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YHA Cambridge

97 Tenison Rd, Cambridge, CB12DN, United Kingdom

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Overall Rating 81%

From 4 Reviews

Hostel rating (4)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 72%
Cleanliness 92%
Location 88%
Security 88%
Service 76%
Comfort 68%
Green rating 76%

YHA Cambridge is ideal for a city break and provides easy access to all famous attractions.

  • Dorm
    From $25.36
  • Private
    From $107.76
10 or more people?

Cambridge Hostel

Hostel Cambridge

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Cambridge YHA, is set in a beautiful Victorian townhouse. Close to the railway station and two stops from Stanstead airport, the hostel is a 15 minute walk from the centre of Cambridge, with easy access to all the university’s colleges and other famous attractions.

The hostel's facilities include a self-catering kitchen, laundry, evening meals, games room and internet access.

Be inspired by the many outstanding art galleries, and museums many of which can be seen for free at the University grounds. Admiring the architecture gardens and country side along the river cam while punting is a must do before you go. Hire a punt, explore the ancient streets and enjoy the city’s cycle-friendly routes.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 17 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of GBP 1.50 (under 18) / GBP 3 (18+) per person per night is available to members on arrival.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719728

Fax. +44 345 3719729

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • The University of Cambridge (2 to 3km)
  • Punting on the River Cam (2 to 3km)
  • Duxford Imperial War Museum (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Me gustaron los espacios comunales (lounge, cocina, patio), no me gustó el sistema que usan con la comida, deshecharon comida etiquetada correctamente y antes de tiempo.


Avatar for Barbara


Sat 03 Jun 2017

Hi Barbara, Thank you for your review, I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed our communal spaces we have available for guests. I'm sorry to hear you had problems with your food in our self catering kitchen. We only dispose of food that is not labelled or that is labelled past the guests date of departure to ensure we are complying with food safety regulations. I apologise if this was not made clear. Kind regards Holly Reception YHA Cambridge

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Natalie Reed,

Mon 05 Jun 2017

This was one of the more expensive hostels that we stayed in and our room was extremely tiny. Mugs are extremely tiny--would be helpful to stock teapots.


Avatar for SHELLEY


Sun 02 Apr 2017

Hi Shelley, Thank you for your review. I'm disappointed to hear that you were not completely satisfied with the prices, as we are the only youth hostel in Cambridge we feel we offer very competitive rates against other accommodation options and are consistently the cheapest accommodation provider in Cambridge. We have a variety of rooms from 2 beds to 6 beds and ensuite/ shared facilties options available. All our mugs are of a standard size, however you are always welcome to ask at reception for anything you need and we will try to accommodate your request. We hope to have you stay again in future. Kind regards Holly Swallowe Deputy Hostel Manager YHA Cambridge

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Natalie Reed,

Tue 04 Apr 2017

I could not get Members Discount from the YH. Because I only had e Membership. And the YH accept only SMARTPHONE ID. If you do not have SMARTPHONE, you do not have YH Membership.


Avatar for TSUYOSHI


Fri 30 Sep 2016

Dear Tanabe, Your HI membership gives you a £3 discount per night in any YHA hostels, as long you book on the or websites. We can confirm you were given a £3 discount per night during your stay so we are sorry if you thought there was some confusion about it. Best regards, Hervé

Manager avatar

Natalie Reed,

Sun 02 Oct 2016

Die Jugendherberge ist sehr schön, ein bisschen weit ab vom Stadtzentrum, dafür sehr nahe am Bahnhof. Die Zimmer sind groß genug. Leider war das Zimmer, in dem ich schlief, sehr warm, auch durch den Ventilator wurde es nicht richtig angenehm. Die Jugendherberge ist sehr großzügig angelegt, jedoch waren ein bisschen wenig Tische in der Selbstversorgerküche.


Avatar for Brigitte


Mon 05 Sep 2016

Dear Brigitte, Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed Cambridge. The hostel was hot indeed, as were all of England. In fact, August of summer 2016 was the hottest month in 136 years of modern record keeping, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies ( We have planned to buy more coolers as global warming is getting worse! Best regards, Hervé, YHA Cambridge

Manager avatar

Natalie Reed,

Wed 07 Sep 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Golf course (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

15km Stansted
#1 5 from the bus station. #1 every 8 minutes until 18.00
300m follow signs to hostel

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