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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
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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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 and feature free storage lockers. 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.

Staying COVID-19 Safe at Saint James:

The dorms have been halved in size therefore each guest has a double bunk bed to herself
Plexiglass protection screens installed as barriers against Covid-19
The showers sanitised before every use
Dedicated staircase for going up and separate one for going down

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 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 7.3

  • Security 7.6

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 7.3

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 7.1

  • Facilities 7.5

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


    22 May 2020
    I needed an overnight stay in May during the Covid-19 lockdown. I was on my way back to Germany and had to change planes in London, Heathrow. The hostel is on the Picadilly underground line which runs directly from Heathrow to central London. The hostel provided a safe house for people who found themselves caught up in the pandemic.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 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
  • 9.1


    31 May 2021
    Really great hostel in a perfect location just around the corner from Earl’s Court station. Really lovely staff and amazing to have the garden space! Thank you so much for such a welcoming stay, we will definitely be back 🙌
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    27 Aug 2021
    Good location near Earls Court Tube Station in Zone 1, venue is a bit of a maze, staff are fantastic, free evening meal and free breakfast, although, I was unfortunately unable to participate as was up early and arrived back late working.
    Wales, 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
  • 5.4


    07 Jul 2021
    Unfriendly staff unwilling to let you use facilities after checkout. Most hostels are very happy to let you carry on using facilities after checkout. My train was in the afternoon so I asked if I could stay and work in the garden. Receptionist pulled a face and gave a grudging, "err, ok". Two hours later she came and said "you've been here 2 hours, you need to leave now". Never before have I been made to feel so unwelcome. This may be their policy but it's just stingy, petty and inhospitable.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 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+
  • 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
  • 2.0


    27 Jul 2021
    I never booked them on Hostel World and Hostel World charged my credit card. Avoid this place!!!! And Hostel World!!
    USA, Mixed Group, 41+
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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