The world-famous dome of St Paul's Cathedral is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside and enjoy the cathedral's awe-inspiring interior.
YHA London St Paul'sLondon, EC4V 5AB
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
Accommodation at YHA London St Paul's
Bed in a shared room
Dorms are not currently available.
Dorm rooms have multiple beds and are shared with other people who may not be travelling together. They are usually more affordable than private rooms as you'll be booking a bed rather than the whole room.
A typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.
Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our dorm rooms have en-suite facilities.
Want some privacy? With a private room, you'll be booking the whole room for your stay.
Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus a wash hand basin.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. None of our private rooms have en-suite facilities.
Food and drink at YHA London St Paul's
- 24-hour access
- 24-hour reception
- Coach parking nearby
- Contactless payments
- Corridor zoning
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Full mobile coverage
- Group meals
- Luggage store
- Meeting rooms
- Minibus parking nearby
- Near airport
- Near bus stop
- Near train station
- Near underground
- Packed lunch
- Shared laundry room
- Shared lounge
- Shared TV
- Sole use
- Vending machines
- Water refill station
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. Meals are also available from 17:00 – 20:00.
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.
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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!