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Clink261 Reviews

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

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82%

Rating
1106 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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91%

Everything was great!

  • 8th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Great! I'm happy to hear it :) Hope to see you again at Clink. Enjoy your travels! Agata

97%

Very nice place

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, We think so too :) Glad you liked our hostel. Hope to see you again soon! Enjoy your travels! Agata

97%

The place is great the only thing I ask is for bigger lockers so I can put my backpack and to have more power outlets in the rooms, other than that is a great place. Have great staff, facilities, location, and security.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for such great ratings and nice words. We realize that the biggest dorms are more basic so we can charge your devices when all plugs are taken. Also we can help you if your valuables don't fit into the locker. Hope to see you again! Enjoy your travels! Agata

94%

Great common area, staff were amazing, friendly and great on the eyes!

  • 5th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for such nice words! We're all very happy that you had a good time here. Hope to see you again next time you're in London! Enjoy your travels! Agata

94%

Breakfast is very minimal, cereal and bread. Showers are very small, but still pretty nice. The staff is very friendly and they are always cleaning. They also have a blow dryer in the women's bathroom which is bomb. :)

  • 4th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thanks a lot for such a nice words! We hope to see you soon back! Safe travels Ale

86%

Very cozy Hostel with friendly staff, rooms are a bit small but it's ok And really close to Kings Cross perfect if your coming by train

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Many thanks for leaving a review. Next time you could try one room with more beds (like 8 or 10). There is more space there and still quite silent. Hope to see you soon Safe travels Ale

86%

I had a nice time here! Although there were no power points in my room so i had to go out to the lobby to charge my phone most days. Other than that i had no problems. Nice staff and friendly room mates.

  • 3rd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here and met some friendly people. In the biggest dorms there is less plugs than guests staying, but these rooms are close to the reception area and our team is happy to charge your devices at any time :) Hope to see you again at Clink! Enjoy your travels! Agata

71%

Location perfect but very noisy (don't forget your earpluges). Everything feels pretty cramped, from bedrooms to bathrooms and toilets. Mattresses were comfy though. An average hostel, don't expect anything special.

  • 31st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad you found the beds comfortable. I'm sorry you felt the hostel doesn't offer anything special. It's a budget accommodation but apart from comfy beds we provide free breakfast, nice and spacious common areas, free walking tour in the morning, a bar in our sister hostel and more. Please come again for the full experience at Clink and grab free earplugs we give to all light sleepers :) Enjoy your travels! Agata

66%

I don't expect much from hostels in general but Clink261 had a very run-down, shabby appearance albeit the room and toilets were clean. There wasn't a locker per bed in our room so we had to leave our belongings out in the dorm. The website makes the hostel look far nicer than what it really is - a truly average hostel experience. As there is so much choice in London I wouldn't recommend this hostel.

  • 28th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for your feedback and appreciating the cleanliness of our hostel. I'm sorry your experience was just average. Yes, we couldn't fit enough lockers in the rooms that is why we have additional ones at the reception area. And in general, guests can come to us with any issues, we're open 24/7 and happy to help :). Hope you'll give us a second chance. Enjoy your travels! Agata

77%

Very friendly staff. It's about a 40 minute walk to all the sites like Big Ben and Buckingham but there is the tube that gets you there quick. If you are in London for more than a few days I'd get an oyster card. Kitchen was great with lots of dishes and fridge space

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for such a positive feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Clink. Please come again to walk to places you haven't seen in London :) Enjoy your travels! Agata

69%

Good hostel. Comfortable beds, free lockers in reception (if you have your own lock) and also free wifi, but I had no signal in my room on the third floor.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Many thanks for leaving a review. Wifi is only working in the common areas because we think it's nice to keep the rooms free of internet and open to making new friends or having a nice chat with an unknown traveler. We hope you met here nice people and you had interesting conversations. Hope to see you soon! Safe travels Ale

86%

Close to Kings Cross St Pancras, good for those who need to catch the train in this station. Some people in the bedroom were incredibly noisy, not hostel's fault. Angolan receptionist was great. Showers weren't good.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback. Our colleague - Beto - is indeed great. Please don't hesitate to come to him or to other receptionists and report when people are too noisy, we're here 24/7 to help. I contacted you regarding the showers to ask what we can improve about them, waiting for your reply. Hope to see you again! Enjoy your travels! Agata

54%

Not a bad hostel overall but not much to really say its great either. Free breakfast was nice and it was great to be near Kings Cross but it really didn't have much else going for it. Just another cookie-cutter chain hostel, certainly worth a stay if you just need a place to sleep for the night but don't expect anything special out of it.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry you found the hostel just another cookie-cutter place. I hope next time you'll have a chance to take part in one of the events in the bar at Clink78, join a free walking tour in the morning and interact with our amazing guests who like you in our opinion make this place special! :) I'm sorry to not encourage you enough to take part in hostel life. Hope you'll come again and your experience will be unforgettable. Enjoy your travels! Agata

80%

This Youth Hostel is perfectly located near St Pancras, the employees are nice, we've stayed there for 2 nights (in a quite small room), I'm quite satisfied with this trip.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Many thanks for your feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay! We have many different types of rooms, so perhaps next time you could try a bigger room with more space. We hope to see you soon! Safe travels Ale

80%

I was late arriving, it was nice to be able to get access , and a friendly face.

  • 18th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback! I'm glad you had a nice stay. Please come again for longer! Enjoy your travels! Agata

94%

Great breakfast! Nice rooms and clean bathrooms.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello!! Many thanks for you feedback. We hope to see you soon back! Safe travels! Ale

97%

Really good and helpful stuff , the rooms where clean and comfy . Really impressed

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Many thanks for you nice words. I'm also impressed! We do our best :) I hope to see you soon. Safe travels Ale

46%

My room was 18 bed, when I was doing my bed, the mattress was dirty and the pillow linen too. A complete mess, it looked like a slum, horrible lights, windows in the roof so started to rain inside the room. The kitchen/common area are practically together in the basement and there is no ventilation at all... people cooked an egg and then is smoke everywhere, strong smell etc. In the middle of a night I found other person in my bed. I would never recommend this place.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello. We have a pole to open or close windows when guest ask for it. All beds are nominal, but sometimes people doesn't pay attention and they choose the first bed available Fresh linen are provided daily by a laundry, so we will talk with the company in order to avoid more mistakes like this one. We hope our staff helped you to sort out all this inconvenience. There is a window in the kitchen and there is a wall between kitchen and the common area. We hope you,ll give us another chance Thanks

83%

Great hostel! Plenty to do in the area, quick access to the Tube station at King's Cross. The place was clean, the staff were helpful, good breakfast, and the people were interesting.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for such nice words! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and met interesting people here. Hope to see you again at Clink! Enjoy your travels!

74%

Very clean hostel. Good facilities - free breakfast, laundry, free wifi.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad you liked the hostel! Please come again for longer! :) Enjoy your travels! Agata

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