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YHA Cambridge

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   97 Tenison Rd, Cambridge CB1 2DN, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hilton it's not but for a youth hostel pretty good. 4 bedded room a bit cramped and no hooks, but adequate. Bar area surprisingly nice. Staff friendly and helpful. Easy to get everywhere but city centre a bit of a hike. Try restaurants in Mill rd. Salisbury pub nearby quite nice

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Trieste, Italy
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Five star ho(s)tel really! If I have to quote just some non perfect things: no free wifi (it's 2014, a connection it's like water), breakfast should be better (some cakes?), showers are realy too small. Anyway, perfect location, just few minutes from railway station (perfect if you land in Stansted) clean & confortable.

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YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay. We are currently looking into making free wi-fi available to all our guests. For the time being, this is one of the benefits of being a YHA or Hostelling International member, in addition to discounted stays. I'm sorry that you think breakfast could be better. We feel that... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The YHA has just been recently renovated. It is very fresh and the communal areas are lovely. I stayed at the YHA for 7 days whilst I did a course in Cambridge. I stayed in both a 4 person dorm and a 6 person dorm. The beds were comfortable and they did not creek which was good. Only problems being... More

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YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay and would recommend it to other travellers. I do apologise for the problem we had with the wi-fi connection during your stay. You are absolutely right that it is not acceptable for such a problem to persist for three days and we have taken steps to ensure... More

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the YHA as part of a group of girls for my friend's 30th birthday. The room I was in (room 208) had a double bed and a bunk bed for 3 of us, as well as a small bathroom with toilet and sink (shower room next door, shared with other bedrooms). Everything was new and clean. The... More

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YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your comments. We are currently looking at offering breakfast later on weekends as this is a wish shared by many of our guests and are hoping to offer this within the next month. So when you come to Cambridge again you will be able to enjoy our great value breakfast after check-out. We look... More

Kilchberg, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed overnight at the YHA Cambridge to attend the Open University Day at Cambridge. Location is perfect as we arrived by train and could walk to the hostel. We were pleasantly surprised by the new look of the hostel. There were school groups staying there but luckily no noise issues. We stayed in a 5 beds en-suite room which... More

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YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our youth hostel. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again soon, either here in Cambridge or in one of the many other locations YHA has to offer throughout England & Wales. More

Northampton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here overnight in July and was pleasantly surprised on arrival at the friendly and helpful staff plus the high standard of refurbishment at this hostel. Everything has been chosen carefully to create a welcoming atmosphere and ensuring maximum comfort for visitors staying at this hostel. The tasteful refurbishment also reflects the local history and character of this historic... More

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YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello Barbara, thank you for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and I very much hope to welcome you to our youth hostel again soon. More

Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great hotel, looked really good, clean and felt very comfortably. It is located nearby the railway- and bus station and with a short walk you are in the centre of Cambridge. The staff was really friendly and were doing their best to make you feel like being at home. The room and facilities were tidy, comfortable and clean. Also liked... More

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YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and our interpretation of Douglas Adams and other famous University of Cambridge alumni. We look forward to welcoming you again to our youth hostel. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I recently stayed at the Youth Hostel with two small children. The hostel is well set up for kids, with a play area outside and self-catering kitchen, and the set-up of the rooms means that even with large groups of people the rooms themselves are quiet and isolated. Everything about the place was cheery and clean. Excellent service from the... More

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YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back YHA Cambridge or another hostel in our network soon. More

peterborough
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I recently stayed here for a couple of nights with friends whilst visiting Cambridge. We shared a 4 bunk room which was clean and comfortable with a lovely hot shower. Very near to the railway station and a short walk to the centre of Cambridge. Definately would return and recommend.

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YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back to YHA Cambridge soon. More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This newly refurbished youth hostel is very clean, warm, and has welcoming staff. Rooms are comfortable and en-suites are excellent. Within easy walking distance of railway station and only a little bit further to town centre. Menu is not as good as it might be, but I understand this is on direction from head office, so no reflection on the... More

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YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very glad that you felt welcome in our youth hostel and had a good stay. If you could contact us to let us know what you disliked about our menu, we would be very happy about the feedback. As you are aware, this menu is used throughout the YHA network and we'd all... More

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Address: 97 Tenison Rd, Cambridge CB1 2DN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Cambridge 3*
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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. We offer dormitory accomodation as well as private rooms. As YHA is a Childrens' Charity, if families book directly with us, they get special, lower, family room rates. 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. ... more   less 
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