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Safestay (Elephant and Castle) Limited Reviews

144-152 Walworth Road, London, England

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1440 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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Great hostel. Bus stops right out front can take you all over London so easily.


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!


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!!!


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

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


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)


Highly recommended budget accommodation


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)


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.


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


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!

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