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Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel

2-star2 stars
144-152 Walworth Road, Elephant & Castle, London, England, SE17 1JL, United Kingdom

Hostel with bar/lounge, near St. Thomas' Hospital
  • Free WiFi
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  • My review was based solely on this stay. If I have a better experience next time I will…Feb 9, 2020
  • Was ok. I like the place. School groups meant shower facilities were a bit rough. Like…Oct 26, 2019

Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel

from £29
  • Room, Mixed Dorm, Private Bathroom (8 Beds)
  • Room, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (4 Beds)
  • Room, Mixed Dorm, Private Bathroom (6 Beds)
  • Room, Mixed Dorm, Private Bathroom (4 Beds)
  • Room, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (6 Beds)
  • Triple Room, Private Bathroom
  • Room, Women only, Private Bathroom (6 Beds)
  • 12 Bed Mixed Dorm
  • Basic Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Basic Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Basic Quadruple Room
  • Private Dorm Ensuite

What’s around Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel


  • In Southwark
  • St. Thomas' Hospital - 23-minute walk
  • Borough Market - 24-minute walk
  • The Shard - 25-minute walk
  • Tate Modern - 27-minute walk
  • Westminster Bridge - 27-minute walk
  • London Dungeon - 28-minute walk
  • London Bridge - 28-minute walk

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) 52-min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) 82-min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) 19-min drive
  • London Elephant and Castle Station 5-min walk
  • London Waterloo Station 21-min walk
  • London Waterloo East Station 23-min walk
  • Elephant & Castle Station 8-min walk
  • Kennington Underground Station 11-min walk
  • Borough Underground Station 18-min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 90 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


On-site venue – This bar only serves light fare.

Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Safestay London Elephant Castle Hostel
  • Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel London
  • Safestay London Elephant Castle
  • Safestay Elephant Castle
  • Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel London


This property does not accept student cards as valid identification at check-in.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 6 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel

  • Does Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel.
  • Are pets allowed at Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Safestay London Elephant & Castle - Hostel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Dragon Castle (2-min walk), zing zing (3-min walk) and Ivory Arch (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 247 reviews

Very good 8.0
Amazing for the price
I was a little concerned about staying in a dormitory as an older person used to privacy but it met my needs at the time. Noise and disruption was bearable but you are dependent on the manners and consideration of other people.Am considering booking again.
Max.Butcher, gb1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Worst of worst
The venue charged me twice for a room I couldn’t access at all. This practice is despicable and I would qualify my welcome there as appalling.
Jérémy, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
That’s good place to staying. Only need to added plugs for charge phone in every bed.
Martha, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
It is good.
gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Overnight stay
Suitable for a quick 1 nite stay
Sheryl, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Five Star rating for this Hostel in London
Easy to get to location, wonderful facility, great staff, easy check-in, comfortable, clean, quiet. Clean bathrooms and showers with plenty of hot water. Close to the local tube station and a short trip to the attractions and sites. I will return here on future trips to London!
Steven, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
5 star
5 star Hostel Great price Spacious room clean coffee facilities and free bottle of still water available in room Close by Elephant and castle Underground Lots of shop close by Vending machine available in lobby Theme night everyday from pub crawl to movies nights etc
Steve, gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Was fine for a bed
A, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I have got a very lucky experience during my stay here. 1. Surrounding wise, you may feel unsecured as this is Elephant & Castle, so yeah... you might wish to beware when on your way to the hostel from Tube station. But don't be fooled by the surroundings... 2. Check-in time is 3.00 pm sharp and you might wish not to arrive too early. Though staff would invite you to take a seat and wait. 3. Staff were patient, friendly and chatty. They also provided me loads of info regarding my stay and London. 4. Room and bathroom wise, very clean and tidy. And they even arranged a room for me to stay alone while it was a 4-bed bedroom. Very good arrangement when having the low season so that the customers could stay more comfortably. 5. Helpful staff that helped me to find my glasses and watch back that I accidentally left when having a shower. Defo to be back to stay another time.
Ho Fung, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Overnight in rainy London
Under the beds there are metal cages to put your bag in, this is good idea as you can lock stuff away. The only downside is if someone has to leave early in the morning you hear scraping and clanging as they get their stuff out . I left my cage sticking out a little so I could use it as a shelf for my phone water etc as no where else to store things. There is a bedside light which is good and the curtains are good for privacy.
Rebecca, gb1 night trip

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