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Saint James Backpackers

21 Longridge Road , London, England
Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Make new friends and join the Saint James family in our cozy Chelsea hostel. We are rated one of London's best hostels by the UK’s leading Telegraph newspaper and described by our guests as a “home away from home”. We like to consider ourselves one big family, where travelers meet and share free dinners, games, movies & stories.

Located in the center of London (Kensington/Chelsea), Saint James Backpackers allows you to stay in one of the safest and most affluent areas of the city. You’ll feel at home in this warm building, combining original Victorian architecture with modern facilities. Just a short walk to the tube station and connected to the main lines, our perfect location allows you to easily see what this great city has to offer.

We offer dinner for an additional charge of £3 per day. Breakfast includes eggs, fruit juices, tea and coffee, breakfast cereals and toasts with peanut butter and jam. Our dinner menu changes daily and always includes the vegetarian option.
You can also use our 24-hour kitchen to cook meals outside of breakfast or dinner hours and can help yourself to complementary tea and coffee 24/7.

More reasons to stay at Saint James Backpackers ?
-A 24-hour reception to make sure to be available for our guests at any time
- Massive living rooms with a large television, with options such as Sky TV, Netflix and a Playstation 4
-Free 700Mb WiFi
-USB Charging Points in every room
-An exclusive ladies-only dorm room and showers
-Massive patio garden including BBQ
-Hostel activities: movie and popcorn nights, sangria nights, board game competitions, screening sports events, holiday parties…

Please note:
Cancellation policy: 48h
Check in: 15.00
Check out: 10.00
Credit cards accepted

Taxes included

We operate the following policies:
(1) No smoking anywhere inside the building (but we do have a large patio garden where you can indulge)
(2) Card Payments must be authorised by chip and pin
(3) Minimum age to stay in a dorm is 5.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Sep 2018
    Clean, private double with shared bathroom and a sink in room. The hostel is in an amazing location, really close to Earl's Court tube. Staff were friendly and atmosphere was warm and hospitable. If you arrive by 4pm you can also get the free evening meal!! All facilities were clean and tidy, a great dining room and lounge plus a fantastic walled garden. A rarity for London! Highly recommend.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    21 Aug 2018
    Good hostel, it has a clean kitchen, lockers inside bedroom, common areas (bigger is closed at midnight), dinner for free (limited). WiFi doesn't work well.
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    21 Aug 2018
    SJB is a good place to stay if you’re a heavy sleeper and not overly fussed by very basic bathrooms (taps broken off, no place to leave soaps etc) Located in a brilliant location right by Earls Court tube however the beds/doors/floor squeak all night from any sort of movement from anyone. There’s no real hostel-y atmosphere here, more like a quiet place to recoup (other than while sleeping that is!) however they do offer a basic free dinner every night. Clean, but very basic facilities.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    11 Aug 2018
    Only thing great about the hostel is the location in relation to value. While I was there they let an elementary camp group there, that slammed doors and screamed throughout the night. Staff did nothing. Stay elsewhere.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi


  • Age Restriction
  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

Please note :

Cancellation policy : 48h
Check in : 15.00pm
If you are going to check-in later than 11pm please can you email to inform us?

Check out : 10:00am

A £10 key deposit is payable at check-in, which is returned on return of the key at check-out.

Breakfast is free. You can also use our kitchen to cook meals outside of breakfast time and can help yourself to complementary tea and coffee any time. The dinner is available for an additional charge of £3 per day per person.

You can also use our kitchen to cook meals outside of breakfast time and can help yourself to complementary tea and coffee any time.

Taxes included

Please note that we now operate 24 hour reception.

Upon check-in guests are required to present valid photo ID (i.e. they MUST have government issued official photo ID such as passport or driving licence). Failure to provide ID will mean that you will be refused entry to the hostel and you will be charged for the first night.

All card payments taken at the hostel must be processed using CHIP and PIN (failing that then payment must be by cash)

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