Coming to BoS UK 14 – book your accommodation now!

If you are coming to BoS UK 14 (and if not, why not? Just take a look at our programme and speakers from BoS 13!) then you’d be well advised to book your hotel options as soon as possible. Cambridge is particularly busy in late June with conferences and the University Graduation ceremony, and it’s not a city that is rich in good hotel deals.

Here’s our (not exactly impartial) set of recommendations for all budgets and links to what the good folks at TripAdvisor say


The cheapest option would be to stay in Robinson College itself;  we have reserved 100 of their student rooms, 95 Standard Plus Rooms and 5 Best Rooms (twins) all with en-suite bathrooms.  Rooms are available for delegates coming to BoS UK 14 on the 24th and 25th June, for £69 per night we  think this represents very good value for money.  (The twin rooms are just a few more £’s) They are very basic but also very handy as they are on-site! Please use this promotional code when booking directly with Robinson College: 22325

Alternatively, quite a lot of colleges have rooms available for visitors, but the rules vary on whether you need to be connected with the university to book them. This site is a good guide to what’s available

Mid level/business hotels:

The Travel Lodge on Newmarket Road –  It’s brand spanking new so should be pretty comfortable, modern and pretty good value for money.

The Regent Hotel is small and affordable. Gets good reviews (and burnt down – and rebuilt – about 6 years ago, so its facilities are quite new)

The Best Western Gonville is rather short on charm but generally well run, clean, good service.

Cambridge City Hotel (ex Crowne Plaza). Bit dated, but big and very central location.

Bit of charm, more upmarket, more expensive

Doubletree is right by the river, and close (10 min walk) to the actual conference venue.

Hotel du Vin is lovely and priced accordingly

Varsity has best roof garden in town and some stunning views from the rooms higher in the hotel.

Finally, an interesting alternative is a short stay apartment, such as this one which is very popular.

There we have it: hopefully there is enough variety here to meet all needs and budgets. Please note we don’t recommend sleeping on a punt – the ducks have a nasty habit of trying to come aboard at 1.30AM.