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 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).
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.
- YHA Cambridge - details and booking
- YHA Cambridge - Virtual tour
- About the Youth Hostel Association
- FAQ's about staying in a Youth Hostel
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|
|12 - 15 mins|
|15 - 30 mins|
|30 - 45 mins|
|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).
- Hotel IBIS Cambridge Central Station (large hotel, next to station)
- Cambridge Youth Hostel
- Tenison Towers B&B
- Railway Lodge Guesthouse
- A&B Guesthouse
- Centennial Hotel
Large Hotels (for those arriving by car)
Premier Inn (left) and Travelodge (right) on Newmarket Road
- Travelodge Newmarket Road (approx 25 min walk from King's)
- Premier Inn Cambridge City East (approx 25 min walk from King's)
- Travelodge Cambridge Leisure Park (approx 30 min walk from King's,)
- Premier Inn Cambridge North (approx 35 min walk from King's)
- Premier Inn Cambridge (A14, Junction 32) Approx 51 min walk from King's
- Travelodge Chieftain Way (A14, Junction 32) Approx 51 min walk from King's
On the way into / out of Cambridge
- North West:
- Travelodge Fourwentways (A11, South East of Cambridge)
- Getting to King's
- Open days and visiting at other times
- Cambridge Visitor Information Centre
- Map of Cambridge