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Saint James Backpackers
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Saint James Backpackers

21 Longridge Road, London, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom
See location+44 745 064 5573

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2,797 reviews
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Double room
Standard Room

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About Saint James Backpackers

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Breakfast for free
A family-run hostel set in the heart of central London, Saint James Backpackers is just 5 minutes’ walk from Earls Court Station. Rated one of the best hostels in London 2017 by the Telegraph and combining original Victorian architecture with modern amenities, it offers complimentary breakfast and dinner. Free high speed WiFi throughout, a spacious garden patio with free gym, communal lounge with a 85-inch Ultra HD TV with cable, Netflix and PS4. Guests can also use the modern shared kitchen to cook their own meals. All dorms have contemporary designs. The property also offer private rooms. The hostel is 15 minutes walk from Natural History and Science Museums and Hyde Park. Madame Tussauds, Harrods and Buckingham Palace are also a 15-minute train ride away.

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Amenities at Saint James Backpackers

  • Fitness centre
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Hairdryer
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safe


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Body soap
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Heating


  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom

Things to do

  • Karaoke
  • Table tennis
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Game room
  • Evening entertainment


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Garden


  • Garden view
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Storage available

Services and conveniences

  • Earplugs
  • Entertainment staff
  • 24-hour front desk

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Designated smoking area


  • Refrigerator
  • Shared kitchen

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Parking and transportation

  • Parking


  • Iron and ironing board


  • Socket near the bed

Family friendly

  • Complimentary breakfast


  • Fitness centre

Reviews of Saint James Backpackers

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What are the best times to visit the Saint James Backpackers?

The high season is in June, and the low season is in September.

How is the quality of the beds at Saint James Backpackers?

Some guests have mentioned that the beds were uncomfortable and that there were issues with bed bugs, while others found the beds to be comfortable and the mattresses to be comfy.

Is parking available at Saint James Backpackers?

Yes, secured parking is available at the hotel.

What can guests expect from the food quality at Saint James Backpackers?

Guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast and a simple evening meal. However, some guests have mentioned that the breakfast was the same every day and that the dinner must be reserved in advance.

How is the cleanliness at Saint James Backpackers?

While some guests have expressed concerns about the cleanliness, mentioning issues such as bed bugs and stained items, others have found the common areas and facilities to be very good and clean.

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Opt for Private Rooms

Some guests found the private rooms to be more comfortable and suitable for a peaceful stay, especially for those who prefer more privacy and a quieter environment.

Check for Room Cleanliness

Several guests reported issues with cleanliness, including bed bugs and unclean bathrooms. It's advisable to thoroughly check the room upon arrival and report any concerns to the staff immediately.

Secure Valuables with Staff

As the lockers were reported to be out of commission, it's recommended to secure valuables with the staff to ensure their safety.

Sign Up Early for Meals

To avoid missing out on the complimentary breakfast and dinner, guests suggested signing up early, as spaces for meals can be limited.

Consider Noise Levels

Some guests mentioned that the hostel can be noisy at night, so light sleepers may want to bring earplugs or choose a private room for a quieter stay.

Utilize Nearby Transportation

The hostel's proximity to the Earl's Court Station makes it convenient for exploring London, so guests are encouraged to take advantage of the well-connected transport links.

Be Mindful of Personal Belongings

Due to reported issues with cleanliness and security, guests are advised to keep a close eye on their personal belongings and use the available facilities cautiously.

Check for Room Amenities

Some guests noted that certain rooms lacked essential amenities, such as functioning sockets and comfortable bedding, so it's advisable to inquire about these details before booking.

Engage with Friendly Staff

Many guests appreciated the welcoming and helpful nature of the staff, so don't hesitate to engage with them for assistance or local recommendations.

Explore Nearby Attractions

With several popular attractions such as the Natural History Museum and Hyde Park within a reasonable distance, guests are encouraged to explore the nearby sights during their stay.


21 Longridge Road, London

What's nearby

  • Natural History Museum0.9 mi
  • Science Museum1 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum1.1 mi
  • Hyde Park1.4 mi
  • Buckingham Palace2.4 mi
  • St James's Palace2.6 mi
  • Piccadilly Circus2.9 mi
  • Churchill War Rooms2.9 mi
  • Westminster Abbey3 mi
  • Palace of Westminster3.1 mi
  • National Gallery3.1 mi
  • Big Ben3.1 mi



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Top tips for your stay at Saint James Backpackers

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Saint James Backpackers, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in February and May.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Saint James Backpackers, plan to stay on a Sunday or Wednesday. The most expensive day is usually Thursday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Saint James Backpackers was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was £22, while the most expensive was £96.
  • How long should you stay at Saint James Backpackers? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at Saint James Backpackers

  • Where is Saint James Backpackers located?

    Saint James Backpackers is located at 21 Longridge Road in Kensington and Chelsea, 3.1 miles from the centre of London. Natural History Museum is the closest landmark to Saint James Backpackers.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Saint James Backpackers?

    Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Saint James Backpackers.

  • Does Saint James Backpackers offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Saint James Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Saint James Backpackers from the airport?

    Saint James Backpackers is 10.6 miles from London City.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Saint James Backpackers hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Saint James Backpackers in London and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Saint James Backpackers and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Saint James Backpackers.

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Value for money


Distance to city centre

3.1 mi

Nearest airport

London City

Distance to airport

10.6 mi