About YHA Cambridge

In the heart of this university city packed with culture

Bolt-ons available here

Whether you’re punting on the river Cam or exploring historic university buildings, this awesome hostel is in the heart of the action. With a quirky £1.4million restoration in the bag and a handy location just five minutes from the train station – YHA Cambridge is top of the class.

The hostel has 24 hour access, free Wi-Fi in communal areas and plenty of space to relax and hang out. Plus, plan your trip with peace of mind, safe in the knowledge that we have 24 hour staffing, ID checks, CCTV and other features in place to ensure you enjoy a safe stay.

Catch one of our in-hostel music events in our comfortable book-laden lounge, or enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner with group catering options. YHA Cambridge is decorated with local legends, so look out for pioneers like David Attenborough, Charles Darwin and Sir Isaac Newton on the walls.

There’s a licensed bar to relax in during the evenings and plenty of history and culture for school trips and groups. Be awe-struck by the beautiful Kings College, or be inspired by the Cambridge University Library – it holds a copy of every book ever published! You could stay for a highbrow festival, catch up on study at the Cambridge Science Centre, or bring your bike to explore this cycle city.


  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Laundry
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • En-suite rooms available
  • 24 hour reception
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Computer access
  • Cycle store
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store
  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • On-site café
  • Good public transport links
  • Nearby parking
  • Corridor zoning

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Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels
across England and Wales.

For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards,
please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.

LOtC Awarded

YHA Cambridge has been given the LOtC award.

LOtC Award


YHA Cambridge

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Optional Bolt-on activities at YHA Cambridge

Perfect for groups looking to fill free time, our bolt-on activities can easily be added on to your YHA stay.  Available as half-day and full-day options, we offer an exciting range of activities that are designed to entertain and engage pupils of all ages and abilities.

Cambridge exploration bolt-on

City exploration bolt-on

Explore the famous streets and museums of Cambridge

Offering unique adventures, delivered in exhilaratingly different ways, this bolt-on enables participants to explore the famous streets and museums of Cambridge, interact with locations and actors, work together as a team to solve intricate puzzles, and prepare to solve a final mission.


  • Messing around in boats
  • Bushcraft
  • The Hunger Games
  • The Scholars Club
  • The Hunger Games
  • The Scholars Club
  • Adventure race
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YHA Cambridge

97 Tenison Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2DN
OS Map:154
OS Grid Ref:TL460575
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