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Saint James Backpackers Reviews

21 Longridge Road, London, England

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79%

Rating
659 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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80%

Nice hostel near metro station. Provides individual locker in your room so ensures some level of security. Staffs are available 24/7, have all sorts of facilities available. Laundry shop is just around the corner. Be sure to enjoy the big LCD TV in the common room~


86%

The hostel is in Central London, 3mn walk from the Tube station, with all local shops nearby. There is a nice back garden. I stayed one night. The hostel is clean, especially the kitchen and the lounge. The staff is friendly.


66%

Near tube. Quiet neighborhood. Mediocre facility. Do not go unless you like kids.


37%

Small, cramped dorm rooms. The only space to put your luggage is the middle of the floor. Not real mattresses. Bed frames loose and warped underneath. Dirty and small bathrooms. Not nearly big enough for the volume of guests. Black mold in shower. Toilet rooms do not vent. Floor was always covered in wet slime. Since there are no mirrors in bedrooms the gross bathrooms are the only place to get ready. Kitchen is locked at night, early at 11. Staff generally rude and unhelpful. Will never return.


94%

Clean and spacious, I actually really like all of the architecture. Everything is excellent overall, keep it up!


80%

Clean, secure, easy to get to, staff friendly and helpful, nice patio area for eating outside, not noisy which I was surprised at. We had a triple room and shared bathroom. Bunk beds very squeaky if you move and pillows weren't great but over all the room was clean and all we wanted was somewhere safe and clean to leave our belongings and sleep. Breakfast not great just tea toast and cereal - we just ate out for the three mornings. Would definitely recommend for someone on a budget! An ideal spot


49%

Good location but sub standard bunks, lockers, room lock, wifi, and third world bathrooms let this place down. I was not impressed with all the add on charges either. I would not stay here again


91%

They should have a bar and music, so the people could get along better. They only have a living room with a tv and a computer.

  • 17th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Bring the ear plugs, because the building is old, the doors are squeaking and you can hear everything. Nice and helpful staff. Great location!


71%

It was a very easygoing youth hostel which is what everyone loves in accommodation. Our rooms were nice but more privacy would be lovely in the rooms like curtains across the bunk beds and maybe a chair and a small table by the window for those who wish to sit down who are on top bunks. Also, I understand it's not something that can be easily changed but I haven't seen one person yet who can actually get out of the shower rooms without a hassle, they're too tiny to move around in!

  • 16th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

Nice hostel for one night! It was the first hostel I've been to that charged for luggage storage but they also provided towels for free so I guess it balances out. I also found it odd that the "luggage storage" was simply leaving it in the front room rather than a locked closet or room, especially because the bags were often left unattended.

  • 14th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

I thought this hostel was absolutely wonderful, the accommodations were some of the best I have seen in Europe and everything was spotless. The vibe in the place was friendly and a lot of fun with the living room area packed for the world cup games. The two stoves in the kitchen make it easy to cook dinner or breakfast with everyone else bustling about. Minus the train closures on the district and circle lines it was an excellent place to stay and would do it again!!


80%

I would stay there again and thought it was a nice place. However I think they need to create a better system for washing the dishes. I saw guest quickly rinsing their silverware and putting them in the drying rack. It was not clear to me whether these were going to get thoroughly washed by the hostel employees or if they than would be used again before thoroughly washing them.


66%

The hostel is in a great location, the staff are helpful and friendly. Not enough toilets and bathrooms. They're also very tiny and located far from the rooms. I was on level 3 and the toilets were 2 flights down which is quite inconvenient. I stayed there for 4 nights, the bin in the room wasn't emptied even once. Plus it was tiny so rubbish was overflowing. The beds were the worst I've slept on in any hostel. They creaked as soon as you sat on them or even turned,and had a dent in the middle.


71%

Half the staff was very friendly, and the other half couldn't care less. Basically, the second half would tell you to go off with a smile on their face. I needed help after the first night, (needed to change rooms, and there were plenty of beds available) and the person in charge simply said: 'I can't help you. Those are the risks you take when you book a Hostel.' (I don't think that's an acceptable answer under any circumstance) and never change the linen unless you pay extra. Awful attitude.

  • 10th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


89%

The pillows were too flat. There needs to be more hooks for clothes/towels in the showers and a shelf to put shampoo bottles on! There also needs to be an individual hook for each bed in the dorms for towels so that we know which hook is for which bed and so that my towel doesn't have someone else's wet towel covering it all day. Cleaning products left out when no one was cleaning was odd. Better cleaning of the hairs trapped in the showers would be good. Otherwise, everything was great.

  • 9th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

It was a nice hostel. I arrived around 2 pm, and a staff took me to most of the facilities i could use and cleanliness as well quite good. I will use here again!

  • 9th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

In a really good location just out of the heart of the city and easy to get to from earls court station just down the road. Earls court has everything you need anyway. It's friendly and clean. I would stay there again.


57%

I was mostly disappointed in this hostel because while it was not nearly as nice as others I've stayed in, it was also the most expensive. The expense was most likely due to the location rather than the quality. While I realize you get what you pay for, compared to my other hostel experiences, this one was not great. The showers were way too small and flooded if you took longer than a 3 minute shower. The beds were very loud, the kitchen was small, and the wifi was terrible.


63%

The hostel was OK, but the shower and toilet rooms were dirty. Also the eight bed female dorm that I stayed in was a bit dusty. I moved my hand over the shelf next to my bed and a cloud of dust flew off. However, I noticed a girl cleaning nearly every day that I was there, so I think it may just be the types of materials that the owners used to finish their interior. For example, white tile in the shower and toilet rooms are going to become very slippery and show every inch of mess.


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