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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

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Saint James Backpackers

Book more than 2 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 parties…


- There is a 24-hour cancellation policy on all reservations. Any night that isn't cancelled with at least 24 hours notice will not be refunded.
- A £10 key deposit is payable 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 6.3

  • Security 7.2

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 5.8

  • Facilities 6.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Mar 2022
    A very friendly Hostel. The staff always make everyone welcome. This was my third time at the hostel so obviously I like it. I hesitate in saying anything too good as it might get booked out before I stay next time.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    19 Apr 2022
    I had a blast here, the staff were so welcoming and I ended up making tons of friends! I only planned on staying a day but I ended up staying for almost week because I was having a great time. It’s a good place for solo travelers because people talked to each other. Definitely more of a small business vibe as opposed to a big business hostel. Make use of the backyard area and free dinner and talk to the staff!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    14 Jun 2022
    A community based surounding .
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    26 May 2022
    The hostel was in a great location and was super easy to check in etc. But found it to be very cramped and small in the room. There wasn't much space to even walk on the floor with everyone's luggage in the room and it felt like you were sleeping right next to the person on the bunk over.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    23 Jun 2022
    The price was entirely too high, the rooms were hot and the beds were terribly squeaky. However the staff were really nice and the location was beautiful and close to the tube. Would stay again in a pinch, but nowhere near my first choice.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    23 Jun 2022
    Good location, but the hostel is pretty dirty inside
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    28 Apr 2022
    It’s a stranger place. The toilets are small and dirty. There is no space to put your soap inside the showers. The beds aren’t good and the kitchen is a mess. But the staff is friendly and outside area is ok to stay.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 4.6


    15 Jun 2022
    There is always business instead of hospitality and good service. way too less cleaning staff, never seen such a bad cleanliness level. price extremely high for such bad conditions and service! I was shocked and feel sorry to say this was the worst hostel I've ever been. Hopefully they will improve their service 95%.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 4.3


    15 Apr 2022
    Stay far away from this place. It’s cheap for a good reason. It’s disgusting and everyone there was high and/or drunk. The bathrooms are the grossest part. Poop all over the stalls, brown liquid on the floors, and the smell was awful. I saw them cleaning but with the guests this place attracts they need to clean it more often. The staff were nice but the whole place was so dirty we didn’t feel comfortable hanging out in the common areas or even being there.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 2.0


    26 Apr 2022
    VERMIN running around all over the place 0/10
    England, 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