One of our two communal breakfast & dining areas at the St James Hostel.

The hostel's exterior.

The TV & lounge room.

Private Rooms

We have a range of private rooms including:

  • 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

We have rooms with:

  • 2 double bunks (sleeps 4)
  • 3 double bunks (sleeps 6)
  • 4 double bunks (sleeps 8)
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Welcome to St. James Backpackers Hostel

The Saint James Backpackers hostel in London is a family-run hostel that has been accommodating global travellers in central London for over 45 years. We have just undergone a major refurbishment and now operate a range of rooms, from dormitory rooms with bunk beds through to private en-suite rooms.

Stay with us at the St James Hostel and enjoy:

  • Central London location (Zone 1, Earls Court)
  • A refurbished hostel with new beds, mattresses, furniture, bathrooms, etc.
  • Free Fast 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 8 bed dorm)
  • A building combining original Victorian architecture with modern amenities
  • An exclusive ladies-only dorm room and showers
This hostel is nothing short but the perfect hostel in an accessible location with lovely staff!
— Reneealyce on Tripadvisor
Hi, welcome to Saint James Backpackers. We have been entertaining and accommodating global travellers in central London for over 45 years. We’ve just had a major refurbishment and we now offer a range of rooms including bunk beds as well as private and private en-suite rooms. The hostel has a 120 beds and is based in an original Victorian building with original victorian architecture. However, we of course have all the modern facilities of a building, including brand new bath rooms and kitchen. We’ll shortly take you around for a tour and don’t be shy and contact us. … Welcome to our communal kitchen, we have refurbished the kitchen, it’s brand new. You have 2 ovens, 2 hobs, 2 sinks, dish washer and a big fridge. You’re welcome to use this to prepare food and beverage and then it’s a short walk into our rear patio garden where you can come out and eat and drink. — This is one of our private en-suite rooms with a double bed and own washroom. This is our lounge area, come here, relax, socialise, watch some TV.
— Stephen [Hostel Owner]
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[Last Update: 31 July 2014]