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YHA Cambridge

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97 Tenison Rd, Cambridge CB1 2DN, England
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After deciding to give YHA a second chance to improve after staying here in October, I'm still disappointed. This hostel could be amazing, it's got a great location, it's cheap, modern, comfortable beds and good bar. Just one thing let's this place down- its staff. The staff is the most important aspect of a hostel. The staff are friendly, but... More 

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YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Limnioti. We appreciate you coming back to visit us for a second time. We value the fact that you see great potential in the YHA Cambridge experience, and that you consider our facilities to be of a good standard. It is unfortunate that you were not as impressed with our staff interaction during your stay.... More 

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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most clean hostel I've never seen. Paper and soup in the bathroom, daily cleaning of the room, a large and confortable lounge room and very furnished kitchen. Good breakfast. Very kind staff.Recommended

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1 Thank DANIELE F
YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello Daniele, We appreciate you taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed the cleanliness and comfort of the hostel and our facilities. It is great to hear positive feedback about our food and team! Come back and see us again. More 

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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

its more than just a place for you to sleep! people there are nice! good atmosphere for mingling with people in common area. the night guy in reception is super nice!!(but on the contrary, the guy at the reception during daytime was rude! i saw him being so mean to a french girl who didnt speak english)

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1 Thank yuenying c
YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello Yuenying. Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your stay at YHA Cambridge. We really appreciate your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and the hostel in general. We are sorry that you were not pleased with our customer interaction on this one occasion. We pride ourselves on having a very friendly team... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I booked with this hotel via phone - from abroad it is a bit expensive, but they offered me a room even though their website showed, that it's full. The communication with the hostel staff was pleasant. When I arrived, receptionist was friendly and helpful. The rooms are nice, new and clean, so is the rest of the hostel. Showers... More 

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Thank Filip A
YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello Filip, many thanks for your "awesome" review! It is good to hear that you enjoyed dealing with our team and that you were happy with the rooms at YHA Cambridge. We do have a luggage storage room for our guests to use which is free of charge. There are coin-operated lockers within the storage room should you wish to... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is a modern hostel close to the train station. The shared room was really good, and all the facilities very clean. The WIFI doesnt reach the rooms, but you can go to the common areas. A cheap price for a really good service.

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Thank Juanma596
YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello there! Thank you for your great review. It's good to hear that you enjoyed the facilities and found your stay to be good value for money. Please come and stay again next time that you are in Cambridge! More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I stayed here recently on a very small school trip (around 10 of us or so), and was extremely surprised! The rooms are extremely nice, the staff are friendly, and the atmosphere is really nice. I have ONE complaint, which is that the WiFi doesn't reach the rooms, only the lounge!

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Thank Alfie C
YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello Alfie, Thank you for reviewing us! We're glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere here at the hostel. It's great to hear that you considered your overall stay 'fantastic'. Wifi is available on the ground floor as we prefer to limit opportunities for other guests to be disturbed by late night internet users in our shared rooms. We also like... More 

Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is the third YHA I've stayed in with friends and the quality was very good especially when you consider how cheap it is. We were 3 friends sharing a 4 bedded room with en-suite. The decor, beds and bathroom were all very good. Hot water, hand soap, warm room, clean bedding with the light/plug/shelf system for each bed which... More 

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YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello there, and thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It is always important that our guests find their experiences to be of good value. We are glad that you enjoyed your dinner and regret that your breakfast experience was not as good. Late check-outs can be arranged at an additional cost for those guests who... More 

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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The staff were so helpful & friendly before & during my trip. Each floor has key-card entry for security. The room was immaculately clean & extremely well fitted out for a hostel. Facilities were excellent (my takeaway coffee was the best - value & taste!). I had a private family room (not en suite) - it was perfect. While we... More 

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YHA_Cambridge, General Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello there, we're so glad that you had a good time here with us at YHA Cambridge and that you've been encouraged to explore the rest of the YHA network. It is excellent to hear that you felt safe and well taken care of throughout your stay. We do our best to keep our facilities in top shape and like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Everything was literally excellent! Location was great, service was great, people were great, staff was very friendly, rooms and kitchen were clean... I loved it! Thanks YHA for making the trip to Cambridge even more enjoyable!

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YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Thank you for this super review! We hope that you'll be back very soon. More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Cambridge YH looks fantastic for its renovation. Lots of facilities - food, drink, lounge, laundry, etc. Beds comfortable, and bunks don't cramp the room. Staff friendly. Location very good - close to the station.

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Thank Cristobaldela
YHA_Cambridge, Manager at YHA Cambridge, responded to this review

Hi Cristobaldela, it is great that you enjoyed your recent stay with us in our newly renovated hostel. We have tried to ensure that we have as many facilities available to make your stay as comfortable as possible. It is important for us and others to hear about our guests' experiences, so we thank you for taking this opportunity to... More 

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