YHA London St Paul's Location

YHA London St Paul's

London, EC4V 5AB
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room

Overview

Re-purposed after nearly 100 years as a school for choirboys, this remarkable building boasts the ultimate location for exploring one of London's most fascinating tourist attractions - it's literally seconds from St Paul’s cathedral.

Steeped in history, this hostel includes old-school choirboy graffiti (in a wood-panelled classroom no less), atmospheric spiral staircases and an elaborate exterior. And of course, there's nothing quite like waking up to those cathedral bells. The hostel’s central location is also great for exploring London on foot, with many of London's famous attractions close by.

Why guests love YHA London St Paul's

  • Great location right next to St Paul's Cathedral
  • Fully licensed restaurant
  • Charming period features

Accommodation at YHA London St Paul's

The hostel

YHA London St Paul's has 213 beds across 5 x single rooms, 6 x double/twin rooms 8 x 3 bedded rooms, 9 x 4 bed rooms, 8 x 5 bed rooms, 6 x 6 bed rooms, 1 x 7 bed room, 4 x 8 bed rooms, 1 x 10 bed room and 1 x 11 bed room. If the charm of the cathedral bells disturb you, please ask our reception team for a complimentary pair of earplugs to ensure you enjoy a peaceful night's sleep.

There is a seating area in reception as well as lots of information about London and a shop selling snacks and drinks. There is also a TV lounge with comfortable seating and a library of books which have all been donated to the hostel. Our large dining area is perfect for evening meals and breakfasts, and we have a laundry room available for washing and drying clothes.

Please note that we have no self-catering facilities at this hostel.

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Food and drink at YHA London St Paul's

YHA London St Paul's dining room

Eat with us

Our Café & Bar provides a great place to meet fellow travellers, share stories and chat about your plans and if you need any ideas for what to do in England’s capital. Offering a broad selection of delicious food, alongside a range of freshly made hot drinks and a well-stocked bar. Open daily to guests and passers-by, let us welcome you to rest your legs and indulge your senses after the day’s sightseeing.

Breakfast

Breakfast at YHA London St Paul's

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start so we provide a full hot and cold breakfast buffet. Cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and yogurt are on offer for the health conscious or light eaters and, for the hungrier amongst you, a full English breakfast. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Breakfast is served from 7.30 – 9am and you can get up to 15% off breakfast as part of your online booking.

Oranka Juice Station

New juice station

With a brand new look and plenty of new options on offer, our bottomless juice stations are the perfect accompaniment to the most important meal of the day. Along with traditional breakfast favourites, we now have Lemon and Blueberry juice options as well as our first ever smoothie offerings.

All day menu

All day menu at YHA London St Paul's

Choose from our tasty daily specials or delve into our café-bar style menu experience, think scrumptious bar snacks, trendy English tapas, stone-baked pizzas and piled-high burgers. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Don’t forget, kids under 10 eat free – get one kid’s meal free with every adult’s meal.

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Supper Club

Supper club at YHA London St Paul's

Join our nightly Supper Club. Share stories and experiences with your fellow travellers while tucking into a delicious two-course meal. This is the authentic hostel experience! Don't forget, you can now save up to 15% when you add meals to your online booking.

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Facilities

General

  • Cot available
  • Free wi-fi

Essentials

  • Laundry
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store

Entertainment

  • Board games
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available

Food & drink

  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available

Transportation & parking

  • Near underground
  • Near train station

Other YHA products

  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Check in: From 14.00

Check out: Before 10.00

Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception.

Parking: There is no parking at the hostel.

YHA London St Paul's - Access Statement

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YHA London St Paul's

Map references

OS Map: 176

OS Grid Ref: TQ319811

Lat/Lng: 51.513109, -0.100406

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9012

Email: [email protected]

Volunteering

Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.  

The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.

You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website

History

YHA London St Paul's is in a grade 2 listed building in the City Of London and the former St Paul's Cathedral choir boys school. It is clad in London's signature Portland Stone (quarried from the Isle of Portland, off Dorset's coast) and displays some beautiful sgraffito elevations. 

The school and building are steeped in a tumultuous history: the original Choir School dates back to the early 1100s, but was destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666. It had several reincarnations, and this was the fourth. The building was designed with English Baroque style architecture in mind, following Sir Christopher Wren's vision and love for Baroque aesthetics. 

The Choir School moved premises in the 1960s because the building was under threat of demolition from a road-widening scheme but, fortunately, rather than being demolished, it was instead converted into a Youth Hostel.

Meet the team

Come and meet your new family, in your new home away from home. In the heart of the City of London, there’s always things going on, from high dining 40 floors above the Capital, coffee in a Crypt, to the strange idea of eating breakfast inside a large unassuming fridge… we’ll find you something to do. 

You know where we are, come and see us!

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