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Clink261 Reviews

261-265 Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, London, England

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80%

Rating
1173 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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77%

Great location and nice kitchen (lacking normal size pots for boiling water). Sadly the rooms, the washrooms (especialy the showers) and the kitchen were not really clean (would need to be check other times than just the morning). Clink 261 is a place were LOTS of people live for 1-2 months, all searching for a job, so it's a weird atmosphere, and there stuff is all over the place in the rooms and in the kitchen (they forgetmto be respectful of others). In a 10 bed dorm, just 5 lockers... weird


91%

Great accomodities: a fully equiped kitchen, a comfortable common room, WiFi reception everywhere (at least in the common areas and the rooms on the main floor), 24h reception, luggage room. I'd recommend staying there if you arrive from St. Pancras or King's Cross, and you spend a whole day in London after checking out: you can leave your luggage there and easily get them back when it's time to leave!


80%

Good location, close to Kings Cross tube station. Friends staff and clean facilities, however things are pretty squished in the hostel (not a lot of room in the bathrooms or bedrooms for your stuff). Other than that all around good hostel experience.


60%

my 3rd time here, just for emergency stay. I arrived at midnight moving on from KX the next day. Otherwise I wouldnt use this place. Its pricy and the room (nr. 35) was just horrible. Stuffy, smelly and humid. The condensed water from humidity stuck to the ceiling and kept dropping onto my bed and panel above my head where I put my phone. The phone stopped working completely and one side of the bed was damp with water. The location is very convenient, though, mattress also great (no springs).

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry you had problems with humidity in the room. I set longer heating times which should help. I will also speak about the humidity with our maintenance team. Hope to see you again at Clink. Enjoy your travels! Agata

86%

Good wifi, but a bit annoying having to go to the common areas, nice and clean, great breakfast, would stay here again :)

  • 2nd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

The girls dorm room was the smallest room I have ever been in. The location is very loud near a busy street. Ground floor lobby where one can check email is very cold. Downstairs by the breakfast seemed nicer. Good value but difficult conditions.


54%

If you ask me how did I experience my stay, then I have only few sentence, other than throwing me out early hours of the morning roaming to find another place to rest my head, I feel abandoned after my brother search and found Click Hostel to be quite suitable and travelled long journey I expect to rest peacefully, however never would I return again after your security took no time to resolve the incident and why I was refuse to stay. totally appalling and very sad indeed.

  • 1st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for your feedback. We have certain rules in the hostel. Because you insulted other guests and a staff member we had to refuse to let you stay. Regards, Agata

60%

I liked my stayed but it was less than i expected. First the staff its not really nice and they always have a grumpy face, specially a bold guy at night. The bathrooms are really unconfortable. I stayed in the 18 ppl room and there were only 3 lockers. The wifi was good. I really dont recomend the 18 ppl room, it smell really bad and they have fungus in the ceiling. the location is good right next to kings cross.


66%

The bathrooms are poorly keept, some toilets don't work and others don't have papers. We stayed in a 4 bed room, and it's really small and we had to keep the window open all the time since there were no other way of getting air in. Not so nice since the window was facing the street. Not really worth the extra money to get a room with few beds.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry you didn't feel your stay was worth the price. Did you speak to the reception about the problems? They could change your room help you with all other problems. I'm sorry for the inconvenience caused by toilets out of order. At the moment all bathrooms are working. Hope to see you again at Clink. Enjoy your travels! Agata

46%

Apart from the location, this hostel was one of the most uncomfortable experiences I have ever had. The large dormitory was really cold at night, and the bed was very uncomfortable, meaning I had hardly any sleep during the night. The staff service was rather slow. Would not want to stay here ever again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your stay at Clink. Please next time report all the issues to the reception - we would turn on the heating for longer. I'm sorry if you found the service slow. We have few new staff members at the moment and they're still learning. Hope you will come again and give us a chance to show you how nice and helpful we are. :) Enjoy your travels! Agata

97%

Comfortable stay. Good location.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your nice words and great ratings! I'm glad everything was fine. Hope to see you again at Clink. Enjoy your travels! Agata

100%

The location of the hostel is excellent, next to train and buss station where you can go to the main touristic places very easily. The hostel is close to many good places to eat too. The staff was very kind and helpful and the atmosphere in the rooms was very peaceful.

  • 25th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for such nice words and perfect ratings! I hope your whole London experience was a great one. Hope to see you again at Clink! Enjoy your travels! Agata

66%

Storage lockers need to be fixed. There were only three in the 18 bed room and all are bent out of shape and could not be closed to put a lock on. There was also one that I tried in the front reception room that was broken. (It should not be too expensive to put a couple of storage lockers underneath the bunk beds for each guest.)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback and comments. I'm sorry you experienced this problems. Please note that we have 24h reception which can help you lock your belongings. Also I will pass the message to our maintenance team. I hope the rest aspects of your stay were good. Enjoy your travels! Agata

63%

just your average hostel, good for a sleepover when you travel from KX the next day. My internet signal was dodgy with drop-outs No special atmosphere here, their sister hostel Clink 78 is better in this sense...

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you felt that your stay was just average. Please come again and we'll try to make your stay unforgettable :). Both Clink share the same values so I'm glad you felt good in our sister hostel! Enjoy your travels! Agata

86%

Great location, near King's X... 24/7 reception, helpfull staff ;)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your nice words and good ratings! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon! Enjoy your travels! Agata

100%

The best ive ever stayed in IN london i wil be back

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, That's so nice of you, you're the best too! Hope to see you again soon. Enjoy your travels! Agata

74%

Overall, I had a good experience at this hostel. It was close to St. Pancras Kings Cross, and surrounded by good restaurants. Breakfast was good, and the place was very clean; the towel rental and washing machine were fair. There were quite a few rude staff, and after getting a neck-ache from the bad pillow, I asked for another one and got a rude response. I was lucky that I got a luggage cage though; there were only five for a room of ten, but it made me feel safer about my luggage.

  • 12th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


31%

This is a dingy, dirty place, and put me in mind of a crack house. I came with my daughter, and was appalled. We moved to a different hostel, losing money paid to this one. The smokers stand just outside the entrance, despite a sign saying not to smoke there. Each time the door is opened, the smell gets sucked in, and can be noticed down the hall and even in the dorm room. The lighting is poor, and the bunks are stacked side by side so that one must crawl in from the foot of the bed.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi , Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you felt bad in our hostel. We have 24/7 reception and housekeeping making sure everything is in order, however we may not notice something so please do not hesitate to talk to us. What is more, I think you would like the smaller dorms more - the beds are arranged differently. Hope you will give us another chance. Enjoy your travels! Agata

80%

This was a great hostel to stay at that was close to Kings Cross, definitely the hub you want to stay at when exploring London. The place full activity during the evening in the common room in the basement, they had a great kitchen if you wanted to make dinner. The rooms are ok, I felt like I was sleeping on a brick, the beds were't comfortable at all. But all the beds came with their own plugs and lights.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for such nice words. I'm glad you took advantage of the facilities we offer. I'm sorry you didn't find the beds comfortable - we found out that most people like harder mattresses. However, we're happy to give you a duvet to put on the top of a bed. Hope you will come again soon. Enjoy your travels! Agata

100%

Staff was very friendly, breakfast was well stocked and staffed, very clean room and showers, and a great location. I had a wonderful stay here - thank you!

  • 4th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, After such lovely review we can only send you positive vibes and hope you will stay with us again soon. Thank you for appreciating our work. Enjoy your travels! Agata

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