I stayed at this hostel for 6 nights together with my friend. we stayed in a four people room (2 bunk beds). I must say this hostel doesn't feel like a hostel at all, part of the fact there are other people in the room with you it feels like a regular cute hotel. it's decorated lovely (just like the photos on their site show), very modern, with a tv longe on the reception level, computer lounge next to the reception, bar\restaurant lounge with free wi-fi in the ground level (where they serve breakfast that is included in the price of your stay), and elevators and doors that are activated with the room keys.
Staff- 24 hours reception has the nicest staff, that help you with whatever you need.
cleanliness- everywhere I turned there were workers doing some sort of cleaning at the hostel. everything is always clean and tidy, including the rooms also of course.
location- right outside the hostel is a bus stop that we used all the time to get to wherever we needed (especially line 12 is very useful, and can take you to the Elephant & Castle tube station if you don't feel like walking to it for 10 minutes from the hostel, or to other main locations). the buses come every few minutes, so it's very convineint.
rooms- 2 bunk beds, toilet and shower (seperated). again, clean room and very modern. loved the little curtains that each bed has that you can pull over if you want to read while others are sleepingm or what not, and loved that each bed has a bed lamp. Only thing we didn't like and was kind of unreasonable- there's no shower curtain in the shower!!! you're supposed to put your towel inside the little box shower and by the time you're done taking your shower your towels' all soaked with water. kinda silly and a shame.
breakfast- never ate since it's from 7am-9am. super early I would say! kind of a bummmer coz we paid for it- would recommend to make it till 10!
I think I covered it all pretty much.
would defenitaly come back to safe stay!!!
- 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
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