Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Professional painting, sculpting or drawing.
Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.
Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
Have your free dinner before going to bed.
Feel free to prepare your own meal here
Party on! Get discounts and party all night long.
Another pint, please! Get discounts and enjoy pubs/bars.
Drink up! Get discounts and order a few drinks.
Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.
There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.
Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.
Be part of something! Get free events.
Be ready to have fun! Get free pub crawl passes.
Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.
Every host in the community is checked and approved by our team.
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Hi we have a big wall in the garden and want a colourful mural painted on it. Open to your ideas as to what to do. We will provide paints etc though if you have your own brushes please bring themLearn more
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It was my first time as a volunteer, happy for all the work done painting the garden and my stay there has been a really good experience, that will make me grow. The hostel was perfect with a good location and the staff really friendly. And as you told me is very possible when i find time i could come back to paint something else and be in London a little more. Thanks for everything and see you next time!
Saint James Backpackers was my first experience as a Worldpackers volunteer and it was great times! I’ve felt more confident to share skills and learn new cultures at any other country and place. The guests were really friendly, the staff really welcoming and the hostel has an excellent location. I improved my English; I increased my knowledge about how a hostel works; learned about hospitality and was in contact with many other languages and English accents.
My first experience as a Worldpackers volunteer at Saint James Backpackers Hostel couldn't be better: the location was perfect as I could explore all the centre city walking, the staff was truly friendly and welcoming, there was always insteresting guests from all over the world to speak with and I felt I really improved my english and got to know new things about the hospitality and customer service fields. I highly reccomend it!
We have been entertaining and accommodating global travelers 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.About the host