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Saint James Backpackers

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

Hostel with bar/lounge, near Kensington High Street
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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Delicious food
Value for money
Best value for money
Tasty breakfast
Great amenities
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Saint James Backpackers

from £38
  • 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

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Buckingham Palace (38-minute walk)
  • Big Ben (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • London Dungeon (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • University of London (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • St. Paul's Cathedral (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • The Shard (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • London Bridge (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Sky Garden (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Tower of London (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • O2 Arena (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) 25-min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) 53-min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) 58-min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) 74-min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) 82-min drive
  • London (SEN-Southend) 94-min drive
  • London West Brompton Station 4-min drive
  • London Kensington Olympia Station 7-min drive
  • Kensington (Olympia) Station 7-min drive
  • On-site parking not available

At a glance

Key facts


  • 22 rooms


  • Check-in time 1 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • 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
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • 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

Special features


Free Dinner – On-site restaurant. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Saint James Backpackers’s small print

Also known as

  • Saint James Backpackers Hostel London
  • Saint James Backpackers Hostel
  • Saint James Backpackers London
  • Saint James Backpackers London England


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

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.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 55 reviews

Saint James Backpackers
The best place to stay
Very nice place to stay, nice staff and atmosphere.Very cosy and spacious. Great location.
Sylvie, gb7 night trip
Saint James Backpackers
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
Just fine for a solo traveller
Thank you!
megan, gbOther trip
Saint James Backpackers
Very Good8.0
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.
A Traveller, gbOther trip
Saint James Backpackers
Very Good8.0
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.
A Traveller, gbOther trip

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