cheap hotels in Cambridge

Cambridge has many super value hotels and places to stay to choose from where you don’t have to compromise on comfort, style and value when booking on a budget. Here are a collection of our favourite great quality but cheap hotels in Cambridge. We have defined ‘cheap here by less than £100 per night and have focussed on independent businesses for that unique ‘Cambridge’ experience.

MJP at the Shepherds:

5 High St, Fen Ditton, Cambridge CB5 8ST

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Image courtesy of MJP

MJP is not just a top quality Cambridge restaurant but also has great rooms at a really great price. The newly refurbished accommodation is light, airy and well decorated. They have king sized beds with quality linen and plenty of comforts to make you feel cosy. Based in the village of Fen Ditton, you are under 3 miles by foot into the city so this a great choice of location. Eating at the restaurant is highly recommended. Superb value. Prices and availability for MJP here.

Prices start at £80 per night for a double room.


Rectory Farm Country House Hotel:

Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB23 7PG

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Image of superior chalet room – courtesy of Rectory Farm Hotel

The grand building of Rectory Farm Country House offers plenty of choice for your wants and needs and is just a couple of miles from the city. It is situated in 2 acres of gardens and surrounded by parklands and fields so a tranquil choice. The chalet double rooms, which are in a separate building to the main house, are well decorated, bright and have king sized beds, Wi-Fi, en-suite facilities and meadow views. A great choice for a break to the city.

Prices for a double chalet room start at around £40 for the last minute non-refundable rate, or £68 for the standard rate. More details of price and availability at Rectory Farm here.


The Waterman:

32 Chesterton Rd, Cambridge CB4 3AX

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Image courtesy of The Waterman

Pub with rooms The Waterman make for a great bolthole for exploring the city. As the title of the ‘cosy rooms’ suggests, the rooms are beautifully ‘cosy’ with a double bed, funky artwork, en-suite facilities, T.V and Wi-Fi. Book direct to get a complimentary breakfast. For a little more space and a king sized bed, opt for the comfy double.

Prices from about £85 per night for the cosy double or £90 for the comfy double. . Prices and availability for the Waterman here.


The Norna:

148 Tenison Rd, Cambridge CB1 2DP

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Image courtesy of The Norna

Newly renovated The Norna boasts a smashing location with its CB1 postcode only a few minutes’ walk from the train station. The 8 roomed boutique guesthouse has well decorated, light, airy rooms that are all beautiful. Choose a room to suit your needs using their detailed website which gives you space and bed dimensions. A great choice for accommodation in Cambridge.

Prices from £70-80 per night depending on room chosen. Details of prices and availability at the Norna here.


Madingley Hall:

Madingley, Cambridge CB23 8AQ

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Image courtesy of Madingley Hall

Just a few miles from the city centre, Madingley Hall may be a conference centre rather than a hotel but offers bed and breakfast accommodation in luxury campus accommodation style rooms. University owned, rooms have views over the woods, gardens and courtyard, and are basic but comfortably furnished. The hall itself is beautiful and set in 7 acres of gardens.

Prices from about £85 per night for the compact double or £99 for the double.


Anstey Hall Hotel:

Maris Ln, Trumpington, Cambridge CB2 9LG

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Just 2 miles from the city you will find Anstey Hall Hotel within its 12 acres of grounds. The budget rooms are located in the stable block annex rather than the main Grade 1 listed building and are great value for a weekend getaway. The rooms are well decorated, light, have king sized beds and everything else you need for a comfortable stay.

Prices start at £87 per night.


Cheap chain hotels in Cambridge:

Premiere Inn:

Premiere Inn in Cambridge is quite a modern build so rooms are clean and comfortable, with everything that you would expect from a budget hotel of this type. The Newmarket Road hotel is close to the Mill Road and the Grafton Centre, and within walking distance of the city centre.

Prices start at £56 for their advance, pre-paid rate booked well in advance.


One of the 3 Travelodge hotels (Cambridge Newmarket Road, Cambridge Central, Cambridge Orchard Park) will offer a budget friendly choice for a city centre getaway. Rooms are clean and tidy with the standard layout and features of the Travelodge group.

Prices start at £52.99 for their saver rate booked well in advance.

Have your considered camping or glamping in Cambridge? A great value choice and experience. Wherever you stay, we hope that you have a great stay in this wonderful city. More great places to stay in Cambridge here.

More recommendations of places to visit, stay and eat in Cambridge here.