YHA Cambridge

97 Tenison RoadCambridgeCB1 2DNUnited Kingdom
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About YHA Cambridge

The YHA Cambridge hostel underwent a £1.4 million restoration in 2014 and offers central accommodation in the university city, just five minutes’ walk from the train station. The Cambridge University campuses, river punting tours and the city centre are one mile away.

Private, family and dormitory rooms are available, with 10 of the 32 rooms including en-suite bathroom facilities.

Reception at YHA Cambridge is open 24/7, guests can enjoy the residents lounge with board games and free common area Wi-Fi is available for YHA members. Cycle storage, luggage storage, on-street parking and laundry facilities are available.

Guests can use the shared kitchen, and enjoy breakfast, meals and drinks in the Scholars Cafe & Bar.

The Cambridge University Botanic Garden is only a 15-minute walk away and both the ADC and Mumford Theatres can be reached in 10 minutes.


97 Tenison Road, Cambridge, CB1 2DN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (845) 3719728 | Fax: +44 (1223) 312780 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Television


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Staff incredibly friendly

The YHA Cambridge staff is without exception singled out as being a positive aspect of many guests’ stay The team is willing to help and has plenty of up-to-date information about what is going on on town during your stay.

New, clean and comfortable

You will find YHA Cambridge to be in very good condition, due to the recent upgrades and many guests were surprised to find such high quality accommodation in a hostel Aside from being clean and comfortable, the individual lights, plugs and shelves for each bed were favourites.

Breakfast should be tried

For a decently tasty, easy breakfast, the YHA option has left many satisfied due to its good value and wide selection.

Lovely location for centre

Guests have enjoyed being only a short walk away from the historic city centre and shops, and the bus and train links are within easy reach.

Negative Reviews

Nights can be noisy

The heavy fire exit doors can close with a heavy clunk and those staying in dormitories have sometime experienced the hostel drawback of snorers and coughers, so make sure to take your ear plugs if you are not a deep sleeper.

Internet access could be better

Those who wanted to use the Wi-Fi, but were not YHA members found the extra charges to be expensive and some also would have preferred to have access beyond just the ground floor.

Showers spray

Some guests have found the showers to spray water beyond the shower enclosure, and would have liked to see more hooks to hang clothing so that their clothes did not get wet on the floor.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1800 reviews across the web
8.5 /10
  • hostelbookers
    8.0 /10
  • Expedia
    8.4 /10
  • Hotels.com
    8.5 /10
  • ebookers.com
    4.0 /10
  • other websites
    8.7 /10
8.5 out of 10 based on 1800 reviews