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What you offer

Hours per week

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


Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

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What you get

Days off per week

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

Shared Dorm

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.

Discounts on Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

Free Laundry

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

Free Events

Be part of something! Get free events.

Free Pub Crawls

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


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

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The Experience

Come join our busy central London hostel. You'll clean 6 evenings per week, 4 hours per evening but have the rest of the time off to see London. We offer free accomodation, free breakfast and dinner, free laundry facilities to wash-dry your clothes and of course free wifi. We have social activities every night so come join in!

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  • Beginner English

  • Over 18 years old

  • European Union Passport

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
10 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

3 Reviews


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.

about 2 years ago


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!

over 2 years ago


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!

over 2 years ago

About Saint James Backpackers Hostel

Breakfast area
  • Hosted by Stephen

  • New
    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 60%
  • Response Time: A few hours

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.

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