We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Safestay London Hostel at Elephant & Castle

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Best prices for:1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Safestay London Hostel at Elephant & Castle
Safestay London Hostel at Elephant & Castle
Panoramas (14)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

970 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 710: English reviews
Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hostel was great! It was extremely safe, luggage could be stored in cages under the bed and you had to use your key to get on the elevator. It was also extremely clean and pleasant. Overall, a great experience. The only thing I did not like is the shower is on a 10 second timer, makes it very difficult...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank alexaM3503EE
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Pretty great for the price. Paid £140 for 3 nights for 2 people over a weekend with a groupon voucher. Great location, so close to tube station. Bed hard as rocks but room super clean & no sign of bed bugs. Breakfast would have been fine if there had been a toaster! One simple thing would have changed it from...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kat T
Northern Mexico, Mexico
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Honestly speaking this hostel is in a dirty zone and too far for the beautiful places in London. Actually for a moment we thought london was horrible. We have to walk a lot around London to find the most beautiful places London has!!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank isaacalbertoc
Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hostel is located near tube and bus stations. Staff is friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean, beds are equipted with curtains, that is very convinient! Breakfast was good enough, with everything essential. Overall good hostel for such price.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Aleksandra U
SafestayLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Safestay London Hostel at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Hello Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. Glad you liked it and look forward to seeing you again soon Guest Relations

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time I booked a hostel on my own and I was pleased with the experience. The accommodation was easily accessible from the tube station which was convenient. The facility itself was also clean and the rooms were nice. There were curtains around each bed which helped with privacy and I'd recommend it/ come back again. It...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 864padminip
SafestayLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Safestay London Hostel at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Hello Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. Glad you liked it and look forward to seeing you again soon Guest Relations

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Safestay is a nice hostel with 6 and 8 bed dorms and modern amenities on the floor. The bus stop is just across the road and the nearest train station is 5min walk away. The breakfast is 4 Pounds and you get what you pay for. If you are looking for a cheap place to stay in London i can...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Korbinian S
Bogotá, Colombia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is really good, near to a tube station and meters away from a bus stop. Breakfast was good and the rooms are clean and tidy. Checking the prices charged in London, this Hostel is a very good option at an excellent price for a short stay in the city.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Juan Felipe R
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms were clean, en suite facilities excellent, large bunks. Most impressed with communal spaces, the lobby and the bar/lounge, which were big and comfortable, and had a calm air. Perfect after a busy day in London to chill in the bar. I stay in hostels frequently; this is the best so far, and I shall be booking again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank carolmQ301PK
SafestayLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Safestay London Hostel at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Hello Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. Glad you liked it and look forward to seeing you again soon Guest Relations

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My experience in this hostel was great. Good location, specially if you want to visit attractions like London Eye and Madame Tussaud. The hostel is close to tube station (about 8 minutes on foot). The breakfast is very good as well.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Cristianne M
SafestayLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Safestay London Hostel at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Hello Cristianne Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback! Regards Guest Relations

Bournemouth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place exceeded my expectations ! Very impressed with how clean and tidy this place is. Friendly staff and perfect location for the purpose of the trip. the only let down was the lift that was temperamental...but other then that it was great!!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jaalmeida2016
SafestayLondon, Guest Relations Manager at Safestay London Hostel at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Hello Jaalmeida Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. Glad you liked it and look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Guest Relations

291 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (154)
Viewed
Dining (27)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (11)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (38)
Viewed
Room/Suite (21)
Viewed
View from Room (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Other (46)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (128)
Viewed
6-Bed Ensuite Dorm (20)
Viewed
8-Bed Ensuite Dorm (17)
Viewed
Amenities (6)
Viewed
Dining (43)
Viewed
The Hotel (42)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (9)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these London hotels
Whitechapel
Wombat's City Hostel London
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Pimlico
Travel Joy Hostels Chelsea
East End / East London
The Dictionary Hostel
The Dictionary Hostel
#29 of 791 in London
871 reviews
The Walrus Hostel
#33 of 791 in London
468 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Safestay London Elephant & Castle is located in the former 18th century labour headquarters, just a few minutes' walk from Elephant & Castle tube station and close to the River Thames and Southbank. You'll love the affordable accommodation and stylish social spaces, 24 hour reception and free Wi-Fi throughout. With twin and triple en-suite rooms as well as en-suite and standard dormitories for 4, 6 and 8 people there's a bed for every budget. All bed linen is included and private rooms boast flat screen televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, and towels too. In dormitories Safestay's own brand of bunk beds are fitted with a personal night-light and surrounded by privacy curtains, allowing for a comfortable night's sleep. There's a locker for each bed too, making it easy to store your luggage and valuables. The beautiful social spaces include a large licensed lounge bar where continental breakfast is served and a variety of snacks and drinks are on offer throughout the day, there's also a games area with pool table, computer room with comfortable seating and a courtyard garden. The hostel has a laundry, ATM, bike racks and a luggage store for guests to use at their pleasure. The first Safestay hostel, the building has been extensively renovated and thanks to the striking interior design you'll love relaxing here after a day's sightseeing. Great for groups and individuals Safestay Elephant & Castle is the ideal base for exploring London's famous attractions. Stay at Safestay London Elephant & Castle and you'll find Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Oxford Street and Leicester Square all less than 15-minutes away by tube. Tate Modern, the National Theatre, The Imperial War Museum, London Aquarium, London Dungeon, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Kia Oval and the famous Ministry of Sound are all within 1.5 miles of the property. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Safestay London Hostel at Elephant & Castle

Address: 144-152 Walworth Road | Elephant & Castle, London SE17 1JL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > London Bridge
Price Range: £16 - £125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Safestay London Hostel at Elephant & Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 74
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Agoda, Priceline, Travelocity and Odigeo so you can book your Safestay London Hostel at Elephant & Castle reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Safestay London Hostel at Elephant & Castle staff and other travellers.
18 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (18)

Questions? Get answers from Safestay London Hostel at Elephant & Castle staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Private and ensuite rooms are superb.”
 of 5 bubbles Diego_A_A, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Search the net with booking agents for best rate. Bring your own padlock,soap, and towel.Close cafes available for food outside the Hostel”
 of 5 bubbles 4589712j, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“For quiet nights, boom smala rooms”
 of 5 bubbles mavfan59, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend seeing if you could book out a dorm as it really made the trip more special.”
 of 5 bubbles lauradE204LZ, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Take a UK plug with you and a small lock with key”
 of 5 bubbles SpoiledCat2016, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay