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YHA Cambridge - Hostel

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Free cots/infant beds, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Free cots/infant beds, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Room (3 Bed Private including Double Bed) | Free cots/infant beds, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Free cots/infant beds, bed sheets, wheelchair access

Overview of YHA Cambridge - Hostel

YHA Cambridge - Hostel

4.0 star property
4-star hostel in Cambridge with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.4/10 Very good

177 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
The price is £38
Price available on 26/2/2023
97 Tenison Road, Cambridge, England, CB1 2DN

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • University of Cambridge - 2 min drive
  • Imperial War Museum Duxford - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Cambridge (CBG) - 13 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 44 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 56 miles/90.2 km
  • Cambridge Station - 5 min walk
  • Shelford Station - 8 min drive
  • Cambridge Waterbeach Station - 12 min drive


  • The Garden Kitchen - 5 min walk
  • Little Petra - 5 min walk
  • Bedouin - 5 min walk
  • Al Casbah - 5 min walk
  • Scott’s All Day - 6 min walk

About this property

YHA Cambridge - Hostel

A great choice for a stay in Cambridge, YHA Cambridge - Hostel is only 3 mi (4.8 km) from the airport. For a bite to eat, guests can visit Scholars Cafe & Bar, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. This upmarket hostel also features a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and a terrace. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and location.


English, French, German, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 32 rooms


  • Check-in time from 5 PM until 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • All adult guests are required to present a valid government-issued photo ID card at check-in.
  • The name and address on the booking must match the photo ID presented by the guest at check-in. This property does not accept name changes for existing bookings.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–9:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Snack bar/deli


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Towels


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Scholars Cafe & Bar – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 6.75 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children
  • Towels are available for an extra charge (or guests may bring their own)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates).</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>
Please note that this property does not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England and Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking.

Also known as

YHA Cambridge Hostel
YHA Cambridge
Yha Cambridge Hostel Cambridge
YHA Cambridge - Hostel Cambridge
YHA Cambridge - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
YHA Cambridge - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cambridge

Frequently asked questions

Does YHA Cambridge - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, YHA Cambridge - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at YHA Cambridge - Hostel?
As of 6 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at YHA Cambridge - Hostel on 26 Feb 2023 start from £38, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at YHA Cambridge - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at YHA Cambridge - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at YHA Cambridge - Hostel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at YHA Cambridge - Hostel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at YHA Cambridge - Hostel?
You can check in from 5 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at YHA Cambridge - Hostel and nearby?
YHA Cambridge - Hostel has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near YHA Cambridge - Hostel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Scholars Cafe & Bar. Nearby restaurants include The Garden Kitchen (5-min walk), Little Petra (5-min walk) and Bedouin (5-min walk).
What's the area around YHA Cambridge - Hostel like?
YHA Cambridge - Hostel is a short 5-minute walk from Cambridge Station and 9 minutes' walk from Anglia Ruskin University. Travellers say that the hostel is in a great location.



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8/10 Very good

Back packers gem.
Top value for money, fab position, great staff, friendly most basic accommodation, nice to have kitchen and laundry. but don’t forget your ear plugs, face mask, and if you need a soft bed pack a topper. But a bit of a gem really.
Carolyn, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kam Lun, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

W K, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Gilda, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Christine, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The staff are very good. The property was very clean. Value for money and location not far from train station. I recommend the cappuccino.
Susan, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

No frills, great breakfast
A cheap no frills stay, decent sleep, with a brilliant breakfast option to kick start the day.
David, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Was grand
The private room was what’s expected and I was happy with that but I left some valuable items in the room and I have tried to ring 25 times across two days to ask them to check if they’re still there and there has still been no answer
Alex, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

One of the most neat hostels I have ever stayed at.
Karl, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great YHA.
A nice YHA. Stayed one night, staff seemed really good. It was clean and well run.
Paul, 1-night trip
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