Our Covid Measures


• All dorms have been halved in size so each guest has their own double bunk bed and is socially distanced

• We've implemented an enhanced hygience and sanitising programme


In order to make your stay as safe as possible and to comply with UK government COVID guidance we ask you to follow some basic guidance when staying with us:

(1) Frequently wash your hands and/or use hand sanitiser

(2) Social distancing
Please try to keep 2 meters away from others and where this isn't possible please wear a facemask. This means that if you're in a shared dormitory you should wear a facemask before entering the dorm and keep it on until you get into your bed - when you can take it off. We would ask you to sleep facing the wall.

Similarly, when in a part of the hostel where you can't stay at least 2 meters away from someone else then please wear a facemask.

To that end, you should carry a facemask with you at all times in the hostel. You can bring your own or you can purchase one at check-in.

Read the Saint James Backpackers COVID-19 Risk Assessment here (Open PDF in New Window)


"This no-frills hostel feels more like a shared house, exuding a warm, community-based vibe in a convenient location. It’s a great place to stay for people looking to mingle with others."

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"St James exceeded our expectations. It's not only in a prime location, but also clearly has been invested in, with large televisions for movie nights, an outdoor gym and board games."

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