Saint James Backpackers

21 Longridge RoadLondonSW5 9SBUnited Kingdom
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About Saint James Backpackers

Housed in a Victorian building, Saint James Backpackers offers budget accommodations in west London. Wi-Fi is complimentary throughout the hostel.

Featuring both private rooms and bunk-bed dorms, the hotel provides guests with linens, and offers private lockers and towels for rent.

All guests have access to a common lounge with a large flat screen HDTV, two dining areas, a spacious, fully-equipped kitchen. On warmer days, guests can also enjoy the garden patio area. For added convenience, the front desk is open 24/7.

The hotel offers a daily breakfast, and complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby throughout the day. Guests can also dine at nearby Bistro Benito, grab a drink at Earls Court Tavern, or satisfy a sweet tooth at Le Monde.

Saint James Backpackers is a six-minute walk from the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, ten minutes from Holland Park, and 15 minutes from Hyde Park. A 20-minute tube away are the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.


21 Longridge Road, London, SW5 9SB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7450645573 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Lovely Location

Saint James Backpackers is conveniently located in trendy west London, with great public transportation connexions, including the tube and buses. Guests said the hostel is tucked away on a quiet street but still close to many restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. You will be able to walk to majority of the area's museums as well as the famous Hyde Park.

Comfort and Convenience

Overall, guests were pretty pleased with the common facilities at Saint James Backpackers, as well as the clean rooms. Guests especially appreciated the well-equipped kitchen area and the convenience of a daily breakfast.

Friendly Faces

The staff at Saint James Backpackers is described as friendly, courteous and very helpful. Guests had a lot of compliments for the hostel staff and found them to be accommodating and knowledgeable.

Negative Reviews

Noisy Nuisances

Many guests found the hostel to be very noisy. Many guests tend to arrive late at night and even if your room is filled with early birds, the sound insulation in the building isn't the best. Guests complained about hearing neighbouring rooms' conversations, and slamming doors in the hallways. It is highly recommended that you bring some earplugs on your trip to ensure a good night's sleep,

Small Spaces

The rooms at the hostel are of decent size but can become very cramped at full capacity, especially if your fellow roommates are carrying large suitcases. Several guests also found the bathrooms and showers to be very small as well. If you're looking to change in privacy, it can be tough.


The Wi-Fi signal is reported to be weak in some of the rooms.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1449 reviews across the web
7.8 /10
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7.8 out of 10 based on 1449 reviews