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Clink261 Reviews

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

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84%

Rating
1398 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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100%

I found the hostel to be easy to find, the staff welcoming and the facilities clean and easy to use. It is very well located a stone's throw from Kings Cross - a really easy walk. Lots of places around for food and money exchange and a lovely pub just a few doors up. A great London hostel.

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Hi there! Thank you very much for such an amazing review! We are really happy you enjoyed your stay at Clink 261, and we hope to see you with us in the near future! Have a great day! Kind regards, Sérgio Reception Supervisor

83%

Not the worst, not the best. + Full kitchen with fridges and microwaves. + Clean bathrooms and showers. + Felt pretty secure. Key card entry to building and rooms. + 24/7 reception. Staff is knowledgeable and multilingual. + Free breakfast. - No lockers in 16 bed rooms, only very small lock boxes. - Support staff were less friendly and often did not speak English. - No choice of bunk. - Somewhat of a walk to downtown.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thank you for your lovely comments. We are glad to know you are happy about the facilities, the cleanliness and the security in our hostel! About the lockers, you can always find more lockers of bigger size in the reception area. Also, as you know, our reception is open 24 hours to help you out with any other issue. Our support staff’s English may not be the best, but they are always willing to help and try to do their best to get on with you. I hope to see you with us again! Sérgio

86%

small room and congested for two single bed room.. no girl toilet in the third floor and we have to go down to the second floor... good security.. even thought nearby the station but hostel is a bit far.. friendly staff

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Hi there! Thanks a lot to take the time to leave a review, and for appreciating the staff ! We are sorry to read your room looked small, why not to book next time a private room? We are sure it will match your expectations! Also, if you let us know in advance, we will try our best to allocate you on any of the other floors, where you can find all the female facilities. Enjoy your travels! Kind regards, Sérgio, Reception Supervisor

71%

Small room

  • 4th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are sorry to know you found the room small. Next time, I would recommend you to book a private room, they are much more spacious, and you will have plenty of space to keep your belongings. Hope to see you with us again! Enjoy your travels! Kind regards, Sérgio, Reception Supervisor

100%

Very good welcome. Speak french

  • 3rd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thank you very much for such an amazing rating! We are happy to know you felt welcome, and hope to see you with us again in the future! Merci beaucoup! Kind regards, Sérgio

71%

Location was perfect for one nights stay, before heading to Paris on the Eurostar in the morning. However, the rooms and bathrooms could have been cleaner. There was also only one locker per bunk - so as the second one in the bunk to arrive I did not have a locker. This would have been an inconvenience if I was staying for a couple of days.

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Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and to point out the good location of the hostel! We are sorry to read that rooms and bathrooms weren't clean enough. Our reception is open 24 hours, and we have the housekeeping team available in case something needs to be cleaned, next time don’t doubt to come to let us know! About the lockers, you can find more lockers in the reception area that you can use at all times. Enjoy your travels! Regards, Sérgio Reception supervisor

83%

rooms (dorms and showers) too narrow wardrobes in the dorms missing

  • 1st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thank you for your review! We are sorry to know you found the dorms to narrow. Next time, why not try a private room? They are much roomier, and you have plenty of space to keep your belongings. Hope to see you with us again! Enjoy your travels! Kind regards, Sérgio Reception Supervisor

69%

The room is very small and accomodates 18 people. We were all ammounted in beds lined together. It felt like a coffin. The only thing that separates you from your dorm mate is a thin playe. Many of the guests were smelling and I found sleeping here unbearable. Staff is very friendly, breakfast is good and bathrooms are clean. price is cheap, but nothing mitigates the horrible configuration of those rooms.

  • 1st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your feedback and appreciating the staff! We are glad you enjoyed the breakfast and you found the hostel clean and cheap. We are sorry to hear you found the room very small and you didn’t like the configuration of the room. On you next stay I would recommend you to book a different dormitory such as the 10BB, which is provided of a different configuration of the beds and you will find also sockets and USB chargers in every bed. Enjoy your travels! Kind regards, Sérgio

86%

Good spot. Nuff said. Lovely. Thank you.


94%

Had a great stay at Clink261! the breakfast was great, the staff friendly, the hostel is clean and close to St Pancras underground station...they have lockers inside the rooms, under the beds, which is great, but you need your own padlock or you can buy one at the reception...anyway higly recommed!


54%

If you're over 5 feet 5 inches tall, I don't recommend you stay here. The bunks are really small. The place was just felt dirty. It was like staff barely did the bare minimum to keep it sanitary. For the price my friend and I paid we could have stayed in a hotel instead. I would not book here again.


71%

This was the weirdest hostel experience I've had so far. The staff was AMAZING and the location was fantastic. I was happy we got breakfast and the wifi worked well. None of that matters compared to the reality of sharing an 18-person bedroom without any security for our belongings. It was embarrassing that there were about 25 very small lockers for what I can only imagine what was 80-90 people staying there. I'm not going to leave valuable items like a passport unlocked with total strangers.


94%

Well put together hostel with a good location for transport access all around London. The space in general was compact as everything in London is, but clean and well kept, including the restrooms. The staff were friendly and helpful, the free breakfast was satisfactory enough, and the beds were clean and comfy. It was a bonus that there was a sink in the room for teeth brushing, etc.


89%

I was in a 10 bed female dorm, and my only real complaint was that there were only 5 luggage lockers in the room. I had a locker, but some other people in the room did not. That being said, I had a nice few nights at Clink and I would stay there again if I go back to London!


91%

Great location and not too expensive, great place to stay for a short stay! :)

  • 27th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

It was my first time at 261. I have stayed at 78 a few times and they have always been fine but 261 is really nice. More cosy, a bit cleaner and nicer rooms with the sky light. Whilst 78 is more lively 261 is more peaceful and I had a really great stay. I think it will always be 261 from now on. I didn't try but does my card get me into 78 so I can go use the bar and stuff. I didn't ask this time but its something I might do in the future. Thanks guys it was really a great stay.

  • 26th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

The staff, both on my arrival and departure, were very friendly and informative, and the atmosphere was relaxed. The facilities were good, and the location ideal for getting around London. The breakfast being included in the price was also a bonus :)


80%

Overall quite happy here. Not perfect, but good enough


71%

Pretty average hostel stay, fine for 2 nights. It felt very safe and the facilities were decent. The double private room came with towels and a sink which was really nice.


60%

The rooms are incredibly small. The shared toilets were pretty dirty, but as always it depends also on how the other guests behave!


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