Safestay London Elephant and Castle
Safestay London Elephant and Castle
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7.8Very good

949 reviews

949 reviews

Cleanliness 8.1
Value for money 8.1
Location 8.0
Room comfort and quality 7.9
Service 7.9
Facilities 7.5
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8.0Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 320 meters from city center
Popular landmarks
London Eye
2.1 km
Big Ben
2.2 km
Tower Bridge
2.2 km
Tower of London
2.4 km
National Gallery
3.0 km
Closest landmarks
Walworth Clinic
50 m
Longdan
90 m
Walworth Pharmacy
120 m
Pullens Open Space
240 m
Wansey Gardens
260 m

Safestay London Elephant and Castle

144-152 Walworth Road, Elephant & Castle, Waterloo and Southwark, London, United Kingdom, SE17 1JL - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Waterloo and Southwark part of London, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous London Eye. This 4-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

620 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Game room

Bar

Coffee shop

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in London are being booked every minute!
Value for money8.1
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
Distance to airport10.3 km

Rooms available at Safestay London Elephant and Castle

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.9

Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room Ensuite
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room Ensuite
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room Ensuite
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed and 1 queen bed
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Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room Ensuite
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Quadruple Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 bunk beds
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Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Superior Family Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
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Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Shower
  • 8 bunk beds
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Frequently asked questions

Does Safestay London Elephant and Castle have bars on-site?

Delight in your holiday the best way with a beverage in your hand at Safestay London Elephant and Castle's bar available right in front of your doorstep for when you need a drink or two.

What public parks are nearby Safestay London Elephant and Castle?

While remaining at Safestay London Elephant and Castle, take joy in your early morning or evening walk at nearby park which include Diversity Garden, Surrey Square Park, and Courtenay Square.

What is the minimum age requirement for visitor at Safestay London Elephant and Castle?

Safestay London Elephant and Castle only allows guests that are over 18 years old to reside at this property. In case you're looking for child- or family-friendly properties, please navigate to property facilities filter feature and select the "family/child friendly" filter for more selections.

What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Safestay London Elephant and Castle?

Safestay London Elephant and Castle's policy concerning children's bedding considers guests age 17 years and older as adults, and therefore requires an extra bed which will incur an additional fee. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

At what time of the year is Safestay London Elephant and Castle most popular?

Safestay London Elephant and Castle's most popular month where verified guests travelers have stayed the most is in April.

What was the average room rate for Safestay London Elephant and Castle been in the past month?

The typical room rate for Safestay London Elephant and Castle in the past month is 19.26 GBP, compared to city's average of 138.0 GBP.

What is the average rating that verified Group travelers have given to Safestay London Elephant and Castle?

Verified group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Safestay London Elephant and Castle an average rating of 7.8. You can check out more comprehensive customer ratings and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Safestay London Elephant and Castle?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Mitcham Eastfields Train Station, 10052.99 m away from Safestay London Elephant and Castle.

What is the closest airport to Safestay London Elephant and Castle?

The closest airport to Safestay London Elephant and Castle is London City Airport, 10.0 km away.

What people love about Safestay London Elephant and Castle

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Cleanliness

    "Clean and tidy place."

    Muhammad

    |

    12 January 2023

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Spaciousness

    "Room is big and clean, with shower and toilet en-suite which is good."

    CHIANG

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    1 November 2022

  • 8

    Very good
    Location

    "Good area for tube station, very close to central London, many shops, food places nearby."

    Joseph

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    30 March 2023

Property ranking|Compared to 10,374 London properties
Room comfort score
7.9/10
Value for money score
8.1/10
Cleanliness score
8.1/10
Service score
7.9/10
Better than
99
%
of London properties
Better than
97
%
of London properties
Better than
96
%
of London properties
Better than
95
%
of London properties
More about Safestay London Elephant and Castle

More about Safestay London Elephant and Castle

Safestay London Elephant and Castle

Safestay London Elephant and Castle is the perfect place to experience London and its surroundings. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all the landmarks this lively city has to offer. The true local flavors and culture of London are yours with a stay at Safestay London Elephant and Castle, located just 2.0 km from the famous London Eye.
The superior services and facilities offered at Safestay London Elephant and Castle will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. The hostel provides front desk services such as luggage storage for guests' convenience. The hostel's tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations.
Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundromat and laundry service offered at Safestay London Elephant and Castle. The hostel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The hostel is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Safestay London Elephant and Castle, where breakfast can be provided in house. What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hostel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hostel. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
Vending machines are on 24 hours a day, so you can grab a snack at any time of day or night.
Safestay London Elephant and Castle promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the games room and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

With its convenient location, the hostel offers easy access to all London has to offer. Spend a day and acquire some cultural knowledge at The British Museum located 3.7 km away, where you can explore works of arts and cultural pieces. You're sure to want to visit Tower of London located 2.4 km away, among the most sought-after photographs for anyone visiting London.


