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Safestay London Elephant & Castle

Hostel | 144-152 Walworth Road, Elephant & Castle, London, England SE17 1JL

83.2% Overall Rating

251 out of 261 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/08/2015)

Sue Shadoff thinks…

"I like the individual washrooms and the huge lockers under the beds. The curtains on each bed also gave you privacy and helped to block out the overhead light."

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Pets allowed

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 6.01
  • Towel USD 3.01

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

GENERAL 1. A group is any party consisting of 10 people or more. 2. A £250.00 security deposit is required at check-in for any damages/vandalism caused to the hostel. This deposit will be returned on the day of your departure if no damage is detected. You can leave the deposit by cash or debit/credit card. Cards will be pre-authorized on check in for the full amount. If your deposit is being secured for with a third party credit card we will require written authorisation to be provided by the card-holder. 3. Payment for Group Bookings is pre-paid. All payment must be sorted prior to arrival or you may be hindered from checking-in to the property. 4. The remaining balance must be paid at least 4 weeks before your arrival date. This is to include all extras and fees. 5. All fees incurred by the payee due to the method of payment, (i.e. bank transfer fees issued by the sending or receiving bank), are to be paid by the group. Safestay Ltd is not responsible for these fees. 6. If any payment under these terms and conditions is overdue, then without prejudice to our other rights and remedies we may cancel your booking; and/or we may suspend the supply and/or deliveries of any other services provided to you by us. We will however inform you in writing prior to any such action. - In the case of a late departure (after 10am), Safestay reserves the right to charge for a further nights stay at the appropriate rack rate of the bed(s). - We reserve the right to charge the guest for any damages/vandalism caused to the hostel, by their actions, including accidental or incidental damages. Damages will be required to be paid prior to departure. Should this damage come to light after the guest has departed, we reserve the right to make a charge to the guest’s credit / debit card. We will however make every effort to rectify any damage internally prior to contracting specialists to make the repairs, and therefore will make every effort to keep any costs that the guest would incur to a minimum. - We reserve the right to charge the guest the cost of replacing any items that are removed from the premises by them without consent. The charge will be the full replacement amount of the missing item, including any carriage charges. Should the fact that the item is missing come to light after the group has departed, we reserve the right to make a charge to the group’s credit / debit card, or send an invoice for the amount to the registered address. Bookings cannot be accepted from any person under the age of 18yrs, unless they are accompanied by an adult (over 18) who is staying in the same dorm/room. Families with children aged 16yrs and under are welcome, however they must book and pay for all beds in order to make the room private (i.e. in the case of 4 bedded dorms or larger). Alternatively we have 2 Bedded and 3 Bedded Private rooms available, subject to availability. Safestay has a maximum stay policy of 1 month. You are welcome to come back to Safestay, but with a minimum 1 months rest period. Or why don’t you take advantage and visit one of our other locations in London, York or Edinburgh.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

Contact us directly

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London’s top attractions and landmarks are on the doorstep of this fully refurbished 18th Century Georgian building with chic lounges, large café/bar and comfortable beds. Groups, families and backpackers alike will love this popular London hostel for its quality, friendly service and competitive prices.
Only 500m from Elephant & Castle tube station the hostel is ideal for guests who prefer to spend their time enjoying the sights rather than travelling to them. Many of London’s most popular landmarks are within 6 stops, including Oxford Street, The Tower of London and Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Deluxe Double (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Safestay London Elephant & Castle

Just south of the River Thames Safestay London Elephant & Castle is close to trendy bars, museums and cafes as well as all the major tourist hotspots. The hostel is secure, stylish and comfortable, complete with a private, heated and illuminated garden for your relaxation.

Our friendly staff will happily help you plan your visit and give you top tips on what is happening in London during your stay.

So if you're after quality, low cost accommodation in London, bringing a group of school children to study the sights or simply want something different from the usual options, this hostel is for you.


Free across in our communal areas. Internet terminals also available for a small charge.

Enjoy our great continental breakfast served between 7:00am – 9:00am

From the 1st June 2015 our will be enhancing continental breakfast and providing a wider selection of breakfast items. However it will no longer be free and will have an additional cost of £4.00.

Travelling with children? Cots are available on request. Please contact the hostel in advance to arrange.

Accommodation Information

4, 6 or 8 bunk bedded room. Standard and En-suite available, with clean fresh sheets all included in the price and lockers under each bed too. Towel hire is £2 per towel, with a £5 refundable deposit.

Private rooms also available: 2 Bedded Privates and Single/Double Privates (Bottom Bunk pulls out to create a double bed). Can sleep from 1 to 3 people. All En-suite, with lockers under each bed and towels provided as well as 40” LCD TVs and tea/coffee making facilities included.

If booking a group, please contact the Groups Department. However, if you are making a group booking online, please ensure that you book the whole room(s) for sole use of your group. Where insufficient beds have been booked, i.e. 12 beds booked in a 14 bed Mixed Dorm), the booking will be amended by Safestay to ensure that all rooms/beds are for the groups sole use only. All additional charges will be confirmed to prior to arrival and must be settled before the group checks-in.

Before confirming your booking you should read through the group FAQ’s and understand the terms and conditions. Your contract is with Safestay and not the OTA (Online Travel Agent) if you choose to use their services. If you do choose to book through a OTA, any advice they give you, which is not based on advice which Safestay have given them, is their responsibility. As a result, Safestay do not accept liability if you receive incorrect information or advice in these circumstances.

Location Information

Safestay London Elephant & Castle is in Southwark, 6 minutes’ walk from Elephant & Castle underground station, just south of London’s River Thames and in one of the oldest parts of the city. Charles Dickens, Charlie Chaplin and even William Shakespeare all lived nearby once upon a time. If Tate Modern, the National Theatre, Borough Market, the London Dungeon, a cricket match at the Kia Oval or a night clubbing at the world famous Ministry of Sound are on your list London essentials, Safestay London Elephant & Castle is perfectly located.
Schools wanting to visit the Imperial War Museum, the London Aquarium and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre won’t find a better located and secure alternative.

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