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Saint James Backpackers Reviews

21 Longridge Road, London, England

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78%

Rating
720 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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83%

Although the Hostel is in a neighborhood far from the main touristic attractions like the big ben (30 min of underground/ 2 hours of walk), it's a calm neighborhood, where the atmosphere is really cool. Almost everynight I was there, a guy would play guitar in the garden. Free computer use, which is really useful sometimes. The employees are helpful and chill. We enjoyed our stay and would come back.

  • 28th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

We were very satisfied. I recommend this hostel.

  • 27th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


51%

The hostel was in an ok location, close to the tube in a wealthy neighbourhood. The staff was not nice at all, except for one nice young woman, the common room was ok but the bedroom was cold and the beds were very squeaky and shook a lot.


74%

Showers were a bit cramped, no air con in the room (making sleeping somewhat problematic due to how hot it was on the day) and the floors were creaking all over the place. Breakfast was very basic. Would stay again in a pinch, but not again if something else is available in the area.


97%

We were very comfortable here. Nice that it was close to a tube station but off the main street so quiet.


74%

Good hostel, wifi was poor though and didn't work in the rooms. Good out door area


80%

It's a hostel just for sleep. In the summer is a little bit hot and really noisy. The breakfast is ok, the atmosphere and the cleaning either.

  • 17th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


57%

Have stayed here before and it was good , it is a good location. Very disapointed this time . noise does not bother me ,so that would not count. Showers did not work very well ,a few people had trouble getting their door key to move in our dorm. This place I would give the thumbs down.


100%

I love it! I was in a 4-bed dorm that was clean and spacious enough! Bathroom is nice and cleans and staff were very friendly! Location is close to everything! It's a very nice area! Will come back again!!


100%

Very close to Tube station on Piccadilly line, beautiful garden/patio area for eating and meeting travelers. Everything was great! Kitchen services provide great space to cook, towel rental, breakfast after 7:00, personal storage box with lock in room, grocery market nearby--this was brilliant.


77%

Nice hostel, the private room was good.


46%

Most of the staff were very unpleasant (rude) and unhelpful. The bathrooms were dirty. The rooms on the top floor were up a treacherous flight of stairs and very far from the closest bathrooms. Youth groups ran wild throughout the building. Very expensive for what we got...Would never stay here again! The back garden/yard was enjoyable and dining area was nice, but breakfast was unorderly and scattered. Travelled with a family group of 4 aged 9, 15,17 & 47 and we were all very displeased.


71%

Showers needed to be unclogged more regularly -- drains were slow.

  • 6th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


63%

Good to have a kitchen and dining areas including a nice outdoor area. Showers are not great and get very dirty very quickly. Rooms are small and the beds are very noisy whenever you move. Not much bag space . This is not a youth hostel, you will get kids, animals, older adults staying as well so be aware this is not necessarily a place to will meet lots of like minded travellers.


69%

The kitchen is very nice if you like to cook. It's ok except for the showers are truly awful. They are tiny and the water will burn you and the drains don't drain. It was truly disgusting.


100%

Everything is expensive in London. That said, this hostel is perfectly adequate, good Wi-Fi access, free breakfast, enough space in common room and garden to spread out,


49%

DO NOT STAY HERE: St James hostel was one of the worst experiences of my life. When we arrived we were told we were in seperate rooms even though we booked together. When we complained we were placed in the staff room which was dirty and the staff were rude an unaccommodating. They hid our locker and moved our things, eventually culminating in my socks being covered in blood when I left them out over night. We were genuinely frightened and disgusted with some of the staff ! Never again!!!!!!!!

  • 1st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Excellent hostel in all respects except the bathrooms. Shower drains need maintenance.


80%

It is one of the best hostels that I had ever stayed. It is located in a convenient location, safe and clean. It provides great breakfast every day. The living condition was not as crowded as some of other hostels. One recommendation is that they can add some shelves in the bathroom. Thank you Saint James for the great environment, i had a great time staying in london :)

  • 1st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

Not bad but no elevator meant lugging our suitcase up 5 flights of steep stairs. We checked in early as our rooms were ready. But, the receptionist gave us our key


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