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Clink78 Reviews

78 Kings Cross rd, London, England

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81%

Rating
3432 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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69%

The rooms has no AC And in summer its a little annoying. The beds are completely together one and another.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello :) Thank you for leaving your feedback with us! Our beds have special separating panels between them to give our guests some privacy :) And we provide some fans on reception, just come to see us next time and we will be happy to give you one! See you soon! Safe travels Anna

80%

Ii really liked my stay. Last year I stayed at the Clink261 and this year I wanted to try the Clink78. This hostel is much nicer, the interior is great. But I must say I was much more able to sleep at the Clink261. When Infinally slept I didn't find it much of a problem,but I could imagine people being not able to sleep.Especially on saturdaynights, there were people yelling, screaming and singing outside and though the singing was pretty fun to here, it was quite loud and impossible not to here

Owner Comment (Hide)
hello :) Thanks for your review and great rating! Clink 78 is very different from our little sister 261; more lively because of the bar and so a little noisier too :) We provide some free earplugs for guests who decide to have an early night thought! We are really happy you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again in Clink 78 or 261 or both! Take care! Anna

94%

Way better than I was expecting! The location was very close to King's Cross. Clink78 has a wonderful, friendly atmosphere, I got to know the other girls staying in my dorm which is unusual- very friendly. The bathrooms were out of TP a few times but it was restocked. There are plenty of bathrooms/showers for everyone. Breakfast is included and has cereals, toast, teas, etc. and was very good. staff was friendly and helpful but could not keep up with a fully booked hostel.

  • 26th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello :) Many thanks for your great review and ratings! We are so happy we managed to exceed your expectations! It is true that the hostel gets really busy at this time of the year but it's only more cool travelers to meet and speak to! :) We are glad you had a good time and hope to see you again shall you return to London! Safe travels! Anna

100%

Have stayed here three times now and always friendly comfortable and great location and value for money.

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hello there! We are great that you choose us over any other place and always enjoy your stay! We are happy to have been helpful and definitely hope to see you again and again :) Safe travels! Anna

80%

Have stayed here four times now, I keep thinking, this time when I go to london I will stay somewhere else. But I end up back at clink. The hostel is not great, showers are horrible, you sleep in pigeon holes, and the rooms are always too hot or too cold, but you stay there because the breakfast is decent, the wifi good, and a bar down stairs

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Hi there! Thanks for leaving your feedback with us! We are taking all your comments on board but we do hope that next time you visit London you will end up at Clink again! :) We will be happy to show you some rooms/bathrooms more at your taste, just come to reception :) Enjoy your travels and see you soon! Anna

74%

Clink78 is a busy hostel that had a lot of young tour groups coming through to stay. The 12 bed dorm I booked was tiny, the luggage of 12 people could barely fit, but luckily I was moved to a female 10 bed dorm which was much more comfortable. Staff were generally helpful but quite busy and the facilities were clean.

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hi there! Thanks for taking your time to leave your feedback with us! We are glad your experience ended up being a good one after you changed your room! Summer time is the busiest time of the year and we have a lot of tours departing/coming back to our hostel (so many travelers to meet!) We are happy you found the staff helpful though and the hostel clean :) We hope to see you again soon! Safe travels! Anna

91%

would've been nice to have lockers for bags, and having to press a button every 20 seconds to keep the water running in the shower was a bit lame, but other than that clink was really great. everything was clean and tidy, awesome overall atmosphere.

  • 23rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
hello :) Thanks for your feedback and great rating! We are happy your experience was a good one, even though you found the showers annoying (the push button is for environmental reasons). We do have some lockers in every bed for small valuables etc, some bigger outside of the rooms are even more in the computer room! :) Next time just come to reception and we will be happy to show them to you as well as the non-push button showers on some floors! See you soon, safe travels! Anna

66%

Rooms were pretty small for the amount of beds, with no lockers and no wifi available there. Bar and kitchen were nice and big enough, specially the kitchen. Missed having big and more lockers to leave my stuff secure. Clink261 was a better choice for me although not having bar.

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Hi, Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad you liked the facilities. Clink261 and Clink78 sort of complement each other so some guests have preference choosing one hostel over the other. Both hostels offer access to the bar so when you're staying at Clink261 you won't miss it. The Wi-Fi doesn't reach the rooms to encourage guests to socialize more :) Hope to see you again! Enjoy your travels! Agata

97%

Very nice hostel. We had a great stay in Clink 😊

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Hi, Thanks for your feedback and great ratings! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay at Clink. Please come again! Enjoy your travels! Agata

80%

This hostel was very close to the King's Cross station, which was very convient. The atmosphere was very nice and there were a lot of people, which can be good or bad.

