Safestay (Elephant and Castle) Limited Reviews
Reviews & Ratings Explained
The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.
All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »
Its very clean and neat hostel. But it's hard to find the location..-_- if your familiar with bus stop, it would be very good. But from underground, its quite far.
Big hotel-like hostel with its pros and cons. Fantastic beds and good showers on one hand, but no hostel atmosphere on the other. WiFi is available only in bar/lounge, which closes down an midnight. Breakfast ends at 9am which is far too early. Location is good, lounge is comfy, bar is useless. Overall good for a quiet sleep, but not good enough for the real backpacker experience. However, I would recommend it anyway.
Incredibly impressed, as were my fellow travel companions. We booked on the recommendation that Safestay was more like a hotel than a hostel, and whoever said that was 100% right. In fact, I've stayed in hotels far, far poorer in quality. From the helpful staff right the way through to the purple colour scheme, everything brought a warm smile. I'll definitely be booking again the next time I'm staying over in London.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
This hostel does not look like it, nornally when u go on hostel u expect a place to stay, a bed and a shower thats it, but in this case u also find a place where to chill becaus of the nice livingrooms they have, very well decorated and comfortable. Also de cleaning was excelent so the toilets were shiny along the weekend. Definetly though the price is a little more expensive rhan other it is worth at all.
Over all great Stay! Was easy to get in and out of london. It is not in the center of london but the underground is near by. The staff was helpful!
Make sure you have a beer with Dave the barman!
While the hostel was outside the main tourist attraction area it was easy to get to with the metro. The metro was about 5 blocks away. There wasn't a lot to do around the hostel. The facilities were clean and provided a basic breakfast each morning. Our only problem is that the downstairs common area was very loud in the evening so it was not a relaxing place to sit at the end of the day.
Perfect for a short or a long stay, with curtains to sleep or read in a more private way and the cages for the baggage just below you. Very clean and very nice staff.