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Clink78 Reviews

78 Kings Cross rd, London, England

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81%

Rating
4351 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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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...


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)

Owner Comment (Hide)
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)

Owner Comment (Hide)
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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
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)


94%

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


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)


86%

the staff here are very helpful with directions, and the daily free walking tour is very informative for history of the city and popular destinations. the bar downstairs is always a good spot to meet people and grab a drink.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello :) Thank you for leaving us a review! We love your positive vibes! I am so glad that you found the staff helpful and friendly and that you enjoyed the bar downstairs. We hope to see you again soon. Happy travels Jax

74%

This hostel has an awesome vibe, good clean kitchen facilities and good location, close to the tube and busses. Also the free walking tour was dope. The down side was how little space you had in the dorm for bags, no power point near your bed and the intense stuffiness/smelliness due to lack of ventilation.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you so much for the review and all the nice words. We are aware of the ventilation issue and we are in process of installing a new system. Hope to see you again soon, safe travels! Indra

91%

Great hostel! Super clean, staff were friendly and helpful, wifi is great and the wifi courtroom areas are beat. The Clink bar is a great place to meet other people in the hostel and the drink prices are reasonable. Only a 10imute walk from Kings Cross but there's also a bus stop directly outside the hostel that goes to the station. Kitchen facilities are also good. 10/10 would stay again

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for such an amazing and detailed review. We are very pleased that you have enjoyed staying at Clink and we hope that you loved London as much :) Hope to see you again soon! Indra

100%

Cool and quirky in a perfect Location. Rooms very clean and quiet (even next to the bar and social area) Would definitely recommend to all

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello and thank you for such an amazing review! We are looking forward to have you staying at Clink78 again :) Safe travels, cheers!

91%

Very cool hostel, the staff is very nice and there is always someone to meet! The only problem is the rooms are a little small for the number of beds, sometimes the room just got crammed with all the luggage


71%

Not enough bathrooms Nice lockers/lights/power outlets on beds Huge hostel nice free breaky Only complaint is too much attention from a creepy Egyptian long termer.


91%

I really enjoyed my time here. The weather was cool so it wasn't too hot. You have to pay for lockers but I have a pacsafe so that's not a big deal. London is so expensive, and so is the hostel scene. For the money this was good. Breakfast is fine. Some cereal or toast. The atmosphere is really fun. Lots of travellers. Helpful staff. Would definitely stay there again.

  • 28th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for your input leaving us an amazing review. The weather in London is still cool but that's a part of the beauty :) Hope to see you again soon! Safe travels. Indra

71%

The cleanliness of common areas is good but the area behind the bunk beds as well as the bunk beds itself were incredibly filthy. They were full of cobwebs and dust and have a rank smell. When you lie down on the bottom bunk bed(this was my position), I could see the cobwebs and dust dangling in front of my face and the smell was horrible. Bed sheets were clean though so it was not from them.

  • 28th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for the review. We have passed your comments to our housekeeping team, sorry you found back of your bed unclean. You could have come to reception and told us about it, we could have solved this problem on the spot :) Anyway, we hope to see you again at Clink78, safe travels!

54%

I'm wholly unimpressed with Clink 78. The common areas are okay (nowhere near as good as the Generator London) but the rooms are 100% inconvenient. The wifi doesn't work in your room, only the common areas. I was on a top bunk - no powerpoint to charge my phone. No lockers in the room, only the paid lockers down near reception, of which there are few. Staff unfriendly and rude. The bathroom was tiny. The shower water flow only worked for 10 seconds at a time. Awful stay. Couldn't wait to leave.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for the review. Sorry to hear that you had an uncomfortable stay at Clink78. We are doing our best to accommodate all the needs of our guests, therefore we are in a process of installing free wi-fi in the rooms, there are free lockers throughout the building and plenty of power points in our common areas. Safe travels! indra

80%

First, it is close to King Cross. Second, they have free breakfast starting at 7am and there are cleaners to clean your dishes. No Wifi in the room. You could not drink you own alcohol but the office could store your alcohol for you. The bathroom on first level is not that great. The bathroom is for both sex and two of them could not close or lock the door and the third one is too dark. Go to bathroom on different floor. The rooms and hallway are quite congested, would not be easy to pack.


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