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

80%

good hostel, I wasn't there all that long as it was a awesome day. good bar only problem it shut about 12:45 but it was a sunday which is understandable I guess. only problem was I thought the rooms were a bit hot, the room was given a fan but if the window opened more than a inch then maybe it would be better but I get health and safety is baring down on many businesses.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback! I'm glad you had awesome time in London and got a chance to check the ClashBar :) Yes, at Sunday we're closing the bar earlier but it's open till 3 at weekends and 2 on other days. Yes this unusual weather and health and safety rules made it a bit difficult to keep rooms cool but we have fans available at the reception. Hope to see you again! Enjoy your travels! Agata

66%

Nice hostel. Good for a short stay and easy access to Kings Cross Station. Became quite noisy throughout the night with street noise and people arriving late into the night. Room was very hot and stuffy but the bed was comfy enough.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback! I'm glad you liked the hostel. With central location come some disadvantages like noisy street. We offer free earplugs to our guests to have a good night sleep. Since it's a shared accommodation people can come and go at any time, if they're to noisy - please report it to the reception. Hope to see you again! Enjoy your travels! Agata

66%

Extremely dirty rooms without anyone to clean them up! Disgusting rooms!! We had cockroaches and ants as guests....so Ido not think that's coexisting with nature!

Owner Comment (Hide)
hi there, thanks for your feedback. We are sorry to hear you have been disappointing with your room. We do have 24/7 reception and housekeeping teams to sort those problems out straight away if you just come to report it to the reception :) We hope to see you again to show you other rooms and prove our spotless cleanliness! Safe travels Anna

57%

Absolutely tiny dorm rooms, with grubby bathrooms. I was there during summer, and there was no airconditioning for the bedrooms - the window only opened a crack and it was really sticky! The kitchen, bar, TV and computer rooms were all fine, but I'd still prefer to hang out in a pub nearby. The hostel is also the base for Top Deck Europe tours, so about half the people there are rowdy 18-24 year olds about to start one of those tours - good if those are your type of people.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Many thanks for your feedback! We are Sorry to hear the rooms didn't meat your expectations. We provide some fans for summer time on reception (opened 24/7) as we know the heat wave makes the rooms a little too hot. As for the Top Deck tours they chose our hostel as leaving point but there are many other travelers from all over the world to socialize with in the common rooms! Hope to see you again! Safe travels! Anna

83%

Room is too small but serve well.

  • 17th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback and for appreciating the service! Smaller dorms are more private but some guests prefer more spacious bigger and a bit cheaper dorms, maybe you can try them next time? Please come again and we'll find the best option for you! :) Enjoy your travels! Agata

83%

Was good , except it was so uncomfortably hot it was impossible to sleep. There was no aircon or any fans in the room, and the window only opened a crack. Everyone complained and a lot of people checked out early to find other places to stay (even though they had to pay the remaining nights as they wont give you back your money due to their 48hr cancelation policy). The bar downstairs is awesome and everyone was really friendly :)

  • 17th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback! I'm glad you liked the hostel, people and our awesome bar! :) I'm sorry you found the room too hot. This weather is not normal here so at other times it won't be so warm. We have fans ready to rent to guests but we didn't expect the temperatures to get so high. Hope to see you again in more "English" weather :) Enjoy your travels! Agata

86%

Rooms are too small and room ventilation was very difficult.

  • 16th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback and good ratings! Smaller dorms are more private but some guests prefer more spacious bigger and a bit cheaper dorms, maybe you can try them next time? Hope to see you again at Clink! Enjoy your travels! Agata

63%

Was not happy... The room got too hardly...hardly any ventilation... The location was not the easy to reach...20 mins walking to closest station... Shower shopped in between for 20 mins... In all never went like staying in the room ... But other areas if hostels were good

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Hi, Thanks for your feedback! I'm sorry you weren't happy here. We try to give directions on our website but for first time in a big city getting lost can happen, hope later it took you less to find Clink. I passed the message about the showers to our maintenance team. Since the rooms are cheap for London they're quite basic so we gathered everything a travel may need in the common areas - I'm glad you liked them :). Hope to see you again! Enjoy your travels! Agata

77%

Helped us out at a very stressful time- and it worked perfectly for our needs- my grandson aged 18 loved it and wanted to stay longer but we had a train to catch and had to leave

  • 15th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for your review and the rating! We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us, and hey, you're always welcome to come back and stay longer ;) Hope to see you soon!

91%

I had a really great time at Clink78. As this was my first hostel, I was quite worried about the cleanliness and security. This hostel was very clean - the washrooms and showers were cleaned daily and smelled clean. There was always security on location. I did have a broken "safe" above my bed and was unable to lock my valuables away. The atmosphere is great and travelers here are very fun to be around! The staff were also friendly. Overall, this was a great place to stay!

  • 14th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for such nice words! I'm happy your first hostel experience turned out to be a positive one and I'm even more happy it was with us :). I hope the reception advised you where to find additional lockers for situations like this. See you again at Clink! Enjoy your travels! Agata

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