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Clink78 Reviews

78 Kings Cross rd, London, England

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81%

Rating
3466 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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74%

Good services. Nice environment. Some lockers (even small) in the rooms needed.


57%

The hostel i was expecting to be a higher standard than it was. Serious lack of lockers, i enquired at reception if there were additional lockers available for larger items, they pointed me int he direction of the 3 locker areas in the hostel, they are about the size of a shoe box and have about 20 at each location not really an adequate number when reception told me there were 700 guests! In the room there are small lockers that are suitable for phones but only if the clasp is still attached

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for your time leaving us a review!Our free lockers are big enough for a small backpack, if all of them are taken you can lock your valuables in the room - inside the overhead locker. If yours was broken we are always happy to find you a bed with a locker that you can use.We also have paid lockers and we offered you to keep your valuables behind the desk with us which you refused:) Anyway - more free lockers are coming soon so there should be enough for everyone.Safe trips! Indra

83%

Staff were excellent. Really friendly and helpful. Room was cramped with eight beds squished into a relatively small room.


89%

Really good facilities and staff and everything that is important, except for size of the rooms, they are really small. Also quite expensive but what isn't in London.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for your time leaving us a review. We are happy to hear that you had a lovely stay at Clink. Our rooms are a bit on a small side, but you can always hang out in our common areas which are nice and big. Hope to see you again soon, safe travels! Indra

69%

The idea of converting an old courthouse into a hostel is very clever. That is was drew me to Clink78. The lobby had a really nice atmosphere, and I appreciated that breakfast was included. The real downside to the hostel was the dorm room. It appeared that Clink wanted to maximize their capacity by filling every room with as many bunk beds as possible. It made the room very cramped and uncomfortable. The luggage room was also an issue, as all guests just stored their bags in one space.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for your time leaving us a review. Really nice to hear that you have liked the building and enjoyed staying in a former courthouse! Some of our rooms are on a small side, come talk to our reception team next time - we can offer you to swap to more spacious dorm. Luggage room gets really busy before the check-in starts but only for a few hours, hopefully this didn't complicate you stay too much:) Really hope to see you again, have safe trips! Indra

80%

A little bit to crowed, if they were fewer beds in the room it would be nicer, cleaner and safer because the lockers are really small.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for your feedback. Not all the rooms are the same size, come to reception next time and we will be happy to find more suitable room for you :) There are also bigger lockers in "The Dock" - one of our common rooms, you can lock your bag for a small fee there. Hope overall you had a good stay with us, safe trips! Indra

74%

It was a good room. We asked for an 8-bed female dorm and we got norm but it didn't have the decor like in the photos online.nevertheless, it was a nice room, apart from the piles of dust under the beds. The beds are very private, with screens over, and they have a cupboard above your head to put your stuff in, just remember to bring a suitcase padlock for it, or it won't be very safe.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for your feedback and time rating Clink78, also small tips for other travelers. We are happy to hear that you liked your room (we passed your comment about the dust to housekeeping team). Remember that our reception is open 24/7, please fell free to come at any time if you have some difficulties - we will be happy to help you out:) Safe trips! Indra

91%

The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The lift was broken but the man on reception happily carried my bag up to the 5th floor for me. There could have been a few more showers and toilets but otherwise an excellent hostel. Value for money and a good variety at breakfast. Will be staying here again.

  • 13th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Great 2 night midweek stay. Dorms small for 8 people. But, £25 including breakfast is great value. I think the rooms will get hot at times, but it was cool during my stay. The night staff couldn't have been more helpful when I managed to lock myself out of the room! I'm happy to report that the facilities / toilets / showers were spotlessly clean. Clash Bar is a loud party bar, but it didn't disturb my sleep on the second floor at all. Location is fantastic. Will stay again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you so much for your positive thoughts and amazing rating:) You are always welcome to come back! See you soon, safe trips! Indra

83%

Beds and bedrooms were really cramped. Didn't really enjoy having to climb in to the bed. 10 minute walk to kings cross station and bus outside straight to the south bank was great. Bar downstairs was really cool. Would've been nice if there was Wi-Fi in the room or a more comfortable area to chill in. Overall was a cool place.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for your review and rating! We are happy to hear that overall you had a good stay at Clink78, enjoyed the location and the ClashBar :) Hope our rooms didn't put you off and we will see you again soon! Safe travels. Indra

