Bed and breakfast accommodation in Cambridge University colleges

Everyone welcome - you don't have to be a student to book or stay

  • A unique backstage pass providing the opportunity to stay in a historic Cambridge college during your visit to this heritage-rich city, whilst helping to generate revenue contributing to the upkeep of these iconic buildings.
  • These bed and breakfast (B&B) or self catering rooms are mostly located in central Cambridge
  • Re-trace the footsteps of graduates such as Newton, Darwin, Wordsworth, John Cleese, and Prince Charles; eat in the college hall, wander through the college's gardens or take a punt along the river followed by a drink in the college bar.
  • A great alternative to staying in a cheap Cambridge hotel or hostel.
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Bed and breakfast accommodation in Cambridge University colleges

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    "I started out looking for UK campus boarding experience and had my expectation fulfilled with one full of history and tradition. The accommodation whether for tourists (who know what they asking for) or students is beyond value for money. The room (and every room as I can see) has exclusive private view to the garden as the results of a nicely planned / natural foilage. one can sit and read next to the window without worrying being seen from outside. The seats in the guests' garden are thoughtfully placed under the tree on a gravel path. Thus, though guests cannot walk on the lawn, they can sit near it. The vegetarian sausage (VS) in the breakfast is good. Most VS is overly spiced, hard and dry. The ones in the Porter's Breakfast is different. Besides, it is obviously VS and people consume it without worry. Some VS is made to look too much like non-VS. The amount is generous and the eggs are nicely cooked. Location excellently close to everything and yet the college is well sound-proved from the busy streets. Yet to find out more about the Cromwell Wing and the haunting chapel. If more of some of such facilities can be opened to visitors... The porters I met are friendly and witty in the classic British manner." cheung a
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    "The room/en-suite were extremely clean with a comfortable bed, good quality linen and nice additional touches such as the nice toiletries and dressing gown/slippers etc. The college is very central and it was a bonus to be able to leave our car free of additional cost within the grounds and walk around the city centre. The breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice from fresh fruit and yogurt, to full cooked to croissants etc. We didn't use it, but we also had the use of a kitchen had we wanted it. " Mrs clare m
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    "I love big spaces, big windows, high ceiling of Churchill College, Cambridge building which was designed to well harmonize with nature, sunlight, flowers, etc...Room size is big with big windows. There are a big desk, and chairs, beds, small fridge, coffees teas making facilities, toiletries(hand wash,shampoo and conditioner, and bath and shower gel), towels, bathroom with powerful shower in our room. Please borrow a hairdryer in porters' lodge. This college serves the guests amazing breakfast for us in the special designed big dinning room. All staffs in this college are friendly, kind and helpful for us. My husband had stayed in this college when he was a Cambridge university student. I have been there sometime at that time. We have stayed in the room very comfortably and good memories with this college since then. We will definitely come back again. There are many beautiful natural places to enjoy taking a walk, lesson than 15 minutes walk to town centre, less thank 10 minutes walk to restaurants. Highly recommendation. Thank you very much. " Mrs Atsuko H

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  • Availability is mainly in the summer (July, August, September), Christmas and Easter (March, April) vacation periods, when students clear their rooms
  • Cambridge rooms typically become available two to three months in advance, so please revisit the website within that period if nothing is available now
  • alternatively, for further accommodation ideas and travel advice visit sister websites, Cambridge bed and breakfasts and Historic Britain