Accommodation in Cambridge
This page is for prospective applicants visiting Cambridge
If you would like to stay overnight in Cambridge, the following websites allow you to do an accommodation search and then order the results by price.
NB the Christ's College postcode is CB2 3BU if you want to look for nearby accommodation.
The accommodation in Cambridge city centre tends to be expensive, but if you are prepared to stay slightly further out you may find a cheaper option.
We have collected together some further detail and links below to help, however please bear in mind that the information is not exhaustive and that we recommend that you read the information / liaise with providers to check that your chosen option suits your needs before making a booking. We have not visited premises and cannot make specific recommendations.
- It will be difficult to find a hotel room for under £100 in central Cambridge as it's very much a tourist market. With that warning, the hotels and guest houses closest to Christ's College are The Hilton on Downing Street, The University Arms Hotel on Regent Street, the Regent Hotel on Regent Street, Warkworth Guest House on Warkworth Terrace, Gonville Hotel on Gonville Place, and slightly further out The Royal Cambridge Hotel and Lensfield Hotel on Trumpington Road and the Double Tree (Hilton) Hotel on Granta Place.
- For slightly cheaper rooms, you might like to try one of the budget hotels. Closest to Christ's are Travelodge Cambridge Newmarket Road and Premier Inn Cambridge City East on Newmarket Road, both only a 25 min walk from Christ's. Or, if you're coming by train, Travelodge Cambridge Central is not far from the station (though not central). IBIS is even closer, on station square literally next to the station entrance, but prices tend to be a bit higher there.
- The cheapest accommodation is likely to be at the YHA Cambridge Youth Hostel on Tenison Road (close to the railway station and a 20 min walk from Christ's) or in one of the guest houses such as The Arc B&B, A and B, Archway House, Abbyfield Guest House, Fairways Guest House, Bridge Guest House, Parkview, and slightly further out Amberlodge or Acacia House. If you are accompanied by a parent or guardian, you may also find rooms advertised on AirB&B that are of interest.
Accommodation in a Cambridge College
Open Day accommodation on the nights of 3 and 4 July:
On the nights of 3 and 4 July (the nights before the Cambridge open days) Colleges normally provide accommodation where possible to help prospective students visiting for the open days. You would need to email individual Colleges if you would like to ask about accommodation availability on these nights and they will reply to let you know if accommodation is possible and what the arrangements are.
Here at Christ's College, our open day accommodation is reserved for Year 12 students on our Worcestershire and Herefordshire HE+ projects. If you are from Worcestershire or Herefordshire and are taking part in the HE project, please liaise with your school about how to book a place for the Cambridge Open Days accommodation. We are unfortunately unable to offer accommodation to other school groups or to individual students visiting Cambridge for the open days but would encourage you to contact another college.
At other times of year
Depending on the time of year, it is sometimes possible to book B&B accommodation in a Cambridge College as Colleges often offer this option if they have rooms available out of term. There are a range of price options depending on the size and quality of individual rooms, however do check the age restrictions before booking a room.
If you are interested in staying in B&B accommodation at Christ's College,
- You must be at least 16 to stay in the B&B accommodation.
- You must be accompanied by an adult if you are 16 or 17 years old.
Information about B&B accommodation in all Colleges is available here.