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Top 11 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Cambridge, UK - Updated 2020

Top 11 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 the city for your convenience.

1. Thatched cottage in idyllic village (from USD 58)

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
526 reviews
Hut 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The Little House is exactly as it looks in the pictures comfy and with everything you need
Great little place Will use again
The cottage is in the front garden of the family and you are very private there
The cottage is small but it has everything you need also tea and coffee and the beds were very comfortable
Sweet little cottage which is exactly as described Very comfortable bed snug little room with all one needs
Cleanliness:
The cottage was clean and very quaint
everything was tidy and neat
Host:
and Tim made very welcome
Tim & Sonia were great hosts
Sonia was a wonderful host
Sonia is very friendly and helpful and provided us with a very welcome breakfast in the morning Thumbs up
She gave us a breakfast menu for the following morning
Location:
Lovely little hideaway Very rural location but lovely for walks and pubs
It is very well located in a beautiful area
Lovely village location Used it as quick access to Cambridge
but lots of birds Beautiful peaceful village
Cute place close to a lovely local pub and
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2. Cambridge UK city centre - rear bedroom (from USD 65)

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
276 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
The accommodation is in a large bright top floor bedroom with a comfortable double bed and shared toliet/showeroom
The room is big and comfortable for one person
Room was as described in the advert
The room met my basic needs a somewhat dated bed with a shared shower/toilet accessible on the landing
spacious has a TV and the bed is fairly comfortable
Cleanliness:
loved the decor and it was also very spacious and comfortable
The comfiest bed I slept in a very long time
all Everything is clean and tidy
The room is clean and spacious Steve and Rachel are very nice
Host:
Very welcoming and helpful flexible check in and out
Sweet Lily the dog was cuddly and Steve and Rachel very friendly and casual hosts
Steve was friendly and very knowledgeable about Cambridge
Steve was friendly quick to communicate and really helpful with parking
Steve was a good host made a great breakfast the next day and was helpful with directions local info and good chat
Location:
The period house has lots of charm and character
The house is well located in Cambridge about 20-25 minutes walk from the train station
The house is not far from a park which is convenient to transfer to everywhere in Cambridge
Lovely house in a great location
Lots of good eateries with world food options and interesting character pubs in easy walking distance
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3. Single bedroom on Mill Road (from USD 46)

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
254 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
large bathroom down the hall
The room and the shower were spotless
The shared bathroom was spotless
the room and bathroom were in an impeccable state
The room is on level 2 where you have to reach by short but steep stairs
Cleanliness:
Everything was perfectly clean and it was very appreciable
Nice and clean room and bath
the place was sparkling clean and very comfortable
Nice clean quiet and hoomly room and bath room
A nice clean and fresh place
Host:
Susan's She was very welcoming and helpful
Susan was very friendly and helped me with everything she could
Susan was very accommodating allowing me to arrive early the firSt morning
Susan was a wonderful hostess
Susan was a very good host
Location:
nice area to walk if you want Plenty of food shops in the area too
There's a bus stop directly outside the house where you can get a very regular bus (citi2) into the city centre within a few mins
The area is full of shops
It's a short walk or bus ride from the centre in an area with some interesting shops and restaurants
Great location - Bus station is couples of minute walk away
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4. Charming garden guesthouse (from USD 47)

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
165 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
but with everything one could need
The room became hot during the day
The bed is comfortable shower hot and there is a fridge radio and Wi-fi
I had access to the kitchen and could use kettle
I cooled it down at night with open windows and cracking the door
Cleanliness:
Her response were fast and everything was as described
Holly's house was very clean
but it is clean and new
new and modern Everything was perfectly clean
Her place was clean comfortable and wonderfully peaceful
Host:
all I needed and more Lovely garden and relaxed feeling
Very friendly & helpful host
She is a very nice lady always reachable
However through our communication she was always very flexible and understanding
Holly is really friendly and made me feel very welcome
Location:
The location is also well connected by bus
The local bus stop is less than 5 mins walk and the area is really quiet
The apartment is about a 30 min walk from the center of Cambridge but only a 3 minute walk to the nearest bus station
The annex is separate from her house
Please note breakfast is not included
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5. Caravan camping in Cambridge (from USD 24)

