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Reviews of YHA London St Paul's

Hostel | 36 Carter Lane, London, England EC4V 5AB

83.2% Overall Rating

279 out of 324 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/05/2014)

Janine Teichfuss thinks…

"- nice old building in a great and central part of London - a lot of space everywhere"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 8.10

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

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83.2%

Overall Rating

279 out of 324 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'YHA London St Paul's'

Atmosphere
80.0%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
75.2%
Cleanliness
78.4%
Staff
87.2%
Value
83.2%
Safety
86.4%
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54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Sophie Bioletti

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

22 October 2014

Liked: The staff were really helpful.

Disliked: I didn't like that there was an extra cost for wifi and it was quite a high price in my opinion especially when most places in London have free wifi. The water pressure in the shower was too high and made showering painful. I saw a mouse cross the floor in the lounge which although the premises is in London is still unacceptable. As a traveller in her twenties I found it difficult sharing space with older travellers and young children who don't have quite the same etiquette as backpackers but that is of course something this hostel promotes and is just not the kind of place i will stay in, in the future.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Janine Teichfuss

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

25 May 2014

Liked: - nice old building in a great and central part of London - a lot of space everywhere

Disliked: - weird stacked bunk beds - no cooking facilities - they mixed up my booked room (male vs female) - safety problems

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and well located

Disliked: toilets

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

11 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I felt safe and comfortable. I also liked that there was a receptionist 24hrs a day, if you have a problem in the middle of the night there will always be someone there.

Disliked: There are no powerpoints in the rooms so I had to go downstairs to charge my phone.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

LENKA MATOCHOVA

With friends / other travellers

Shopping

20 January 2014 LENKA would recommend this property

Liked: No. 1 location in LND.

Disliked: LENKA left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

16 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, cheap, and perfect location

Disliked: nothing in particular

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Keri O'Driscoll

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

01 January 2014 Keri would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, decent room, pleasant staff in the centre of london on New Years Eve for forty quid...what's not to like?

Disliked: n/a

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Graham Medhurst

Alone

Partying / nightlife

29 November 2013 Graham would recommend this property

Liked: Location perfect, a street from St Pauls and nightlife. Staff at reception helpful

Disliked: There was only coat rack no wardrode or clothes hanging rack

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

pavlos chasirtzoglou

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 November 2013

Liked: i liked nothing..

Disliked: everything..absolutely disgraceful..dirty, noisy, unhelpful staff, not a youth hostel whatsoever..just dont go there..

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jiamei Zhou

Alone

City break
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

23 November 2013 Jiamei would recommend this property

Liked: YHA St Paul‘s has a very good location.It's very close to St Pauls Cathedral,and also near Tower of London,London Bridge... The lobby is so warm,and the bathroom,toilet are so clean. It's private,so no need to worry about that you could be looked at in naked.

Disliked: Jiamei left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was so clean and comfy. The location is just perfect, you can easily get anywhere.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location right next st pauls subway.

Disliked: The beds.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Kim Michely

With friends / other travellers

City break

27 October 2013 Kim would recommend this property

Liked: Close to everything, Good publictransport facilities

Disliked: 1 Shower for 1floor,beds are quite small for tall guys

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

stanislas doon

Alone

City break

21 October 2013 stanislas would recommend this property

Liked: well located, big rooms, staff very helpful,

Disliked: u have to pay 5 pounds for 24h internet wifi

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

03 October 2013

Liked: the staff was very helpfull and friendly, good ubication, clean.

Disliked: this hostel needs a big refurbishment, the bunck beds are a nightmare, very noisy (the windows are old and in my room one was not possible to close) the only socket in my room was burnt and not safe to use. not enought showers.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, didnt have to wait for shower....plenty of facilities, could do my laundry, great meals!! Great place to refresh between travels!!

Disliked: No power outlets in the room for charging phones/iPads etc.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

14 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is absolutely amazing. It's really easy to find. If you are travelling alone this could be a good choice since it's almost impossible to get lost since if you have found St. Paul's Cathedral you will also easily find the hostel. The people at the reception are very nice and were always helpful to answer any question I had. I didn't bring UK plug to charge my phone but it was no problem I could leave my phone at the reception to charge for free and pick it up later. Also, at the reception you can get multiple discount for many different attractions etc. Really worth it!

Disliked: The room is quite small. The shower is really simple could have been nicer. Also, the toilets are annoying because you can't trow in paper in the toilet and some people made a mistake with that so it became a mess in some toilets. The breakfast is okay for 5 pounds, however I think you can get better food if you just walk outside the hostel and within 5 minutes you can get your breakfast somewhere else. Since the room is so small and you are with 6 persons as in my case, the price is quite expensive relatively.

The property's response is...

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Liana Chan

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

13 August 2013 Liana would recommend this property

Liked: Location was good; between the red and green/yellow lines.

Disliked: The showers were dirty. Pink mildew was growing that could have easily been scrubbed off with a cleaning once a month. Dorm beds were stacked like legos. Common room was kind of cramped. No kitchen.

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

April Morsley

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2013 April would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient location in between Blackfriars and St. Pauls underground station. Close walk to St. Pauls Cathedral.

Disliked: Nothing.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, great location, good value for money

Disliked: The one picture one hostelbooker.com for the tripple bed room was misleading. They have three times stockbeds with very little space for the legs. The beds are designed like bunk beds so not to be recommended for tall persons

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

17 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The best this about this hostel is the location which is just perfect - easy access to the City, Central London and Liverpool St area on foot. Tube station minutes away. The area is relatively safe.

Disliked: I'm not sure if it is the same for all rooms, but the hostel is extremely noisy (I was in Room 13). Also only one electrical socket for most of the rooms - this could be easily fixed. Also feel that bed lights, hooks etc could easily be provided.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed at this hostel twice and on the first occassion my room was noisey as it was near where the trucks pull up. I advised the staff of this when checking out and they made sure for the next time that I had a much quieter room and this was well appreciated. The staff were helpful with suggestions on what to do and questions like where to change money. Facilities were good and so was the breakfast. Good location as well.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 June 2013

Liked: Good location.

Disliked: *Anything* besides the bed cost you money. It felt like I was being ripped off constantly.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

01 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Central location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

05 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location within minutes of attractions and the tube, clean rooms and linens, comfortable beds, helpful staff.

Disliked: Have to pay for wifi, but it was reliable.

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