Saint James is listed as one of London's best hostels by the the Telegraph, the best selling UK national paper. It's located in the centre of London (Kensington/Chelsea) in one of the safest and most affluent zones. Combining original Victorian architecture with modern amenities, it has free Wi-Fi, two spacious dining areas, 24-hour reception and security. Each room within Saint James Backpackers has a contemporary design and features individual lockers, free USB charging points and towels for an additional price.
We are a family-run hostel and that ethos runs throughout e.g. for both guests and staff Saint James is a "home away from home" and we like to think of all of us as one big family. So we organise a free dinner every night after which there's a social event to bring us together.
FREE BREAKFAST for all guests; includes fruit juices, tea and coffee, 4 types of breakfast cereals, toast with spreads (jam and peanut butter).
FREE DINNER: We provide free dinner for the guests who sign at the reception until 16:30.
You can also use our kitchen to cook meals outside of breakfast time and can help yourself to complimentary tea and coffee any time.
Note that the full price of the first nights stay of the booking will be charged after the booking is made. This is non-refundable even if the guest cancels the booking.
In addition, we operate a 48 hour cancellation policy for guests staying more than one night. This requires that a guest wishing to cancel their 2nd or subsequent nights to give at least 48 hours notice
- BBQ Area
- 24 hour Reception
- Internet Access
- DVD Library
- 24 hour Porterage
- TV Room
- Smart TV
- Games Room
- Non-Smoking Rooms
- Meeting Room
- Cable TV
- WiFi Internet
- Iron On Request
- Broadband Internet Access
- Dining Room
- Free Breakfast
Terms & Conditions
Check in time after 13:00 hours
You can always check in earlier and store your luggage if your room isn't ready yet.
Check out until 10:00 hours
We operate a 48 hour cancellation policy. Any cancelations within 48 hours of the check in date will be non-refundable and the card produced will be charged, for the first nights stay.
Any guest who does not cancel and does not show up, will be charged for the entire amount for the booking.
We operate 24 hours reception.
FREE BREAKFAST for all guests; includes fruit juices, tea and coffee, 4 types of breakfast cereals, toast with spreads (jam and peanut butter) and eggs.
You can also use our kitchen to cook meals outside of breakfast time and can help yourself to complementary tea and coffee any time.
We accept debit and credit cards. However, credit cards and AMEX result in a 3% surcharge and £1 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 guests will be refused entry to the hostel and you will be charged for the first night.
All card payments taken Saint James Backpackers must be chip and pin.