Accommodation in Cambridge

The following information is provided with the understanding that it is only a set of links. We can not recommend specific accommodation, nor do we guarantee that this information is complete or up-to-date. If you need more information, please contact the Cambridge Visitor Information Centre.


Staying in a Cambridge College

Year 12 students at state-maintained schools, colleges and academies in the following areas are invited to read about the Link Area Accommodation Scheme, as they may be eligible to stay at King's free of charge during their visit: Northumberland; County Durham; Hartlepool; Darlington; Middlesbrough; Stockton-on-Tees; Redcar and Cleveland; York; Hull; East Riding of Yorkshire.

For all visitors who are 21 or over, 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, via the Meet Cambridge website.

If you're a Year 12 student thinking of applying, and based in Yorkshire or the North East, you may be eligible to stay in College free-of-charge.
King's organises and undertakes visits to schools, as well as co-ordinating visits to the College by school pupils and teachers.

Hotels 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 Near 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. There is a Youth Hostel close to Cambridge railway station - this is one of the cheapest ways to stay overnight.

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