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Clink78 Reviews

78 Kings Cross rd, London, England

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80%

Rating
4258 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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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.

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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.

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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

80%

Everythink great!

  • 3rd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Croatia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Wonderful!! Thank you for leaving us a review :) Happy Travels, Jacqui

97%

Very friendly staff.Nothing to complain.A friend and I booked 2 beds in 16 shared bedroom ,3 hours before our arrival but when we got there we found out that someone else booked a bed in that room in the same time, so the girl at the reception who was very nice, placed us in a 10 shared bedroom for the same price.

  • 3rd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hi there :) Thank you so much for leaving a review and we are so happy that reception helped you out with the problem with your booking. We hope to see you again! Happy travels, Jacqui

80%

Not a bad hostel, huge kitchen/common area. I slept with my bag on my bed cause there was nowhere to store your stuff. Also the WiFi didn't reach my room which was really annoying, and only 2 plugs for a room of 10. Staff were wonderful though!

  • 3rd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am so happy that you enjoyed the common areas and the lovely kitchen that we have. There are free lockers outside the rooms that you can use with your own padlock, just ask at reception for directions. We are also in the process of installing free wifi into all the rooms for your convenience. Happy travels, Jacqui

91%

This was my first hostel experience and I was surprised I enjoyed it as much as I did. I would recommend Clink and I did end up talking about it a lot. The complimentary breakfast was awesome every morning. The rooms were clean. The beds had dividers so you wouldn't have to see the person next to you and you could somewhat shield yourself from the light. Great location too! Right in front of bus stop.

  • 2nd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • jsforcer8933
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Hi there :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a positive review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us as a first timer and that you were happy with the breakfast, the cleanliness and the location. We hope to see you again soon! Happy travels, Jacqui

91%

I stayed for 3 nights at Clink78 and i ghad a good experience. The atmosphere is awesome and its a very nice place to stay. They have a breakfast and was good too. The staff is great and very helpfull. Tha bathroom is not perfect, sometimes smells pee, so a chose another one. Its close for StPancreas and thats its amazing, you can go everywhere. Its 15min walking from British Museum. I had a nice days staying there.

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Hi there :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, We are happy you enjoyed the atmosphere, the breakfast and that you found the staff helpful. We hope to see you again soon. Happy travels, Jacqui

83%

The hostel is very close to the underground so it's easy to get around. Beds have security lockers which is good however the lights didn't work. Breakfast was free but basic which was fine. Overall good place to stay and would recommend

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Hi :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy you had a pleasant stay and that you enjoyed the free breakfast and the location. We are currently in the process of fixing the lights on the beds and we hope to see you again soon :) Happy travels, Jacqui

91%

Good to have a bar in the hostel!

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Hi there :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we are so glad that you enjoyed the bar and we hope to see you again. Happy travels, Jacqui

94%

Clink78 was a great first hostel experience for me! Great value, pretty inexpensive but pretty clean, with comfortable beds and a fun party atmosphere. The staff was very friendly and helpful, always more than happy to answer any questions I might have. Fast online customer service, too! Easy walking distant from major tube station and relatively close to the Thames River, which is a beautiful place to wander. I would definitely recommend this hostel to a friend!

  • 1st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hi there :) Thank you for leaving such a positive review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your first hostel experience, found that staff helpful and friendly and that you took advantage of our great location! We look forward to seeing you again, Jacqui

86%

I spent only one night but I would recommend it, especially to young guys: colors everywhere, big kitchen, big bar, big and nice wood-panelled lounge room with security guy always present. Definitely a great vibe. Nice rooms, average cleanliness, no lockers and no wi-fi in the rooms. Minutes away from Kings Cross but still in a quiet area.

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Hi there :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate your feedback! We are so happy that you enjoyed that atmosphere and vibe of the hostel, as well as the décor! We are currently in the process of installing free wifi into the rooms. We hope to see you again, Jacqui

51%

The room was quite small and stuffy, with quite a bit of trash on the floor. Adding some lockers to the rooms to help not only with security but with organization and ease of cleaning would be highly recommended. Putting up curtains in the room would also be a great improvement, as there was a terrible street lamp shining immediately outside our window. Free breakfast was nice, but meagre. Adding some yogurt or peanut butter as a source of protein would be great.

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Hi there Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We have free lockers outside the rooms that you can use as if we put them in the rooms it would make them cramped. We are happy you enjoyed the free breakfast and hope to see you again! Happy travels, Jacqui

83%

It was great staying there, we had a good night and the atmosphere was really pleasant !! Don't hesitate

  • 1st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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

94%

Gr8 as always. thank You and see you next time!

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Helloooo happy traveller :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us again and we hope to see you soon. Happy travels! Jacqui

94%

fantastic experience! fantastically well versed staff. helpful in the best of ways … and friendly. big plus! one little mishap was: online directions to the hotel from train station were a tad confusing -- if main (front) entrance to the king's cross train station was to be used as reference, one would be more clear and that alone would prevent one from asking questions. street signs are not as visible as one could possibly be used to -- hence, a more realistic visual will help.

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Hi there :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy that you found your stay with us enjoyable and that the staff were friendly and helpful. I am sorry that you found the directions confusing, we will look into providing more visuals. We hope to see you again! Jacqui

89%

I've tried three hostels in London and this must be the best one at the same price level. It's 5-10mins walk from kings cross. There are many good restaurants and stores around. The kitchen is really big and nice. The bathroom is good and big but water is not so hot. There's no wifi in the room but you can have it in the large lobby and kitchen which is really fast. The most satisfied thing is the stuff! They are so helpful and we became friends easily. Worthy of the price!

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Hi There :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review We are so happy that you found us reasonably priced and that you enjoyed our location, the kitchen and that you found the staff here friendly and welcoming! We hope to see you again!! Happy travels, Jacqui

89%

Clean. Good location. Helpful staff. Nice bar.

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Hi there :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad you enjoyed the location, friendly staff and the bar that we have in the building. We hope to see you again soon! Happy travels, Jacqui

71%

Staff were friendly and helpful. Room was clean enough but toilet and particularly showers were often not the cleanest. No in-room lockers so in-room storage is really limited to under the bunk. Bunk beds had additional paneling which provided a bit of extra privacy. Breakfast was tea/coffee/hot chocolate/juice with cereal/toast - can't really go wrong!

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Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy that you found the staff friendly and helpful during your stay. We are in the process of renovating our showers and bathrooms so in the future they will be more pleasant. Due to the room sizes we have free lockers outside the rooms, just ask at reception and we can point them out to you :) Happy travels, Jacqui

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