Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Saint James Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
Read all reviews

Property Description

The Saint James Backpackers has been accommodating global travellers in central London for over 45 years. We offer free breakfast and a free dinner every day. Our mission is to help you make new friends by bringing you together at our dinner and at the social events we host every night e.g. karaoke, twister and PS4 tournaments:)

We have undergone a major refurbishment and now operate a range of rooms, from dormitory rooms with bunk beds through to private en suite rooms. Stay with us at the St James Hostel in a building combining original Victorian architecture with modern amenities.
We are a hostel with new beds, mattresses, furniture, bathrooms and loads of communal space. Well-maintained accommodations include an exclusive ladies-only dorm room and showers. Enjoy our free breakfast, consisting of eggs, pancakes and syrup, fruity drinks, tea and coffee, four types of breakfast cereals and toast with spreads (jam and peanut butter). You can also use our communal kitchen to cook meals outside of breakfast time and can help yourself to complimentary tea and coffee any time in our two dining zones. Spend time at our common spaces such as the large patio garden and lounge with 50-inch HD TV. We offer free and fast 300Mb Wi-Fi available throughout the property.

Our ideal Central London location (Zone 1, Earls Court) places you within half a mile of Royal Parks such as Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. Within a 20-minute walk from the hostel are the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum. Madame Tussauds, Harrods and Buckingham Palace are a 15-minute train ride away. Earls Court train station is 5 minutes walk away, while Heathrow Airport and London City Airport are a 45-minute and a 50-minute train ride away respectively.

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
- Hostel activities: movie and popcorn nights, sangria nights, board game competitions, screening sports events, holiday parties…

- There is a 48-hour cancellation policy on all reservations. Any night that isn't cancelled with at least 48 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)
- Card Payments must be authorized by chip and pin
- Minimum age to stay in a dorm 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.
- To see the full list of house rules, please check our website under the link View House Rules

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 9.1


    24 May 2019
    This is a fantastic hostel with great people both staying there and working there. Food is great, living area and back patio are awesome for hangouts. I definitely plan on staying there again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    01 Jun 2019
    Only stayed for one night but enjoyed it very much. Great outdoor seating area and enjoyed the free breakfast.
    Germany, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    29 May 2019
    Sweet vibe, good open set-up. Value for money was excellent
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    26 May 2019
    This hostel was solid for the price and proximity to the airport. Very nice neighborhood. Facilities were clean. I have a feeling if you want to meet people here and hang, it may be an issue. Seemed like people were staying there for work.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    08 Jun 2019
    Overall, considering that we only slept there, this hostel was a good pick. It was extremely well situated, with the underground at a 3-minutes-walk distance. Also, there were plenty of restaurants around. In the rooms, we had plenty of space to store our important belongings. However, the showers' cleanliness wasn't awesome and it was impossible to adjust their temperature, and the privacy in the rooms didn't exist (it could be fixed by adding some screening around the beds).
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    05 Jun 2019
    The bathrooms and the kitchen were not clean at all.
    Poland, Female, 31-40
  • 6.0


    05 Jun 2019
    I don’t know how this place has “backpackers” in the name. If you’re backpacking don’t expect to fit your back in their lockers. They’re tiny. The place was pretty dirty, especially the bathrooms. The layout isn’t the best... I was placed on the third floor and the closest bathroom was two floors down. You can also forget about wifi if you’re on the 3rd level. It’s basically a dead zone up there. This place is double the price of most places I’ve stayed in and significantly the worst.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 5.4


    05 Jun 2019
    Ok location, ok room, just a little bit of effort would go a long way. Things like my pillow had old blood stains on it. Great they ask you to bring your sheets down on checking out so you can see how badly stained the mattress is with urine etc, bathrooms have thick mould because no one has cleared the fan vents blocked over with dust. The toilet next to the window having a curtain that only covers part of the way down so passers by can watch you go. Etc etc etc
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 4.9


    06 Jun 2019
    The staff weren’t very friendly, the bathrooms and bedrooms weren’t clean and on top of that I got bed bugs from the beds. Was not an enjoyable experience.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 4.3


    31 May 2019
    Weird place
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
Read all reviews


  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • 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
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi