Sleeping in a Bed & Breakfast during your trip to Cambridge, UK

Many travellers who visit the British capital and other areas of the United Kingdom cannot resist the undeniable allure of a small city like Cambridge. In fact, travelling from central London to the town of Cambridge (part of the Cambridgeshire County) takes little more than two hours if we take a bus from Victoria Coach Station.

Staying overnight or for a few nights in the home of the Fitzwilliam Museum, the River Cam and King’s College is an enjoyable experience thanks to the wide array of traditional Bed & Breakfast establishments available.

We know that there are lots of typical Bed and Breakfasts in England but, what are they exactly? What are the differences between a hostel and a B&B? Well, the B&Bs are normally cheaper and run by families or hosts who actually live in the building. Even though the rooms they offer may be really modest, they tend to be caring with guests and treat them to hearty and delicious homemade breakfasts.

Nowadays, though, this kind of lodging is being renovated in order to adjust to a new generation of travellers, and is starting to allow for greater independence by featuring, for instance, private bathrooms inside the rooms instead of shared ones outside.


Harry’s B&B is located just 5 minutes away from River Cam, and 20 minutes from King’s College. It provides travellers and backpackers with free WiFi and parking spaces, as well as with in-room facilities to brew their own coffee and tea. This establishment is suitable for both solo travellers and groups, as bedrooms can accommodate from one to four people, and include an ensuite bathroom and TV. Breakfast is served daily in the dining room and guests are also invited to relax in the green spaces surrounding it during their stay.

Another good Bed and Breakfast in Cambridge is Lynwood House, situated near Jesus Green Park and giving you the chance to take nice strolls along the riverside. If you are a full English breakfast lover, this is your hotel, plus you will have a diverse range of bars and restaurants close to you to choose from. You can book individual or double rooms to spend the night in this Victorian building, which can be easily reached from Stansted airport.

The list of recommended Bed and Breakfasts in the United Kingdom is endless, yet we would like to add as another good choice the one known as “The Castle”, a restaurant with a long tradition that additionally offers guest rooms in its very same building. This location in the city of Cambridge is rather livelier, and the establishment provides extra services like WiFi connection in communal zones, lock-up stations for bikes, billiards, karaoke, office equipment and even the possibility to go to a gym in the vicinity. Needless to say, you can have meals throughout the day at the onsite restaurant.

Would you rather stay in a different type of accommodation? Then browse hotels in Cambridge, England.