I stayed at Safestay in December 2014 for five nights and would rank it the best value place I have stayed in London for years. My room was an 8 bedded orm of which about half were occupied and we had a toilet and shower. It worked out that the room was only £16 per night, which for London is pretty amazing. It was easy to book online via their portal and I paid 10% with booking. The hostel is huge and was spotlessly clean, with good facilities. It’s been decorated well, using high quality fittings, and I could tell everything was looked after well.
I found the location ideal as it was next to a tube station and so had great connections by rail, underground and also bus around the city. Elephant and Castle isn’t a great place, but is improving with redevelopment.
My room was bigger than I thought it would be and had plenty of storage and felt secure. The bunks didn;t take up the whole room and I didn’t feel like a sardine! We all had a caged locker under our bed, altogether comfy and safe. One morning the en-suite shower was taken so I went down the hall which had loads of spare showers and toilets. Entry into the room was easy via the keycard, which got me into the reception during the daytime and also via the reception at night which was 24 hours I think.
The facilities were decent, food was available and a bar was too, which was a nice palce to relax and have a drink while browsing the web. The Wifi was free too and surprisingly quick. A free breakfast is included in the price and I had mine at around 7.30 each day but I think it was available earlier too. Standard stuff really, but couldn’t complain as it was free! Cereal, toast etc, which you help yourself too.
So in summary the good things were the free wifi, price, decor and space. The bad things were the surroundings aren’t amazing but that’s all I could fault really.
Thanks for a lovely stay Safestay!