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Saint James Backpackers

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
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Property Description

We are located in central London - just 5 minutes walk from the station. Rated one of the best hostels in London 2017 by the Telegraph newspaper, we offer free dinner & free breakfast everyday. Come stay with us and make new friends for life.

Free high speed WiFi throughout, a huge garden patio with free gym, communal lounge with a 85-inch Ultra HD TV with cable, Netflix & PS4. Guests can also use the modern shared kitchen to cook their own meals.

All dorms have contemporary designs. We also have many private rooms.

The hostel is 15 minutes walk from Natural History & Science Museums and Hyde Park. Madame Tussauds, Harrods and Buckingham Palace are also a 15-minute train ride away.

The Reception is open 24/7 and the international staff will be there, happy to help you.

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
- USB Charging Points in every room
- An exclusive ladies-only dorm room and showers
- Massive patio garden including BBQ
- Outdoor gym
- Hostel activities: movie and popcorn nights, sangria nights, board game competitions, screening sports events, holiday partiesââ'¬Â¦


- There is a 48-hour cancellation policy on all reservations. Non-refundable reservations cannot be refunded. In case of a no show, the guest would be charged the whole amount of their stay
- A £10 key deposit is payable in cash at check-in, which is returned on return of the key at check-out.
- Check-in: 14.00/ Check out: 10.00
- Credit cards accepted
- Taxes included
- No smoking anywhere inside the building (but we do have a large patio garden where you can indulge)
- On the property lives one cat and one dog.
- Card Payments must be authorised by chip and pin
- Minimum age to stay in the hostel is 5.
- Please note that there are limited spaces for dinner; you must sign up at reception each day before 16:00, signup is done on a first come first serve bases. If you cannot make it here in time please just call us and request to be put on the list. Management reserve the right to discontinue meals without notice View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.1

  • Security 7.0

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 5.4

  • Facilities 5.9

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    11 Aug 2022
    I spent almost two weeks in this hostel and I’ll return soon. I really enjoyed the time there. Location is amazing, has a really nice backyard to hang out. The food which is offered for free is pretty good. The hostel is mostly run by volunteers which all are very welcoming and helpful. The facilities are quite old but I can’t say too much about the bathrooms/toilet situation since I showered and got ready at a local gym.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 Sep 2022
    This hostel was a great introduction to london. Everyone I met was friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere that is created here is outstanding. I hope to revist here when I return. Highly recommend
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    21 Jul 2022
    Very friendly, helpful staff! Low-key, easy-going atmosphere, friendly travelers. Great outdoor space to hangout, comfy living room, and even a room with tables to hang out and do work. Awesome location, close to public transportation. Don’t expect everything to be new and shiny - some of the common areas show signs of wear - but overall it’s a pretty comfortable place, and feels nice and safe.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    13 Jul 2022
    Saint James Backpackers was great! Very homey atmosphere, everybody was very kind and welcoming. I made some lovely friends, and shared some nice meals included with the price of stay.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    20 Aug 2022
    Great staff and atmosphere. Overall great value for money, I would say it could do with some better secure bag storage, they do have lockers under the beds, but I would call them in advance and ask if they're usable, I ended up just leaving my stuff on my bed and covering up my valuables, worked just fine :). The showers aren't great, they could do with refurbishment, but they get the job done totally if you're not fussy. Breakfast and dinner included is a god send, dinner quality varies! ^_^
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    05 Jul 2022
    Bathrooms were cleaned but found plenty of clutter in the rooms, sheets were clean however. Breakfast is basic, dinner was better. No curfew was great. No storage lockers in rooms as advertised. Would consider again BUT seriously, install some ceiling fans for the summer!!!!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.3


    05 Sep 2022
    great location and good social scene but the bathrooms were flooded and there were a lot of mysterious smells throughout the hostel so it felt a bit dirty. staff were great though !
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    29 Jul 2022
    Whilst the location of the hostel was good I wouldn't recommend it as the bathroom and security facilities were quite poor.. the female only bathroom was able to be viewed from the garden and was constantly flooded. Not to mention how unsanitary the showers themselves were! As for the security, whilst we had keys to the room there wasn't enough space to store suitcases securely. There is a storage box underneath the bed but it had no lock.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    17 Sep 2022
    If you enjoy the overwhelming scent of vinegar and other questionable smells, you’ve found your place. Everything felt dirty and the security for your belongings in the room was nonexistent. It was so bad that I left after one night even though I had paid for two. However, the staff were great and friendly.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 5.1


    17 Sep 2022
    The hostel was very dirty, cluttered, and smelled pretty awful. The price was very expensive as well. It was awful enough, that I didn't come back after my first night. However, staff was great, the back patio area was very chill.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi