YHA London St Paul's Location

YHA London St Paul's

London, EC4V 5AB
Bed in a shared room from £26.00 per night


  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 15:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding is supplied in all our shared rooms.
Private room from £45.00 per night


  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Hot water
  • Lockers
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 15:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception.
Bedding is supplied in all our private rooms.


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.

YHA London St Paul’s is steeped in history, with 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

Bed in a shared room

If you're happy to share, dorm rooms have multiple beds - ideal for budget breaks.

Private rooms

Like your own space? Private rooms offer the hostelling experience with more privacy.


Food and drink at YHA London St Paul's

YHA London St Paul's dining room

Eat with us

YHA London St Paul's is serving a range of tasty food options for you to enjoy during your visit. Fuel your adventures with a YHA classic breakfast or a lighter continental breakfast option as well as a delicious evening menu. 

YHA Breakfast

Breakfast menu at YHA London St Paul's

Start your day off right with our delicious classic YHA breakfast including a hearty cooked breakfast and continental options. For a lighter start, you can buy the continental breakfast separately. Under 10s eat free with our special offer – see menu for details. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

View menu

Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • 24-hour reception
  • Breakfast
  • Café
  • Coach parking nearby
  • Contactless payments
  • Corridor zoning
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Evening meals
  • Full mobile coverage
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Library
  • Luggage store
  • Meeting rooms
  • Minibus parking nearby
  • Near airport
  • Near bus stop
  • Near train station
  • Near underground
  • Packed lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Shared laundry room
  • Shared lounge
  • Shared TV
  • Sole use
  • Vending machines
  • Water refill station
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Building works: From May until at least November 2022, external building works will be undertaken at this hostel. There will be scaffolding in place around the entirety of the building which may result in our rooms having no external visibility. It is possible there may be some noise on weekdays from 08:30am - 17:30pm whilst the works are taking place. The works will not impact on the interior of the hostel, and we will do all we can to ensure minimal impact on our guests during their stay.

Reception hours: 24 hours.

Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests daily from 07:30 – 09:00. Evening meals are temporarily unavailable at this hostel.

Parking: There is no parking at the hostel.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA London St Paul's. Assistance dogs are welcome - please notify us at the time of booking.

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 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.

Find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel through YHA volunteering.


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!

Cool Places Trip advisor 2020 Travellers Choice award

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