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Hostel Safestay London Elephant & Castle (London, United Kingdom)


Hostel Safestay London Elephant & Castle (London, United Kingdom)

About Safestay London Elephant & Castle

Safestay is an award winning hostel, with sister sites at York and at Holland Park. It is located within a ten minute walk of Elephant & Castle station. Mixed gender rooms are either private or dorm, and have linens, reading lights, privacy curtains, and lockers. Towels have a surcharge, but are free in the private rooms. Safestay does not have parking. There is a bar, garden, pool room, and lounge, and all common areas have free Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi for a charge is also available. Laundry machines and bike storage are available. A continental breakfast is provided for a small charge. The bar has a small menu, and there are a few vending machines. Takeaway and other dining options are nearby. Leicester Square is a 20 minute bus ride. Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is 15 minutes by bus. Wembley Stadium is 13 miles. Southbank Centre is a 30 minute walk.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking(Unavailable)
  • Pets (Unavailable)
  • A/C
  • Restaurant(Unavailable)
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

  • LocationVery good  (8.2 / 10)
  • RoomsVery good  (8.2 / 10)
  • ServiceVery good  (8.2 / 10)
  • CleanlinessExcellent  (8.5 / 10)
  • Value for moneyVery good  (8.4 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Plenty of opportunities to meet other travellers.

Between weekly activities such as pub crawls, city tours, and theatre shows, and the cosy, spacious common rooms, it's easy to meet fellow backpackers. The warm and friendly atmosphere from staff encourage intermingling, and makes you feel relaxed enough to strike up conversations.


Privacy curtains are a nice addition to the room.

Guests appreciate having a bed curtain to help shield them from lights, and to provide a touch of privacy in a shared room. It also creates a sense of security, being tucked into one's own space amongst others who may not have the same schedule as you.


Quite a step up from the standard hostel setting.

Safestay is appealing to travellers looking for high end facilities but on a budget. The décor is fresher and more modern looking, and the experience is designed to give guests premium accommodations at costs low enough to allow for plenty of sightseeing.

Negative Reviews


Breakfast is not included in the room price.

Although room costs are economical, it's disappointing that breakfast is an additional charge. It's the usual buffet cereals, jams, coffee, toast, fare, and not something that should require a cost, since many budget inns include it in the price of the room.


Disappointing that Wi-Fi isn't in the rooms.

Wi-Fi is kept in the common areas, as part of the hostel's focus on keeping things comfortable and out of respect for those who may prefer that online activities be kept private. As good intentioned as this may be, a lot of guests just find it inconvenient.


Make sure to ask about single sex accommodations.

If you're not ok with sharing a coed room, ask if single gender dorms are available. If possible, those requests can be accommodated, but you have to say something first.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Café
  2. Entrance hall/lobby
  3. Express check-in
  4. Terrace
  5. Hotel bar
  6. Conference rooms
  7. Non-smoking rooms
  8. Computer with Internet
  9. 24-hour reception
  10. Laundry service
  11. WiFi in public areas
  12. Free WiFi in public areas
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Central heating
  5. Air conditioning
  6. Safe
  7. WiFi
  8. Free WiFi (rooms)
Sports facilities
  1. Pool table
Suitable for
  1. Gay-friendly

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 14:00
  2. Check out: 10:00


144-152 Walworth Road , SE17 1JL , London , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(20)7703 8000 | Fax: +44(20)7703 8022 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about Safestay London Elephant & Castle

  • Is there a pool area at Safestay London Elephant & Castle?

    No, Safestay London Elephant & Castle doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at Safestay London Elephant & Castle?

    No, Safestay London Elephant & Castle doesn’t allow pets.

  • Is parking available at Safestay London Elephant & Castle?

    No, Safestay London Elephant & Castle doesn’t provide parking.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at Safestay London Elephant & Castle?

    Check-in at Safestay London Elephant & Castle is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is Safestay London Elephant & Castle located?

    Safestay London Elephant & Castle is located in 144-152 Walworth Road, SE17 1JL, London, United Kingdom.

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