Safestay Hostels: a Safe Bet for Excellence!
Safestay Hostel Group is a growing family of luxury backpacker hostels, and we’ve focused on their 4 elegant UK venues which link vibrant London – to olde worlde York – to bonnie Edinburgh…
This vibrant cosmopolitan city, literally exploding with culture, is both hip and progressive as well as ancient and steeped in tradition. Both hostels – one found in Elephant & Castle hostel and the other in Kensington Holland Park – are just a stone’s throw away from where it’s all happening and so you’ll be able to experience London to the full whichever you choose. Elephant & Castle is urban chic whilst Holland Park is more green glamour…
Safestay Elephant & Castle can be found South East of the city, just 10 minutes on the tube to London Bridge or Westminster. It has a licensed bar, a private garden & plenty of ‘social zones’. Step back in time at the Imperial War Museum or Lambeth Palace and bus it up to the bustling Borough Market for some tasty food to cook up a feast in the hostel kitchen later. Walk up the high street to Camberwell, a hot spot for arty types due to the Camberwell College of Arts or head further south to Brixton for some live music at the Brixton Academy and the bustling Brixton market.
Safestay Holland Park is “perfectly nestled within one of the capital’s most prestigious parks”. This is a gorgeous location for those craving a bit of green in the city centre. The hostel consists of 3 buildings surrounding a private courtyard garden. Being just a few minutes walk from Kensington High Street Station and Kensington Holland Park Underground station means you can whizz into Oxford Street for a spot of shopping in no time. You’re just a hop, skip and jump from Notting Hill and 20 minutes walk to Portobello Road Market… where funky folk love to pick up a bargain! The hostel a beautiful place to hang out after a busy day sightseeing and has a café onsite for when you fancy a bite to eat or drink.
Next stop is York, an olde-worlde city with stunning architecture and a rich history found in the North East of England. The Safestay York hostel is homed in an elegant Georgian townhouse close to the city centre and just a 6 minute walk from the train and coach stations. York has many sights to see during your stay, with Clifford’s Tower being one of them – offering great views of the walled city as the only remnant of York Castle. York Minster and Jorvik Viking Centre are other popular sights for those who love beauty and history. Whilst chocolate lovers (isn’t that everyone?) can tour the ‘York Chocolate Story‘ and learn how Terry’s Chocolate put York on the confectionery map!
Once you’ve done with the sights, Safestay York is the perfect ‘hang-out’ with their super fast free Wifi, a licensed bar, a funky lounge and a private courtyard. As is always the case, the décor is uber stylish and incredible value for money.
To complete your Safestay ‘hostel hopping’, jump aboard a train to Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh. Probably best known internationally for the world famous Edinburgh Festival, there is, however, much more to this gem of a city. The settlement was built into a steep of a hill and lies along the Firth of Forth Estuary. The slope of the city means there are numerous opportunities to peak through a gap or peer over the wall for a view across the rooftops. Edinburgh Castle majestically looms over the city centre and is well worth the climb.
The National Museum of Scotland satisfies culture vultures and when you fancy food or drink, numerous bars, pubs and restaurants sit along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in the heart of the Old Town. And it’s just off this main thoroughfare that you’ll find Safestay Edinburgh – “the perfect location for seeing the city’s famous attractions and a stone’s throw away from some of the best nightlife Edinburgh has to offer”. What more can you ask for? The hostel also has a licensed bar which means there’s limited stumbling distance to your bed and the private courtyard offers a relaxing place to chill on a dry day.
Safestay Hostel Group know how to meet the needs of the modern day backpacker, with luxury hostels located in great cities. They’ve also now expanded into the rest of Europe if you would like to continue your hostel hopping journey! Each hostel ‘reflects its own individual heritage and locale’ and always deliver their ‘award winning standard of quality, cleanliness and customer service’. Book yourself a stay and experience this top-notch backpacker base for yourselves!
For full information about their hostels and locations, visit www.safestay.com.