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Top 13 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Cambridge, UK - Updated 2020

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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.

1. Thatched cottage in idyllic village (from USD 65)

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 village
Elsworth, Cambridge, United Kingdom
543 reviews
Hut 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice having tea/coffee and biscuits and great breakfast
although small the cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed
after a quiet comfortable night we were given our breakfast choices on a tray by sonia
the apartment was pretty warm even in peak winter and was easily accessible
small but perfect for our needs and the breakfast is a lovely touch
Cleanliness:
the accommodation was spotless everything was tidy and neat
lovely clean quiet and well equipped room with bathroom
it is immaculately clean beds very comfy underfloor heating nice and warm
the cottage was clean and comfortable and tim was very responsive to any queries that i had
clean cosy cute and friendly it was a lovely stay exactly what we were after
Host:
tim & sonia were great hosts
tim and sonia were great hosts
sonia was a great host and we had no issues
lovely cosy cottage with friendly and accommodating hosts
quaint compact and atmospheric with great hosts
Location:
good pub within walking distance
lovely village in a great location
cosy and neat place in an cute village close to cambridge
cute place close to a lovely local pub and quite a short drive to cambridge
tiny and adorable and within walking distance of two pubs
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2. Cambridge UK city centre - rear bedroom (from USD 62)

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 Rear
Cambridge, United Kingdom
284 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is large enough to feel comfortable with beautiful view from the window
i was definitely really lucky to rent a room at their house
simply recommend their outstanding room(s) and will visit again in the future
great stay with steve - excellently positioned for cambridge centre and very comfortable
nice big place with large room lots of light easy to come and go without trouble at all
Cleanliness:
everything is clean and tidy
beautiful clean and cosy spot in cambridge
everything is very clean
the room is clean and spacious
nice place clean and comfortable
Host:
lovely home with accommodating hosts
the hosts were very responsive
great host and lily is a bonus
the hosts were great and really helpful
the hosts were very helpful and always available
Location:
a great location within walking distance of city centre
great location and beautiful house
location of the house was fairly central and easy to find
very good location and breakfast
very good location for investigating cambridge
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3. Single bedroom on Mill Road (from USD 44)

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
Cambridge, United Kingdom
258 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice simple room breakfast inclusive
in addition the mattress is very comfortable
susan was really lovely and helpful and the room and bathroom were in an impeccable state
the bedroom was clean and comfortable with a desk and chair and wardrobe with ample hanger space
a really homely property - warm cozy and welcoming
Cleanliness:
beautifully clean and well kept house
a clean (lockable) room and clean bathroom with nice towels and power shower
nice and clean room and bath
very clean and well thought out
room and bathroom was very clean
Host:
she was very welcoming and helpful
susan is a nice host
hosts go that extra bit to help
susan and paul were very welcoming hosts
great room and great host
Location:
great location - bus station is couples of minute walk away
great location on mill road
very nice room close to the train station
good location and correct breakfast
lively neighborhood in half an hour walking distance to the center
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4. Charming garden guesthouse (from USD 46)

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 and bike!
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
175 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i enjoyed the fresh air comfortable pillows and the tea kettle
holly also very helpfully lent me a board and iron
very accommodating and kindly loaned use of iron and ironing board
there is no television but wifi is strong so a laptop serves all needs of to have one
the bed is comfortable shower hot and there is a fridge radio and wi-fi
Cleanliness:
it is very clean and tidy
quaint quite clean and cosy
the room is very clean and comfortable
the annex is clean and cosy
very comfortable and clean
Host:
very friendly & helpful host
holy is a great host
holly is a wonderful host
holy was welcoming and helpful
holly is a delightful host and very thoughtful
Location:
ideal location if you like to walk to town (about 25 min)
the location is perfect for the city centre and central colleges
the location is convenient as well offering a very pretty walk/bike into town
easy walk to university and centre of town
holly's place is close to the city center very quite and comfortable
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5. Caravan camping in Cambridge

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 Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
207 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
for me the heater worked good enough wifi only works near the door of the caravan
the camper is nice private and kept warm in the winter by a space heater
nice clean and tidy place only draw back was the wifi which was in and out
the heaters worked well so it was nice and cozy
Cleanliness:
the room is very cosy and clean
the caravan is old but well maintained and clean
great little place - cheap and cheerful but also clean and comfy
bathroom is just renovated and it’s sparkling clean
it is a nice quiet clean and reasonably priced place with a lovely host
Host:
serap was prompt with responses and a very welcoming host
serap was really a great host
serap was a great host very accommodating
serap is a very friendly and helpful host
hosts very welcoming and friendly
Location:
it's well located for my liking because its so close to cambridge north station and the cycle path
close to bus stops into town overall a great stay
easy to reach by bus taxi or a good walk
:) its really near the bus stop and spar (convenient store) which is fantastic
quiet place with nice birds singing nearby
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6. Welcoming double room in a cosy house (from USD 39)

