Skip to main content
Beginning of main content

Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very nice hostel. A lot of privacy with the little curtains around the bed. Really quiet for an hostel as well. The staff was friendly and helpful. I had forgotten my adaptator and I could buy one for very little which was much appreciated. I would definitely go back.

This place is so good: the rooms are clean,the staff are really friendly and the amenities are great. I was like staying with friends, so awesome!! the hostel is also excellently placed as it was near loads of local bars and restaurants well as good proximity to the underground.

It was perfect for what I needed. Easy travel straight into the city centre, close to many food outlets, and a comfortable bed for the night. It was quite warm in the rooms at night, which may have been helped with some fans

I stayed for 3 nights on my way through London, the staff were super friendly, the beds are very comfortable, shower and bathrooms are a bit small, but understandably so. Laundry and dryers are good and reasonably priced.

All I could have wanted from a hostel and more! The rooms, workers, lounge areas, bar/food, and amenities made it easy to stay here and comfortable for a solo traveler. The only shortfall was location

Loved the curtains round my bunk, so much privacy! Clean rooms, nice showers and the bereakfast was Good. Really liked it. Enjoyable for the single traveller but also for friends etc. Nice stay and I whas Well rested. :)

Perfect location, you can go everywhere in the town center within 20 minutes by coach. The rooms are very clean and the breakfast is a big plus. The price is also amazing for such a place. I recommend it strongly. Lovely!

Not interested in ever coming back. More kids than anything. Not a very fun hostel for an adult. I was shocked by the people in my room. Lots of people in there 50s and went to sleep early and were upset by anyone coming in past 2am. Never again!

Mordern and cheap overall. But as you can expect for a cheap, place there are things to improve. Bathrooms weren't very clean. And upper bunk beds are very painful to climb with bare feet. Continental breakfast is fine.

I really dont know how to rate this place. It seemed clean and staff was nice. However the space was bad. No where to sit in room and get ready...1 plug in on other side of bed you have to crawl suitcase took up over 1/2 of floor space. No towels and tiny bit of toilet paper....6 beds in approximately 10x10 room..long walk to hostel uphill...not that close to transportation....found nice room in hotel for $10 more per night....stayed one night then I ran.

144-152 Walworth Road London England

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Imperial War Museum and Borough Market
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Southwark, Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Imperial War Museum and Borough Market. This 72-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. It's also close to London Bridge and London Dungeon.


Start each morning off right with continental breakfast served for a fee. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 72 rooms provide safes. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi.

Property features

Guests of Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel have access to free WiFi in public areas. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready.

Room options

Room, Mixed Dorm, Private Bathroom (8 Beds)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Room, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (4 Beds)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Room, Mixed Dorm, Private Bathroom (6 Beds)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Room, Mixed Dorm, Private Bathroom (4 Beds)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1258 reviews