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Saint James Backpackers, London

2-star2 stars
21 Longridge Road, London, England, SW5 9SB, United Kingdom

Convenient to Kensington High Street
  • Free self-serve breakfast and free WiFi
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  • Pro: Nice area to stay, public transit nearby, very cheap price, with basic breakfast and…Apr. 13, 2019
  • Pleasant staff with reasonable facilities close to the station. Nice to have…Sep. 14, 2017

Saint James Backpackers, London

from $63 CAD
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Triple Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory (Bed in 8 mixed dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory (Bed in 6 mixed dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory (Bed in 4 mixed dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory (Bed in 8 Female dorm)
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Standard Twin Room

What’s around Saint James Backpackers, London


  • In London City Centre
  • Buckingham Palace - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Big Ben - 3.8 mi / 6.1 km
  • University of London - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • London Dungeon - 5 mi / 8 km
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • London Bridge - 5.8 mi / 9.3 km
  • Sky Garden - 5.8 mi / 9.4 km

Getting around

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 30 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 70 min drive
  • London City Airport (LCY) - 27 min drive
  • Kensington (Olympia) Station - 16 min walk
  • London Shepherd's Bush Station - 27 min walk
  • London Imperial Wharf Station - 5 min drive
  • Earl's Court Station - 6 min walk
  • West Brompton Underground Station - 10 min walk
  • West Kensington Underground Station - 10 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 22 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free self-serve breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Hosted evening meal daily (surcharge; reservations required)
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Playground on site
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Saint James Backpackers, London’s small print

Also known as

  • Saint James Backpackers Hostel London
  • Saint James Backpackers Hostel
  • Saint James Backpackers London
  • Saint James Backpackers London England
  • Saint James Backpackers London
  • Saint James Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Saint James Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation London


This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

This hostel accepts only chip-and-PIN credit cards for onsite payments.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: GBP 10.0 per person, per stay

Optional extras

Secured self parking costs GBP 30 per day

Hosted evening meal costs GBP 0

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Saint James Backpackers, London

  • Does Saint James Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Saint James Backpackers does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Saint James Backpackers?
    Yes. Self parking costs GBP 30 per day.
  • Are pets allowed at Saint James Backpackers?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Saint James Backpackers?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Saint James Backpackers?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Bistro Benito (1-min walk), Addie's Thai (2-min walk), and Maroush Bakehouse (2-min walk).
  • What is there to do near Saint James Backpackers?
    Recommended spots to visit include Buckingham Palace (2.7 mi) and Big Ben (3.8 mi), along with University of London (4.4 mi) and London Dungeon (5 mi).

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 99 reviews

Good 6.0
Just ok.
The room was obviously being used as a storage room with clothes all over the room. It actually looked like inside of a bad thrift store. A female kept coming in and out of the room slamming the door all day, and night disrupting my sleep. The staff ok. The bathrooms were relatively clean.
Denean, us3 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Delicious pancakes for breakfast!!!
Lucy, gb4 night business trip
Fair 4.0
Comfortable bed but deposit and card fee
Comfortable bed and a good range of ameneties. When checking in there is a GBP20 fee which was not advised upon booking. If you pay by card (which you do if you are unaware to bring cash) there is a fee you do not get back. When leaving you will get the money back in cash which is quite annoying if you are about to leave the country.
Frida, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The best place to stay
Very nice place to stay, nice staff and atmosphere.Very cosy and spacious. Great location.
Sylvie, gb7 night trip
Good 6.0
The beds were small but the place overall was good. Space wise was a tight fit, but area was lively and close to tube.
us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
SJ Backpackers' Detailed Review
It was amazing. Great atmosphere and people. Perfect location, walkable to tube, restaurants and Sainsbury. Staff was very helpful and kind enough to give hostel tours to all guests. Liked it. Room was a bit small for 4x2 bunk beds. Lot of luggage in my room on the first floor so less room to move around I felt. Bed was comfy but ventilation was a problem until window was opened as there was no fan/aircon. Only one power outlet near the lower bed, no USB outlets. Personal lockable trunks under the beds for everyone. Unisex bathroom/toilets were always clean. Had a really good hot shower. Lounge area had a big tv and comfy seating. Dining area was well lit and spacious. Breakfast was good. Kitchen was well equipped. Outdoor area had a nice feel. Decor was beautiful. People were nice and friendly, had fun playing boards games. WiFi was super fast. Overall, a great stay. Will recommend and definitely come back!
arpit, gb2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Saint James Backpackers Review
I enjoyed my stay, there was no issues
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Just fine for a solo traveller
Thank you!
megan, gbOther trip
Very Good 8.0
Single-night stay
I had a nice, one-night stay at St James Backpackers. Checking in and out was seemlessly simple, and the general atmosphere was very amiable. It was nice to have shelves in the walls on every bed, although for some reasons mine didn't. Due to the brief duration of my stay, I didn't mind this. My only actual gripe might be that the bed creaked a bit and perhaps wasn't entirely comfortable. This might be expected of a backpackers hostel, of course. I'd certainly consider staying here another time.
gbOther trip
Very Good 8.0
not bad except for the shower water
the hostel is ok. good with locker. not the cleanest but acceptable. water is not hot for shower. staff service is average. did not make the bed when I check in and need to ask for pillow case etc and do so on my own. don't expect anything for the free dinner. it's free but basically just pasta, with cheese, that's it. breakfast is basic but normal standard.
gb1 night trip

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