YHA Cambridge

97 Tenison Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2DN


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.

Why Groups love YHA Cambridge

In the heart of this university city packed with culture

Bolt-ons available here

"Excellent" - 91%

Customer satisfaction based on 252 scores

Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 126

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.

Find out more about Learning Outside the Classroom.

LOtC Awarded

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Packages available at YHA Cambridge

YHA Cambridge does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Cambridge

YHA Cambridge does not currently offer bolt-ons.

Personal service

Smaller venues offering a personable service.

Self-led options

Amazing bases for self-led options

Organised packages

Organised residential packages available 

Flexible approach

Totally flexible approach to your residential


A genuine sense of place and location

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities

LOtC accredited sites

70+ LOtC accredited sites

Teachers participation

Teachers encouraged to participate in all activities, helping to enhance teacher-pupil relations



  • 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


  • Nearby parking

Food & drink:

  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • On-site café

Teaching facilities:

  • Corridor zoning

How to get here

97 Tenison Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2DN

By car and coach:
From M11: Exit at J11 then turn into Trumpington St (A1134). At the fourth set of traffic lights turn right into Brookland Avenue. At the end of the road turn left onto Hills Road. At the next set of traffic lights turn sharp right into Station Road. Then the next left is Tenison Road. The hostel is at the next set of lights on the corner of Tenison/Devonshire Road.

OS Map: 154
OS Grid Ref: TL460575
Latitude: 52.196688
Longitude: 0.135516
YHA Cambridge