A stay in Cambridge will make you wonder if the time has indeed stood still for centuries in this city. Its ancient buildings, picturesque riverside, greenery, cobbled passageways, and historic marketplace seem unchanged. A walk down its narrow street will make you wonder if you can still feel the aura of the “great minds” that have probably crossed the same paths during the yesteryears. Its exquisite architecture, beautiful museums, inspirational art galleries, quirky festivals, and educated strata are sure to leave you spellbound.
While you decide whether to watch a theatrical or unwind in a pub or row on the river, we’ve put together a list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Cambridge, UK, for your convenience.
The first one on our list is a unique homestay — a hut. Literally! Wouldn’t you want to stay in a quintessential English village? This quaint thatched cottage located in Elsworth, 8 miles (12 km) from Cambridge, is perfect for a couple. It offers utmost privacy as it is in the owner’s front garden but fenced off from the main house. The hut has two single beds, an en-suite shower, toilet, TV, microwave, free breakfast, and free WiFi. What more can one ask for? The cozy hut makes for a perfect weekend getaway not so far away from the cityscape.
P.S. If you intend to drive here, please remember that parking is limited.
Thatched cottage in idyllic villageElsworth, Cambridge, United KingdomSuperhost
Top guest reviewsnice having tea/coffee and biscuits and great breakfastalthough small the cottage was very comfortable and had everything we neededafter a quiet comfortable night we were given our breakfast choices on a tray by soniathe apartment was pretty warm even in peak winter and was easily accessiblesmall but perfect for our needs and the breakfast is a lovely touchthe accommodation was spotless everything was tidy and neatlovely clean quiet and well equipped room with bathroomit is immaculately clean beds very comfy underfloor heating nice and warmthe cottage was clean and comfortable and tim was very responsive to any queries that i hadclean cosy cute and friendly it was a lovely stay exactly what we were after
Host:tim & sonia were great hoststim and sonia were great hostssonia was a great host and we had no issueslovely cosy cottage with friendly and accommodating hostsquaint compact and atmospheric with great hostsRead more reviewsgood pub within walking distancelovely village in a great locationcosy and neat place in an cute village close to cambridgecute place close to a lovely local pub and quite a short drive to cambridgetiny and adorable and within walking distance of two pubs
This beautiful house is located in a peaceful neighborhood with easy access to the city center and offers a single bedroom with shared bathroom, perfect for a solo traveler. The place is complete with WiFi, work desk, central heating, hairdryer, free continental breakfast and everything you need for a comfortable stay. The best thing is that the bus stop is a 2-minute walk away, ready to take you anywhere you want to go.
Single Bedroom on Mill Road
Top guest reviewsnice simple room breakfast inclusivein addition the mattress is very comfortablesusan was really lovely and helpful and the room and bathroom were in an impeccable statethe bedroom was clean and comfortable with a desk and chair and wardrobe with ample hanger spacea really homely property - warm cozy and welcomingbeautifully clean and well kept housea clean (lockable) room and clean bathroom with nice towels and power showernice and clean room and bathvery clean and well thought outroom and bathroom was very clean
Host:she was very welcoming and helpfulsusan is a nice hosthosts go that extra bit to helpsusan and paul were very welcoming hostsgreat room and great hostRead more reviewsgreat location - bus station is couples of minute walk awaygreat location on mill roadvery nice room close to the train stationgood location and correct breakfastlively neighborhood in half an hour walking distance to the center
This private room has been recently renovated and is perfect for travelers looking to stay near the city center at an affordable price. It is ideal for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers. There is 1 king-size bed that can accommodate up to 2 guests in a brightly lit room. The shared spaces include kitchen, living room, bathroom, and garden. The city center is located within walking distance (a 25-minute walk to be exact) where you can find plenty of shops, dining options and tourist sights. The river is a stone’s throw away so you enjoy a stroll along the river bank during your leisure time. There’s also a Tesco & a lovely Thai restaurant right outside the home.
