Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.
Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.
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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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
Over 18 years old
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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