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:
the bed is surprising comfy and there is plenty of space
the listing isn't accurate in that you don't have access to a fridge
- you have a sense of privacy
Nice to have your own separate bathroom too
Cozy caravan Space heater to keep it warm during the winter
Cleanliness:
but I didn't use it
Host:
friendly hosts and all for a good price
but she was very friendly when we finally saw her
and she was very kind and helpful :)
and she was always there to help when needed
all very friendly and helpful they explained me how to move in town and answered all my questions
Location:
the caravan itself is located just a few steps away in a quiet garden
It'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 supermarket
It's well located for my liking because its so close to Cambridge north station and the cycle path
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6. Welcoming double room in a cosy house (from USD 34)

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
295 reviews
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Clean room comfortable bed
I had a nice light bedroom with a comfortable double bed
so the room was cold
it's possible because the kitchen is very equipped
The room was large and the bed was so comfortable so much that I enjoyed my stay at Ali
Cleanliness:
The others guests are always very pleasant
Good place clean and tidy
The rooms does can get very hot in the summer
The room itself was in perfect condition and was exactly as advertised
A lovely warm clean room
Host:
and he took time to give me all information I needed about the city
His Dad greeted me and checked me in and was very friendly and informative Excellent hosts and would fully recommend
He gave us a great induction to his home and was very responsive to our requests
Definitely recommend Al is really helpful and made me feel very welcome
Al was a fantastic host (responsive professional and most importantly welcoming)
Location:
good place not in the center but good value
a literal stones throw away from a supermarket and across from the retail park
Great location easy to access to Tesco and river bank
Al's place is very convenient for walking into the center of Cambridge
A good location and a really lovely place to stay
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7. Very clean, comfortable and cosy room with breakfast. (from USD 31)

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
249 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
I was told I could not enter the kitchen to grab some milk for the teaset provided in my room
the bed was very comfortable too Enjoyed
The room was very cosy and the washroom was kept clean all the time A five star host :)
There were signs marking the kitchen as private
Loverly little room Sqeeky clean and modern with WiFi and tea/coffee
Cleanliness:
The room and toilet were very clean
I don't write public views
House is modern and very very clean
The house was immaculately clean and the single bed was very comfy
Semiha`s property is exceptionally clean and very comfortable for basic needs
Host:
but Semiha made me feel very welcome
Semiha and her husband are very friendly & welcoming
Semiha and her husband are delightful
Semiha and her husband are amazing hosts
Semiha and her family are friendly and helpful Highly recommended
Location:
The environment is safe but rather noisy
It's also very convenient to get to the city
Semi Very convenient to city center
15-20 min walking from city center or 10 min ride by bike
the Addenbrooke's Hospital and approx 5 bus stop away from the Cambridge city center
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8. Room in family home near station (from USD 39)

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:
Lovely spacious double room very comfortable
The room was nice and comfortable and easily accessible
And the Junction (music venue)Pleasant room without any bells and whistles but dud have the usual tea/coffee making facilities
Very nice stay with spacious room and thoughtful amenities
A very comfortable room including tea and coffee with use of a shared bathroom and plenty of hot water Friendly and relaxed hosts
Cleanliness:
abd everything was clean and tidy
Room was very clean and tidy
The bedroom and bathroom were really clean and tidy
Room was very clean and tidy with fresh linen and team making facilities Bathroom which had showering facilities was also exceptionally clean and tidy
Room was tidy and clean
Host:
the host is very welcoming as well
and he got back to me straight away
Richard was really quick at replying and a very accommodating friendly host
Richard was a great host and very helpful
Richard is very welcoming and willing to give any help that is needed
Location:
The place far from the station (16 mins by walk)
The location is a lovely neighborhood
It is a big house near a lot of restaurants and shops within 10 minutes of walking distance
It was a good location and neighbourhood
A restful and convenient place to stay in Cambridge
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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
270 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The flat and the room itself are pretty basic
The room is totally quiet
Well organised Outlay of the flat is good
The 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 big
Cleanliness:
peaceful and lovely House was neat and as depicted in the photos
A very clean and nice place calm and relaxing
Very comfy bed I slept like a baby
That being said the place was clean and great for backpackers
The location is quite nice and the room is very clean
Host:
the host is really helpful
The host is extremely helpful
He's given me a lot of recommendations and was even so generous to lent me his bike
Al was very helpful and welcoming host
Al is a very nice friendly and helpful person
Location:
Very good location for the Botanic Gardens and Fitzwilliam Museum
Great location to explore Cambridge area
Great location near a lot of restaurants and pubs
Great location in a great city
Great location a short distance from central Cambridge and
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10. 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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11. Cosy double room in central Cambridge

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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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