John Smith House, Walworth Rd, London SE17 1JL, UK
| +44 20 7703 8000
Budget Digs Can Be ChicLocated in the Elephant & Castle area on the south side of the Thames, Safestay hostel is chic and shiny new. It's also, budget-friendly!
With beds beginning at just £18, Safestay is a great option for visitors to London who are on a strict financial diet. Sure, London's museums are free but every traveler knows London itself is hardly perfect for the shoestring plan. Safestay on the other hand...
Of course, just because a place isn't expensive doesn't mean it needs to sacrifice quality. The building (an 18th Century Georgian mansion) and the decor are upmarket, yet comfortable and the work/play areas are abundant. One needn't stay with a fear that the only place to hang out is a dorm room!
Laundry and luggage storage is available. WiFi is free in the basement commons area which has a wonderful patio, bar and games tables. Continental breakfast is served from 7 to 9 AM and coffee is free all day. The hostel is a very short walk from the Elephant and Castle tube stop off the Bakerloo/Northern lines and even more convenient to several bus stops. It's also directly across from the Cuming Museum.