Safestay London Elephant & Castle

Top choice hostel in Brixton, Peckham & South London

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8.1 out of 10

Who would have thought that the Labour Party's staid former headquarters would make such a funky hostel? The 18th-century Georgian building has been stunningly renovated: inside, it's all purple and magenta stripes and bright lights, though the 74 rooms are more sober. Most dorms (four to eight beds) are en suite. Enormous bar/lounge with garden.

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Located in the former Labour Party headquarters, Safestay is a 5-minute walk from Elephant & Castle train station and shopping centre. Free Wi-Fi is provided in the on-site bar and communal area in addition to a separate computer room. A laundry room, free luggage storage and a library area are also available to guests. Bedrooms have lockers to safely store luggage and most rooms feature en suite bathroom facilities. Private rooms come with a 40-inch LCD TV and tea/coffee making facilities. A continental breakfast is served in our bar lounge, as well as toasted sandwiches and snacks. Guests can also relax in the walled garden which boasts a water feature and additional seating. A games room with 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 Theatre, The Imperial War Museum, London Aquarium, London Dungeon, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Kia Oval and the famous Ministry of Sound are all within 1.5 miles of the property.

Important information

Safestay London Elephant & Castle and Safe stay London Holland Park operate a 31-day maximum stay policy. Guests must be away for at least another 14 days before booking a reservation at the property again.

You do not have to be a member of any organisation to stay at Safestay. However, guests are required to show some form of valid photo identification upon check in, preferably a valid passport or driving license. Student cards are not accepted as valid form of identification.

Bookings cannot be accepted from any person under the age of 18 unless they are accompanied by an adult (over 18) who is staying in the same dorm/room.

When booking for 10 people or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply. Please ensure to book the whole dormitory for your group. Any extra beds vacant in the room will be added to your room rate. All additional charges will be confirmed prior to arrival and must be settled before the group checks-in.

Families with children under the age of 16 years are welcome. However, they must book and pay for all beds in order to make the room private (i.e. in the case of 4 bedded dorms or larger). Alternatively the property have 2 bedded and 3 bedded private rooms available, subject to availability.

You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Pets can only be accommodated in private rooms. They cannot be accommodated in the dormitories.

Features of Safestay London Elephant & Castle


  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage

Food and drink

  • Bar


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Atm/cash machine on site
  • Vending machine (drinks)


  • Games room
  • Internet services
  • Billiards
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Packed lunches
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Snack bar
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Lockers
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Evening entertainment
  • Wifi available in all areas


  • Free WiFi available