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YHA London St Pauls

36 Carter Lane, London EC4V 5AB, England
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Ranked #126 of 684 Specialty Lodging in London
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Siegen, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for fancy accomodation, do not come here. If you know what youth hostels are about, be welcome. The hostel is superbly located close to St. Paul´s Cathedral and lots of other nice places nearby - as most of the other travelers have already written numerous times. While Wifi is free, it is only available on the... More 

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YHAStPauls, Manager at YHA London St Pauls, responded to this review

Hi Siegen, Thanks for taking the time to review YHA London St Pauls, You are right about our location, right in the heart of all visitor attractions and several train stations. WIFI is free to our guests and as our website states it is available in our social areas. Breakfast is fantastic value and is £5.25 for all you can... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

I've already used a YHA for a trip with my students so I didn't hesitate booking a second time. For a place to stay in Central London at a great price this place can't be beat. The rooms are clean, you don't have to go too far down the corridor to find a loo or shower. The communal areas are... More 

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YHAStPauls, Manager at YHA London St Pauls, responded to this review

Hi Alexandra, Thanks for your great review and love it that you have visited YHA for a second time. Im sure your comments will help prospective visitors and we look forward to seeing you for your 3rd visit. Regards Steve Roberts Hostel Manager More 

Glossop, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Staff so helpful! Felt safe staying here with my son. Staff so helpful, room clean and bed ncomay, food good what more do you want on the doorstep of central London! Loved it as did my 14 year old thanks Jane and David

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YHAStPauls, Manager at YHA London St Pauls, responded to this review

Hi Jane, What more can we say, Thank you, my team were delighted that you had a great stay with your son, we look forward to welcoming you back very soon, Regards Steve Roberts Hostel Manager More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

YHA St Pauls, located right around the corner from the Cathedral down the side road between Yo! Sushi and Strada. I stayed in a 6 bed dorm room (Room 30), which has NO power sockets. I spoke to reception and they offered to charge any tech for me behind the counter or suggested that I find a free power socket... More 

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YHAStPauls, Manager at YHA London St Pauls, responded to this review

Hey Weirdhippy, Thanks for taking the time to review us, I apologise about the socket, some of our rooms only have 1 socket this includes room 30 but we will always charge anything at reception 24/7. I will pass on your comments to my housekeeping and kitchen team Regards Steve Roberts Hostel Manager More 

Hamilton, Canada
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127 reviews 127 reviews
8 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

YHA St Paul’s is all about location. It is well located for all the Tubes and Buses. It is in the ‘Square Mile’ and the area is very hip. The street lay out is medieval and interesting to walk around in. The hostel was great because I could reach just about any of the major London attractions very easily. When... More 

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YHAStPauls, Manager at YHA London St Pauls, responded to this review

Hi Murrays, Thanks for taking the time to review us, we appreciate your comments and Im sure they will help future visitors get an insight to our hostel and the area. We look forward to welcoming you back at some time in the future. Regards Steve Roberts Hostel Manager More 

York, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
9 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Every year I visit London I always book YHA St Pauls because of it's prime location and excellent pricing. After deciding what dates to visit, I booked again and arrived into the hostel mid afternoon. The room I was put into for several of the nights was in the basement, which was better that being placed in one of the... More 

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YHAStPauls, Manager at YHA London St Pauls, responded to this review

Hi Ana, Thank you for taking the time to review YHA London St Pauls, Im pleased that you were happy with your rooms and that you chose to come back to St Pauls. Unfortunately due to the age of the building there are a limited supply of sockets in the rooms but I do take on board that we need... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Booked a weekend at this hostel, rooms very clean, lovely hot showers and great staff, Agnes was very helpful thank you. Slightly disturbing scene in the reception desk when we witnessed a middle aged man with a young child screaming abuse at the staff, somehow the staff remained calm but the situation made us feel a little uncomfortable , the... More 

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YHAStPauls, Manager at YHA London St Pauls, responded to this review

Hi Bilk123, Thanks for your review and visiting us again. I will pass on your kind comments to Agne. Becoming a bit of a regular visitor to London!! You are right breakfast can be quite busy but then thats down the the value for money so well worth it. Im also pleased you will be coming back later in the... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I am multi level disabled and my 8 year old son and i were assured that despite a flight of stairs YHA St. Paul's was suitable. i had to sleep on the floor because the cabin beds were not suitable when i tried to get out in an emergency after my son had vomited and choked. no member even now... More 

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YHAStPauls, Manager at YHA London St Pauls, responded to this review

Hi, Although we are happy to receive constructive feedback from all of our guest you fail to mention the room was booked by yourself and you were made aware of the room type at time of booking. I wont go into detail about your behaviour towards my team and as you will see from other reviews on here that over... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Stayed in a family room witty hubby and 2 teens. Not very much room with bags in room. 70 odd steps up to the room, not easy with heavy bag. Friendly and warm, with communal spaces. Breakfast good value for london. St. Paul's bells can be heard every 15 minutes, nice to listen to once you can sleep through it.

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YHAStPauls, Manager at YHA London St Pauls, responded to this review

Hi Ailsa, Thanks for your review, I will of course pass on you comments to my team especially my breakfast team. Hopefully we can welcome you back on your next visit to London sometime. Steve Roberts Hostel Manager More 

Accrington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We stayed at the YH for one night and wish we had booked for longer!! Its a stone's throw from St Pauls Cathedral so right in the centre for all sorts of things. We booked a double room which was very clean, the bed was great, very supportive as I have a problem with my back. There was a sink... More 

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YHAStPauls, Manager at YHA London St Pauls, responded to this review

Hi ElleKay, Thanks for taking the time to review us at YHA London St Pauls. Great information for fellow travellors and Im pleased you found the hostel to be clean. I will pass on your comments to my housekeeping team. Great comments about our all you can eat breakfast and I tend to agree £4.99 is excellent value for money.... More 

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