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London Elephant & Castle Hostel

mtch John Smith House, Walworth Rd, Walworth, London SE17 1JL SHOW MAP

About Safestay London

General Facilities

tick  Free Wi-Fi ∙ Family Rooms ∙ Facilities for disabled guests ∙ Lockers ∙ Lift ∙ 24 Hour Reception ∙ ATM on site ∙ Laundry Facilities* ∙ Luggage Storage*

Food & Drink

tick   Snack Bar ∙ Bar & Restaurant ∙ Vending Machines ∙

Activites

tick  Rock Nights Every Friday ∙ Shared TV Area ∙ Happy Hour ∙ Billiards* ∙ Games Room ∙

Located in the vibrant south of London, Safestay Elephant & Castle is a great hub for access to some of London’s most iconic landmarks. What was the Labour party’s old headquarters is now a stylish hostel! Nearby to the hostel guests find sumptuous food markets, walk along to Tower Bridge and catch great views of the city from the London Eye, before walking across to the Big Ben.

Safestay Elephant & Castle is the perfect spot to help navigate around some of London’s best landmarks. When our guests return home there's a super bar downstairs, a place to relax and meet other travellers over a drink or a pizza. For music lovers we host events from Rock Nights to meetups. We can also help you arrange tours and pre-book attractions during your stay. So what are you waiting for? Big Ben is counting down to your arrival.

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Rooms & Facilities

  • Licensed Bar
  • secure card
    Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facility
  • Luggage Storage
  • Social
    Social Zones

Shared Rooms

Sleeps between 4 - 12

Our shared dormitories are ideal for those travelling individually, or happy to meet new wonderful…

Private Rooms

Sleeps up to 3

Our private rooms are perfect for those who want extra privacy during their stay with…

Food & Drink

BREAKFAST
We offer continental breakfast which includes a range of bread, croissants (chocolate & plain), as well as a range of tea's, coffee and juices. You will be fuelled up ready for your day of travelling! We have a range of hot and cold foods as well as a super fully licenced bar.

Time: Breakfast is from 7:00 am to 10:00 am
Price: £6.00

BAR 60
Bar 60 is our restaurant/bar in Safestay Elephant & Castle. With great food and great drinks, it's a great place to enjoy a nice afternoon. On Friday's we host a rock night where the city's best muscians come to show of their skills!

Bar60 Serving Hours: 3pm - 11pm

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Find out what our guests think about Safestay London Elephant & Castle.

We always want to give our guests to have the best experience when they visit us!

Shared Rooms

Our shared dormitories are ideal for those travelling individually, or happy to meet new wonderful travellers or those who need bigger group space for an event such as stag & hen parties or school trips.

Our shared spaces include personal reading lights on each bunk, bunk privacy curtains, personal storage and bed linen is provided.

  • Personal Storage
  • Personal Reading Lights
  • Personal Power Sockets
  • Secure Key Card Access

Private Rooms

Our private rooms are perfect for those who want extra privacy during their stay with us at Safestay Elephant & Castle. Each private room includes an en-suite and offers free little extras such as tea & coffee, toiletries and free towels to ensure your stay is extra comfortable!

  • TV Included
  • Free Tea/Coffee
  • Towels Provided
  • Toiletries Provided
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"The hostel I stayed in London was beyond perfect. Super nice and kind people, the room was very clean and the bed was very confortable. To repeat!"

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Events at the Hostel

Eat Out to Help Out

Eat Out to Help Out

Get 50% off our food & drink menus and enjoy delicious grub. You don't even have to be a guest at the hostel to make the most of it! Our bars are open to non-guests as well. So walk up, take a seat and chill out with a cold pint.

WHEN: Monday - Wednesday
WHERE: Bar 60 at Safestay

Contact

United Kingdom

London

Elephant & Castle

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T: +44 (0)20 7703 8000

E: reception-ec@safestay.com

144-152 Walworth Road,
Elephant & Castle,
London SE17 1JL

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How to get here

We've gathered a list of how to get to our Safestay London Elephant & Castle hostel by train and bus from all the major Airports and stations in London!

Your Question

From Gatwick Airport

Train & Tube
From Gatwick Airport take the Thameslink train to London Bridge Station. At London Bridge take the Northern line to Elephant & Castle station.

Bus
From Gatwick Airport take the 026 bus to South Lambeth Road Stockwell Station (Stop A). Once there, grab bus no. 155 to Elephant & Castle London Rd station.
From there it is a 2 minute walk to the Hostel

From Heathrow Airport

Tube
From Heathrow Airport walk towards Hatton Cross Station. At Hatton Cross Station you can take the Picadilly line, on the London Underground, to Picadilly Circus Station. Once there, take Bakerloo line to Elephant & Castle station. From there it is a 2-minute walk to our hostel!

From Luton Airport

Train & Tube
From Luton Airport take the shuttle to the station. Once there grab a Thameslink train to St Pancras International. From there grab another Thameslink train to Elephant & Castle station. From there it is a 2-minute walk to our hostel!

Bus
From Luton Airport take the shuttle to Luton Airport station. Once there take the A1 Bus to Marble Arch (Stop S). At Marble Arch hop onto a London Bus (Number 148) to Elephant & Castle.
From there it is a 2-minute walk to the Hostel

From Stansted Airport

Train & Tube
From Stansted Airport take the Greateranglia train to London Liverpool Street station. From there, walk to morgate staion and grab the Northern Line to Elephant & Castle station. From there it is a 1-minute walk to our hostel!

Bus
From Stansted Airport take Bus no. A8 to Primrose Street (Stop J). From there hop onto a London Bus (Number 344) to E & C Newington Causeway.
From there it is a 2 minute walk to the Hostel

From London City Airport

Tube
From Stansted Airport take the DLR to Bank station. From there grab the Northern Line to Elelphant & Castle station. From there it is a 2-minute walk to our hostel!

Bus
From Stansted Airport grab a London Bus (Number 474) to Canning Town. Then grab number 115 to Aldgate. Lastly, hop onto Bus number 343 to E & C Newington Causeway.
From there it is a 2 minute walk to the Hostel

Your Question

Kings Cross / St Pancras International Station

Tube
1. Take the Northern Line to Elehpant & Castle Station.
From there it is around 2 minutes walk too the hostel.

Victoria Station

Tube
1. Take the Victoria Line straight to Oxford Circus
From there change to the Northern Line to Elehpant & Castle Station.
From there it is around 2 minutes walk too the hostel.

Waterloo Station

Tube
Take the Bakerloo Line to Elehpant & Castle Station.
From there it is around 2 minutes walk too the hostel.

Paddington Station

Tube
Take the Bakerloo Line to Elehpant & Castle Station.
From there it is around 2 minutes walk too the hostel.

Liverpool Street Station

Tube
Walk to Moorgate station and from there take the Norhtern Line to Elehpant & Castle Station.
From there it is around 2 minutes walk too the hostel.
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Group Bookings

This really is the perfect hostel for groups. With ample space for groups in our rooms as well in the lounge, bar and restaurant area. Our range of room sizes, from private rooms perfect for leaders to 5, 6 and 8 bedded dormitories with bunk beds, makes us the ideal location for affordable, safe and clean accommodation – no matter your group size. See our Rooms page for more information about room sizes or contact our Group Booking team using live chat or online forms.

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"The hostel I stayed in London was beyond perfect. Super nice and kind people, the room was very clean and the bed was very confortable. To repeat!"

Image of guest Rita Neves