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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.
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  • 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.
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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
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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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 May 2019
    It was a very nice experience.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    02 May 2019
    Great hostel, lots of cool people (staying and working there) and the facilities were great. Bummer the weather wasn't nicer during my stay to take advantage of the yard/patio!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Apr 2019
    Perfect hostel. Has ever facility you may need when away, including hair drying and straightening station (so handy). Good vibes in the hostel and staff were wonderful. Will defo stay here again next time in London. 10/10 recommend.
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Apr 2019
    Great hostel! Stayed for 11 days and it became my little home. Staff super friendly and helpful! Clean hostel, although it can be quite busy! Would recommend to others and will come back again for another stay.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Feb 2019
    love the staff all really lovely people
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Feb 2019
    This was my second time staying in this hostel, and I am even happier the second time around. Free breakfast and dinner, a great community of people (lots of people stay very extended amounts of time) and a great location. This hostel is not super modern, but it is the best hostel I have stayed in for a traditional hostel vibe. Its less than 5 minutes away from Earls Court Station, great part of town, and everything is great. Would highly recommend.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    23 Feb 2019
    A cute hostel that feels a little like you’ve come home. Everyone is so welcoming and relaxed. As a solo traveller it’s nice to feel welcomed – a part of a close-knit group – especially at dinner time if you take up the option of a free dinner around the dining table.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    27 Feb 2019
    The hostel is not bad. The staff are nice and the bedroom I stayed in was big (4 bed mixed). The weather was nice so the garden was nice to sit in. The kitchen is small. The bathrooms could be bigger. I don’t like the unisex stalls. Too small and I don’t like sh%ting when a women is right out side my stall brushing her teeth.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    10 Feb 2019
    Cute little hostel, prefect for young backpackers! Roomies were legends 👌 It's an ok stantard when it comes to cleanliness, and there's activities at night, free breakfast and free dinner if you sign up for it. There is always something happening, and it's super chill just watching netflix with people in the lounge. I'd absolutely come back here 😊
    Norway, Female, 18-24
  • 2.0


    08 Feb 2019
    So we were returning from our night out (from 9 to 10 of February) me and my friend who is a smoker, we arrive to the stairs and he lighted a cigarette, so instead of advising us that it was against the house rules the girls recorded us with the phone came outside and made us pay a fine. What world do we live in now that you rather record someone on your phone and hide behind burocracy instead of just talking...
    Portugal, Male, 25-30
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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