Accommodation in Cambridge

Cambridge skyline

You may find the University Map useful.

The following information is provided with the understanding that it is only a set of links. We can not recommend specific accommodation, we do not guarantee that information is complete, and you should consult the website / liaise with accommodation providers directly for all information about staying in a specific place. If you need more information, please contact the Cambridge Visitor Information Centre.

There is a database of accommodation options on the Visit Cambridge website and the Visitor Information Centre (contact details) is very close to King's, so as well as providing information before you arrive, if you need general (tourist) information whilst you are in Cambridge, do pop in (see map - NB do bear with it, it sometimes takes a moment to load the exact location).

Staying in a Cambridge College

Year 12 students at state-maintained schools, colleges and academies in the following areas in the North East of England are invited to read about the link area accommodation scheme: Northumberland; County Durham; Hartlepool; Darlington; Middlesbrough; Stockton-on-Tees; Redcar and Cleveland; York; Hull; East Riding of Yorkshire.

St Catharine's College

St Catharine's is next door to King's

For all visitors who are 21 or more years old, or who are accompanied by somebody who is over 21 years old, it is possible to book Bed & Breakfast accommodation in various Cambridge Colleges at some times of the year. A range of rooms are available at different prices, and there is a booking website. You may find the university map useful to see where Colleges are in relation to King's (most are very close).

Youth Hostel

Youth Hostel sign

Credit: Eric Audige-Soutter (cropped)

There is a Youth Hostel close to Cambridge railway station. This is one of the cheapest ways to stay overnight.

Hotel accommodation close to King's

There are some hotels very close to King's, but note that hotels in central Cambridge tend to be expensive.

Walk to King's Hotel
Less than 10 mins City Hotel, DoubleTree (Hilton),
About 10 mins

Regent Hotel, Royal Cambridge, Varsity Hotel, University Arms unavailable due to restoration

12 - 15 mins

Lensfield Hotel, Gonville Hotel, Arundel House

15 - 30 mins

IBIS Hotel (next to train station), Travelodge Cambridge Newmarket Road, Premier Inn Cambridge City East, Ashley Hotel

30 - 45 mins

Hotel Felix, Travelodge Cambridge central, Premier Inn Cambridge North, Helen Hotel

45 mins  - 1 hour Holiday Inn Express

More comprehensive information about hotel options is available on the Visit Cambridge website.

Bed and Breakfast accommodation

B&B and guesthouses can often (though not always) be cheaper than hotels.  Options include:

Walk from the B&B to King's B&B or Guesthouse
About 20 mins The Arc
About 25 mins Tenison Towers, Archway House, Hamilton Lodge, A&B Guesthouse, Railway Lodge Guesthouse, Home from Home
About 30 mins Somerset House, Bridge Guest House
About 35 mins The Cambridge Guesthouse, Victoria House, Abbyfield Guesthouse, Fairways Guesthouse
About 40 mins Parkview Guesthouse, Alington House
About 45 mins Amber lodge, Avimore Guesthouse, Acacia Guest House

Accommodation close to Cambridge train station

If you're arriving / departing by train, you may find it convenient to stay near Cambridge Station since this is not in the centre of Cambridge. The station is located at the end of Station Road, CB1 2JW (see map).

Large Hotels (for those arriving by car)

Premier Inn and Travelodge

Premier Inn (left) and Travelodge (right) on Newmarket Road

In Cambridge:

On the way into / out of Cambridge

Further information

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