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YHA Cambridge
3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   97 Tenison Rd, Cambridge CB1 2DN, England   |  
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fresh, comfortable and friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 the little theme touch of "The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy" of the main hall. Would certainly return and recommend.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review, 1 week ago
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.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 staff.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
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.
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peterborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back to YHA Cambridge soon.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 hostel itself.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
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 be delighted to improve it.
I hope to see you again soon at YHA Cambridge!
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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was just perfect to stay in this hotel! Staffs were lovely, Very near to the railway station, decorated very well, comfy beds and no problem using shower room. Rooms are a little bit small, but it didn't bother me at all. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at YHA Cambridge and hope to see you again soon.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location near ti the rail station in quiet residential street with good access to the city centre. Recently refurbished in line with other popular YHA's means well thought out room suitable for short stays with families or close friends. We had an en suite room which was a bit of a treat. Room was pretty hot - perhaps too hot.
Didn't sample the bar or food but it looked pretty decent
Nice outdoor area at the rear for food/sitting/lawn games etc
Bike lockers - small and fiddly and only four of them - may be worth booking ahead if you need to access them

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. I am glad that you have enjoyed your stay despite the room being hot.
We are currently in talks to have more (and less fiddly!) bike lockers installed so that we can provide this service to all our guests without the need to book ahead.
I hope to welcome you again soon at YHA Cambridge.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a 24 male staying in Cambridge on and off over 5 weeks. Did not come to the YHA before its refurb, but they have done an amazing job. It has a very welcoming feel to it. Rooms, toilets and showers are clean and fresh. Drinks are very reasonably priced, cheaper than a lot of pubs. Same for the food, good price and great food. Staff are all lovely. Very welcoming and friendly. A few that stood out for me; Christina, Nigel, Cornelius, Mark and the little chef (don't know his name). If i'm back in Cambridge i would almost certainly stay again.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. We hope to welcome you back to YHA Cambridge soon.
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Additional Information about YHA Cambridge

Address: 97 Tenison Rd, Cambridge CB1 2DN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 25 Specialty lodging in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Cambridge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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