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 7 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 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 8.9

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Aug 2019
    Great stay with eager to help staff and lovely environment.
    Wales, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 May 2019
    Great place to stay and is very safe! Security lockers in room were large enough for my rucksack and small bag. Walls are a little thin so noise is inevitable.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    03 May 2019
    I have never stayed in a hostel that was a clean, pretty and perfectly located as YHA Cambridge! The atmosphere was great, their bar and breakfast had a lot of options, which was great! Also, the rooms were super clean, especially the bed linen!
    Mexico, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 May 2019
    I really enjoyed my stay in YHA Cambridge. Plenty of facilites such as board games and comfy chairs in the lounge (swipe access) and funky art features dotted around... Great location- 5 minute walk to the train station and lots of options to either walk into the centre of town (around 20-25 minutes) or get a bus (10 minutes or less). I would definitely stay again!
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    11 Jul 2019
    It's about a 15-20 minute walk to the things you'd want to see which was a bit of a nuisance but since I was there for a day it wasn't so bad. The room I was in was very hot and seemed to not have AC, only two fans that were definitely not enough for a room full of 10 dudes which made sleeping uncomfortable.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    19 May 2019
    Very very nice hostel and very clean, lots of space and staff were very friendly and helpful. Room was very nice. Hostel is very close to train station so easy to find. Would definitely stay again.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    15 May 2019
    Super clean, Really good facilities :)
    Mexico, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    18 May 2019
    Easy to get to (literally not even a ten minute walk from the train station), comfy beds and clean facilities. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in the city that is good value for money. Just FYI, remember to bring your own towels and padlocks although the matter can be rented or bought from the front desk :)
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    13 Apr 2019
    Kitchen facilities are great except for their lack of kitchenware. There are no spatulas to flip an omelette with. They only have dull knives. I nearly hurt myself trying to cut an onion.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    27 May 2019
    Nice place, clean and tidy, friendly staff. Just that it could be a bit cheaper, after all you share a room with 5 people and a toilet and shower with the whole floor.
    Greece, Female, 31-40
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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