Hostels in Cambridgeshire Hostels in Cambridgeshire

You are looking for hostels in Cambridgeshire? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Cambridgeshire hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Cambridgeshire.

All Cities in Cambridgeshire

We list every single hostel in Cambridgeshire and the world. In total, we have 3 cities in Cambridgeshire for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Cambridgeshire hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Cambridgeshire. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Cambridgeshire

There are two different destinations within the shire of Cambridgeshire, England, that have hostels listed. There are a few Cambridgeshire, England hostels in the town of Cambridge itself and then one in the town of Royston. Royston, however, is actually in Hertfordshire but is in quite close proximity to Cambridge. Both places are quite small and most things are within walking distance of each other and the hostels.

To get to Cambridgeshire, you can take a train from London. They run quite frequently so it is very easy to get here. If you book your train ticket well in advance you can get them for quite a good price. The longer you leave it, the more money you will wind up paying.

The town of Cambridge is incredibly famous globally for being the home of the prestigious Cambridge University. More Nobel Prizes have come out of this university than anywhere in the world and there are some must see places to get among the history of this amazing place. It is recommended to swing by the Cavendish Laboratory, which was home to some of the most incredible scientific discoveries that have ever happened such as the structure of both DNA and the atom. These amazing minds of course then celebrated in the Eagle Pub next door. This pub is also home to some amazing air force memorabilia and messages are written on the walls from the men who left to fight in World War II.

Many of the colleges are open at different times of the year for visitors. The biggest are Trinity College and Kings College. Many of them will be closed to visitors at different times of the year, depending on when the students are about or studying for exams, so check before you go. There are loads of walking tours that you can go on but the Footsteps free walking tour is recommended. You will also get harassed by people trying to get you to go punting. If this is something you want to do, book early and go down to one of the stands and book with a reputable company instead of with the guys that will approach you in the street. They will not give you as much of a history as the authorized tour guide companies.

If you get to Royston, the cave is worth a visit and they have a few different museums and art galleries with interesting history to visit as well. It is only approximately twenty kilometers from Cambridge, so if you have some extra time from here, it could be a good afternoon trip.

expert for Cambridgeshire hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Cambridgeshire hostels Globetrotter

Travel Tips for Cambridgeshire - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Cambridgeshire. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Cambridgeshire. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Cambridgeshire

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Cambridgeshire?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Cambridgeshire here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Cambridgeshire safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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