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

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1221 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Great breakfast! Nice rooms and clean bathrooms.

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Hello!! Many thanks for you feedback. We hope to see you soon back! Safe travels! Ale


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

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


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.

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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


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.

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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!


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

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


I had great time in Clink261 :-) Hostel is very clean and calm plus very easy get around city from King's Cross.

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Hello There! Many thanks for your nice words. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you back sometime. Safe travels Ale


It's too hot in the room and next to the main street which is very noisy during the night.

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Hi, Thank you for your feedback. Central location has some disadvantages like noisy street but that is why we offer free earplugs for our guests. This Summer we were experiencing the heatwave so unusual in London but now the weather is back to normal. Hope to see you again in more English weather! :) Enjoy your travels! Agata


I stayed in 18 bed dorm due to it's position at the back of the hostel, it was excellent, The hostel is ideally placed , everything is on the doorstep , restaurants , cafes , bars , shops,.with added bonus of being in easy distance of Kings Cross-St.Pancras-Euston train stations. The kitchen area very good , clean and well equipped, In a nutshell a professional hostel with friendly staff. The beds are comfortable. On my next visit to London I will be staying there.

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Hello! Many thanks for your words. It, s nice to hear that you will visit us again in the future! Since then, Enjoy and Safe travels! Ale


Had an amazing stay! The atmosphere was great, staff was very friendly and met some really great people during my stay there. Very recommended! A nice extra feature would be to have power outlets by the bed, to charge my phone nearby during the night and be able to turn the alarm off quickly and not wake up everyone else :)

  • 6th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hi, Thanks for your feedback and such nice words! It's great you liked the hostel but what makes me happy the most - you met great people here. Isn't it one of the best things in a hostel? Our biggest, 18 bedded dorms, don't have individual plugs yet but we'll have a look into that. Enjoy your travels and come back to Clink one day! :) Agata


Good beds with own lights and charging stations, common room downstairs is great, wifi is fast but didn't reach my room but I don't know if that's the case for all rooms. The staff isn't too great though, they're nice, but not English speaking, and aren't as friendly as other hostels.

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Hello! Many thanks for your review. Wifi is only working in the common areas. We think is nice to keep the rooms free of internet, making the communication between guests easier. Perhaps our English is not the best (we are all foreigners here :), but we all speak English and also one or two more languages. And we provide smiles for free ;). I hope next time you find us as friendly as we actually are. Safe travels! Ale


No lockers, lights did work in showers, place didn't feel safe at night,

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Hi, Thanks you for your feedback. I'm sorry for all that went wrong. There are lockers in the rooms but if these are all occupied we offer additional ones at the Reception. The reception is working 24/7 so if there is any problems like with lights or security you can get help at any time. Hope you will give us another chance and come again! Enjoy your travels! Agata


Very close to King's Cross, the breakfast was ok. The rooms are tiny.

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Hi, Thanks for your feedback and good ratings! The smaller dorms are more private but some people prefer more spacious 8 or 10 bedded dorms. Maybe you can try one of these next time. Hope to see you again! :) Enjoy your travels! Agata


A decent hostel. Clean, busy, but not loud. I was in a four person room and it was quite small. Not all bunks had lockers. The sister hostel (that had the bar in it) is up and over a few blocks, so you don't really feel connected to it. Very close to the train station and a metro stop that is only 4 stops away from the main part of London, which was very beneficial. Not a bad place to stay, but nothing about it particularly stands out as memorable.

  • 31st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Hello Vanessa! Thanks for your review and decent marks :) We would love to know more about your opinion and how to improve in order to make the stay of our guests (specially if you visit us again) better and memorable. Please, contact us writing and email and we will really take good notes of you ideas! Many thanks and Safe travels!! Ale


Nice new hostel with comfotable beds and an okay breakfast included.

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Hello! Many thanks for your review and good marks. We hope to see you again soon. Safe travels! Ale


I don't see why this has such a low rating. My room had adequate security and it was BIG, a huge plus in London. Staff were friendly, location was great and they had a blackboard with hot paces to go. Breakfast was free and adequate. This was the best hostel I stay in in London and I talked to other travelers who echoed the same sentiment. Wifi is a iffy, they have they tell you to connect through facebook and it never works, but just ask staff and they provide an axillary password. Will recc.

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Hi, Thanks for such a great feedback! It's so nice you describe Clink261 as the best hostel in London.. :) Please come again and stay longer! Enjoy your travels!

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