Safestay Hostel, Elephant and Castle, London: Until recently the hostelling situation in London was pretty dire so it’s great to see the city now boast a clutch of impressive budget options, such as Clink 78 and Palmers Lodge in Swiss Cottage. This summer, they were joined by the Safestay Hostel in Elephant and Castle. Housed in the former HQ of the Labour Party, it has been jazzed up with a purple and hot pink colour scheme, quirky design features and lighting by Tom Dixon. The bar-cum-common room is a great shared space with a pool room. Beds in the dorm rooms come equipped with a reading light, good duvets and curtains to offer guests privacy. Families are catered for with rooms including a double bed and single bunk.
Done .. Enjoy!