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1 room, 2 adults

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
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Great location
Best value for money
More comfort would be nice
Could use a good cleaning

Saint James Backpackers, London

from $57 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)

What’s around Saint James Backpackers, London


  • In London City Centre
  • Buckingham Palace - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Big Ben - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • London Dungeon - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • The Shard - 5.6 mi / 9.1 km
  • Sky Garden - 5.7 mi / 9.2 km
  • Tower of London - 6.2 mi / 10 km
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 6.8 mi / 10.9 km

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 26 min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) - 75 min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) - 27 min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 44 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 56 min drive
  • London (SEN-Southend) - 64 min drive
  • Kensington (Olympia) Station - 16 min walk
  • London Shepherd's Bush Station - 27 min walk
  • London Victoria Rail Station - 7 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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID 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



  • No 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)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • 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


All card payments taken at the hostel must be processed using CHIP and PIN (failing that then payment must be by cash).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: GBP 10.0 1

Optional extras

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.

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 102 reviews

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

Saint James Backpackers, London

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