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YHA London St Pauls

36 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5AB, United Kingdom

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Overall Rating 86%

From 57 Reviews

Hostel rating (57)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 94%
Security 88%
Service 86%
Comfort 76%
Green rating 80%

Perfect for sightseers, this fantastic value accommodation is close to the West End and central London’s world-class attractions.

  • Dorm
    From €21.06
  • Private
    From €46.08
10 or more people?

London Hostel

Hostel London

Welcome to our hostel

Once the school for St Paul’s Cathedral choir boys, YHA St Pauls is just minutes from the West End by tube or bus yet provides a quiet retreat after a hectic day exploring. Looking out onto a truly iconic London scene, the hostel retains many original features including an oak panelled chapel and the headmaster's study.

Facilities include Wi-Fi, Internet access, TV room, games room, common room, laundry and lockers. Evening meals are available in the licensed restaurant.

YHA London St Pauls is the perfect place for a cheap city break or weekend away. Discover the city’s past at the nearby Museum of London or venture across the Millennium Bridge to Tate Modern and other South Bank attractions.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 17 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of GBP 1.50 (under 18) / GBP 3 (18+) per person per night is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 20 7236 4965

Fax. +44 20 7236 7681

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • St Paul's Cathedral (Less than 500 m)
  • Tower of London (3 to 5km)

See the full list of attractions



The location in the heart of the City of London is great. I had made my reservation more than six weeks before arrival, but even then the check-in process took more than 40 minutes!


Avatar for Jan


Fri 27 May 2016

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Sorry to hear that your check in took more than 40 minutes, we normally don't take more than 10 minutes, unless there is a queue. Kind regards, Leigh Duty Manager

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London - St Pauls,

Sun 29 May 2016

I was satisfied, just there should be more than one plug in the room:)


Avatar for veronika


Sun 15 May 2016

Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. The hostel will be going through a refurbishment later on in the year and we will be adding a plug and light next to each bed. Hope to see you soon. Kind regards, Leigh Duty Manager

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London - St Pauls,

Tue 17 May 2016

Hostel was really well located in central London, although better sign posting outside the hostel would have been helpful. There weren't many showers/toilets considering the number of people on the floor but it seemed to work okay.


Avatar for Jennifer


Sun 15 May 2016

Hi there, Thank you for leaving a review on our hostel. There are signs all the way from the St Pauls underground station to the hostel where our lovely YHA Green Triangle welcomes you. Kind regards, Leigh Duty Manager

Manager avatar

London - St Pauls,

Tue 17 May 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (3 to 5km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

45km from Gatwick. 30km from Heathrow. 55km from Luton. 55km Stansted and 10km London City Airport.
50m St Pauls Station, or St Pauls Churchyard.
300m St Pauls (Central Line). 400m Blackfriars (Circle & District Lines).
200m from City Thameslink (Ludgate Hill Entry/Exit) (closed weekends).

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