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YHA Cambridge Reviews

97 Tenison Road, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2DN, Cambridge, England

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890 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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The hostel is very modern and clean, they have a well equipped modern kitchen and the staff was nice. The location is not the best, because you have to walk quite long the got to the city centre and almost 30-40 minutes in total to get to the main attractions (like Kings College). Also the room gets quite warm during the night. There was a fan but it didn't help and was a bit noisy.


The facilities are good and clean, but the shower is a little uncomfortable because the water doesn't drain properly so it accumulates in the whole bathroom, making troublesome to change clothes. One great thing is that each bed has its own plug what is really helpful to charge your phone.


Great hostel, good location, very helpful staff, very clean and comfortable rooms.

  • 28th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We liked that the room was very new, but for this price we expected at least the internet to be for free for everyone and the breakfast to be included...


This place is practically a hotel, but with affordable prices. Be prepared to pay everything extra you need (including a socket adaptor , in case you come out of England). Amazing staff. You guys could improve the city map - it is a really help for backpackers. I felt safe and have a perfect environment to sleep, and there's food and drinks available through whole day. I deeply recommend. Ps. This is not a party hard hostel, so think about your desired environment!


very bad climate in the rooms, too expensive. Poorly that you had to pay extra for wii fier. It was too far from the city center. We had a really bad night, we did not sleep because of the poor ventilation in the room.Therefore, we will not recommend this place to others.


The hostel was great, good location, clean and had everything we needed - breakfast was also good value. However the private room we had was absolutely tiny, as was the toilet and shower for our use. It was a bit like being on a train or a ship, and became quite claustrophobic by the end of our 4 day stay. Accommodation in Cambridge is expensive so I think it was a worthwhile compromise, but in any other location I wouldn't think this was good value for money.


It was like sleeping inside an oven. The room was boiling, and it hadn't even been a hot day. The only window in the room only opened a few centimeters, so it seemed like the air was keeped there for days..


I stay at this hostel every year and always have a nice time. Facilities are not much changed compared to before the makeover (although every bed has its own socket now, which is handy). Showers still small and sweaty. But I have now complaints. Nice big common room and they have Guinness. The self catering kitchen is nice too, though smaller than before.


Very good hostel


No free wi-fi is definitely a negative aspect. Other than that the hostel is very nice.


We've never stayed in a YHA before and it had much more of a hostelly feel than we expected, was super clean and had dangerously comfy beds! Gotta mention that our friend had a messed up shoulder and when she asked Wendy (the chef?) for some ice she wrapped it up in a clean tea towel and then came over later, asked her how she was and gave her A KISS ON THE FOREHEAD. If that ain't customer service I dunno what is. Cheers guys!


well organised hostel, easy to find. the staff are friendly and tell you what you want/ need to know about the local area. i would stay there again.


Nice hostel, but it can get a bit expensive - if you are not into real English breakfasts, I would recommend you pass on their breakfast deal. Friendly staff, very clean. A bit of a walk from the city center, but nothing too strenuous; very conveniently located to the train station.


No towels in rooms and loo door didnt close properly.

  • 27th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


very convenient location from the train station. the room is pretty large even for 6 beds. and clean. i like there is a bed lamp for each one.


The hostel has just been refurbished, hence everything is fresh and new. The staff is nice and the breakfast very good (unfortunately not included, £5 extra). A bummer is the Wifi which costs extra. In 2014 this shouldn't exist anymore. Location-wise the hostel is in a quiet neighborhood with just a 5 minutes walk from the train station and 20 minutes from the center.


It is a really nice place, clean and lovely~~~


Hostel recently refurbished and very nice. It's almost the only affordable accommodation in a posh town like Cambridge. It works on the same concept as Ryanair, it's cheap for the basic option, then you have to pay for any little detail. Personally I find really unbelievable and irritating that I should pay 5 £ for WiFi connection... Back to the 20th century?? Anyway, these are just personal considerations... As I said, if you are on a budget this is the right choice.


It was newly renovated when we stayed, so everything was brand new! The staff were incredibly helpful to us, and the electronic locks on multiple doors made us feel very safe. Less than 5 minutes from the train station, and a short walk to the “main attractions” of Cambridge. Slightly more expensive than I like for shared rooms, but it was a very nice place to stay!

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