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Feb 28th, 2017
Can you believe I have never stayed at a Hostel before? This past London Fashion week, we decided to be budget fashionista’s and make our home base the Safestay London Holland Park. These are a group of luxury hostels, which has changed the way I’ve look at hostels now. There are currently four hostels in the UK – London Elephant & Castle, London Holland Park, York and Edinburgh.The Style Cartel Team were thinking about stories that would suit a fashion week, trip to London. When we decided to see if we could do London on a Budget. We booked our four night stay at Safestay hostels. There is a first time for everything. One of the reasons I loved this place was where it was located. Holland Park is one of the coolest places in London, and staying actually in the park was awesome. I went for early morning runs, and was sung to by all the birds in the park and got chased by dogs on their daily walks. The location is close to shopping on the high street and walk distance Knotting Hill and Portobello market. It is like a mini vacation within a vacation spot. You can enjoy the city and then retreat to your hideaway in Holland Park. The hostel is for the urban travel, no need to bring adaptors if you have a USB charger for all your gadgets. That’s right built into the wall, charges with a USB plug. Score for whomever thought about that!
The staff was always extremely helpful and friendly. We joked a lot when I got lost coming back to the luxury hostel, and chatted over me stealing all the mints at reception. Another plus was the large community work space available for the guests. We actually thought we were at an open office space sometimes. With only a few other Fashion heads like us hanging around. They other clients, were from all over the world and we could count someone from every age group bouncing around the grounds. Safestay is synonymous with offering stylish, comfortable, safe and affordable accommodation, as well as being notable for their great city centre locations, statement buildings and vibrant interiors which embrace the character of their locale. At my stay at the Holland Park location, I actually had some of the best sleep I have had in a long time. It was like camping without having to pitch a tent. We slept in the center of the park, away from all the hustle and bustle of the surrounding neighbourhoods. The bunk beds are actually really roomy, the rooms are very neat and clean. The bathroom is huge, the only thing I did not like in our room is where they put the full length mirror. It was in the corner and the little table where you make your complementary coffee and tea blocked you from taking the selfie shot of your outfit. But that was the only issue with Safestay, other than that is was a perfect place for a small editorial team, to eat , sleep and work during London Fashion Week on a budget. While we’re there we heard other fashion folks had taken up residence at the luxe hostel too.Appealing to a broad community of guests, from independent travellers to families alike, Safestay hostels all feature a range of accommodation options, from private twin rooms with 40” plasma TVs and tea/coffee facilities to dorm rooms with four, six, eight and larger bunk-bedded rooms, the majority with en-suite shower rooms. A focal point for all the hostels is their open-plan public spaces; these include chill-out areas, outdoor spaces, free WiFi throughout, plasma TV screens, pool tables, and bars serving a selection of snacks and meals throughout the day. Continental breakfast is served daily. Further facilities include: communal PCs, well-equipped laundry rooms, free luggage storage and vending machines.Rates at Safestay start from just £20 per bed per night, with private twin rooms available from £60 per room per night.
For further information, please visit www.safestay.com. I predict we will be staying at another luxe hostel real soon.
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