Save to Wishlist

What you offer

30h
Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Reception

Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

Learn more

What you get

2
Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Team Dorm

You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Breakfast

Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Pub Crawls

Be ready to have fun! Get free pub crawl passes.

Support
Support

Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

Verified hosts
Verified Hosts

Every host in the community is checked and approved by our team.

Insurance
Worldpackers Insurance

Did something not go as planned? Contact our team.

Learn more
Learn more

The Experience

Excellent life experience in this central London hostel. Check guests in and deal with guest enquiries! There's a break during the hours of help.

Learn more

Requirements

  • Intermediate English

  • Over 18 years old

  • European Union Passport

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Learn more

Availability

Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Stay at least
4 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

5 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Hostel

Learning & Fun

Spain

My experience at Saint James Backpackers was good. I have been able to meet many people from different countries and cultures. This way I have been able to improve my English level and visit the city of London thanks to the good location!

about 1 month ago

Spain

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!

about 1 month ago

Brazil

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.

over 2 years ago

Brazil

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!

almost 3 years ago

Brazil

It has been a year since I was in London and I had a great time working as a volunteer at Saint James Hostel. Great location, awesome facilities and really cool staff. Totally recommend it!

about 3 years ago

About Saint James Backpackers Hostel

31b9b62afcee48054531b9e5f69aa2c3
  • Hosted by Stephen

  • New
    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 60%
  • Response Time: Less than a day

About the host

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