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Saint James Backpackers

Hostel | 21 Longridge Road, London, England SW5 9SB

85.1% Overall Rating

154 out of 172 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (07/09/2014)

Daniel Grozdanoski thinks…

"The lounge area is incredible, they have sky sports, a ps4 and movie nights. The couches are really comfortable and the kitchen and dining area are really spacious. The bathrooms are clean and the…"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Bicycle hire
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 3.25
  • Towel USD 3.25

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 15:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

Contact us directly

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If you value second opinions, you'll be happy to see those staying here have rated it at 91%. This is always a popular hostel among those travelling alone. At just 5 minutes away, close by Earl's Court tube station makes a stay at Saint James Backpackers very convenient. Saint James Backpackers's popularity comes thanks to self-catering facilities and its secure lockers. Close by, Imperial College London is just 23 mins walk away. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

8 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included, Self-catering

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included, Self-catering

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included, Self-catering
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

2 person (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Self-catering

Executive 2 person Garden View (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included, Self-catering

Triple (Shared bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included, Self-catering

Twin (Private bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

About Saint James Backpackers

Stay with us and enjoy:
•Central London location (Zone 1)
•A refurbished hostel with new beds, mattresses, furniture, bathrooms etc.
•Free 100Mb WiFi
•Loads of communal space, including:
•Massive patio garden
•Large lounge with 50'' HD TV
•Two dining zones
•A new modern communal kitchen
•Continental breakfast included in the price (except for 8 bed dorm rooms where it is a £5 optional extra)
•A building combining original Victorian architecture with modern amenities
•An exclusive ladies-only dorm room and showers

Please note that we now have 24 hour reception. Credit cards result in a 3% surcharge (no extra charge for debit cards). A £10 key deposit is payable at check-in, which is returned on return of the key at check-out.

Upon check-in guests are required to present valid photo ID (i.e. they MUST have government issued official photo ID such as passport or driving licence). Failure to provide ID will mean that you will be refused entry to the hostel and you will be charged for the first night.

Accommodation Information

We have a range of private and dorm rooms

Private rooms include the following options:
- Double beds and en suite shower (sleeps 2)
- 2 single beds (sleeps 2)
- 2 double bunk beds (sleeps 4)
- 1 triple bunk (sleeps 3)

Dorm rooms in include the following options:
- 2 double bunks (sleeps 4)
- 3 double bunks (sleeps 6)
- 4 double bunks (sleeps 8)

Note breakfast is free for all rooms except those staying in the 8 bed dorm rooms where it is an optional extra at £5 per night.

Location Information

Our address is: 21 Longridge Road, London, SW5 9SB.
We are based in Kensington / Chelsea, central London (Zone 1 on the public transport system). The nearest metro station is less than 5 minutes away and Leicester Square is a 10 minute metro ride from there. The Natural History, Science and Victoria & Albert museums are within walking distance from the hostel.

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