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.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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 newly 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 city’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**

All guests must show a valid photo ID upon check-in. Driver’s licence, passport, student ID or similarly recognised national identity cards are accepted. All guests from outside the EU must show a passport upon check in.

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

***We cannot accept bookings in dormitory accommodation for persons aged between 16-18 without an accompanying adult over the age of 18. People aged between 16- 18 who wish to stay without an adult must book a private room.
If you are travelling with a person under the age of 16, who is of the opposite sex, then you must also book a private room, as no one under this age is permitted to stay in a dormitory without an adult.****

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 £6.25. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Jan 2020
    I absolutely love this place! The staff are incredibly friendly. There are lockers in every room, the beds are comfortable, and the entire place is super clean. It is close to the train station as well as many bus lines deeper into Cambridge. The area feels very safe as does the hostel. The staff made me feel like I was home!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Oct 2019
    Such a great hostel! Loved the water bottle refill station and they have FANS in the room for sleeping!! & charging station for each bunk bed
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Oct 2019
    Really nice hostel, good location with friendly staff. Great facilities and price. Would stay here again!
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    06 Nov 2019
    Had a lovely thyme. Everything suppassed expectations of my travelling companion except a funky smelling shower. Will bee back again soon 2 check up on things ;)
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    18 Oct 2019
    This location is very close the train station and about 10 walk from National Express bus stops, which is very convenient for traveling logistics. However, I found myself walking about 20+min to the most popular sights in Cambridge, like all the colleges, museums, river, etc. Not a big deal to me, but good to know for other travelers.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 Oct 2019
    Stayed in a 4 bed female room. Everything was very clean, great self catering kitchen. There was a large school group staying there so that made things really loud in the morning. Quick walk from the train station and all staff were welcoming.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    22 Dec 2019
    This hostel is 30 minutes walk from Cambridge city center but near the train station. The room is clean and large. But the WiFi in the room cannot be connected.
    China, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    05 Jan 2020
    Lovely hostel with a great shared kitchen. Note that the included WiFi is only available in reception and the kitchen, not in rooms.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    17 Oct 2019
    Not as clean as expected. Bad smell in rooms and common living areas.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    01 Nov 2019
    When waiting to check in, I stood behind a woman asking a series of inane questions for a solid 15 minutes, without any acknowledgement from the staff person, until she finally left and the staff person deigned to glance my way. He did apologise for the wait, but the whole situation could have been *easily* avoided. The rooms were nice, the bathrooms not much nicer or larger than airplane toilets. Overall, it's a bit overpriced for the quality you get.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • 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