Unique rooms in the heart of the city centre: Corpus has the oldest enclosed court in Cambridge (C14th), and look out for the famous Chronophage Corpus Clock!


Corpus Christi College, situated in the heart of the city, combines ancient buildings with modern facilities, making it the ideal alternative to an hotel or bed and breakfast.

The accommodation available is used by students during term time and is pleasant, simple and clean in either single standard or basic ensuite bedrooms. The College does not operate in the same way as a hotel, but promise to provide you with stunning architecture steeped in history, atmosphere and a very friendly service.

Each bedroom has a wash hand basin and you will be provided with a towel and soap. Bathrooms are shared unless you are in ensuite rooms. Your bedroom will be routinely cleaned by the Housekeeping staff, beds are not cleaned at weekends. Tea & coffee making facilities are offered in the kitchens, which are located close to each bedroom.

Bedrooms can be chosen within the grounds of the College, you must select New Court and Taylor Court; there are also bedrooms situated just out of the main gate which is Botolph Court and Benet Street. Ensuite accommodation is a 1 minute walk from the main gate and there is also enclosed court accommodation a 2 minute walk away in the Beldam Building. Accommodation outside the College is cheaper in price due to its location and the fact that it is noisier. The college has tried to offer as much information to you regarding the standard of accommodation and facilities they offer, if you have any questions send us an enquiry.

Corpus Christi very much looks forward to welcoming you!

History to the present day

Old Court, a rare medieval architectural gem and the oldest surviving enclosed court in Cambridge, dates from the foundation of the College in 1352.  The 19th century Neo-Gothic New Court provides the four traditional essentials of a college - a Chapel, a Library, a Hall and a Lodge for the Master.  Famous Students who have attended Corpus Christi include the playwrights Christopher Marlowe and John Fletcher.

Fascinating fact: Long-nosed inquisitive Corpus Master Matthew Parker of 1544 was the original "Nosey Parker!!"

Food and Drinks

Breakfast is included in the price and you will dine in the Hall each morning. Breakfast is served Monday to Sunday from 08.30am to 09.15am.

Tea & Coffee-making facilities are available in the kitchens located close to each bedroom. Please make yourself familiar with their location & the bathrooms on arrival.

Other facilities

Internet: each bedroom in College has an internet point. Payment for usage is taken online. Ethernet cables can be bought from the Porter's Lodge for £5 if you do not have your own.


No disabled access

14th century buildings

17th century buildings

18th century buildings

19th century buildings

Breakfast Included

No parking

No smoking

Historic Property


Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Luggage storage

Food and Drinks

Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Lunch available (at additional cost)

Dinner available (at additional cost)

Nearby Recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge - Reviews


Based on 247 reviews
Service 4.0
Rooms 3.4
Food 3.5
Value 3.6
Overall Experience 3.9

very good
Mrs Sonia C

If I ever return to Cambridge I will sure use your site to book my lodgings. Everything functioned just fine and I had a very nice experience.
Ms Magdalena M

Unexpectedly cheerful welcome from Corpus Christi porters; wonderful central location; they advised very helpfully on car parking; room very clean, suitably eccentric, in very good order though shower was a bit tired. Excellent cooked breakfast with really decent coffee - what more could you want! Thank you.
Mr Chris H

I have enjoyed this great location, so close to the conference venue.
Mrs Cornelia Z

accommodation v convenient for college. free parking very helpful too. Although the food was quite cheap the quality was 'canteeny' and not always hot we had breakfast out in town after the first day. The biscuits were lovely tho'
Dr Paddy M

Excellent- welcomed by staff and enjoyed over looking the quad. Comfortable bed and plenty of room
Mrs Jane M

We were in one of the upstairs suites (with a private bathroom) near the Benet gate. The rooms and the location were great and made our stay very comfortable. The rooms were very clean, the bathroom-shower nicely efficient. Everything worked smoothly.
Prof Max C

the porter who was on duty when we arrived was very helpful and also gave us an insight into the history of corpus christi cant praise him enough
Mr stuart o

Our rooms (there were two bedrooms) were very pleasant. Slightly dated but spacious, clean and with good quality furnishings. The location, though, is the reason I would give the whole experience an 'excellent' rating. Slap bang in the middle of Cambridge but not too busy, in one of the loveliest streets, right next to the amazing Corpus clock, and with the calmess of the pretty college courts to walk through on the way out each morning. We enjoyed having stately breakfasts in the dining rooms!
Ms Frances T

I'd like to stress out the kind and helpful treatment that i received from the night porter that assisted me when i got to the college on tuesday night.
Dr Diego V

Arrival Info

Address: Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CambridgeCB2 1RH, United Kingdom

Check In: 14:00 (2:00pm) - 22:30 (10:30pm) (arrivals normally allowed outside this window if your travel plans can't be adjusted)

Check Out: 06:30 (6:30am) - 09:30 (9:30am)

Please note, if you arrive later than 10.30pm you will not be issued a key and we can not refund your payment.

On arrival, all guests must report to the Porter's Lodge (located at the main entrance to the college). Please show your booking confirmation to the Porters. 

All guests who do not hold a UK passport are required by law to fill in a Guest Registration Form - this will be in the Porters Lodge for you to fill in on arrival.  You must bring your passport with you. You will then be given a key to your bedroom and directed to your room(s).

The College Porters’ duties do not involve handling luggage; you must carry your own luggage to and from your room.

Please note that during the Christmas & Easter holidays students may leave some of their belongings in their bedrooms.

Corpus Christi College does not have any parking, and nearby car parks are expensive, at around £20 per day (see the Visitor Information page on for more details). We are situated in the centre of Cambridge and we have close links to the train and bus station.