Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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

Temporary changes at YHA Cambridge

This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilet and shower facilities on corridors. For stays before 7th September 2020, private rooms using shared toilets and showers will be allocated a specific toilet/shower for sole-use. From the 7th September shared toilets and showers will be in operation with extra Covid-secure cleaning regimes.

For the foreseeable future, the following facilities will not likely be in operation at YHA Cambridge, although we’re working hard to open these safely as soon as we can:

Self-catering kitchen
Dining room
Luggage room/stores
Dorm rooms
Dorms are not currently available but we’re working hard to re-introduce them.

We will be serving a limited food and drinks menu for guests to take away.

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 9.4

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Mar 2020
    Staff very cheerful and helpful especially during thos time of pandemic.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    19 Feb 2020
    This hostel was the best hostel I've stayed by far! It felt like we were staying at a hotel! It is very clean and comfortable, especially the rooms and dorms! The bathrooms and the showers were very clean! The hostel was quiet and the staff were very helpful! I encourage everyone to stay there if they want a cheaper but very comfortable accommodation.
    Greece, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Feb 2020
    The staff were absolutely brilliant and couldn't have been more helpful.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Jan 2020
    The hostel was great, but I had issues with two girls staying in the room taking calls whilst I was sleeping, taking an hour and half to get ready with the light on from 6am?? Sleeping all night with the light on, the list goes on I think you should try and make foreign travellers aware of some basic English customs, such as taking calls in the lounge so as not to disturb people sleeping, it’s not ok to turn on lights and open curtains if other guests are in bed, also turning the light off!!
    England, Female, 41+
  • 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
  • 9.1


    25 Jan 2020
    This hostel was really nice. I do wish it was closer to the main part of the city (not their fault though). I don’t mind walking- it’s about a 20 minute walk to everything. The bathrooms and showers seemed really clean. The rooms were spacious and had lockers you could use. One recommendation is to put travelers in one room and the people who are staying there more long term in another. I was in a room full of international students and they kind of took over the room like they owned it.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    25 Jan 2020
    I stayed at YHA Cambridge while in town to see one of my favourite bands perform. It was a good place to crash for the night.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    23 Jan 2020
    Hostel was a good value for money and nice common areas. They loaned me a power converter! Thanks! I stayed one night before a conference at Cambridge. About 11 BRP taxi to Westminster College. I arrived in the eve and lockers under the bed were too small for my bag. I didnt want to make noise, so I left my valuables in my luggage w/o an issue. But the dorm was pretty small and many people's luggage left out made the room cramped.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    23 Jan 2020
    I stayed at YHA for two nights. The location is fair and good value for the price (a 20-25 minute walk to downtown Cambridge isn't bad at all). Beds were comfortable and facilities were fairly decent, though the cleaning service was sometimes at busy times of the morning (7-9am). Staff was friendly, but could have been more helpful when asking for recommendations of things to do in the area.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    16 Jan 2020
    The YHA was fine except the kitchen was not in a good state. Some irresponsible guests leaving the kitchen sinks clogged up and piles of dishes unwashed. The number of utensils, pots and pans have greatly reduced or needed to be replaced. The lighting in the kitchen also needed attention. It might be helpful to have a member of staff visiting the kitchen often(especially when there are lots of people staying) to monitor the kitchen. I will still stay at the YHA. Thanks.
    England, 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
  • 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