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YHA London St Pauls Reviews

36 Carter Lane, EC4V 5AB, London, England

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1539 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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Was quite disappointed overall with this hostel. The staff member at reception, a male (middle eastern name) was not overly helpful and quite abrupt and rude. His English was also substandard which was not ideal. Facilities, location etc. were all OK


The lobby and restaurant area were nice. Friendly staff. The downstairs bathroom was not very good and the shower was out. The room was damp and kind of smelly. Average stay overall.


I really liked the triple bed set up so you could sleep in the dark during the sunlight hours or use the light and read in bed if you flipped the other way around. Clever.

  • 3rd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This hostel has an incredible location so close to St. Paul's cathedral. The staff were so helpful and friendly. I would recommend this hostel to anyone visiting the capital as it is easy to access all the central and out lying attractions. The breakfast was stupendous and almost healthy!

  • 9th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Great value for your money! It is right next to St Paul's and the Central Line. The rooms and beds are very clean and the showers are not too bad. The only problem I had was that wifi was only available in the common areas.


Shared bathrooms weren't very clean or modern, light didn't work in one of them and the flush worked poorly. The location was excellent, but the house was old and not modernised at all. The room wasn't very comfy and the beds ancient. The bedding was clean though. Wouldn't come again.


This was my fourth stay in ths hostel and as always I was very satisfied with my stay. We were given a room pn the 3rd floor which made us climb a lot of stairs but the new and refurbished room made up for that


Overall ok, except for the St. Paul's cathedral bells which are across the road and loud and that ring every 15 minutes all night long.

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