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Clink78 Reviews

78 Kings Cross rd, London, England

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80%

Rating
4249 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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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

91%

Been here before, great different kind of hostel, lots of facilities and nice included breakfast

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Hello :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy that you enjoyed the breakfast and the facilities that we have here. We hope to see you again! Happy travels, Jacqui

80%

In all of my hostelling experience, this is probably the best I have ever stayed at. The facilities were fantastic, and it was really very good value for money (considering the excellent location). More than that, clink boasts something quite rare to hostels, and that is a real sense of community that I have never seen before. Yes it is big, but that makes it seem more like some utopian microcosm. Breakfast a bit too sugary but free! Rooms a touch small, but you're in ldn so to be expected.

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Hello Traveller, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so so happy that you had such a great stay and that you enjoyed our atmosphere, facilities, location and the little community that we have here! It is an honour to be considered your best hostel and we hope to see you again soon :) Safe travels, Jacqui

94%

Second time I come to this hostel. Clean, close to the train station and at a good price. Also the breakfast is very good

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Hello :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy that you enjoyed our location, reasonable pricing and the free breakfast! We hope to see you again, Jacqui

69%

The wifi didn't reach the rooms, and was only really accessible from the common areas. The bathrooms and halls were clean, but my dorm room wasn't great. There were some broken tiles and no place to leave your luggage besides the floor. I had to jump over the luggage of the girl below me just to get up to bed. And change the ladders up to the top bunks, they're awful to use. Some of the staff was great but one or two were a little inappropriate late at night.


94%

4th time back here, always come here when I have a night free travelling through London. Clink rocks :)

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Hello again :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us another review, we are so happy to have had you back with us! We wish you many more happy travels, Jacqui

100%

My room was a bit small, but the hostel is very clean. It's in a good location and the atmosphere is great.

  • 18th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Clink 78 was great. You could tell the staff was glad to help you with any questions you had and that it was important to them to keep everything clean. I love that we had a little lock box on our beds to keep our valuables safe. The only down sides were the luggage room barely had room for our stuff and the wifi only works in certain parts of the building


91%

Staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the hostel is good to come to as a couple/small group of friends/individual and there's plenty of opportunities to meet others at the bar in the evening! Would highly recommend this hostel!

  • 16th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


60%

I stayed four nights in a deluxe room for 12 girls. That were no lockers in the room and all the luggage was in the middle of the room. It was a big mess. Another problem in the room is that there is no sockets in all beds. The light in my bed didn't work. Furthermore, the wifi is available only in commun áreas. To me the hostel was clean and the breakfast was good, but I wouldn't stay again.


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