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Saint James Backpackers Reviews

21 Longridge Road, London, England

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

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Great! We loved the private room (double bed, en suite) B, the joint facilities and the garden. We loved the food, Dana at the reception, the cat. Actually, we loved everything there and will come back again and again and again. I am so happy - finally I found my backpackers hotel in London. :)


Just awful. Most hostels seem to strive to make your life as uncomfortable as possible and St James is no exception. It's dirty, loud and just generally disgusting. I have stayed in many hostels and you can't expect any luxury but this is the lower end of the scale. The worst thing are the hostel 'residents', i.e. the homeless people who live in this place and think they can just behave like they want without consideration for the people who should actually stay in hostels, so the holiday makers

  • 18th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The double bed was very comfortable, wifi good, nice breakfast, clean bathrooms, warm showers, friendly atmosphere!

  • 15th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


This hostel was very friendly and clean. They were a great help to me in extending my trip and i never had any problems with noise beyond what you would expect being in the city. I would highly recommend this hostel.

  • 11th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The only critique I have concerns the kitchen facilities. A few more knifes and peelers would be great if one wants too cook something more complicated than just microwave food.

  • 6th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Overall, it was quite okay. However, we expected a lot more from a hostel that's not really cheap. As value for money, the cleanliness wasn't to brag about either. Other than that, everything was rather fine, especially the staff whom were very friendly and cooperative.

  • 5th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Note that the checkout is at 10am, and they will try to charge you if you're late. We left our room at 10 and there was a queue for checkout at the reception. Thinking that it's ok to wait in the lounge, we came back 20 mins later and had to argue with the reception so that we don't get charged. Have in mind that this hostel also has a late check in time (3pm), which means you get much less than 24 hours of accommodation for your money.


A nice hostel, which was relatively quite. Nice mix of people as well (some tourists, some jobseekers).


Great location and a very decent price for London. Tube stops not very far to walk. Convenience store around the corner as well as pubs and bars.


This hostel is in a great location but thats about it, the bathrooms were small with no mirrors and freezing cold while the rooms were so hot it was hard to sleep. As a female it would be nice if there was more than one mirror that 8 girls have to share. Staff was unhelpful in answering questions. They cater more towards people on extended stays looking for work than tourists on vacation. Wifi was spotty at best even in the common areas and breakfast even for a hostel was minimal.

  • 22nd Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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