Just a 5-minute walk from Cambridge Railway Station, the YHA has a café-bar and games room. The historical center and Cambridge University Colleges are a 15-minute walk away.

Refurbished in 2014, the YHA Cambridge Hostel offers dormitory bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities. Some rooms benefit from private bathrooms. The majority of rooms contain bunk beds. WiFi is accessible in public areas.

The licensed café-bar serves hearty evening meals and light snacks. The YHA bar offers bottled beers and fresh coffees, and there is also a kitchen for self-catering guests.

Set in a Victorian town house, the YHA Cambridge is a 15-minute walk from the Grand Arcade Shopping Center. The University Botanic Garden is a 5-minute walk, and the Clifton Leisure Complex is half a mile away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

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YHA Cambridge has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Mar 18, 2011
Hotel chain/brand: Youth Hostels Association

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

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Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

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  • What documentation to I need to book a bed in one of the rooms? Covid19 policy said certain public may not be allowed

    Hello! We will need to see a passport or a driving license if it's from the UK :)


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    Asked about: Twin Room with Shared Bathroom • Answered on July 22, 2020
  • What I.D. do I need WHEN ARRIVE. (I don't have passport)

    Hello! If you are from the UK you can bring one of the following: UK drivers licence, UK student ID, services ID, photo bus pass. If from the EU you can give the national identity card and if from the outside of the UK and EU you can give your UK resident permit. Hope to see you soon!


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    Answered on January 1, 2020
  • Hi, I am intending to relocate with my family from Africa for the first time in UK. How will have access meals once I am your facility?

    Hello there, We have a self-catering kitchen, open 24 hours and a limited breakfast and lunch/dinner menu, restaurant is open between 7 am and 8 pm. King regards, Viki


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    Answered on November 7, 2021
  • Hello there can i check in in the morning around 9am?

    Hi, at the moment we can only check people into their rooms after 5PM, but you're welcome to come earlier and make use of our luggage room, leave your bags and go out and explore Cambridge until your room is ready.


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    Answered on December 4, 2021
  • Is there any special room for 1 adult n 4 months old baby?

    Hello, Thank you for your enquiry. With the exception of the twin rooms with shared facilities all of our rooms are suitable, since we have cots that we can set up for you, just please make a note of the request when placing the booking. Thank you!


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    Answered on August 2, 2021
  • Hello, if I book a room for myself and my friend, will we be in a room with other people? Ashton

    Hello Ashton, When booking a Room you are reserving the entire room for your party, so it would be private, no one else in there. Kind Regards


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    Answered on July 20, 2021
  • Hi! Do you provide a hair dryer or I need to bring my own?

    Hi, At the moment, we are not providing a hair dryer. Sorry for the inconvenience, Best wishes, Laura


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    Answered on December 8, 2021
  • Is there a charge for washing machine and dryer

    Hello there, Using the washing machine costs £2, the dryer £2 too and the washing powder is £1. King regards, Viki


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    Asked about: Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom • Answered on November 15, 2021
  • Do you have disabled parking on site or close to the Youth Hostel?

    Hi! - Yes, we do have one disabled parking spot right next to our entrance.


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    Answered on January 11, 2020
  • Do I need any ID?

    Hello, In order to check In ALL guests over 16 will need to show photo ID at the time of check in. This could be a UK drivers license, student ID, European citizens ID or a valid passport. Kind regards


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    Answered on August 2, 2021
  • is there a travel cot available or space to bring our own to a 6 bed dorm please?

    Hi, We have cots available, just ask for one at reception :) YHA Cambridge Team


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    Asked about: Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom (6 Adults) • Answered on August 28, 2021
  • Hi! my husband and I will be going to Cambridge on the 10th of October and we are interested in getting a room at your place. Is there a room fro a couple here? like a double bed? thanks

    Hello, Thank you for contacting us with your inquiry. We do have some rooms with double beds, when you place your bookings note the beds in the rooms are described for each room. Kind regards Leo


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    Answered on September 30, 2020
  • do I have to share room with other people?

    Hi There, Thank you for your question. If you book a private room, it is for use only for yourself. during the pandemic we are not having any dormitory rooms available (the best price available).


