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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hostel is close to the station (about a 5 minute walk), and about a 15 minute walk from the historical town centre. The staff were amazing, Alana especially, who advised me what was happening, what to see, and how to get there, as well as helping with everything else I needed. A hot breakfast is available for 5.75 each...

Thank Louise B
Petersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Convenient location, great value, superb facilities and lovely staff. Having been to a few hostels both in the UK and abroad I could not have asked for more and I would happily recommend this hostel to anyone who asked.

Thank ampennick
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attractive building with good facilities including free cycle storage. It had a really cosmopolitan feel (as does Cambridge!) and the ground floor café/ breakfast area was an attractive place I could meet my sons who were staying locally. I was unlucky in rooming with a guy whose astonishingly loud all-night snoring I just couldn't cope with. My trusty silicon ear...

Thank andy77white
Skomer Island, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic hostel except room was REALLY damp and everything smelt damp and felt cold/damp. This was shame as rest of hostel is awesome, good breakfast, nice staff, clean rooms, well organised, etc. but room 204 needs sorting out/ closing. In reflection I should have asked to move but it was late, but now I really wish I had.

Thank Chris_Skomer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first time I visited YHA Cambridge, it was in a sorry state. In desperate need of some TLC. The showers didnt work, at best they smelled, the old kitchen was falling to bits, the dorm rooms were cold...it was depressing, and at the time, I vowed Id never stay again, and as a life member, I let YHA HQ...

1Thank Anne M
YHA_Cambridge, General Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Hi Anne, Thank you for your great review! I really enjoyed reading it I am so pleased that you love our refurbished look. Unfortunately we are not able to have an extension to our premises at this time and our 122 beds do get booked very quickly so we always recommend booking as far in advance as possible to guarantee...

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good service, friendly & helpful staff, very nice meals. Unfortunately rooms were crowded & v noisy & sick fellow travellers. V small toilet/shower facilities & toilet broke. Ideal location for my requirements.

Thank jdtribble
YHA_Cambridge, General Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. We really appreciate all guest feedback. Your stay was in a 6 bed male dormitory. This is our maximum room size. It is unfortunate that you had noisy room mates, we are happy to provide ear plugs to help if you have problems sleeping. With regards to the unwell travellers, unfortunately that cannot be...

Chiddingfold, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great hostel, really helpful staff ...coffee and bar area very warm and welcoming. Closeness to bus stops rail and to centre of town very good. Staff went that extra mile to find out info for us.Second visit and this time had much smaller room but that was because it was all that was available. Like the courtyard outside where you...

Thank jeannettegwalker
YHA_Cambridge, General Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Hi Jeannette, Thank you so much for your review! We strive to provide the best possible experience for all our guests and I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I will make sure I pass on your positive feedback to our staff. We hope to have you stay with us again in future. Kind Regards Holly Deputy Hostel Manager...

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely accommodating staff who will bend over backwards to suit your needs, especially Holly. Rooms functional but immaculately kept with a lovely warm heater for cold nights. All in all a lovely stay and couldn't be more impressed.

Thank Chloë S
YHA_Cambridge, General Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Hi Chloë, Thank you so much for the 5 star review. It was an absolute pleasure having your group stay with us and I'm glad you enjoyed our facilities. As for the lovely accommodating staff, I will be sure to pass on the message to the team. And personally, Thank you. The team and I try our absolute best to...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Foam mattress isn't comfortable for me. I prefer springs. General cleaning service very good, but the bed frames were dusty and the vermop in the shower room smelled very bad. Very good location and price. Very high quality of reception service and food. Friendly and helpfuul staff. Highly recommended this place.

Thank vichta
YHA_Cambridge, General Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello vichta, Thank you for your review. The mattresses on the beds are brand new- we've only just replaced them and the feedback has been generally positive. Mattresses are difficult to get right as every person has their individual preferences. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed both the level of service offered by the team as...

Reviewed 28 September 2016

It helps that the hostel is very centrally located, but also the atmosphere there was excellent. The staff were relaxed and helpful [identifying parking, things to do etc] and the accommodation was spotless and very adequate in terms of kitchen facilities, lounge etc.

Thank Michael S
YHA_Cambridge, General Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Hi Michael, Thank you very much for your glowing review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will pass on your very kind comments to my team. We hope you had a great time exploring the city and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, James Cuthbertson Hostel Manager

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay at the newly refurbished Cambridge Youth Hostel and spend time in the heart of this lively, historic university town on a cheap city break. Just around the corner from the railway station and a 15 minute walk from the city centre, accommodation at this backpackers' hostel gives you easy access to the colleges, museums and art galleries that have helped make Cambridge famous. Hire a punt, explore the ancient streets and enjoy the city's cycle-friendly routes. YHA Cambridge makes an excellent base for exploring everything that the city is famous for. We offer dormitory accomodation as well as private rooms. As YHA is a Childrens' Charity, if families book directly with us, they get special, lower, family room rates. The brand new Scholars bar and restaurant has a relaxed, vintage feel with its distressed wooden tables and leather chairs - a perfect place to catch up with friends over drinks and nibbles. Delicious meals and bar snacks are available at this licensed hostel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Cambridge

Address: 97 Tenison Rd, Cambridge CB1 2DN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Price Range: $28 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Cambridge 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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“I wont tell because I'll never be able to get a dorm bed otherwise! book well in advance!”
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“only free wifi down stairs and not in rooms !”
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“Ask for a quiet room if you're travelling as a family.”
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“The lesser people are in the room, the more comfortably you sleep.”
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