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.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Youth Hostels Association
Hotel chain/brand

Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Breakfast Info

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


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 twin bed
and
1 full bed
and
2 bunk beds
2 bunk beds
1 twin bed
and
1 full bed
and
2 bunk beds
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.0
Facilities
8.1
Cleanliness
8.4
Comfort
8.1
Value for money
8.5
Location
9.0
Free Wifi
6.4
Low score for Cambridge
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Aung
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Very quiet, clean and friendly staff. Good hygiene of bathroom and bedsheets.
  • Shreve
    United States of America United States of America
    Although I was on the top bunk, it was easy to get in and out of. The room was set up well and enough space for everyone. We even had our own sink in the room! The staff was helpful and pleasant. I was able to sit at the cafe until I was ready for...
  • Justas
    Lithuania Lithuania
    The hostel was clean and tidy, the staff friendly and willing to help out with any question we had. It was great that the room had a private sink, which reduced our need for the shared bathrooms. Great to have all the necessary kitchen facilities...

Area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Scholars Cafe & Bar
    • Cuisine
      British
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Modern
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of YHA Cambridge
Great facilities! Review score, 8.1

Most popular amenities
  • Free Wifi
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Terrace
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dryer
  • Washing machine
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
Internet
Wifi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • 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
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Accessibility
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Spa
  • Beach umbrellas
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Farsi
  • French
  • Italian
  • Lithuanian

Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

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

Check-in
From 15:00
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in.
Check-out
Until 10:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 7 and above will be charged as 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

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Pets
Pets are not allowed.
Accepted payment methods
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The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

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.

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

  • YHA Cambridge is 0.9 miles from the center of Cambridge. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • YHA Cambridge has 1 restaurant:

    • Scholars Cafe & Bar

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

    • Walking tours
    • Live sports events (broadcast)

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

  • Check-in at YHA Cambridge is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Guests staying at YHA Cambridge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

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