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Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Saint James Backpackers

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Very Good
1865 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Awesome Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

Saint James Backpackers, set in a classic Victorian town house, is quaint and typically British. Its interior is beautifully maintained, mixing modern with classic, and includes a sizeable common room with plush sofas and TV. A friendly, family run affair, it offers a selection of dorms and privates, along with full kitchen facilities, free Wi-Fi and a patio area with BBQ. It’s close to Earl’s Court tube station, just two stops away from London’s exclusive Kensington area, and 15 minutes from the West End, where you’ll find the best the city has to offer in shopping, theatre and pubs.

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. 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 48-hour cancellation policy on all reservations. Non-refundable reservations cannot be refunded. In case of a no show, the guest would be charged the whole amount of their stay
- A £10 key deposit is payable in cash 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 the hostel 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. Management reserve the right to discontinue meals without notice

Reviews & Ratings

Very Good
1865 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Very Good
Jan 26, 2023
I stayed here with my friend and as a young females, we picked a mixed dorm since it was the cheapest option. Upon our arrival, we were put in a room with six middle-aged men, in a room that was about 80º and smelt horrible. We arrived late at night, so we decided to deal with it, however, it was not ideal. I sent a message overnight and we were switched to the female dorm the next day, which made a world of difference. There is also a female-only bathroom that is very nice, as well as the food.
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Female, 18-24
Jan 17, 2023
Very good location for centre of London Cheerful and willing to help
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Male, 41+
Jan 13, 2023
Well located with a metro station nearby. They offer dinner on registration which is nice for the price. It is still expensive but I think it matches london prices actually... every hotel is very expensive. You will hardly find something cheaper for this quality. Common areas are really nice, especially the outdoor, even though I went there during january I could enjoy it. My only issue was with another backpacker who forced the entry to my only female room... Staff took care of it immediatly
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Female, 18-24


  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • BBQ
    • Adaptors
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Jobs Board
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Microwave
    • Towels Not Included
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Meals Available
    • Vending Machines
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • PlayStation
    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi