in the local culture at Cambridge Corn Exchange and Cambridge Arts Theatre, or enjoy the area's natural beauty at The Backs.

Travellers also like Cambridge for its:
  • University
  • Rivers
  • Art
  • Monuments
  • Churches

Getting around Cambridge

The closest airport is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from the city centre in Cambridge (CBG). However, if that doesn't suit your budget, you can look into flights to London (STN-Stansted), which is 22.6 mi (36.4 km) away. If you'd like to explore more of the area, ride aboard a train from Cambridge Station, Cambridge North Station or Shelford Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is Cambridge like for travellers on a budget?
Cambridge has cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great holiday choice for budget-conscious travellers. In addition to its well-known attractions such as Imperial War Museum Duxford and Cambridge Corn Exchange, this destination is home to Parker’s Piece and Jesus Green, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Cambridge?
Based on reviews, Shelford Lodge is a popular 2-star apartment for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options for your budget-friendly stay include Holiday Inn Express Cambridge and Ramada by Wyndham Cambridge.
What's the seasonal weather like in Cambridge?
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?
Cambridge draws tourists with its beautiful gardens and museums, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Imperial War Museum Duxford and Newmarket Racecourse, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Enjoy the local natural beauty at Parker’s Piece and Jesus Green, or check out the area’s cultural spots like Cambridge Corn Exchange.
What's the best way to get around Cambridge?
The most convenient airport is Cambridge (CBG), situated 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away. However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, you can arrange flights in and out of London (STN-Stansted), which is 22.6 mi (36.4 km) away. If you’d like to explore more of the area, hop on a train from Cambridge Station, Cambridge North Station or Shelford Station.

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What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Cambridge?

Based on reviews, Fenners Hotel is a popular 2-star hotel for our travellers in search of a less expensive place to stay and offers free WiFi. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Hilton Cambridge City Centre and Shelford Lodge.

What's it like staying in Cambridge?

Travellers to Cambridge give high marks for the college vibe, riverfront, and beautiful gardens. This walkable city also attracts tourists with its museums and art. Top sights in the city include Church of St Mary the Great, Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, and Cambridge Corn Exchange. In Cambridge, there are 335 hotels and other accommodation to choose from.

Where is the best place to stay in Cambridge?

Lynwood House is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Other top choices based on reviews include Autumn House B&B and The Old School House Rooms.

Cambridge City Centre is a top neighbourhood that travellers like for its gardens and riverfront.

Where is the best place to stay in Cambridge City Centre?

You'll find 19 hotels and other accommodation in this neighbourhood to choose from for your stay. Based on Expedia customer reviews, University Arms, Autograph Collection is the highest ranked property in Cambridge City Centre. This 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It's located steps from Parker's Piece. Other top choices in the neighbourhood include Hilton Cambridge City Centre and Christs College Cambridge.

What should I do while I'm visiting Cambridge?

The city is well known for its museums and art, and cultural venues include Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Cambridge Corn Exchange, and Imperial War Museum Duxford. The city is notable for landmarks like Church of St Mary the Great, King's College Chapel, and Bridge of Sighs. The riverfront and gardens highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Parker's Piece, The Backs, and Jesus Green.

Where is the best place to stay close to Anglia Ruskin University?

Adjacent to Anglia Ruskin University, The Gonville Hotel is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveller data, and this 4-star hotel offers 2 restaurants and free WiFi. Other good choices within a short distance include ibis Cambridge Central Station and Tamburlaine.