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Welcome to YHA Cambridge! Our beautiful Youth Hostel has been in the same location since 1945 and after a £1.4 million restoration in early 2014, it is now the best it has ever been. Cambridge is a great place to visit for families, lone travellers or groups. YHA Cambridge is in a prime location, only three minutes’ walk from the train station, and a perfect base to explore the historic university city. YHA Cambridge offers a wide selection of rooms, many of them en-suite, to suit the needs of all travellers. You can make the most of your stay in Cambridge by taking advantage of our staff’s recommendations, as well as discounted tickets for many attractions and activities, including the Cambridge favourite, punting (even cheaper for YHA members!).

Cambridge is called the cycle city and with good reason! Explore the city on your own or get off the beaten track with Cambridge Bike Tours. We have secure bike lockers available for guests that bring their own bikes. Finish a great day out sightseeing with dinner in our brand new café and bar, Scholars, or relax with a drink in our quiet courtyard.

FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!

Following the recent refurbishment, YHA Cambridge now has 122 beds in 32 rooms. We offer anything from single sex dorm rooms and private twin rooms to six-bed family rooms. 10 of the 32 rooms are now en-suite, while there are individually lockable showers and toilets throughout the building available for other guests. Rooms are located on the first and second floors, with four en-suite rooms on the ground floor.

Our reception is open 24 hours and YHA staff are always available and happy to help with anything you need to have a perfect stay. Relax in the comfortable armchairs of our resident’s lounge with a  book by one of the many famous Cambridge authors, or cook up  a storm in our new, state-of-the-art, self-catering kitchen. Hire a board game from reception to pass the time on a rainy day or enjoy our outdoor table games when the weather is nice in our outside courtyard. A luggage room with coin-operated lockers as well as laundry facilities are available for your convenience.

Room breakdown: 3 x 2 bed en-suite, 6 x 2 bed, 1 x 4 bed including double bed, 1 x 4 bed en-suite including double bed with a single bunk on top and a single bed, 8 x 4 bed, 4 x 4 bed en-suite - one of which has one bunk bed and two single beds, 1 x 5 bed including double bed with a single bunk on top, 1 x 5 bed en-suite including double bed with a single bunk on top, 1 x 6 bed en-suite, 6 x 6 bed. Almost all of our beds are bunk beds.


Our great breakfast is served from 7.30-9.30am on weekdays and 7.30-11am on weekends and is available for guests and non-residents alike. At £5.25 (for a cooked full English, continental selection, yoghurts, cereals, drinks and MORE!) it’s the best value for money in the city and a great way to start a day in Cambridge. Breakfast is now available at 10% off - ONLY WHEN PRE-BOOKED (in-hostel price: £5.25). Simply add it to your basket at check out to save!


Enjoy the great atmosphere in YHA Cambridge’s brand new Scholars Café & Bar. Inspired by Cambridge’s storied history in academia, learn about the great scientists and writers of the city while enjoying dinner. With seating for up to 60 people available, you will soon discover your favourite spot and the best view of our restaurant. From 12pm until 9.30pm, we serve a full menu with a selection of delicious meals, snacks and sharers. We are also open to the public as well as guests so even if you're not staying, pop in for a bite to eat or a coffee.

Kids Eat Free

One free children's meal (under 10s) is avaialable per adult main meal from the main menu when purchased at the same time. This offer is not available on breakfast or packed lunch.

Cake & Hot Drinks

Come and join us for the best coffee in Cambridge and let yourself be tempted to one of our delicious homemade cakes, baked fresh by our catering team. Tea, coffee, soft drinks, cakes and other snacks are available 24 hours a day.

Packed Lunch

We can provide a packed lunch including a freshly prepared sandwich, a delicious cake, cereal bar, a bottle of mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit. Eat in the hostel or take your packed lunch with you to enjoy during your day of exploring.


Until 11pm, why not enjoy some of our brilliant local ales? We also offer a wide selection of wines, spirits, ciders and international lagers. With competitive prices, our bar is the best place to start exploring the night life of Cambridge!

Self-Catering Facilities

In our well equipped self-catering kitchen we have three stations which include cookers, toasters, microwaves, a large freezer and a large fridge. Please note that the self-catering kitchen is not available for group use.

Dine al fresco during the warmer months on our tables and chairs in the courtyard.


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