Reasons to stay here

Verified reviews score this hostel higher than 97% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
Verified reviews for this hostel's food and dining options score it better than 98% of accommodations in the city.
This accommodation beats more than 98% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.5

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

30 mentions

Breakfast

13 mentions

Internet

7 mentions

Food & Dining

4 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Bulgarian
  • Czech
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Billiards
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pub crawl
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Restaurants
  • Snack bar
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Continental

Location

144-152 Walworth Road, Elephant & Castle, Waterloo and Southwark, London, United Kingdom, SE17 1JL
Very good
Location

8

Airports
  • London City Airport (LCY)
    10.3 km 32 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW)
    38.0 km
Public transportation
  • Elephant & Castle Tube Station
    620 m 3 min drive
  • Kennington Tube Station
    630 m 3 min drive
Hospital or clinic
  • Walworth Clinic
    50 m
Shopping
  • Camden Market
    6.5 km
Convenience store
  • WHSmith
    450 m 5 min drive
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • London Eye
    2.1 km
  • Big Ben
    2.2 km
  • Tower Bridge
    2.2 km
  • Tower of London
    2.4 km
  • National Gallery
    3.0 km
  • Buckingham Palace
    3.3 km
  • The British Museum
    3.8 km
  • V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum
    5.2 km
  • Madame Tussauds London
    5.3 km
  • Natural History Museum
    5.5 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Walworth Clinic
    50 m
  • Longdan
    90 m
  • Walworth Pharmacy
    120 m
  • Pullens Open Space
    240 m
  • Wansey Gardens
    260 m
  • Strata SE1
    270 m
  • The Penrose Surgery
    400 m
  • Moroccan Original Carpet
    430 m
  • Dental Clinic Smile
    460 m
  • The Coronet
    470 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • Any guest at the age of 16 years and under must be accompanied by a guardian aged over 18 years.
  • When booking for more than 10 persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
  • From 1 June 2015 the continental breakfast will be improved greatly with a wider selection. However it will no longer be free and will have an additional cost of 4.00 GBP.
  • Families with children aged 16 years and under are required to book all beds in the dormitory room in order to make the room private.
  • Guests can stay up to 30 days within a 90 day period.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until10:00
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)6 GBP
The property
  • Number of rooms 72

Reviews of Safestay London Elephant and Castle from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.8
Cleanliness8.1
Value for money8.1
Location8.0
Room comfort and quality7.9
Service7.9
Facilities7.5
High score for London
Rating
9+ Exceptional (140)
8-9 Excellent (87)
7-8 Very Good (107)
6-7 Good (46)
<6 Below Expectation (82)

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10.0
Exceptional
ellie from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room Ensuite
Stayed 6 nights in September 2022

Cant recommend enough ”

I stayed here for a week and there was an absolutely wonderful atmosphere full of people from all sorts of background they have cheap bar and restaurant facilities a 24-hour reception the hotel is very very clean all of the staff are really friendly and helpful and I can't recommend it enough f

Reviewed September 10, 2022

thank you for the review

Responded December 05, 2023
Safestay London Elephant and Castle
10.0
Exceptional
jia from Singapore
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

Friendly staff and good location”

I had a great stay with Safestay London Elephant and Castle. I met people from different places and had a nice chat with them, the people in the community are nice too. Staffs are willing to help when I need to deposit my luggage for few hours, I really appreciate this. For the location, it is not so difficult to find. I asked a staff from a stall and he gave me a right direction. After that, I could remember the way to go back to the hostel as there is many iconic building that help me to remember the way.

Reviewed December 08, 2018

Hello Jia Glad my staff was helpful with your requests and also you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Jose Safestay Elephant & Castle

Responded December 11, 2018
Safestay London Elephant and Castle
10.0
Exceptional
Robert from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 7 nights in August 2018

Outstanding”

The feel of this place is very professional and comfortable. The rooms are good and clean. Privacy curtains helps to maintain your space and feel secluded when you need it. The lounge bar is great for spending time though the ambient music can be irritating when played a little loud. Sometimes i feel it is for the staff’s benefit. The amenities are good and the street affords all budgets especially with the market and supermarkets. The buses are frequent and fast. Access to parts of london is also great from here. The only reservation here is the breakfast. At £5, you would expect better than the very unsurprising “continental” breakfast. No stars for that. The staff are very nice except for one that I can name. If you should be reading this review, I’m sure you will know who you are. I feel this one person brought down the professionalism to Safestay. Being obnoxious to your paying “guests” are not an endearing quality to be proud off. Managers, you need to remind them and retrain them or this will drop your exceptional rating. Guests are your bread and butter, so be mindful of that ! Otherwise, a nice place. Recommended.

Reviewed September 15, 2018

Hello Robert Thank you for sharing your review of Safestay. Glad you liked your stay, but also I was disappointed to learn that some aspects of your visit did not live up to expectations. I would like to know in more details the reason, and especially the staff member you did not contribute to you having a better guest experience. Only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and indeed, where necessary, improve upon the service that we provide to our guests. Again, please accept my apology and i hope that this hasn't put you off a return stay with us again. Kind Regards Jose Safestay Elephant & Castle

Responded September 17, 2018
Safestay London Elephant and Castle
9.6
Exceptional
Jennifer from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

Great stay in London”

Safestay is a great choice for hostelling in London. I stayed in the 8 bed mixed dorm with ensuite bathroom. It was a good size, with lockers underneath every set of bunks and a personal light. The facilities stayed fairly clean, even with a full room. I didn't take advantage of much of the amenities here (bar, food, common area) but they seemed comfortable and nice. There are books to borrow in the computer room as well. Wifi was strong. Location is a bit out of the way as you have to cross the river for most of the area you'll want to go to.

Reviewed August 05, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to give us a feedback! We are happy to know you had such a lovely stay with us and we would love to see you again soon! Regards, Reception team

Responded September 09, 2019
Safestay London Elephant and Castle
9.7
Exceptional
Randall from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

Lovely and clean”

Clean and airy rooms.

a good location. this is backpacker place but it is very clean not like some backpacker places. staff were very friendly and it is close to the elephant and castle subway station. if you want value for money you cannot beat this place. breakfast was crossants, cereal coffee. tea and orange juice and this was included in the price of the room.

Reviewed February 06, 2013

thank you for the review

Responded December 05, 2023
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