89%

Just had a really random mix of people there. Most hostels have an age limit. We got to our room and there was a construction worker in his 40s who had been living there for 8 months. Also there were plenty of 50 to 60year olds in the hostel bar. Nothing against oldies but weird.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for your time leaving us a review. Some hostels around the world have age limit - there are no age restrictions here at Clink78 though, Everyone is welcome despite their race, religion and age. Although most of our guests are in their twenties we get some older travelers as well :) We hope this didn't put you off and we will see you again soon. Safe trips! Indra

71%

felt like a hotel, really clean, nice breakfest, nice staff

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for your nice feedback! it's very nice to hear that we have exceeded your expectations :) Hope to see you again soon, enjoy your travels! Indra

91%

Kind of a party hostel. There's a bar below, opening every day. Rooms are crowded, with double decked beds that have a kind of "separating board" and a small locker over your head. They are OK. All rooms and most doors have electronic locks with cards. Breakfast is fine, coffee or tea, plenty of toast with jams, and juices. Staff is nice, and it's easy to socialize in public spaces. NO WIFI ON ROOMS. Some metro and bus stations lay around the hostel, so it s perfectly well connected.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for such a nice detailed review and awesome rating! We hope to see you again very soon, enjoy your future trips! :) Indra

80%

The hostel had almost all ingredients to make my stay as comfortable as possible. The only drawback was the limited space we had in our room to store our luggage. Furthermore I would recommend to have a little shelf in the shower cabins to keep clothes and/or toiletry high and dry.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you so much for your time leaving us a review. We always appreciate constructive feedback and promise to look into your suggestions:) Happy to hear that overall you had a nice stay at Clink78. Hope to see you again in the near future, have safe travels! Indra

94%

Great location. Room is a little smelly but it's acceptable. The bathroom is also a little limited but I always take shower in the early morning and never really have problem with it. The bar underground is grear for socializing. Staffs are helpful. Overall, i would not hesitate to come back to clink78 next time i visit London!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for the amazing review. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at Clink78 and would come back to stay here again - you are always welcome! :) Enjoy your travels. Indra

97%

I really enjoy my stay at the hostel. There was a small locker on each bed and a light. The room was a bit small for 12 person. The Wi-Fi is just working in the common area... but at least, it's working well!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you so much for the review and brilliant rating! It's nice to hear that you had a lovely stay at Clink78. Our free wi-fi works only in common areas, we believe it makes it easier for guests to find new friend and socialize more instead of hanging out in the rooms :) Hope to see you again soon, safe travels! Indra

86%

This place was great! Everything was clean and the staff was friendly. Only drawbacks were outlets were in wired spots, but they are there, and the bathroom (showers) on our floor were being remodeled. Other than that this is a great place to stay in London!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for your time leaving us a review! We are currently renovating girl's showers in the "Birds Nest", we understand that sometimes it gets a bit noisy and sorry if you were annoyed by that but it's all for the good cause - so our girls could be treated like princesses and enjoy brand new bathrooms :) Please come back and check them out, they will soon be finished! Have safe trips. Indra

91%

A really cool place to stay at. Clean and Safe with a very artistic iterior. Has everything you'll need!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thank you for your review and great ratings :) We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and liked the atmosphere and character of Clink! We hope to see you again soon! Safe travels! Anna

46%

The dorm rooms were very dirty. The shared bathrooms were also in very poor condition. I would not return to this hostel nor recommend it.

  • 10th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thank you for your feedback. We are taking your comments on board, however our 24/7 reception is there to help you with any problem such as dirt in the room/bathroom etc. We also have a housekeeping team cleaning toilets and showers many times a day, just let us know and we clean it for you :) We do hope to see you again and change your mind about the hostel :) Anna

80%

This place is very cool and original. The common spaces are old courtrooms. The dorms are definitely warehouses for travelers, where beds are quite literally pigeonholes all lined up and stacked. The breakfast was great. Bear in mind this is a BIG hostel, so the atmosphere will suffer a little. The bar looked cool. Biggest complaint is the lack of free lockers: I ended up paying 2 pounds a day in their pay lockers. Also, not all the beds had a plug (including mine).

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thank you for your time leaving us a review! So nice to hear that you appreciate the history and uniqueness of the building :) We are currently looking into getting more free lockers for the common areas, they should be here in the next couple of months. Hope to see you again soon, enjoy your travels! Indra

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