Saint James is listed as one of London's best hostels by 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.
Breakfast is free. It includes fruit juices, tea and coffee, 4 types of breakfast cereals, toast with spreads (jam and peanut butter), pancakes and eggs.
We also provide free dinners! Please note that there are limited spaces for dinner; you must sign up at reception each day before 16:00, signup is done on a first come first serve bases. If you cannot make it here in time please just call us and request to be put on the list.
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 night's 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
Terms & Conditions
Check in time after 14:00 hours
You can always check in earlier and store your luggage if your room isn't ready yet.
Check out until 10:00 am
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.
The card provided with your booking will have the full amount for the first night, pre-authorised. If the pre-authorization does not go through we hold the right to cancel your booking.
We operate 24 hours reception.
Also, we offer free dinner every night for guests who should sign up until 16:00.
Join our free breakfast. It includes fruit juices, tea and coffee, 4 types of breakfast cereals, toast with spreads (jam and peanut butter), pancakes 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.
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.
Please note that on the property lives one cat and one dog.