YHA London St Paul's Location

YHA London St Paul's

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


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

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00
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/night


  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Hot water
  • Lockers
  • Smoke alarm
  • Towel(s)

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries:
Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are supplied in all our private rooms.
Bedding is supplied in all our private rooms.


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COVID-19 Industry Standard

In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

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

Bed in a shared room

Dorms are not currently available. 

Dorm rooms have multiple beds, are typically more affordable than private rooms, and shared with other people who may not be travelling together. A typical shared room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest, secured by a padlock if required.

Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.

Some dorms may be en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom in the room that you would be sharing with the other people in your dorm.

Private rooms

Don't fancy sharing a room? Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin. Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.


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

Seasonal opening pattern: YHA London St Paul’s is open all year round.

Hostel opening hours: YHA London St Paul’s is open 24 hours a day.

Reception hours: 24 hours.

Cafe and restaurant opening hours: YHA London St Paul's cafe and restaurant is open to the public from Monday - Friday.

Parking: There is no parking at the hostel.

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

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.

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


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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