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Saint James Backpackers

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good 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.

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 6.9

  • Security 7.3

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 7.3

  • Atmosphere 6.7

  • Cleanliness 6.1

  • Facilities 6.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Nov 2021
    I loved my stay there! Friendly atmosphere and good vibes. Would recommend
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Oct 2021
    The best hostel I have ever stayed. U can meet people from all around the world, everything is very clean. The garden is huge and beautiful. The meals are very tasty. I really recommend it!!! The staff is very nice, especially Paula from Poland. Such a nice and friendly, helpful girl!
    Latvia, All Male Group, 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


    01 Aug 2021
    Fab stay while i was working in London for a week. Super simple to add extra days as well when i needed, and the staff were a delight. Though i wasn't back from work in time for any of the group meals you can sign up for and help make, the atmosphere in the evenings at the hostel was lovely. Great space to chill in the common area or sit down and work from the hostel too. One creepy guy and one party that kept me awake, and beware the beds are v squeaky + clangy, but otherwise a sound hostel.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    11 Oct 2021
    Good location. Room was fine but internet doesn’t work on the upper floor. Bathroom got dirty so fast and felt far away. Staff was helpful. They charge for every little thing (towel, holding luggage after check out for a few hours) which seemed silly.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9


    02 Jan 2022
    Our room was small but perfect for a short stay with a nice en-suite. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful, they even made my free dinner vegan on request and we thought the location was great. However the kitchen was very unclean and seemed a little unhygienic and at times the atmosphere was weird. I was fine as I had my boyfriend but I wouldn’t have felt comfortable alone. Overall: if you’re not too fussy it’s great value for a short stay and is made even cheaper with free food!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    04 Nov 2021
    This was one of the dirtiest hostels I've ever been in. I don't blame the staff because I saw them cleaning but two people vs. 40+ who don't clean behind themselves just won't work. I refuse to eat from a kitchen with plates of food all over the place, as well as food on the floor in the common area. I checked out early upon realizing how dirty everything was. Dorms are NOT half-sized, I was put in a top bunk with someone below me. The female bathroom is on the basement with only two stalls
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 2.0


    26 Nov 2021
    The police was there when I arrived. Everything is mucky, the beds, the floor, the shower. Nothing is cleaned when the guest leave. I was there and I saw this happen with other guests. This place should be investigated by the police (if it's not already).
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 2.0


    30 Sep 2021
    Dirty showers. Brown marked sheets. Horrible smell in the dorms. Extremely rude and unprofessional receptionist (named Abby). There was a 5-year-old screaming across the hostel at 3 am which means nobody could sleep. I will never stay at this shambolically run hostel again, and I suggest that whoever is reading this strongly consider their options before reserving here.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 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