The Hideout, or Safe House, as it appears in Thieves in Time

The safe house, also known as the hideout, is the base of operations for the Cooper Gang. In Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, the safe house (called the hideout), is an abandoned train car. From Sly 2: Band of Thieves on, the safe house changes depending on the current episode's location. There is a table and three seats for Bentley, Sly and Murray. A laptop next to Bentley gives the gang access ThiefNet, where they can buy power-ups and sell loot or treasures. There are also various items around the safe house, often including some form of speaker to relay audio from the villain of the area, depending on where the Cooper Gang is. For example, while in Venice, there is a pizza box on the table.


Sly Cooper and the Thievius RaccoonusEdit

In Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, the safe house, known as the Hideout, can be accessed through the pause menu, the map or entering the Cooper Van whenever applicable. The Van takes you to the gang's abandoned train cart hideout in Paris.

The Hideout gives you the options of:

  • Bentley - From here you can watch unlocked cutscenes
  • Tide of Terror
  • Sunset Snake Eyes
  • Vicious Voodoo
  • Fire in the Sky
  • The Cold Heart of Hate
  • Murray- In the North American version of the game, you can flick ahead to the hideout position of the next episode (but not play the episode) and Murray stands there, doing something comical, like eating snacks or listening to music. Pressing XButton makes him do a different animation, such as offering the player a peanut. After unlocking Episode 5, he will stand next to Bentley and read a book.

Sly 2: Band of Thieves and Sly 3: Honor Among ThievesEdit

In Sly 2: Band of Thieves and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves, the safe house is marked with a big, yellow "S" after pinging a waypoint for easy viewing when you are in the field.

In the safe house, all three playable characters (except in Jailbreak of Sly 2) are seen sitting around a table. Selecting one of the characters and then pressing XButton will allow you to play as them in the field. Going left from Bentley will have him access ThiefNet, a service for purchasing power-ups and, in Sly 2, selling loot and treasures.

In Sly 3, an the individual character icons will float above each characters head to show who has a mission to complete.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in TimeEdit

In Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, the safe house is again called hideout. The big, yellow "S" is now replaced with a yellow house after pinging a waypoint while in the field. Each hideout is also given a name.

Besides each playable character, the hideout also includes other features, accessible by pressing L1Button and R1Button.

  • The Treasure Wall- After a treasure is brought back to the Hideout, it can be viewed here. It also gives you a description of the item.
  • Costume Gallery- After a Costume is obtained, it can be viewed here.
  • The Van- The Van allows you to travel to previous time periods and replay jobs from the current time period. 
  • Arcade Room- Here there is an arcade machine that can only be accessed once all treasures from that period have been found and a ping pong table. There is one arcade machine per episode. Each of the six arcade machines has a more challenging version of each of the three hacking mini-games from the game, an idea that was expanded upon in Bentley's Hackpack. The ping-pong table is also playable, with Sly going up against Bentley. The mini-game can be played against the AI, or with another player.

Safe house descriptionsEdit

Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus
  • The hideout throughout the entire game is the same train car located on the outskirts of Paris.
Sly 2: Band of Thieves
Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

Changes Throughout Series Edit

The changes are made following the discovery of the differences at Sly Cooper Series.

Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus to Sly 2: Band of ThievesEdit

  • The safe house is now mobile and no longer at one same place.
  • You can change characters when on safe house.
  • The background on the safe house now depends on which country they are at.
  • Map can no longer be accessed to change places, instead it was changed with accessing Episodes.
  • The safe house now has a garage to store the van.

Sly 2: Band of Thieves to Sly 3: Honor Among ThievesEdit

  • The garage will not feature the van until Murray retrieve the van on China.
  • Individual character icons will present on top of the character if there is a job available for them.
  • Mobile safe house are introduced as Pirate Ship.

Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves to Sly Cooper: Thieves in TimeEdit

  • Safe house now can occupy up to five selectable characters. (Carmelita, Bentley, Sly, Murray and one from respective timeline (Rioichi, Bob, Tennessee, Galleth or Salim.)
  • The van now stored inside the safe house instead at the garage and can be accessed.
  • Changing places now requires to access van due to time machines are featured in the van.
  • More varieties features in safe-house are introduced. (Collectables, Treasures, Mini-games, etc.)



  • Inside the safe houses from Sly 2 and Sly 3, there are some windows with a view of important structures, but in Thieves in Time there isn't.
  • In Sly 2, Murray cannot be selected in the Episode 4 safe house. Similarly in Sly 3, Murray cannot be selected to play in the Episode 1 safe house until after Octavio has been defeated.
  • The last episode in Sly 3 does not have a Hub or a safe house.
  • The pirate-ship safe house in Episode 5 of Sly 3 is the only safe house that can't be returned to after completing the level.
  • In Thieves in Time, Bentley's ThiefNet computer is of the Shell Brand. This logo is a parody of the "Dell" brand of computers.
  • Similar to the first game, in Thieves in Time, a new object will be added around the safe house for every mission completed.
  • In Sly 2, there are some safe houses that can be accessed and roamed, because of a glitch. They are Paris, Rajan's palace and the Lumberjack Camp.
  • In Thieves in Time, the Paris safe house isn't regularly introduced until the epilogue, but it can be accessed during the prologue by going to the pause menu and selecting 'Return to the hideout'.