Welcoming double room in a cosy house
Top guest reviewsroom itself ok but road noise is quite loud so earplugs recommendedit's warm and comfortablei had a nice light bedroom with a comfortable double bedalthough the bathroom and carpet in the common areas weren’t very cleanwe had a comfortable stay at al’sa lovely warm clean rooma double bed in a clean bedroomclean clear and comfortable room and bedthe room was very clean and the bed was very comfortablethe room is clean and very comfortable
Host:nice host room and priceal is a great hostal is a very helpful hosthe is polite and helpfulal is a great host and responds promptlyRead more reviewsthe place is close to the train station anglia ruskin university and other places of interestgreat place in a good locationnot in center but close enough easy walkgood value for the location including breakfastgood location for exploring the city and a great location for those that are visiting the aru campus
This beautiful home is located very close to the Addenbrookes hospital and offers a single bedroom, perfect for a solo traveler. The place is complete with free WiFi, kettle, storage space, free breakfast, and a shared bathroom along with all the essentials that you may need for a comfortable stay. The best thing is that the bus stop is merely a 3-5-minute walk, so you can just hop on to wherever you want to go. This listing is ideal for students or budget travelers who are looking for a simple Bed and Breakfast.
Very clean&cosy room, near Addenbrookes HospitalCambridge, Cambridgeshire, United KingdomSuperhost
Top guest reviewsa lovely touch with tea and coffee in the roomthe bed is amazingly comfortablesqeeky clean and modern with wifi and tea/coffeei loved the little details in the room such as coffee and tea to have at any timetea and coffee available and a shared bathroom with other guesta lovely clean cosy roomsemiha`s property is exceptionally clean and very comfortable for basic needsperfect comfort and clean place to stayreally clean and confortable well comunicatedsemiha’s place was spotlessly clean and very cosy
Host:semi is an amazing hosta five star host :)lovely hosts who show you everything you’ll needthank you semiha for being a great hostbeautiful house and outstanding hospitality from hostsRead more reviewsperfect location for addenbrookes hospitala great location - easy to find and close enough to walk to addenbrooke's hospitalperfect location for walking to the hospitalalso the location is very goodclose to a couple of bus lines so it’s easy to get around
Indulge in your own cozy private room in this modern flat located within a 10-minute walk from the city center and a 2-minute walk from Cambridge University Botanic Gardens. Take a walk around in the peaceful neighborhood or stroll inside the sprawling Botanic Gardens. You can also find bus and train stations in the near vicinity to take you wherever you need to go in or around Cambridge.
Warm Double room in Central location
Top guest reviewsphoto doesn't do the room justice it's bigger than it looksgood coffee/breakfast are at hot numbers about half a mile up the roadgreat place with nice kitchen and common spacegood wifi clean bathroom and kitchenal is relaxed i felt comfortable and both places where i stayedvery clean and quietgreat communication and very cleanclean house and very quietthe room is clean and the bed comfortablea very clean and nice place calm and relaxing
Host:the host is extremely helpfulal is a great hostthanks for the hosta nice room and a nice hostal had helpful recommendations exploring the townRead more reviewsperfect location close to bus stationgreat location in a great citygreat location to explore cambridge areaquiet and good location toowalking distance to all the cambridge attractions
This cozy annex bedroom is set in a tranquil English garden, detached from the main house and offering all the peace and quiet you need. Amenities include an en-suite bathroom, shower necessities, free wifi, and a mini-fridge. From this charming guesthouse, central Cambridge is just a short bus journey or a quick bike ride away - and you’re welcome to borrow a bike for free from your friendly host!
