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Clink78 Reviews

78 Kings Cross rd, London, England

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80%

Rating
4254 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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100%

Couldn't be better. Thanks.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for your positive review and amazing rating! We hope to see you again soon. Happy travels! Indra

51%

The location of this hostel was one of the bright spots. The rooms were super cramped and only had a small locker for wallets. The room smelled and was stuffy. No wifi and the washroom was one of the smallest I've seen. Would not stay here again.


54%

The Clink was our first stop on a 2 month euro trip. At first we thought the facilities we're standard for hostels but since visiting other places our view has changed dramatically. Pros: clean beds, free breakfast with good range, excellent location Cons: no lockers for bags in room, extremely cramped rooms (12 bed dorm), no curtains, very poor showers (2 per floor which had cold water), no powerpoints in room (had to charge at reception), wifi only in reception, poorly designed bunk ladders


89%

The room was very small and cramped, and the bathrooms were not particularly clean. But the hostel has a great atmosphere, friendly staff, and a good continental breakfast. It was absolutely worth what we paid.

  • 26th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for your feedback. Happy to hear that you had a pleasant stay even though the room size was not up to your liking. We would love to see you again:) Safe travels! Indra

77%

Had a good stay,nice staff. Only not enough powerpoints in rooms. Other points in hallways but in weird spots.other than that good place.love the courtroom cinema


77%

The girls bathroom was honestly disgusting. There was hair in every shower and they should really enforce cleaning up after themselves. The staff was super friendly and helpful to whatever I needed. It did kinda suck that the wifi wasn't throughout the entire hostel and restricted to only the common rooms, but overall, I give this place an 8 out of 10.


94%

Fantastic hostel is a good part of the city. Walking to anywhere didn't take long at all. Everything was clean and the staff were amazing.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us review, we appreciate the feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here and that you made use of our fantastic location ;) We hope to see you again! Jacqui

91%

My stay at the Clink was bril,very good friendly helpful staff very clean toilets and room and bedding clean and fresh to.will stay again as do like this place great value for money.

  • 25th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy that you found the staff friendly, the room and toilets clean and that you thought it was good value for money. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Happy travels, Jacqui

63%

Expensive price to pay for a 4 bed room, that is very small in size, prces can be much cheaper


77%

The building itself was really cool. The beds, we're not all that comfortable, but the other facilities were very nice. It's a perfectly nice hostel, it just wasn't my style. Too big. I like something with a bit more heart. This place felt like more of a corporate location. If you want a fun place with more of a party scene, go for it.


97%

10/10 , first time i ever been in a hostel and this was top of the pops . would stay there again .


80%

Overall pretty good. Only down sides were my basement dorm regularly smelt musty and damp and I felt there could be more done to promote socialising.


80%

Didnt realise breakfast was included and a towel. Bonus

  • 19th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

I was placed in a room in the basement right next to the Clink bar. the bar didn't close till 1AM, but before and after that there were a few group of people just stood around the basement area chatting right outside the rooms. So needless to say, I (and from what I heard, also the girl in the room next to mine) didn't fall asleep until the crowds dispersed. And I had an early flight to catch the next morning.

  • 19th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Nice dorm but quite far from underground about 10 minutes walking. Overall it made my day as a sinngle backpacker.

  • 18th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Nothing bad about this hostel. Its near kings cross about 10 min walk and you can get any where. Kings cross is also the place where harry potters 9 and 3/4 platform is ;) the hostel staff are amazing really helpfull the free breakfast was the best off all my stays. The bar and kitchen area are great and the rooms are good also only thing i would change is the wifi to have it all through the hostel. I was lucky to have it in my room as i had a room next to the wifi area. Do stay here!


94%

Thanks guys! I had great time even though I travelled alone. I stayed for one night and really enjoyed this hostel. :-) receptionist were very friendly and eager to help. Bonus points for the touristic counter with tickets, guides, tips etc.! Breakfast was delicious in my opinion and kept going for a long time. Seriously, great value for money. Wifi worked perfectly, room was clean and kitchen very well equipped. Definitely will stay here again! (+Pimm's at the bar was too good to be true :--))

  • 17th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello there my friend :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a positive review. We are so happy that you enjoyed our facilities, the friendly staff, the breakfast, our travel shop and made time to check out our bar! We hope to see you again soon :) Jacqui

83%

Good facilities, friendly hostel staff. Not in the greatest location but it's only a slight walk to the underground. Wifi only downstairs which makes it crazy busy but adds to ability to meet other people though.


69%

Beds are literally on top of one another with only a plastic board to separate you from your neighbor. Lockers above bed were nice, but the lights didn't work. As for bathroom/shower = college dorm style. Inconvenient not having a sink or hooks in the room. Breakfast was included, but it was just toast and cereal.. So not much in terms of substance. If you are on a top bunk then you don't have direct access to a charging outlet, which was very inconvenient. Cool staff

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review I am sorry that you found your stay inconvenient. Most people quiet enjoy the wooden partitions between the beds. In future if you come down to reception and let us know that the bed light does not work we can get the maintenance team to fix it. We have plenty of charging outlets in the common areas for the guests to use. We wish you happier travels in the future Jacqui

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.


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