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Clink78 Reviews

78 Kings Cross rd, London, England

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80%

Rating
4172 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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66%

This hostel was nothing special, but not terrible. A few small things I thought were missing: No hooks to hang wet towels and clothes. London is a rainy city, but there was NOTHING to hang our wet clothes on. There are no lockers in the rooms. It was a huge disappointment to learn that the lockers were elsewhere in the hostel. When we finally found them, they were all taken. Also, no wifi in the room, only in the common rooms. I mean, come on, it's 2015.


86%

Elevator was out and I didn't think there was enough secure locker space available. On the flip side, beds were comfy, amenities were clean and the building was great. Would stay there again

  • 13th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review We are sorry about the elevator, it is taking us longer than expected to get fixed but it will be up and running soon! There are free lockers on 3 of the floors that we try to keep free but we are looking into getting more installed. We look forward to seeing you again. Jacqui

69%

The location was the biggest drawback to the hostel because it was far away from sights and pubs. It made it less accessible to the areas of the city that had the same vibe as the hostel. The bar in the hostel was a good idea but it was very expensive, making it limiting, along with the fact that having a bar there meant you could not purchase and drink your own alcohol on the premises.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am sorry that you found the location inconvenient, it is rather surprising as almost all our guests comment on how suitable it is to explore London with Kings Cross station being only 5 minutes away as well having lots of the central line buses that come past us. Did you pop by reception to ask for directions before you went out? We hope you have better travel experiences in future, Jacqui

77%

It's a great hostel but I didn't expected to be that huge!!! so many people it's crazy, but it was nice to see all this people coming from everywhere, but it must be the biggest hostel I have ever seen. the staff is very nice, specially at the reception...the location is just great!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. The property used to be a courthouse for 150 years before we bought it 8 years ago. We are so glad that your enjoyed your time here, found the staff friendly and made use of our great location :) We look forward to seeing you again, Jacqui

83%

Kitchen hygiene hard to match and utensils and fridge space immaculate.and well designed kitchen. Some rooms better than others , The dock and Video rooms are very welcoming attributes and wifi is pretty consistent . Luggage room scores heavily too..nice people stay there ..mostly..

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there Thank you for leaving us such a positive review! We are so glad that you enjoyed the kitchen, the common areas and that you found the luggage room useful.

63%

Friendly, helpful staff. Although they had a system for preventing access through the front door without a key or being buzzed in, the front door was usually wide open. Fairly close to main metro hub makng it easy to get around.

  • 10th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so glad that you found the staff friendly and helpful. We do always keep the doors closed at night but during the day we sometimes open them to get some of that lovely London fresh air in. We hope to see you again! Jacqui

83%

Overall it was a really good visit. The staff was nice enough for the most part, the place was clean, and only a 10-15 min walk from King's Cross Station. . The beds are fairly comfortable, but getting onto the top bunk could be somewhat of a challenge. The WiFi does not reach throughout the whole hostel, it's only in the common areas, which can get pretty loud if you are looking for a quiet spot. The breakfast arts is very hectic and crowded in the mornings and definitely on the warm side.

  • 10th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! You will be happy to know that we are in the process of installing free wifi into all the rooms and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Safe travels, Jacqui

100%

I stayed at Clink 78 in London Kings Cross and would highly recommend it. The place is clean, cute, fun, organised and staff is very friendly and helpful. Any age range is welcome and feels at home. I travelled with my two daughters and it was the best possible option for the price. Excellent job guys

  • 10th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi There Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review :) We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon! Happy travels, Jacqui

94%

Me and my dutch friend really did enjoy our stay at Clink! People were all so nice especially Ivan (I hope i spelled it right haha) you really are doing a great job! :) our room was nice and i loved all the colourful walls :) i can highly recommend this hostel! Theres nothing bad about to say! Will definitely come back soon xx

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. And yes you did get his name right! He is one of our wonderful supervisors. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon! Happy travels, Jacqui

80%

A little acrobatic skill is needed to get in and out of the top bunk.

  • 8th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello happy traveller Everyone needs a good stretch in the morning! We wish you many more exciting travels, Jacqui

100%

The best hostel I ever visited, I'm going to recommend it to everyone I know!

  • 8th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you so much for leaving us a review :) We are so so happy that you enjoyed yourself while you were staying with us. We hope to see you soon! Happy travels, Jacqui

97%

More zones with wifi. One toilet in the first floor sometimes do not work, or take a lot of time to be filled of water so we can not flush it.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review We are currently in the process of installing free wifi into the rooms. And next time if you could pop down to reception and let us know if something isn't working and we can get the maintenance team to fix it :) Happy travels, Jacqui

63%

Beds are comfortable enough, staff are friendly, and the canteen is very adequate. But the toilets could use some upgrading, needs more hooks, place to put toiletries, etc.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you for leaving us a review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we are currently in the process of upgrading the toilets so hopefully you will find them more pleasant when you return :) Happy travels, Jacqui

94%

Another great stay. Clash bar was awesome fun, met some, great people and had a few laughs! Will be back again!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon! Happy travels, Jacqui

83%

Excellent Staff! Really nice people!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review We are so glad to hear that and we hope to see you again! Happy travels, Jacqui

40%

The bedroom was disgusting, very smelly, dirty, overcrowded with luggages, mugs, pants all over the places. People of the bedroom have been there for a long time and thought it was their private room.The street is noisy. The last day I couldn't take a shower because water was cold. They shoudln't charge so much. The internet is also expensive.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello my friend Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, I am sorry your room was messy, in the future just pop down to reception and let us know, we can either get the other people in the room to tidy up or we can move you to a different room. We have free Wifi in the common areas, no need to pay for it. We wish you happier travels in the future, Jacqui

51%

I stayed in 12 mix dormed and I got the upper bed. It was very difficult to get to my bed and the stairs made my feet so painful.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review I am sorry you found the top bunks a pain to get up to, we are looking into changing the ladders. I wish you happier feet in the future, Jacqui

97%

Absolutely fantastic hostel. Bar staff are real fun and take song request. Meet some life long friends here. Super cool layout and all you can drink coffee in the morning. Clean and walking distance from Fabric nightclub


69%

Big hostel so there's always a lot of people in the common areas, great to meet other travelers. The staff was amazing, very helpful with everything, but the dorms were REALLY small, almost had no space to walk because of the luggage, no lockers in the rooms, hangers or tables and the showers had this annoying button you had to push every 10 seconds or so to get the water and you couldn't regulate the temperature. Good location, close to King's Cross and ok breakfast.


80%

Really liked my stay at clink78. Had a good vibe and plenty of common areas. Also liked that there were partitions between the beds. Only dislike is lack of hanging/place to put my clothes in the showers.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello my friend Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review :D We are so excited that you enjoyed your stay with us. The common areas are quite lovely. We are currently looking into getting hooks for the showers so hopefully that will be sorted soon. Happy travels, Jacqui

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