Annex +en-suite, gate access, good wifi and bike!Cambridge, England, United KingdomSuperhost
Top guest reviewsi enjoyed the fresh air comfortable pillows and the tea kettleholly also very helpfully lent me a board and ironvery accommodating and kindly loaned use of iron and ironing boardthere is no television but wifi is strong so a laptop serves all needs of to have onethe bed is comfortable shower hot and there is a fridge radio and wi-fiit is very clean and tidyquaint quite clean and cosythe room is very clean and comfortablethe annex is clean and cosyvery comfortable and clean
Host:very friendly & helpful hostholy is a great hostholly is a wonderful hostholy was welcoming and helpfulholly is a delightful host and very thoughtfulRead more reviewsideal location if you like to walk to town (about 25 min)the location is perfect for the city centre and central collegesthe location is convenient as well offering a very pretty walk/bike into towneasy walk to university and centre of townholly's place is close to the city center very quite and comfortable
Another very unique experience that can only be found on Airbnb! Make the most of your staycation without compromising on comfort in this Caravan stationed in a spacious private garden in Cambridge.There’s a king-size bed that can sleep 2, a warm heater, kettle, in the Caravan along with access to shared bathroom, kitchen, fridge, and freezer in the house.
Caravan camping in CambridgeCambridge, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsfor me the heater worked good enough wifi only works near the door of the caravanthe camper is nice private and kept warm in the winter by a space heaternice clean and tidy place only draw back was the wifi which was in and outthe heaters worked well so it was nice and cozythe room is very cosy and cleanthe caravan is old but well maintained and cleangreat little place - cheap and cheerful but also clean and comfybathroom is just renovated and it’s sparkling cleanit is a nice quiet clean and reasonably priced place with a lovely host
Host:serap was prompt with responses and a very welcoming hostserap was really a great hostserap was a great host very accommodatingserap is a very friendly and helpful hosthosts very welcoming and friendlyRead more reviewsit's well located for my liking because its so close to cambridge north station and the cycle pathclose to bus stops into town overall a great stayeasy to reach by bus taxi or a good walk:) its really near the bus stop and spar (convenient store) which is fantasticquiet place with nice birds singing nearby
This lovely family home is a 10-min walk from the train station and 2 km (1.2 mi) from the city center. If you are traveling alone, then this is the best place to stay in the heart of the city for a limited duration. Apart from the bedroom, you can access the shared bathroom. All local amenities including the marketplace, off street parking, are just a short walk away. Please note that the kitchen and living room are not shared unless there’s an exceptional circumstance. But, the hosts are warm and welcoming and have 2 adorable cats.
Room in family home near stationCambridge, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsgreat room in a quiet cul de sacthe family is very friendly and there is a kettle and tea/coffee milk if needed in your roomvery nice stay with spacious room and thoughtful amenities i will definitely come back for next visita very comfortable room including tea and coffee with use of a shared bathroom and plenty of hot waterrichard was welcoming and the room was very comfortableclean and tidy roomroom was tidy and cleanclean room very comfy bedthe bedroom and bathroom were really clean and tidyrichard's house was clean and the bed was nice
Host:hosts were very helpfulfriendly and relaxed hostslovely room and hostlovely room and lovely hostrichard was a great host and very helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location with easy parking toothe location is also good being so close to the centre of cambridgethe location is perfect for meit's in the middle between the city center and addenbrooks hospital and pretty close to the train stationthe location is at key place and suited perfectly the purposes of my trip
A beautiful riverside home just 20 minutes from the city center offers the perfect Bed & Breakfast for couples. Wouldn’t you like to enjoy walking along the river, or watching cattle grazing, or rowers going by in the river, or simply sitting by the river with a glass of your favorite drink? Well, I am sure you would. This 4-bedroom home has one spacious bedroom with king-size bed on the second floor listed on Airbnb. You will also get a private bathroom on the same floor and free breakfast for such an economical price. There’s also a cycle rental available nearby in case you’d want to rent a bike.
Victorian riverside home
This cozy private room in a spacious Victorian house in central Cambridge is ideal for couples and offers a shared bath. Included in your stay is the use of the kitchen, living room, and garden. The best part about this apartment is its central location. Within minutes, you will find yourself in the heart of the city amidst coffee shops, bars and restaurants and whatnot! The hosts Matt & Jamie are very accommodating and will help you with what you need.
Cosy Double Room In Central Cambridge
This private bedroom is ideal for a couple or a solo traveler. The room overlooks the garden, is in good condition, and offers a clean and affordable stay right in the heart of Cambridge. It is within walking distance to many amenities such as restaurants, pubs, bus stop, and rail station. You will also be provided with fresh linen, towels, and complimentary light breakfast. An important thing to note that the room is up two floors of stairs and the shared bathroom is half a flight down so this listing is not suitable for you if you have mobility problems.
