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Very confined beds, and shower only stayed on for 30 secs before you had to restart it. Patchy WIFI
It's a good hostel to meet new people from all over the world. It can support more than 500 people, and everyday it's possible to see travelers leaving and new travellers arriving. The mixed rooms is small. The bed is ok to sleep, and you have a small place to put valueable things like documents and money, and then lock it with your locker. One very positive thing, the Hostel is very close to Kings Cross station, which is connect to several other lines of the tube.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
The hostel i was expecting to be a higher standard than it was. Serious lack of lockers, i enquired at reception if there were additional lockers available for larger items, they pointed me int he direction of the 3 locker areas in the hostel, they are about the size of a shoe box and have about 20 at each location not really an adequate number when reception told me there were 700 guests! In the room there are small lockers that are suitable for phones but only if the clasp is still attached
Really tiny bedrooms in the basement (which resemble a little bit like a concentration camp display of Dorm) with poor ventilation and a bathroom that would be great for a space shuttle. Although the staff was really great and the room was cleaned everyday, i really can't call it a cozy place... The "bar" inside the hostel is also in the basement so we had a hard time trying to get some sleep even tired. The location of the hostel is great near King's Cross station, it was very handy.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
Staff were excellent. Really friendly and helpful. Room was cramped with eight beds squished into a relatively small room.
Really good facilities and staff and everything that is important, except for size of the rooms, they are really small. Also quite expensive but what isn't in London.
The idea of converting an old courthouse into a hostel is very clever. That is was drew me to Clink78. The lobby had a really nice atmosphere, and I appreciated that breakfast was included. The real downside to the hostel was the dorm room. It appeared that Clink wanted to maximize their capacity by filling every room with as many bunk beds as possible. It made the room very cramped and uncomfortable. The luggage room was also an issue, as all guests just stored their bags in one space.
A little bit to crowed, if they were fewer beds in the room it would be nicer, cleaner and safer because the lockers are really small.
It was a good room. We asked for an 8-bed female dorm and we got norm but it didn't have the decor like in the photos online.nevertheless, it was a nice room, apart from the piles of dust under the beds. The beds are very private, with screens over, and they have a cupboard above your head to put your stuff in, just remember to bring a suitcase padlock for it, or it won't be very safe.
We reserved a 3 bed suite. However, what we did not know was that the three beds were a single bunk bed that had a twin bed on top and a double sized bed on the bottom. So two of us were forced to share a bed since we did not want to have to pay more to get a different room. Two full grown men do not fit well on a double sized bed. Also, there was very little space in the room. It was impossible for three of us to change clothes, get into our baggage, or move around at the same time.
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The lift was broken but the man on reception happily carried my bag up to the 5th floor for me. There could have been a few more showers and toilets but otherwise an excellent hostel. Value for money and a good variety at breakfast. Will be staying here again.
Great 2 night midweek stay. Dorms small for 8 people. But, £25 including breakfast is great value. I think the rooms will get hot at times, but it was cool during my stay. The night staff couldn't have been more helpful when I managed to lock myself out of the room! I'm happy to report that the facilities / toilets / showers were spotlessly clean. Clash Bar is a loud party bar, but it didn't disturb my sleep on the second floor at all. Location is fantastic. Will stay again.
Beds and bedrooms were really cramped. Didn't really enjoy having to climb in to the bed. 10 minute walk to kings cross station and bus outside straight to the south bank was great. Bar downstairs was really cool. Would've been nice if there was Wi-Fi in the room or a more comfortable area to chill in. Overall was a cool place.
Just had a really random mix of people there. Most hostels have an age limit. We got to our room and there was a construction worker in his 40s who had been living there for 8 months. Also there were plenty of 50 to 60year olds in the hostel bar. Nothing against oldies but weird.
felt like a hotel, really clean, nice breakfest, nice staff
Clink78 is very clean & super friendly. It's a large hostel with various meeting zones: kitchen, bar, lounge, computer room. +Breakfast King's Cross area has somewhat of a bad reputation on safety, but it is getting better. I didn't feel threatened walking to and from the hostel, yet you should be aware of your surroundings. As far as being central and easy to get to other places in London it's a good location. Use your swipe card to get anywhere in the building pass the reception lounge.
Kind of a party hostel. There's a bar below, opening every day. Rooms are crowded, with double decked beds that have a kind of "separating board" and a small locker over your head. They are OK. All rooms and most doors have electronic locks with cards. Breakfast is fine, coffee or tea, plenty of toast with jams, and juices. Staff is nice, and it's easy to socialize in public spaces. NO WIFI ON ROOMS. Some metro and bus stations lay around the hostel, so it s perfectly well connected.
The hostel had almost all ingredients to make my stay as comfortable as possible. The only drawback was the limited space we had in our room to store our luggage. Furthermore I would recommend to have a little shelf in the shower cabins to keep clothes and/or toiletry high and dry.
Great location. Room is a little smelly but it's acceptable. The bathroom is also a little limited but I always take shower in the early morning and never really have problem with it. The bar underground is grear for socializing. Staffs are helpful. Overall, i would not hesitate to come back to clink78 next time i visit London!
I really enjoy my stay at the hostel. There was a small locker on each bed and a light. The room was a bit small for 12 person. The Wi-Fi is just working in the common area... but at least, it's working well!