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YHA Cambridge - Hostel

4.0 star property
4-star hostel with restaurant, near Mill Road

8.4/10 Very Good

169 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
97 Tenison Road, Cambridge, England, CB1 2DN
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited housekeeping
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Mill Road - 4 min walk
  • Anglia Ruskin University - 9 min walk
  • University of Cambridge - 11 min walk
  • Parker's Piece - 13 min walk
  • Emmanuel College - 16 min walk
  • Fitzwilliam Museum - 18 min walk
  • Cambridge Corn Exchange - 20 min walk
  • King's College - 22 min walk
  • Trinity College - 24 min walk
  • Addenbrooke's Hospital - 34 min walk
  • University Botanic Gardens - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Cambridge (CBG) - 13 min drive
  • Stansted Airport (STN) - 43 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 56 miles/90.2 km
  • Cambridge Station - 5 min walk
  • Foxton Station - 12 min drive
  • Shepreth Station - 15 min drive

About this property

YHA Cambridge - Hostel

Just 3 mi (4.8 km) from the airport, YHA Cambridge - Hostel puts you just a 5-minute drive from University of Cambridge and Cambridge Corn Exchange. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Scholars Cafe & Bar, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This upscale hostel also features a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and location.

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 sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 32 rooms


  • Check-in time from 5 PM - 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 common areas at this property are closed until further notice.
  • 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 onsite 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
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Languages spoken

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

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Free crib/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 GBP 6.75 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children (approximately)
  • 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 sanitizer.


This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

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Overall score and ratings


Very Good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

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

Christine, 1-night 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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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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6/10 Good

Not good value for money for a couple
Location is close to the train station. No no-site parking, and free on-street parking is mainly from 8pm - 9am, although a few spots from 6pm - 9am. Be warned that the traffic warden was there from 8:50am. Guy on reception in the evening was friendly and helpful, but the lady on the morning was rather rude and unhelpful when we asked for advice about where we could park the car after 9am. ("I don't drive"?! If you work on a reception desk you would imagine that even if you don't drive yourself, you would be capable of assisting visitors to the city with this fairly basic question...). Auto-sensors in toilets go off too quickly and leave you waving your arms around in the dark whilst trying to locate the toilet roll... Breakfast at £10 seemed rather expensive, and there are some lovely options along Mill Road that I'd recommend instead as long as you don't have a 7am start. The individual lights and phone charging points at each bed were good. The mattresses were plastic covered, so noisy if you were on the bottom bunk. Noise from other guests (banging on doors very late at night/ early in the morning) and room too hot and stuffy, so not a great night's sleep. For a couple, the fees working out at about £67- I'd recommend you splurge another £10 or so and find a B&B alternative with parking, as I don't think this represents good value for money, especially not if you come with a car.
Jenny, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very Good

Perfect for short stays
Stayed in a double ensuite room, the bed was reasonably comfortable. The shower is amazing, strong pressure, perfect to relax after a long day out exploring. The staff is friendly.
Thais, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff, spotless property, recently renovated, excellent value.
John, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Jon, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very quick and easy check in and check out. The rooms were nice and tidy as well.
Danish, 1-night trip with friends
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