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 the city 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 Kingdom
Top guest reviewsThe Little House is exactly as it looks in the pictures comfy and with everything you needGreat little place Will use againThe cottage is in the front garden of the family and you are very private thereThe cottage is small but it has everything you need also tea and coffee and the beds were very comfortableSweet little cottage which is exactly as described Very comfortable bed snug little room with all one needsThe cottage was clean and very quainteverything was tidy and neat
Host:and Tim made very welcomeTim & Sonia were great hostsSonia was a wonderful hostSonia is very friendly and helpful and provided us with a very welcome breakfast in the morning Thumbs upShe gave us a breakfast menu for the following morningRead more reviewsLovely little hideaway Very rural location but lovely for walks and pubsIt is very well located in a beautiful areaLovely village location Used it as quick access to Cambridgebut lots of birds Beautiful peaceful villageCute place close to a lovely local pub and
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 accommodation is in a large bright top floor bedroom with a comfortable double bed and shared toliet/showeroomThe room is big and comfortable for one personRoom was as described in the advertThe room met my basic needs a somewhat dated bed with a shared shower/toilet accessible on the landingspacious has a TV and the bed is fairly comfortableloved the decor and it was also very spacious and comfortableThe comfiest bed I slept in a very long timeall Everything is clean and tidyThe room is clean and spacious Steve and Rachel are very nice
Host:Very welcoming and helpful flexible check in and outSweet Lily the dog was cuddly and Steve and Rachel very friendly and casual hostsSteve was friendly and very knowledgeable about CambridgeSteve was friendly quick to communicate and really helpful with parkingSteve was a good host made a great breakfast the next day and was helpful with directions local info and good chatRead more reviewsThe period house has lots of charm and characterThe house is well located in Cambridge about 20-25 minutes walk from the train stationThe house is not far from a park which is convenient to transfer to everywhere in CambridgeLovely house in a great locationLots of good eateries with world food options and interesting character pubs in easy walking distance
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 RoadCambridge, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewslarge bathroom down the hallThe room and the shower were spotlessThe shared bathroom was spotlessthe room and bathroom were in an impeccable stateThe room is on level 2 where you have to reach by short but steep stairsEverything was perfectly clean and it was very appreciableNice and clean room and baththe place was sparkling clean and very comfortableNice clean quiet and hoomly room and bath roomA nice clean and fresh place
Host:Susan's She was very welcoming and helpfulSusan was very friendly and helped me with everything she couldSusan was very accommodating allowing me to arrive early the firSt morningSusan was a wonderful hostessSusan was a very good hostRead more reviewsnice area to walk if you want Plenty of food shops in the area tooThere's a bus stop directly outside the house where you can get a very regular bus (citi2) into the city centre within a few minsThe area is full of shopsIt's a short walk or bus ride from the centre in an area with some interesting shops and restaurantsGreat location - Bus station is couples of minute walk away
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, wifi & bike!Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsbut with everything one could needThe room became hot during the dayThe bed is comfortable shower hot and there is a fridge radio and Wi-fiI had access to the kitchen and could use kettleI cooled it down at night with open windows and cracking the doorHer response were fast and everything was as describedHolly's house was very cleanbut it is clean and newnew and modern Everything was perfectly cleanHer place was clean comfortable and wonderfully peaceful
Host:all I needed and more Lovely garden and relaxed feelingVery friendly & helpful hostShe is a very nice lady always reachableHowever through our communication she was always very flexible and understandingHolly is really friendly and made me feel very welcomeRead more reviewsThe location is also well connected by busThe local bus stop is less than 5 mins walk and the area is really quietThe apartment is about a 30 min walk from the center of Cambridge but only a 3 minute walk to the nearest bus stationThe annex is separate from her housePlease note breakfast is not included
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 reviewsthe bed is surprising comfy and there is plenty of spacethe listing isn't accurate in that you don't have access to a fridge- you have a sense of privacyNice to have your own separate bathroom tooCozy caravan Space heater to keep it warm during the winterbut I didn't use it