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    Asked about: Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom • Answered on July 4, 2021
  • Hello, do you please have any double beds? I'm coming with an infant and he sleeps with me. Thank you.

    Hi, we do have double beds available in some of our 4 and 5 person bedrooms.


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    Answered on October 19, 2020
  • Please confirm ,will pay on arrival.Need to get a train ticket

    Hello there, Yes, we will take the payment of your booking on arrival.


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    Answered on October 22, 2021
  • Is there parking at the site?

    Unfortunately we only have one parking space and it's reserved for blue badge holders.


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    Answered on August 7, 2020
  • I have appointment booked for the week at addenbrookes and need somewhere to stay, is your place a b and b type place that you cannot go back to during the day, as I will need somewhere to stay during the day as well as the night?

    Hello! Our hostel has a café that is open 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. everyday so you are free to seat and use the common spaces. Also while you are staying you will be allow to go out and enter anytime you'd like and also use the self catering kitchen :)


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    Answered on August 6, 2021
  • Is there any age restrictions we have to be to book a room and also how do we book a private room is it the room only function as opposed to dormitory rooms? twin room and quadruple room with shared bathroom private or sharing with other people? thanks

    Hello! At the moment we are not doing dormitories due to COVID, so all rooms are private. Once we do start doing dormitories again you will have the choice of a private room or a shared room.


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    Answered on September 3, 2021
  • is there bath room private

    Yes, we have en-suite rooms too.


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    Answered on December 1, 2021
  • Hi YHA, MY name is Mary and I work in Addenbookes Hospital. I live in Kings Lynn therefore on straight long days / nights of work- I feel it's not safe for me to commute / drive. Is there any chance that you have a bed I can pay for 10 stays per month?

    Hello! It depends on the dates but it could be possible :) Send us an email so we can have a look at it. Best wishes Sandra YHA Cambridge


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    Answered on July 28, 2021
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Botanic Garden Cambridge
    0.4 miles
  • Anglia Ruskin University
    0.5 miles
  • Cambridge Arts Picture House
    0.6 miles
  • Nuffield Health, Cambridge Hospital
    0.7 miles
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum
    0.7 miles
  • Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
    0.7 miles
  • Homerton College
    0.7 miles
  • Whipple Museum of the History of Science
    0.8 miles
  • Cambridge Corn Exchange
    0.9 miles
Top attractions
  • King's College
    0.9 miles
  • University of Cambridge
    1 miles
Public transit
  • Train Cambridge Train Station
    0.2 miles
Closest Airports
  • Cambridge Airport
    1.9 miles
  • London Stansted Airport
    21.9 miles
  • London Luton Airport
    30.9 miles
How to get to YHA Cambridge from London Stansted Airport
    Taxi
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Scholars Cafe & Bar

    Food: British

Amenities of YHA Cambridge Great facilities! Review score, 8.3
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Chocolate/Cookies Additional charge
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Parking options available
  • Accessible parking
Transportation
  • Public transit tickets Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Beach umbrellas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules YHA Cambridge takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 5:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 7 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking for more than 16 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo JCB YHA Cambridge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

YHA cannot accept bookings for 16 people or more. Any such bookings will be canceled by YHA.
The maximum length of stay is 14 consecutive nights. Following any stay of 14 nights, guests may not stay in any YHA accommodations for at least seven nights.

Please note, children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

The ID must match the name and address on the booking. Where a booking is for more than one person, the named person on the booking will need to provide proof of identify that matches the name and address on the booking. ID will also be requested from all other adult guests. These IDs must match the name they sign in with at check in.

Please note discounts are not available for members of YHA (England and Wales) or Hosteling International as part of this booking.

Towels are not included in the room rate. Guests can hire them at the property or bring their own.
Please contact YHA directly for more information about accessible facilities.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about YHA Cambridge

  • The prices at YHA Cambridge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • YHA Cambridge has 1 restaurant:

    • Scholars Cafe & Bar

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at YHA Cambridge (subject to availability):

    • Accessible parking

  • YHA Cambridge is 0.9 miles from the center of Cambridge.

  • Guests staying at YHA Cambridge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to YHA Cambridge by:

    • Train 35min
    • Taxi 40min

  • Check-in at YHA Cambridge is from 5:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • YHA Cambridge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Live sports events (broadcast)