Cambridge UK City Centre Room RearCambridge, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsthe room is large enough to feel comfortable with beautiful view from the windowi was definitely really lucky to rent a room at their housesimply recommend their outstanding room(s) and will visit again in the futuregreat stay with steve - excellently positioned for cambridge centre and very comfortablenice big place with large room lots of light easy to come and go without trouble at alleverything is clean and tidybeautiful clean and cosy spot in cambridgeeverything is very cleanthe room is clean and spaciousnice place clean and comfortable
Host:lovely home with accommodating hoststhe hosts were very responsivegreat host and lily is a bonusthe hosts were great and really helpfulthe hosts were very helpful and always availableRead more reviewsa great location within walking distance of city centregreat location and beautiful houselocation of the house was fairly central and easy to findvery good location and breakfastvery good location for investigating cambridge
If you’re looking for a comfortable accommodation in Cambridge, then you’ll surely love this studio-type apartment that can sleep up to two guests, which is ideal for a couple or solo traveler. The Airbnb vacation rental is modern, sleek, and has everything you need, whether for a short vacation or a long term stay. Its open-plan space features one cozy bed, a wardrobe, a sitting area, a dining set-up, a kitchenette, and a private bathroom with towels. Outside the studio, you’ll find a garden with a pond and a seating area, where you can have your morning coffee, during summertime.
Garden Studio in central yet tranquil settingCambridge, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsthere was a tv and free wireless internet accessthe bed and sofa were comfortablethe cottage was exactly as pictured and so comfortableexactly what you would expect from a great boutique hotel without noise from neighbouring roomswe would highly recommend ruth's garden roomspotlessly clean with very tasteful decorspace was very clean and relaxingthe studio was very clean and cosyand super clean in every cornerlovely place spotlessly clean and nice and warm
Host:she was a warm and welcoming hostruth is a fantastic hostruth is a great hostshe was most helpful and friendlyruth is an excellent hostRead more reviewsbeautiful property within easy walking distance of the train station and townit's a valuable location for staying in cambridge (pretty close to buses to city centre)good location - easy to find convenient to buses into centrepeaceful neighbourhood and the studio is located in a beautifully maintained tranquil gardenexcellent place to stay in a quiet location
This Airbnb vacation rental is a lovely two-story home that features an accent bricked wall, wooden furniture, modern appliances, and charming decors. It comes with three bedrooms with a crib and can accommodate up to five people, perfect for a small family or friends. Also, the guests can enjoy the fully functional kitchen with a dining set-up and the carpeted sitting area that has a flat-screen television, where the group can cozy up and watch a good movie. Additionally, it has a beautiful private bathroom with a bathtub for those who wish to just soak in after a long day exploring.
Comfortable, Charming & Cosy Cambridge HouseCambridge, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsnot only was githa’s home comfortable warm and welcoming there was everything we needed including breakfastbreakfast was also available to start the day we would definitely stay againlarge kitchen which was perfect for cookingbeds particularly comfortable with great sheetsit has a well-stocked kitchen which was great for a christmas mealgood place very clean and stylisha wonderful stylish and spotless clean place to stayvery clean stylish comfortable and homey spacespacious clean quiet and comfortable bedsplace is spacious clean and tidy
Host:excellent hospitality and great service from our hostgitha is a wonderful hostshe’s a very thoughtful hostget ya the host very pleasant and helpful xgitha was so helpful when we had questionsRead more reviewsgreat location to staygreat location and very comfortablethe house location is also goodgreat location unique and cool interiorgreat location and easy walk into cambridge
Experience Cambridge like a local
We’re sure you are looking forward to your upcoming Cambridge visit, especially after we’ve provided you with 11 amazingly comfortable, and unique accommodation options. Explore the beautiful riverside, great neighborhood, or just simply be amazed by this city. Cambridge is exquisite in every little way.
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