I stayed at the SafeStay Hostel during the World Travel Market, which took place early November in London.
Elephant & Castle
The hostel is in an area called Elephant & Castle about 15-20 minutes from the center of London. It’s just a stone’s throw away from the identically named underground station. From there you are easily connected to any other part of London. They also have a bus stop right in front of the house. With the N155 you directly get to the Trafalgar Square.
Nice interior design
The Hostel is in an old house and fully renovated from inside. They have a friendly and warm welcome area and a computer room where you can connect to the internet if you shouldn’t have a laptop with you.
Downstairs in the basement you will find a lounge with enough space to relax, play a board game or simply work with your laptop. Wifi down there is slow but free. They also have a bar where they serve all kinds of drinks.
The breakfast is included. It consists of cereals, milk, strawberry yogurt and coffee.
Spacious rooms with lockers
The rooms are spacious and have 4 bunk beds and fit 8 people. I loved the curtains you have around the bed. In case somebody should leave the light on, you can close the curtains, this way it’s much easier to sleep and you have a little privacy in a room sharing with strangers.
Underneath the bed there are two big metal boxes where you can lock your things. Don’t forget to bring your lockers!
The rooms have an en suite bathroom and separated shower.
The hostel seems to be very new, cause they couldn’t fix their problems with our keycards. Every time somebody checked in and they made a new key, all other keys weren’t working anymore… this was a bit annoying since you always had to ask for a new key at the reception when you were returning to the hostel.
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Disclaimer: I was invited by SafeStay to review their hostel. However, all thoughts are mine and not influenced by their invitation.