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Safestay (Elephant and Castle) Limited Reviews

144-152 Walworth Road, London, England

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86%

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1292 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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100%

Definitely one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in! Highly recommended for anyone! Location was great too with buses running constantly right outside the door and the tube station was only a short walk away! The rooms were really nice with curtains on the sides of the bed and all! Breakfast was included, staff was really really friendly, and the hostel was just great! Do stay here if you have a chance!

  • 24th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Very nice place to stay and located not too far from attractions in the south. Enjoyed my stay and the free breakfast was good enough for a traveller ending his journey. beds are very private with curtains around bed


80%

Baths/showers are never an issue - between the en-suite and the additional facilities in the corridors, there's more than enough to go around. Curtains are great, though the metal beds are super squeaky, and those curtains seem to make some people feel they can chat away loudly at all hours.


89%

Clean and comfortable. The location is south of the river but less than 10 minutes from the nearest tube station. Great if you want a nice, clean, fun, and relaxing place to rest and hang out after a long day of sightseeing.

  • 17th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

nice rooms and facilities. Maybe add something to hang the clothes in the showers.


97%

When visiting London I highly advise to stay at this hostel ! Amazing venue met great people, very modern vibe ! Bus station across the street, train and tube are only a 5 min walk away ! Markets and corner stores all nearby as well international food locations. My only negative thing to say is that they should add soap in the dorms.. Hygiene is very important ! Other then that amazing stay. Def coming back there !!!!!


86%

The stay was great in general, I did not even expect the hostel to be so nice and clean for the amount of money paid. The only thing, the location is not the best one, it is possible to walk to the city centre, however, takes a lot of time and walking in the neighborhood is not safe. Overall, I would recommend it and definitely come back again.

  • 11th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Latvia
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Excellent facilities with very welcoming and friendly staff. A well run clean and comfortable establishment.


94%

I enjoyed staying here. The bar and lounge area was a great place to socialise and use the free wifi. The dorm rooms were great, with curtains that could be pulled around each bed for privacy. The free breakfast was excellent! Not many bathrooms on each floor though, and they were often flooded after people had used the showers. Staff were extremely nice and helpful, particularly the men at the bar!


31%

Don't waste your money here. Horrible location, pretty dodgy area honestly. Worst atmosphere ever, feels like a conference center with a few beds upstairs. Tons of school kids running around. Wifi only works downstairs and it's pretty slow. Breakfast is terrible they run out of everything in half an hour. Staff are completely unhelpful and charge for literally every single thing! Toilets constantly blocked, all bathrooms and rooms smell disgusting! Worst place I have ever stayed!!!


97%

It had a very peaceful sleep and everything was perfect for me.

  • 9th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Zambia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

After 15 months on the road this would be one of the best hostels that I have stayed at. The only downside was their bathroom. Too tiny for the amount of people per room. Their extractor fans are not strong enough to pull away steam and bad smells fast enough. No hand wash. The shower..behind the door looked like a cat had barfed a hair ball and this is what let them down.. Anything I asked the staff was met with a warm answer. They were brilliant. Women's only dorms would be welcomed.

  • 9th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Highly recommended budget accommodation


94%

One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. The staff are just amazing and make the place what it is.

  • 7th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


77%

Really big hostel, almost like a labyrinth. My 8 person's mixed dorm room was really nice: big enough, comfy beds with curtains to give you more privacy and blocking disturbing lights, separated ensuite shower and toilet plus chill room air (easy to sleep and no sweating during night). But the atmosphere was really still and boring, which why I didn't want to hang around common areas. No wi-fi at rooms, only downstairs in bar/lounge. They charge for towels, padlocks, hairdryer etc.


91%

Cleanest nd nicest hostel ive been to. a bit difficult to meet people. breakfast is good and would stay again


100%

The Beautiful surroundings, cleanliness and professional attitude of staff gives this budget accommodation a classy experience. Access to outdoor space is huge bonus in the centre of London. Remarkable hostel. Great experience!


69%

The bathroom are always dirty and the beds with dust


54%

rooms smell of old unwashed clothes, should get rid of carpets. Saw a staff member lay bedding out on the floor (nasty) to fold it then put it directly on a bed.


94%

a simple kitchen would have been great otherwise a really good spot.


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