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Safestay London Hostel at Elephant & Castle
Ranked #26 of 930 Speciality Lodging in London
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

E & C is located in a good location very close to the tube station and a bus stop right outside the door. Its pretty clean and the room is decent with private curtains & under bed storage cages. The only thing is the Wi-Fi was pretty slow and not working a lot of the time. Overall very nice though.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

This hostel is quite new, and therefore has great facilities. Every dorm room has its own bathroom. Friendly, helpful staff and the furnishing is pretty cool. I noticed people travelling on their own didn´t really socialize with each other, but for me being with friends it was fine not to have much contact with other travellers.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We lost a paperbag because of room cleaning. There are a clothes and a pair of socks in this bag. It is very unbelievable about throwing customer's thing without asking. And we asked front desk more than 3 times, but didn't get the reply before we leave London.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

This is a modern hostel and has everything you need. I travelled With two friends and we had a triple ensuite room. The room was spacious, with a tv and complimentary tea/coffee as well. Bed linen/towels are included. Breakfast was small, but all right. The only downside is that internet is only available in common rooms.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

All we wanted for the night was a bed for the night & didn't want to spend out for a hotel. Looking on line we found this hostel & was very very impressed the rooms where clean with a shower & separate toilet. For the money you can't go wrong & you get a breakfast

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed 9 December 2013 via mobile

I love this hostel, it's cosy, clean, cheap (I paid £15 / night), near elephant and castle underground (zone 1), breakfast included, bar, large room warm enough to relax, terrace, the bathroom is IN the room (very good point), the staff was nice.

I felt to be at home ! No really, it was brilliant, I would definitely come back to this hostel for my next trip to London :)

Many thanks to all staff, keep going !

Best regards.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Booked a private en suite for 3 and the room is very spacious. The bathroom is spacious as well.
The facilities were great and the modern decor made the place looks more like a hotel.
All encounters with staff were pleasant. Only few minutes walk to the tube and there are many buses which will bring you to the attractions.

You can get quite bored with the breakfast if you are staying for a few days. They only serve basic continental breakfast. The sensor in the bathroom caused the light to goes off every few minutes even though you are in the shower. The luggage store is not manned and anyone can go in and out of it.

There is only WiFi in the lounge but we managed to get the connection in our room as well which was brilliant.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: 144-152 Walworth Road | Elephant & Castle, London SE17 1JL, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > London Bridge
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #26 of 930 Speciality Lodging in London
Price Range: £14 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Safestay London Hostel at Elephant & Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 74
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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