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
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
302 reviews
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room itself ok but road noise is quite loud so earplugs recommended
it's warm and comfortable
i had a nice light bedroom with a comfortable double bed
although the bathroom and carpet in the common areas weren’t very clean
we had a comfortable stay at al’s
Cleanliness:
a lovely warm clean room
a double bed in a clean bedroom
clean clear and comfortable room and bed
the room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable
the room is clean and very comfortable
Host:
nice host room and price
al is a great host
al is a very helpful host
he is polite and helpful
al is a great host and responds promptly
Location:
the place is close to the train station anglia ruskin university and other places of interest
great place in a good location
not in center but close enough easy walk
good value for the location including breakfast
good location for exploring the city and a great location for those that are visiting the aru campus
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7. Very clean, comfortable and cosy room with breakfast. (from USD 32)

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 Hospital
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
257 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a lovely touch with tea and coffee in the room
the bed is amazingly comfortable
sqeeky clean and modern with wifi and tea/coffee
i loved the little details in the room such as coffee and tea to have at any time
tea and coffee available and a shared bathroom with other guest
Cleanliness:
a lovely clean cosy room
semiha`s property is exceptionally clean and very comfortable for basic needs
perfect comfort and clean place to stay
really clean and confortable well comunicated
semiha’s place was spotlessly clean and very cosy
Host:
semi is an amazing host
a five star host :)
lovely hosts who show you everything you’ll need
thank you semiha for being a great host
beautiful house and outstanding hospitality from hosts
Location:
perfect location for addenbrookes hospital
a great location - easy to find and close enough to walk to addenbrooke's hospital
perfect location for walking to the hospital
also the location is very good
close to a couple of bus lines so it’s easy to get around
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8. Room in family home near station

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 station
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
159 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great room in a quiet cul de sac
the family is very friendly and there is a kettle and tea/coffee milk if needed in your room
very nice stay with spacious room and thoughtful amenities i will definitely come back for next visit
a very comfortable room including tea and coffee with use of a shared bathroom and plenty of hot water
richard was welcoming and the room was very comfortable
Cleanliness:
clean and tidy room
room was tidy and clean
clean room very comfy bed
the bedroom and bathroom were really clean and tidy
richard's house was clean and the bed was nice
Host:
hosts were very helpful
friendly and relaxed hosts
lovely room and host
lovely room and lovely host
richard was a great host and very helpful
Location:
great location with easy parking too
the location is also good being so close to the centre of cambridge
the location is perfect for me
it's in the middle between the city center and addenbrooks hospital and pretty close to the train station
the location is at key place and suited perfectly the purposes of my trip
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9. Warm double room in central location (from USD 41)

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
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
283 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
photo doesn't do the room justice it's bigger than it looks
good coffee/breakfast are at hot numbers about half a mile up the road
great place with nice kitchen and common space
good wifi clean bathroom and kitchen
al is relaxed i felt comfortable and both places where i stayed
Cleanliness:
very clean and quiet
great communication and very clean
clean house and very quiet
the room is clean and the bed comfortable
a very clean and nice place calm and relaxing
Host:
the host is extremely helpful
al is a great host
thanks for the host
a nice room and a nice host
al had helpful recommendations exploring the town
Location:
perfect location close to bus station
great location in a great city
great location to explore cambridge area
quiet and good location too
walking distance to all the cambridge attractions
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10. Cozy house with three bedrooms (from USD 144)

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 House
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
482 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
not only was githa’s home comfortable warm and welcoming there was everything we needed including breakfast
breakfast was also available to start the day we would definitely stay again
large kitchen which was perfect for cooking
beds particularly comfortable with great sheets
it has a well-stocked kitchen which was great for a christmas meal
Cleanliness:
good place very clean and stylish
a wonderful stylish and spotless clean place to stay
very clean stylish comfortable and homey space
spacious clean quiet and comfortable beds
place is spacious clean and tidy
Host:
excellent hospitality and great service from our host
githa is a wonderful host
she’s a very thoughtful host
get ya the host very pleasant and helpful x
githa was so helpful when we had questions
Location:
great location to stay
great location and very comfortable
the house location is also good
great location unique and cool interior
great location and easy walk into cambridge
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11. Modern studio in a garden (from USD 75)

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 setting
Cambridge, United Kingdom
120 reviews
Entire guesthouse 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was a tv and free wireless internet access
the bed and sofa were comfortable
the cottage was exactly as pictured and so comfortable
exactly what you would expect from a great boutique hotel without noise from neighbouring rooms
we would highly recommend ruth's garden room
Cleanliness:
spotlessly clean with very tasteful decor
space was very clean and relaxing
the studio was very clean and cosy
and super clean in every corner
lovely place spotlessly clean and nice and warm
Host:
she was a warm and welcoming host
ruth is a fantastic host
ruth is a great host
she was most helpful and friendly
ruth is an excellent host
Location:
beautiful property within easy walking distance of the train station and town
it's a valuable location for staying in cambridge (pretty close to buses to city centre)
good location - easy to find convenient to buses into centre
peaceful neighbourhood and the studio is located in a beautifully maintained tranquil garden
excellent place to stay in a quiet location
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12. Victorian riverside home

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
249 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

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13. Cosy double room in central Cambridge

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
148 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

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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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Ishita Gupta is a freelance Indian writer with a passion for travelling extensively and discovering new destinations that also reflects in her style of writing. While charting the road less...Read more

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