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Safestay London Elephant & Castle

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


Safestay London Elephant & Castle is just a few minutes' walk from Elephant & Castle underground station, close to the River Thames. It's the ideal choice if you're looking for a central base for exploring London's famous attractions and rich culture, at a price that won't break the bank.

The first of Safestay's hostels, we're located in John Smith House, the former 18th Century Labour Party headquarters. The building has been extensively renovated to the highest standards and thanks to the beautiful interior design means you'll love relaxing in our comfortable communal areas.

Our licensed lounge bar serves snacks and light refreshments and is a great place to unwind after a day's sightseeing. You can enjoy a drink in our unique courtyard garden and there's free Wi-Fi throughout the building. Please be aware that there are major regeneration construction works going on in the Elephant and Castle area until 2018.


Maps & Directions



From Elephant & Castle underground station taken the Northern Line or Shopping Centre exit. Turn left out of the station, then left again at the roundabout onto Walworth road. Walk under the bridge and continue for about 400m, you'll see us on the right, opposite the Cuming Museum.


Nearest tube/train station: Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo line/ Northern Line)

Bus Stop: Safestay is one bus stop from Elephant & Castle tube station (Larcom Street stop).Safestay is one bus stop from Elephant & Castle tube station (Larcom Street stop).

Facilities & Services

We want to make sure you have everything you need when you stay with us, which is why we have taken the time to create some fantastic facilities.

Safestay London Elephant & Castle has a range of rooms on offer, from private rooms with en-suite facilities, through to 4, 6 and 8 bunk dorm rooms.



  • Licensed bar
  • Lounge
  • Garden
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Secure key card access
  • CCTV
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Designated smoking area
  • Drink / snack machine
  • Lift
  • Laundry
  • Luggage store
  • Cycle store
  • Ironing facilities available
  • ATM - Cash Machine


  • Bunk privacy curtains
  • Bed linen provided
  • Personal power sockets
  • Personal reading lights
  • Personal storage
  • Secure key card access
  • Private rooms available
  • TV in private rooms
  • Free tea / coffee in private rooms
  • Towels provided in private rooms
  • Toiletries provided in private rooms
  • Cot available on request


  • Breakfast service
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Housekeeping
  • Towel hire / purchase
  • Toiletries available to purchase
  • Alcohol licence
  • Snack menu

Good to know

Check-inFrom 14:00 hours

Check-outUntil 10:00 hours

Reception opening timesReception is staffed 24 hours

Cancellation / PrepaymentCancellation and prepayment policies vary according to booking and offer conditions at the time of purchase. Please check the conditions when making a purchase.

Children and extra bedsAll children are welcome. There is no capacity for extra beds in the room. Families with Children under the ages of 16 are welcome however they must book & pay for ALL beds in order to make the room private.

PetsPets, including assistance dogs, are allowed only in private rooms.

GroupsWhen booking for more than 10 persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply. See Groups below.

Payment cards acceptedSafestay London Elephant & Castle accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorise your card prior to arrival.
Credit cards



Our range of room sizes, from private rooms for leaders, to 4, 6 and 8 bedded dormitories with bunk beds, makes us the ideal location for affordable, safe and clean accommodation - no matter your group size.

Our specialist group reservation team will work closely with you to make sure we can accommodate your group at a great price.

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74 ROOMS, 413 BEDS

  • 8x 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory
  • 6x 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory *
  • 10x 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory
  • 24x 6 Bed Mixed Dormitory *
  • 15x 8 Bed Mixed Dormitory *
  • 11x Single Bunk over Double Bed Private Room *
  • * = w/- en-suite


  • Free WiFi
  • Large social area
  • En suites available
  • Luggage store
  • GROUP DISCOUNTS when booking 10 or more people


We know how important it is to start the day the right way and offer groups a selection of continental breakfast items.

Pizza meals are now available. Only food and drink purchased on the premises can be consumed in our cafe. Please contact our Group Department for more detail.


Call +44 20 3326 8471 or complete the online form.

Click here to see our Group Terms and Conditions.

Food & Drink

Busy day ahead? Don't forget to add breakfast to your reservation and enjoy a healthy and filling continental breakfast with your choice of hot and cold drinks.

Our fully licensed bar area with its relaxed and friendly atmosphere is a great place to enjoy a few drinks and a bite from our delicious snack menu.

Safestay Elephant & Castle has an alcohol licence, customers are therefore not permitted to bring their own alcohol onto the premises.

Cup of coffee
Different teas
Breads and fruit
Breakfast selection

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Fancy going from one Safestay Hostel to another? Talk to our reception teams when you stay with us and they'll inform you of great discounts on our standard rates for booking Safestay hostels in other cities. Offers are subject to availability and cannot be applied in conjunction with any other offer.