Many of our guests stayed in College accommodation - others chose hotels such as the Crowne Plaza, or B&Bs. We encourage you to visit Cambridge at your own leisure and we hope the information below is still useful!

Cambridge is a major tourist destination in the summer, particularly in July.  It is essential to book accommodation early to ensure availability; prices are as listed in Autumn 2009 on a per night basis.  All prices are listed in pounds.  For currency conversion go to this site.  

Click here for a map of the B&B and Hotel options listed below
(College Stay locations are available on their website and cannot be linked). 

College Stay

Single and twin rooms are available in Cambridge Colleges (but twin rooms go fast, so book early).  Most of these rooms are in the heart of the city, and this is certainly the most interesting way to stay in Cambridge.  Single Rooms £40-60; Twin Rooms £65-80 (price depends on amenities including ensuite etc.). Make bookings through:

Chosen for their proximity to the city centre and their high rating at

Warkworth House (Family rooms available; near Parker's Piece and town centre)
Single £55-65; Double £75-85; 3+ £95-105

El Shaddai Guest House
(discounts for 3+ nights; near Parker's Piece and town centre)
Single £40-50; Double £60; 3+ £95-120  (depends on number staying)

Alexander B&B (St. Barnabas Rd; near Railway Station; 15 minute walk to town centre)
2 rooms available (1 double; 1 twin) £60-75

Benson House (Castle Hill; 15 minute walk to town centre)
7 rooms available from £65.

Canterbury House B&B (Castle Hill near Benson House; 15 minute walk to town centre)
Single £40-50; Double £60-70

Finches B&B (Girton)
Single £50; Double £65

Worth House (Chesterton Road)
Single from £49; Double/twin from £60; Triple from £85; 4+ from £89

Hotel Rooms (the earlier you book, the better)

Crowne Plaza
From £113
Definitely the most convenient location. Right in the city centre with all mod cons, close to shopping, the church and the colleges. Rooms with two double beds would allow for sharing. 
Online bookings at:

The Royal Cambridge Hotel
From £100
Just down the road from the Fitzwilliam Museum--within easy reach of the city centre shops (5 minutes walk).
Doubletree (by Hilton)
From £154
On the river, this is a beautiful hotel with good service.  Its located in the city centre, but is set back from the bustle of the high street, making it very quiet and peaceful.

Hotel du Vin

From £145
Small boutique hotel with rave reviews--in the city centre, near the church and art museum.