Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Having undergone a £1.4m refurbishment, YHA Cambridge is back and better than ever, ready to welcome tourists to the university city where they can stay in style!

YHA Cambridge at a glance:
- £1.4m investment
- Fantastic location just a stone's throw from the train station
- New Scholars cafe bar open throughout the day
- Increasing capacity to 122 beds including four doubles
- 11 rooms now en suite

Stay at the refurbished Cambridge Youth Hostel and spend time in the heart of this lively, historic university town on a cheap city break. Just around the corner from the railway station and a 15 minute walk from the city centre, accommodation at this backpackers' hostel gives you easy access to the colleges, museums and art galleries that have helped make Cambridge famous. Hire a punt, explore the ancient streets and enjoy the cityââ'¬â„¢s cycle-friendly routes. YHA Cambridge makes an excellent base for exploring everything that the city is famous for.

The brand new Scholars bar and restaurant has a relaxed, vintage feel with its distressed wooden tables and leather chairs - a perfect place to catch up with friends over drinks and nibbles. Delicious meals and bar snacks are available at this licensed hostel

24 hour access. Bar open from 12.00 to 23.00 hrs On street parking available 5pm-9am Monday - Saturday and all day Sunday (all other times parking is metered with a maximum 2hr stay).

*All bookings for more than 16 people will not be accepted by YHA and will be cancelled.*

At YHA Cambridge we strive to cater for everybody. We have one accessible bedroom on the ground floor with an accessible en-suite bathroom.

We also have:
Step-free access into hostel
Accessible reception desk
Portable induction loop
Ground floor bedrooms

**Please note YHA Cambridge does not have air conditioning**

Photo ID must be presented upon arrival and match the name and address on the booking. Where a booking is for more than one person, the named person on the booking will need to provide photographic proof of identify that matches the name and address on the booking. Photo ID will also be requested from all other adult guests. These photo IDs must match the name they sign in with at check in. If photo ID cannot be provided, you will be refused entry to the property.

Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England & Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking.

Please note that private rooms are made up of bunk beds, as are dormitories.

For cancellation, please contact the hostel 24 hours before the day of arrival or it will incur the late cancellation charge

Check in from 2pm
Check out by 10am

Please note that our breakfast price is £9.95 View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Jul 2022
    Nice location and kind staff. Meet international students. For the money I paid, very good.
    Finland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    30 Jun 2022
    Great stay! Friendly staff, clean rooms, and plenty of facilities :)
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Jun 2022
    Quite quiet, good if you need to be in Cambridge a few nichts
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    31 Jul 2022
    Fine place with large common areas, kitchen, outdoor space. Also a wonderful bar cafe area. My issue is room temp. There is 1 window which barely opens up so provides NO air circulation. It is markedly 20-30 degrees warmer in the rooms than it is downstairs. They have provided a couple rotating fans for the room, but it doesn’t come close to circulating the air enough and it’s just blowing around miserably hot air. I didn’t sleep all week just laid there covered in sweat. Quite a health hazard
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    22 Jul 2022
    The location, close to the train station, is perfect for one night when you must take the first train to Stansted Airport for an early flight. The price for a private room (with a shared bathroom) is too high in my opinion, for a room with bunk beds and without a table.
    Spain, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    17 Jul 2022
    The young student staff and late night staff were genuinely friendly. The one issue is the breakfast. I was taken aback at what is missing. One type of cereal. One type of green apple that I would never take. There were pears. Had orange juice. There were good pastries heated with the coffee.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    05 Aug 2022
    Good location close to the station. No atmosphere and only one toilet cubicle and shower cubicles serving a number of dorm rooms in each area. The bunk beds are old and just metal frames so are very, very noisy. Sound bleed from everywhere. No wifi in rooms. Served it’s purpose but not the best hostel, I wouldn’t stay here again.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    20 Jul 2022
    Staff and facilities were really good, but we stayed on a very warm day and the rooms were incredibly hot, so that we were barely able to sleep. The fans did not help at all, consider getting proper ACs, as the next summers will likely remain as warm as this one.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    22 Jun 2022
    Really really basic hostel. They placed me in the top room in the building where it was surprisingly hot despite the temperature being fairly cool outside. Facilities average at best, would not stay again.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    02 Jun 2022
    We were a family of three. Value for money, clean and good location. Very noisy during the night. Reception people where rude. We are not returning, unfortunately.
    Greece, Female, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii