Safestay at Elephant and Castle Reviews
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This Hostel was one of the better ones that I have stayed in. It is very modern which is nice and the rooms and bathrooms were very nice! The common room for everyone. On the down side the room and corridors were very hot no fans or airconditiining, no hand towel or bath mat provided and floor gets really wet and slippery and no wifi in rooms have to go to common room and has no kitchen. The location was ok easy to get on bus or subway, but can feel unsafe at night if walking from underground!
This hostel was lovely, big dorm rooms with plenty of space, curtains around the beds and lockers big enough to fit bags in. The common areas had lots of seating and an outdoor area, and the breakfast was good for being included in the price. There were some comments about the area in other reviews, but I never felt unsafe walking to the hostel on my own. Overall would definitely recommend this hostel
Great facilities. I think they could not be any better, except no kitchen. Alot of very nice showers and toilets, so no waiting. Great beds with curtain, light, power, and lockers. Great free breakfast. Elephant and Castle area is not so great but it is very near to central london, train, and bus, and that is good. Dining and all social/common areas close at about 11pm, which is annoying. So for meeting people the atmosphere is not very good, but excellent shower, bed, security, cleanliness etc.
This hostel is so central in London (10min walk from London Eye), and completely blows the rest of the hostels in the city out of the water. Thank you for finally opening a good hostel in London!!!
I stayed in one of the dorm rooms, which was fine. The beds have privacy curtains around them, which I really appreciated. Breakfast times were very crowded, as there was a massive group of summer school groups students there as well. The staff were friendly .
Closer to a hotel than hostel in facilities other than the bedrooms and dorms - bar and kitchen great! Wish there had been wifi elsewhere, though - was frustrating and time-sharing the few powerpoints with a couple dozen others. Would be worth investing in proper doors for showers to replace curtains, though - the bathroom floor was constantly covered in water. Location was GREAT for access to the Underground; but didn't spend much time wandering around the local area - seemed a bit dodgy.
So hard to find a good hostel in London and I'm still looking. No wifi in rooms, breakfast was bread and location wasn't great.
Stayed for 5 nights in a 6 female dorm ensuite. Nice spacious rooms, comfy bed, the curtains on the beds is such a great idea. Large but somewhat annoying under bed cage lockers. Very clean. No air con or fans so it was quite hot to sleep through. They need a high shelf or cabinet in the showers because everything tends to get wet. No WiFi in the rooms which sucks. This place has more of a hotel vibe with lots of groups of school kids which got annoying
Extreamly noice. It was crowded of teenagers and they ran from one place to another screaming and creating the hit of the doors all night and day.Was very dificult to rest. Because the teens are spanish and italian they understand each other. It is a fact that they are a problem for the rest of the guest and the staff do not try to controlled them . Any way the automatic doors always close with a huge hit noice crated by the automatic close. In the rest the staff The rest was fine.
Great hostel with a bar and pool table. Used by lots of school/tour group if your looking to meet new people its not like other hostels. However it was clean, great beds and security.
I liked the idea that each bed has curtains to keep privacy. My room was humid although the windows were open. But except that, everything was fine for me.
Large room, with large beds, shower in the room. Quiet room, clean. Price is good, considering that it is in a very convenient location 5 min walk from the tube and 30 min walk to London Bridge. A fairly good breakfast is included in the price.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
This is generally a nice hostel, but there are a few little things that could make a huge difference. Keep common areas open past 12am. Being herded into the small basement lobby with tiny stools is awful, and I've never seen this in any other hostel. As there is no kitchen, a microwave (or allowing staff to microwave things for us) would be wonderful. Provide jugs of water/water fountain - the taps in bathrooms are too low to fill bottles, it's very annoying. Put soap in the ensuite bathrooms.
This place is very nice. Nicer than a hotel. Very clean. The staff was very nice and friendly. They spoke Spanish and English and even French. I will come stay here again and recommend to my friends. The bus that takes you to the tower bridge is right in front of hostal. It can't get better than that.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Not the best, not the worst. Not really a proper backpacker hostel, more like a hotel with lots of groups (mainly teenagers). Very clean, good beds, staff is ok, wifi only works in the bar/lounge area which closes at 11pm. So if you are traveling by yourself and you want to meet people, probably not the best place. Neighborhood is a bit shady, not sure if I'd walk around there at night, about 10 mins walk from station but you can take a bus 2 stops there. No aircon in rooms (hot at night.
I congratulate this hostel for their high standards. If you want a clean room, be close to the city, feel and be safe, want professional staff to answer your questions, and you want all of this without breaking the bank...then look no further. This hostel will exceed your expectations in every way. Thank you to everyone for making my stay memorable. I will not say goodbye...until we meet again. Sincerely and warmly, William.
Amazing Hostel to stay at. The set up is very good and the staff are very friendly! It was very clean and the security was very good. I will definitely stay there again if Im ever in London.
This is probably one of the best hostel I've ever visited, except for the lack of kitchen, it an A+++++ hostel. Very secured, nice location, exceptionally clean and comfortable.
Not a bad hostel all in all, close to tube station and the downstairs common area/bar is awesome however horribly under-used. Has the potential to be so much better however it seems the hostel is targetted more toward school kids on excursion.....
I thought location was not that bad, but the directions they provide to get to the hostel are vague.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)