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Clink78 Reviews

78 Kings Cross rd, London, England

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80%

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4758 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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80%

Fine. Near the Mile and easy to get to the Fringe acts by foot.

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Hi there :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We love your positive vibes and we are so glad the you enjoyed your stay with us :) We hope to see you again soon! Jax

91%

lovely place I would come back.

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Hi there :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We love your positive vibes, please come back and visit again!! Happy travels, Jax

97%

This is just the coolest venue ever, love the catacomb-like row of beds, the fact that it was an old prison, the TV room and computer and study room ( Docking ) blown my mind, what a jewel of a hostel, the staff members are ultra friendly and security keep order and the bar is rocking and drinks are low cost and breakfast included and I could hardly sleep from all the excitement and I am an adult walking around feeling like a teenager again. I can't wait to stay there again, a holiday from one.

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Heya Baruch! Guests like you make our day! Thanks for the review! All the best and see you soon in London :) Izzy

77%

The location is great, just a ten minute walk to Kings Cross and there are some cool bars etc close to the hostel. I stayed in an 8 bed dorm and the room was tiny but that is to be expected for the price. Bit stuffy and it got really hot considering there were eight people sleeping in a tiny room without a fan and just a tiny window. Overall it was a really nice building and they had a nice bar. The staff were the lowpoint of my stay, they spent most of their time talking to each other it seemed

  • 14th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Place was, close enough to Kings Cross Station so transportation around is very good. Clean enough, though slightly noisy. Staff were helpful and nice.


94%

I had a fantastic time staying here and would love to return again in the future. Thumb up''


86%

Typical big city hostel. Crowded, small rooms and so on. But: The staf is very friendly and helpful The common areas are tidy, clean and also provide a friedly atmosphere. Furthermore the facilities are very clean and it does not seem to be a party hostel, despite the nice bar with cheap prices in the basement.


54%

Clink was not worth the price it charged for a room ($50 Aus per bed). Very claustrophobic. In an effort to make as much money as possible, Clink has sacrificed any breathing space in the sleeping quarters to accommodate as many people as possible per room. The toilets are tiny with barley any room to turn around. The showers whilst more spacious offers no space for you to put toiletries. The small spaces afforded in both the showers and toilets make it very difficult to get ready each morning.

  • 11th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Hello there :) Thank you for leaving us a review. I am sorry that you didn't fully enjoy your stay with us, unfortunately when booking through 3rd party websites the prices are different to what we actually sell them for ourselves. At the time of your stay the beds were only £15 / $30 Aus. Also with it being Summer in London you would battle to find something cheaper. The lovely reception staff is around 24 hours, any problems, pop down & we will do our best to help. Safe travels, Jax

69%

Definitely not the best hostel that I've stayed into. Not the worst either. Well located and relatively tidy, the beds are literally bunked insed the rooms. I had to sleep bed-to-bed (separated by a 1cm false semi-wall) with a couple of men that couldn't stop chatting and laughing like they were in the middle of a park. There's not enought plugs for charging phones either. This is my 5th visit to London and Clink78 doesn't make it to my top 3.


69%

Upon my arrival late at night the check in guy didn't seem to want to be at work. When I got to my room the bed was not made, and I went to reception, and it was resolved quickly. The breakfast is decent. And the wifi only works in the reception or the kitchen area. It's close to the train if you don't mind walking a little. Nice hostel for the price would stay again, but maybe make the beds next time... Also the bathroom downstairs was horrid toilet paper and water everywhere...


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94%

Fantastic setting; efficient and friendly staff. Rooms a little cramped,otherwise great facilities.

  • 9th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review :) We are so glad that you found the staff friendly, enjoyed our lovely location and had the time to appreciate the facilities! We hope to see you again soon! Jax

97%

Only 15-20 minutes away from King's Cross St. Pancras, this is a great place to stay for your trip to London.


43%

Bathrooms were absolutely repulsive. Showers had only scalding hot water. Rooms were extremely hot at night. Since showers were incredibly hot, it was impossible to cool off here. Bar was very expensive therefore drinking there wasn't feasible. The only saving grace was the location; ten minute walk to the underground, was very convenient. Overall, not worth the money, look to spend more for a better place.


51%

Not good. Crammed in like sardines and makes room very hot and smelly. Had personal items stolen from room and showers / toilets far from great.

  • 7th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Hello, thank you for your time leaving us a review. Sorry to hear that you didn't have a pleasant stay at Clink78. We would like to remind you that no valuables should be left in the shared dorms and the hostel does not take any responsibility for any missing items. You are welcome to use any of the lockers we have on site. Reception staff always does their best to assist you with any issues you might face though. Safe journeys! Indra

80%

Very average hostel, rooms were tight and bar area has an overwhelming smell ruining the experience.

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Hello, thank you for the review. We have passed your comments about the smell in the bar to our housekeeping and maintenance teams. They will do their best to identify and get rid of it :) Despite all we really hope to see you here again. Safe travels! Indra

86%

Over all an awesome place staff where friendly but not overly room where great size for the amount of people. Easy too meet people atmosphere all in all would recommend it to anyone especially solo travellers new to London.

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Hello, thank you for the review. We are excited to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at Clink78. The Clash Bar is a great place to meet new people and to make new friends - who knows - maybe for life! Hope to see you with us again in the near future. Enjoy you travels! Indra

69%

I have mixed feelings about Clink78. The courthouse part of the hostel was cool, the proximity to King's Cross was convenient, and the fellow travelers were great, but the rooms had us packed like sardines, the toilet generally didn't smell great, and the place had the feel of a police state. There was a bouncer at the door, and their policy against drinking your own booze is frustrating and aggressively enforced, to the point where our bags were nearly searched.

  • 5th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! We're sorry that you partially enjoyed your stay. We have to enforce the no alcohol policy due to the terms of our bar license. Safe travels! Fábio

94%

Very sociable hostel! It's easy to make friends if you hang out downstairs at the bar. The location is great--it's within walking distance to the King's Cross station, so you can travel around the city or take a train to a different city if you wanted to. The bathroom in my room was fairly small (the only thing separating the toilet/sink and the shower was a curtain), so you have to be careful not to get your things wet when taking a shower.


94%

Wonderful staff at reception desk! Room given basic cleaning daily. Great value and location!

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Dear Alice, Thanks for your nice review, we looking forward to seeing you again soon. Your Clink team HELOISA

71%

Rooms are very small and leave little space to put luggage. One morning the lights were off in the showers on the entire floor so I was not able to shower, which was inconvenient. On a positive note, the location is prime. Right next to Kings Cross station and in walking distance to some nice restaurants.

  • 4th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! We're glad you have enjoyed your stay. We have showers on every floor. Just ask at reception and we'll be glad to help with directions in case of a problem. Hope to see you again! Fábio

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