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Saint James Backpackers

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

84.6% Overall Rating

149 out of 166 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/07/2014)

"Location was convenient and nice to go around. Clean rooms and bathrooms Staff were friendly. Breakfast was plentiful and tasty. Good communal areas."

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

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 102.48
  • Luggage Room USD 3.42
  • Towel USD 3.42

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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Saint James Backpackers is a family-run hostel that's been accommodating global travellers in central London for over 45 years. We've just undergone a major refurbishment and now operate a range of rooms, from dormitory rooms with bunk beds through to private ensuite rooms. 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 £2 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.

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 and use of the communal kitchen is free for all rooms except those staying in the 8 bed dorm rooms where it is an optional extra at £3 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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