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YHA London St Pauls

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

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Overall Rating 84%

From 30 Reviews

Hostel rating (30)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 84%
Cleanliness 83%
Location 95%
Security 87%
Service 83%
Comfort 75%
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 $16.48
  • Private
    From $57.05
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



Ich kam um 07:20 Uhr in die Mensa, als der Herr hinter der Frühstücktheke anknurrte, ich sei 10 Minuten zufrüh hier und muss bis 07:30 Uhr warten ! Es war niemals vor gekommen seit ich in einer Jugendherberge, nach 2 Tagen in ein anderes Zimmer wechseln soll.Sie brauchen aus Platzmangel mein Zimmer für weitere Gäste! Zimmer 1 grossräumig. Zimmer 2 viel zu eng. Ich buchte Zimmer mit Dusche/WC. Im Zimmer war Lavabo, Duche und WC im Flur.


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Thu 15 Jun 2017

Thank you for your comments, it is important to us.

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YHA London St Pauls Hostel, Reception

Sat 17 Jun 2017

Lady at reception a little brusque, the guys were more relaxed. Can't really do a green rating, I have no idea what you do.


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Tue 30 May 2017

Thank you.

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YHA London St Pauls Hostel, Reception

Thu 01 Jun 2017

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

Dear Diane, We have a very unique historical building and unfortunately it is not allowed to install an elevator. Hope you had a good stay at YHA London Central. The small deposit you have paid directly to the and need to contact them directly @ . Kind Regards, Kes Reseptionist

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YHA London St Pauls Hostel, Reception

Sun 21 May 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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