A fellow Iceberger and I passed through London recently to see some sights, catch up and enjoy the vibe of London’s various boroughs. We booked late via Iceberg BOOK in a property called Saint James Backpackers, mainly due to the location and proximity to Hyde Park. We stayed in a simple and clean dorm along with a few other travelers, played Fifa with some Spanish people, met a Portuguese guy who wanted to cook for everyone, had a jam session with two Polish drummers and debated (all too briefly) fish & chips with a local.
Saint James is in Earls Court in a really cool and alternative area of central London. Well-connected and easy to find, this hostel is a perfect place to stay for the discerning adventurer and maintains the charm of being in an old Victorian building.