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YHA London St Pauls

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

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Overall Rating 85%

From 28 Reviews

Hostel rating (28)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 85%
Cleanliness 85%
Location 95%
Security 86%
Service 84%
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 $20.49
  • Private
    From $62.74
10 or more people?

London Hostel

Hostel London

Hostelling International

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. +44 345 3719012

Fax. +44 345 3719013

Main attractions

Main attractions

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

See the full list of attractions



I actually cancelled out of this one and stayed at the HI London Central....I found out there was no elevator when I went to do a preview of the place/emailed to confirm. I didn't want to have to go up and down constantly and I had two heavy bags with me.....I had paid ~$12 to reserve this place, I'm hoping since I did stay at another HI in London that i can get the money back I had to rate it before it would I didn't stay there i put the middle one Diane Kroneberger


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Fri 19 May 2017

Die Jugendherberge liegt super zentral, für Familien gibt es aber leider im Hause keine Freizeitaktivitäten (Tischtennis, Tischkicker, usw.).


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Wed 26 Apr 2017

TWO drunk people caused trouble in our room. I stayed in 4 different rooms. They were all noisy: snoring (can't be helped), construction on Carter lane, rubbish trucks all hours, the drunks, nightlife on Carter, SLAMMING DOORS (the worst!), girl drying hair with electric blower. The bells chiming the hours passing as I lay wide awake were very nice. Other than being sleep deprived I loved St. Pauls. Cool staff. Happy place with happy people. Location, location, location. Good cake. See ya soon RG


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Mon 27 Feb 2017

Thank you Robert for your honest review. Big city centre hostels can be noisy at times. Apart that, we are glad that you have liked cool staff, location, cake and other things, that makes this place happy. See you soon. Kes, Reception

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Wed 01 Mar 2017

especially the Traditional Building amazing!


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Young Dong,

Sat 18 Feb 2017

Thank you, we are very proud of our unique building and location.

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YHA London St Pauls Hostel,

Mon 20 Feb 2017



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Mon 23 Jan 2017

Muchas gracias.

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YHA London St Pauls Hostel,

Wed 25 Jan 2017


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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