Located in the former Labor Party headquarters, Safestay London Elephant & Castle is a 5-minute walk from Elephant & Castle train station and shopping center. Free Wi-Fi is provided in the entire area. A laundry room is also available to guests. Bedrooms have lockers to safely store luggage and most rooms feature private bathroom facilities. Private rooms come with a 40-inch LCD TV and tea/coffee making facilities. A continental breakfast is served with fresh baked pastries in the Bar 60 restaurant and lounge. Guests will also find a hostel menu including burgers, pizzas and barista coffee. Guests can also relax in the garden bar with beer on tap and a selection of ciders/cocktails to choose from. A pool table is also available to guests. London’s most popular attractions, including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Oxford Street and Leicester Square can all be reached within a 15-minute tube journey via Elephant & Castle station. Tate Modern, the National Theater, The Imperial War Museum, London Aquarium, London Dungeon, Shakespeare's Globe Theater, the Kia Oval and the famous Ministry of Sound are all within 1.5 miles of the property. What3Words Address SAFE.CAFE.RALLY

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.1 for a two-person trip.

Safestay London Elephant & Castle has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Apr 22, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.2)

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Room Type
1 bunk bed
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
1 full bed
1 sofa bed
1 twin bed
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Guest reviews


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  • Do the rooms come with towels

    Towels are only available in private rooms. However we sell them for just £5.50 each
    Answered on 29 November 2019
  • Where is it

    5 minute walking from Elephant and Castle Station
    Answered on 31 July 2020
  • Is this a Mixed Room. As it doesn't Specify on the Website

    Hello, The 8 bed is mixed dorm. Have a good day. Kind regards, Sam
    Answered on 23 October 2019
  • I might arrive after midnight, can I check in at any time?

    Hi there, Reception is 24/7 so you can check-in anytime after 2 pm. Please use the front entrance as this is where the night reception is.
    Answered on 28 November 2021
  • Hello. This room is good only for 2 adult and 1 child?

    Hello, The room is a Double bed with a Single bed on top with a maximum capacity of 3. Friends can stay here as well.
    Answered on 13 October 2020
  • Hi, is a late check in possible after 1am?

    Yes late check in is available, as we offer a 24/7 reception
    Answered on 12 August 2022
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Amenities of Safestay London Elephant & Castle

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Heating
  • Baggage storage
  • Designated smoking area
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Bar crawls
    Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment
  • Pool table
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
    Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese

House rules

Safestay London Elephant & Castle takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash is not accepted Safestay London Elephant & Castle accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

This Hostel operates a 14-day maximum stay policy within a 90-day period.

Passport or driver’s license is required for check-in. Student cards are not accepted.

The guest making the booking must be over 18. Under 18s can stay in a private room with a parent or guardian but cannot be accommodated in shared dormitories.

Bookings of 10 or more people are subject to different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Beds in the same dormitory room cannot be guaranteed.

Please note there is no guest kitchen facility to cook.

No outside alcohol is allowed at all.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Safestay London Elephant & Castle

  • Safestay London Elephant & Castle is 1.7 miles from the center of London. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Safestay London Elephant & Castle is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at Safestay London Elephant & Castle may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Safestay London Elephant & Castle offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Pool table
    • Evening entertainment
    • Walking tours
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Bar crawls
    • Happy hour

  • Guests staying at Safestay London Elephant & Castle can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental