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Hughes Hall, Cambridge

University residence

Hughes Hall is the oldest of the University of Cambridge's postgraduate colleges and is housed in a number of 19th and 20th-century buildings at the main site immediately adjacent to the University of Cambridge's Cricket ground.

Located next to the iconic Parkers Piece, Hughes Hall is a 10-minute walk from the railway station and 15 minutes walk from the centre of Cambridge.

The single en-suite accommodation is located in the Fenner's Building and the small double rooms are located in Gresham Court.

Check in: 14:00 (2:00pm) - 20:00 (8:00pm) (arrivals may be allowed outside this window if your travel plans can't be adjusted however this is subject to availability)

Check out: 07:00 (7:00am) - 10:00 (10:00am)

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Top facilities

Free WiFi


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Based on 42 reviews
Hughes Hall, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

We stayed at Hughes Hall for a wedding weekend in Cambridge. From the off, we were really impressed with the service from the porters (Tim and Krzysztof in our case), who were incredibly friendly, welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. We had an excellent double en-suite room at a reasonable...

Hughes Hall, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

It’s an amazing experience staying in University room & great breakfast at the Great Hall. This trip is truly inspired me to consider taking a short course in University of Oxford in near future. Hope to come back again.

Hughes Hall, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

Great stay, the porter was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and well furnished. Maybe a mirror in the bedroom might be nice? It was really good value and I would stay here again.

Hughes Hall, Cambridge

4.5 5 0.5

Hottest day ever and still a great experience. Location was perfect for me. Greeters, evening and morning, were friendly and helpful.

Hughes Hall, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

Had a fabulous stay in Hughes Hall, Cambridge. The porter was extremely helpful and welcoming. Would definitely stay there again!

Hughes Hall, Cambridge

4.8 5 0.5

Excellent place to stay. The porters were lovely, welcoming and very helpful. Couldn't have asked for more.

Hughes Hall, Cambridge

4.5 5 0.5

Great to be able to park the car in a safe place. Very helpful porters at the Porters Lodge.

Hughes Hall, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

Couldn't fault our stay and the staff were brilliant - welcoming and warm. Thank you.

Hughes Hall, Cambridge

4.5 5 0.5

Friendly and helpful staff. Great location and comfortable room

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Facilities & information


19th century buildings

Private parking (charge)

Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

No smoking

Room Only (no kitchen facilities)

Historic property



Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Outdoor terrace

Garden furniture

Luggage storage

Pool/snooker table

Linen included

Towels included

Common room


Washing machine

Central heating

Bicycle storage


Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)


Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Arrival information and directions

Address: Hughes Hall, Wollaston Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CambridgeCB1 2EW, United Kingdom

Guests are invited to check in at the Porter's Lodge, which is located at the entrance of the College. Please show your booking confirmation and your passport to the Porter, who will provide you with your room key and direct you to the room. 

The College Porters' duties do not involve handling luggage.

On departure please take your key to the Porter's Lodge. The College Porters will look after your luggage until your departure from Cambridge.

The Lodge is manned from 07:00am to Midnight.


By Car: Hughes Hall offers parking on-site, depending on availability. The cost is £10.00 per car per night. In case the College car park is full, the closest car park is the Queen Anne Terrace Car Park, which is located a 2-minute walk to Hughes Hall. Please see for details of payment.

By Train: The railway station is approximately a 15-minute walk or 5-minute taxi ride from the College. Taxis are available outside the station entrance and are able to drop off at the Porter's Lodge.

By Air: London Stansted Airport is less than 30 minutes drive, whilst London City and London Heathrow Airports can be reached in less than 90 minutes.  

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