Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

- All dorms have been halved in size so each guest has their own double bunk bed and is socially distanced from others
- Enhanced hygiene and cleaning programme

We have decided to stay open to help those that can't get home and critical workers.
You will be required to make a declaration at check in that you fall into one of those categories. If so we can take you in during these troubled times.

You will be required to make the following declaration at check in: I attest and confirm that I am living in Saint James Backpackers as an interim abode whilst my primary residence is unavailable. If so we can take you in during these troubled times.
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 join us for a free dinner. We cook a different meal every night as for example: Spaghetti Bolognese, Fish Fingers chips and beans, Chickpea curry and rice etc.. 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
- Outdoor gym
- 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)
- On the property lives one cat and one dog.
- 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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.7

  • Security 7.8

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 6.6

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Jun 2020
    Heavenly secret this place turned out to be... Why I typed this like Yoda... I'll never know smh
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Nov 2019
    Well located hostal, near to the main attractions in London by subway. Around the hostel, there many stores, restaurants where you can find anything you need.
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    10 Jan 2020
    I think what I like most was the friendly atmosphere they have. Young people super friendly and eager to help. I felt very comfortable and was not so confident because it was my first time in a hostel, but I loved the experience. Incredible breakfast The Spanish girl from Alicante wonderful and all very friendly.
    Spain, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    21 Feb 2020
    Free breakfast and free dinner is great, good food too. Well close to main road and also tube station. Great atmosphere and comfortable place to sit and chat downstairs, with a huge tv with Netflix and YouTube. Good experience!
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    15 Nov 2019
    Good location. Good mix of people coming and going from the place. Place always seemed livly
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    14 Feb 2020
    Very friendly atmosphere, tasty free breakfast and dinner and great garden! Not a lot of toilets (but plenty of showers!), the volunteers were pretty shy and not in a big mood of talking (which I've already experienced differently in other hostels) and partly weird guests, but they switch anyways. All together nice place to chill out for a couple of days.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    06 Dec 2019
    I went to this hostel as a solo female traveler and found that it had a nice atmosphere. The free breakfast and dinner are great at bringing people together. different from most other hostels I've been to the vast majority of people there were not travelers but lived there for a month or two for a job and were somewhat older than your normal hostel-goers. Unfortunately the female dorm smelled badly. The female bathroom was clean, but the mixed bathrooms were often quite dirty.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    20 Mar 2020
    Be warned: So I was booked to stay here on the 21st of March 2020 and a couple of days before I was going to travel London went into lock down with corona crisis. I followed the governments advice and could not travel and can you believe this company have charged me full price, they just took it off my card, I asked if I could move my stay to another day when all this is over (like every other holiday has done that I have booked) and they would not do this, just told me it was their "policy"
    England, Female, 41+
  • 3.4


    07 Dec 2019
    Worst hostel experience. The rooms smelt putrid, along with the sheets that were provided. Perhaps air out the rooms or get some air fresheners. The bedding was awful: now I realize you can’t expect much when staying in a hostel however the mattress had a dip in it which made sleep very difficult. Woke up in the morning to find the stench and the excrements of vomit in the hallway.. Checked out two nights early.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 2.6


    26 Feb 2020
    I booked a private room with an ensuite bathroom at St. James Backpackers. The room was not clean. There was hair all over the shower and the bathroom floor. The bedroom floor uncleaned. The trashcan had not been taken out. The sheets had hair on them. I made staff aware of the issue the first night, and was told there was nothing they could do about it then. I talked to the assistant manager the next day, who was very rude to me. I ended up leaving after the first night with no refund.
    USA, Female, 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
  • 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