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Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel

Star Rating
2 out of 5



4.0 / 5Very Good
343 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services
  • Bar


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Coca-Cola London Eye
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Big Ben
    4 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Zeret Kitchen
    17 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Windmill Tavern
    21 min walk
  • Airport
    London (LHR-Heathrow)
    48 min drive

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020 3564 4853

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    About this area


    Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel is located in London's Southwark neighbourhood. The Shard and Westminster Bridge are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include Sea Life London Aquarium and Coca-Cola London Eye. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at The Oval or Lord's Cricket Ground. Our guests appreciate the hostel's central location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient for public transport: Elephant & Castle Station is 8 minutes by foot and Kennington Underground Station is 11 minutes.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Coca-Cola London Eye - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Big Ben - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Westminster Abbey - 5 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Tower Bridge - 5 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Tower of London - 5 min drive

    Getting around

    • London Elephant and Castle Station - 5 min walk
    • Elephant & Castle Station - 8 min walk
    • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 48 min drive


    • Zeret Kitchen — 17 min walk
    • Windmill Tavern — 21 min walk
    • The Anchor & Hope — 22 min walk
    • George Inn — 23 min walk
    • Locale — 25 min walk

    About this property

    Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel

    This smoke-free hostel features a bar/lounge, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance. Rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access and safes.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • No on-site parking available

    Food and drink

    • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 10:00 AM–11:30 AM: GBP 6 per person
    • 1 bar

    Family friendly

    • Laundry facilities


    • Lift

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • French
    • Italian
    • Polish
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish

    Business services

    • Meeting rooms


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Bathroom (partially open)


    • Safe

    Nearby things to do

    Where to eat

    • On-site dining venue – Serves light fare.

    Very Good

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    Thanks and wish the cleanliness

    I stay 14 nights and enjoy majority time there, except almost of all the shower room and toilet smelling not good in 1-2 floor. 6 beds room is big enough and good price. It’s pitty that no microwave, kettle and fridge there, becoz I got cold and really want have hot water all the time.

    Stayed 14 nights in Jul 2019

    4/5 Good

    Nice property. Staff need to be more cheerful. The overall property was nice. I loved it.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


    Staying in Safestay Hostel is a nightmare. I booked and paid fully one month ahead for 5 consecutive nights. After checked in, my sleeps in 3 of the 5 nights were completely destroyed due to the severe issue of double bed allocations that may happen at 2:00 am when you are sleeping. Two nights when I returned the hostel, I was shucked by seeing my stuff thrown on the floor and someone slept my allocated bed. During the 5 nights I was forced moved three times, stayed three different rooms and encountered four beds that had been double allocated despite I was assigned a bed for 5 consecutive nights when I checked in. All of these three rooms have the same toilet water leaking noise in the attached private bathroom. Except for beds and lock boxes, there are no any piece of furniture in rooms. If you don't want to lay down on your bed, you have to keep standing forever. The hostel may not clean the bed and change the sheets after a guest checked out, my sheets were dirt and sticky. It is truly nightmare.

    Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Great place to stay in London, very clean and close to some touristic places.

    Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

    4/5 Good

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    Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

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