Host:friendly hosts and all for a good pricebut she was very friendly when we finally saw herand she was very kind and helpful :)and she was always there to help when neededall very friendly and helpful they explained me how to move in town and answered all my questionsRead more reviewsthe caravan itself is located just a few steps away in a quiet gardenIt's not a normal mattress:) its really near the bus stop and SPAR (convenient store)no Around 2 5 miles from city centre Half mile from supermarketIt's well located for my liking because its so close to Cambridge north station and the cycle path
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 houseCambridge, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsClean room comfortable bedI had a nice light bedroom with a comfortable double bedso the room was coldit's possible because the kitchen is very equippedThe room was large and the bed was so comfortable so much that I enjoyed my stay at AliThe others guests are always very pleasantGood place clean and tidyThe rooms does can get very hot in the summerThe room itself was in perfect condition and was exactly as advertisedA lovely warm clean room
Host:and he took time to give me all information I needed about the cityHis Dad greeted me and checked me in and was very friendly and informative Excellent hosts and would fully recommendHe gave us a great induction to his home and was very responsive to our requestsDefinitely recommend Al is really helpful and made me feel very welcomeAl was a fantastic host (responsive professional and most importantly welcoming)Read more reviewsgood place not in the center but good valuea literal stones throw away from a supermarket and across from the retail parkGreat location easy to access to Tesco and river bankAl's place is very convenient for walking into the center of CambridgeA good location and a really lovely place to stay
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 Kingdom
Top guest reviewsI was told I could not enter the kitchen to grab some milk for the teaset provided in my roomthe bed was very comfortable too EnjoyedThe room was very cosy and the washroom was kept clean all the time A five star host :)There were signs marking the kitchen as privateLoverly little room Sqeeky clean and modern with WiFi and tea/coffeeThe room and toilet were very cleanI don't write public viewsHouse is modern and very very cleanThe house was immaculately clean and the single bed was very comfySemiha`s property is exceptionally clean and very comfortable for basic needs
Host:but Semiha made me feel very welcomeSemiha and her husband are very friendly & welcomingSemiha and her husband are delightfulSemiha and her husband are amazing hostsSemiha and her family are friendly and helpful Highly recommendedRead more reviewsThe environment is safe but rather noisyIt's also very convenient to get to the citySemi Very convenient to city center15-20 min walking from city center or 10 min ride by bikethe Addenbrooke's Hospital and approx 5 bus stop away from the Cambridge city center
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 reviewsLovely spacious double room very comfortableThe room was nice and comfortable and easily accessibleAnd the Junction (music venue)Pleasant room without any bells and whistles but dud have the usual tea/coffee making facilitiesVery nice stay with spacious room and thoughtful amenitiesA very comfortable room including tea and coffee with use of a shared bathroom and plenty of hot water Friendly and relaxed hostsabd everything was clean and tidyRoom was very clean and tidyThe bedroom and bathroom were really clean and tidyRoom was very clean and tidy with fresh linen and team making facilities Bathroom which had showering facilities was also exceptionally clean and tidyRoom was tidy and clean
Host:the host is very welcoming as welland he got back to me straight awayRichard was really quick at replying and a very accommodating friendly hostRichard was a great host and very helpfulRichard is very welcoming and willing to give any help that is neededRead more reviewsThe place far from the station (16 mins by walk)The location is a lovely neighborhoodIt is a big house near a lot of restaurants and shops within 10 minutes of walking distanceIt was a good location and neighbourhoodA restful and convenient place to stay in Cambridge
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 locationCambridge, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsThe flat and the room itself are pretty basicThe room is totally quietWell organised Outlay of the flat is goodThe space was rather small from the entrance to the bedroom Not recommended for people carrying numbers of luggage as we had to climb up 2 floors and we struggled to have 2 of our large suitcases ...Bedroom is a little small but the kitchen is very bigpeaceful and lovely House was neat and as depicted in the photosA very clean and nice place calm and relaxingVery comfy bed I slept like a babyThat being said the place was clean and great for backpackersThe location is quite nice and the room is very clean
Host:the host is really helpfulThe host is extremely helpfulHe's given me a lot of recommendations and was even so generous to lent me his bikeAl was very helpful and welcoming hostAl is a very nice friendly and helpful personRead more reviewsVery good location for the Botanic Gardens and Fitzwilliam MuseumGreat location to explore Cambridge areaGreat location near a lot of restaurants and pubsGreat location in a great cityGreat location a short distance from central Cambridge and
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
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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