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Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I loved this hostel. Very confortable and large room (8 bed) with tents in each bed for more privacy. Staff very helpfull and disponible. 24h welcome is been very husefull and important for my arrive during the night. You have to try!

I really liked the staff members I had contact, they were nice and helpful. Also, the bed provided and the linen was really good. But the only thing I did not liked was the cleanliness of the bathrooms.

For the price, this is an excellent choice as far as hostels go. There are 6 people to a room, but it is manageable, especially if you only go there to sleep. They had the heat turned up a bit high for November & with a full room it got a bit warm. The ventilation was pretty bad too. Bathrooms & showers always had wet floors, so bring shower sandals. The bathroom lights turn off every 60 seconds or so unless you moved around under the main light by the door, which was pretty annoying when you were in the middle of showering. Other than that, the breakfast options were pretty decent for the price, considering it saved you some time in the morning if you had a schedule to keep. The beds were pretty comfortable, and the staff were kind and accommodating. The location is also very well connected. The tube station is about an 8 minute walk, and there are buses right outside that will take you almost wherever you need to go within London (and they are way cheaper than the tube). Overall, it is a rather good hostel.

Really cheap accommodation in London, but well-organized, tidy, and great location (zone 1). Most members of the staff were very helpful and kind, but two of them not really. I spent there 2 days. First morning the breakfast was fine, many options, fresh food. Next morning was the opposite: just a few type of food, half-dry bread, dirty plates and cups. You can leave there your luggage, if your train/plane departures later, than check-out time.

I stayed here before a morning flight from Gatwick. The staff were all really lovely and the rooms were great for the price you're paying. I think if the top bunks have plug sockets for charging, it'd have been perfect

We chose a private bur the sheets were old and loked dirty, the shower had a horrible smell and the hot water wasn’t hot at all. The location is ok, near the subway and bus lines. For one or two nights, if you have a small budget it’s ok, I wouldn’t recommend it for a longer stay.

The hostel is right next to a bus stop and a underground/train station. Rooms were clean and each bed in the dorm had its own curtains so there was better privacy and less disturbance. Had a pleasant stay.

The hostel is very clean, in a good neighborhood with transport around. Really good location. Check in was smooth and the room very big and comfortable. Had a little issue with the shower but not enough to spoil the stay

Should provide bathroom mats for ensuite rooms Should have more common lockers Should have kitchen facility Staff was friendly Luggage room was safe breakfast was alright rooms were big and clean, well maintained

We loved our stay at this hostel, the staff is very friendly and helpful, the facilities are very nice and clean. The quality of the stay is really good based on the price. The location is also great, bus station is in front of the hostel, and tube is in walking distance of 5 minutes, while to city center is approximately walking distance of 30 minutes.

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.


For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served each morning 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 1442 reviews