A boutique hostel in the heart of London offering safe, clean and comfortable accommodation at an affordable price.


Safestay at Elephant & Castle is ideal for those looking for great value accommodation in London. The hostel is only a 2-minute walk to Elephant & Castle tube station (Northern & Bakerloo Lines) and only minutes to all the big London tourist attractions. There are mixed dorms or private dorm rooms available to suit all needs.

With excellent transport links on the doorstep, the Safestay London Hostel at Elephant & Castle is minutes away from a host of shopping options, cool bars, museums and cafes not to mention London's key landmarks and top tourist attractions including South Bank, The Houses of Parliament, River Thames, Imperial War Museum, Borough Market, London Aquarium and the London Eye.

History to the present day

Safestay at Elephant & Castle is based in John Smith House, which dates back to the early 1900s. More recently, the building was the Labour Party headquarters – and the backdrop to many election time news reports as people hurried to and from stormy political meetings.

Food and Drinks

A continental breakfast is available in the breakfast room from 7.00am until 9.30am for an additional charge (£4.00).

There is also a bar in the hostel which offers a small menu and vending machines are available 24 hours.

Many cafes and restaurants can be found within walking distance of the hostel. 

Grounds and gardens

The hostel as an outside garden which will be lit up in the evening.

Other facilities

TV and complimentary tea and coffee in the private twin rooms. Library and chill out room. Hairdryers for rent. Early arrivals may use the storage lockers until check-in as well as the safety boxes. Facilities available for printing and faxing and also a public telephone. No curfew and electronic keycard access. Secure bicycle storage.


18th century buildings

Breakfast (at additional cost)

No smoking

Children welcome


Free broadband access (wifi)

Private/enclosed garden

Outdoor terrace

Garden furniture

Sky Television

Luggage storage

24 hour security

Table football

Pool/snooker table

Linen included

Towel hire

Common room

Sitting room

Security lockers

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers


Washing machine


Central heating

Food and Drinks

Continental breakfast (additional cost)


Nearby recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (a short drive)

Age restrictions

Children welcome

Minimum age 5

Safestay Hostel, Elephant & Castle - Reviews


Based on 1 reviews
Service 5.0
Rooms 4.0
Food 3.0
Website 4.0
Value 5.0
Overall Experience 3.0

Great place. I felt very safe and it was close to shopping, restaurants, and the tube. Very worth the money and experience.
Mrs Tracey W

Travel Info

Address: 144-152 Walworth Road, Elephant & Castle, London, LondonSE17 1JL, United Kingdom

Check In: From 2.00pm  Check Out: By 10.00am

Directions: From the Elephant & Castle underground station, take a left. Then turn left again at the roundabout onto Walworth Road. Go another 400 metres and the hostel can be seen on the left, opposite the Cuming Museum.

Nearest Tube Station: Elephant & Castle (2 minutes walk) 

Nearest Airport: Heathrow (45 minutes)