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78 Kings Cross rd, London, England
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  • 80%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

Clink78 is a former courthouse, where Charles Dickens worked and the Clash were fined for shooting pigeons. Hostelworld guests have said this hostel offers 'great value for money and a really good atmosphere', 'impeccable cleanliness', a popular bar and 'very friendly and relaxed' staff. The 'clean and modern' rooms include privacy screens for the beds and individual reading lights as well as personal power points. Visitors say it's 'very close to Kings Cross station so we could get anywhere in London relatively quickly and easily'. We like the impressive stained-glass ceiling in reception.

Property Information:

Clink 78 is a stylish backpacker hostel which is oozing with character and history and is packed with friendly staff looking to make your stay an enjoyable one. Clink78 combines 200 years of history with a quirky and colourful interior and is located in the old Magistrates courthouse on Kings Cross Road. Clink78 is unique in its appearance and is in the perfect position to connect travelers to no less than six tube lines, the national rail network and the Euro Star to Europe.

We believe that Clink 78 has everything a backpacker needs all under one roof. Chill in our TV courtroom, catch up on your world affairs in our internet courtroom or cook your self up a budget backpacker banquet in our self catering kitchen. We offer a mixture of private rooms and dorms, and most private rooms and some of the dorms have their own bathrooms. We also offer Girls Only dorms and Girls Deluxe dorms for even more luxury.

Freebies include:
A Continental breakfast
Bed linen
A Luggage room
A Towel for everyone who books into a female deluxe dorm or private rooms.
A London walking tour
A London map
Safety boxes
Hostel wide wifi

If excitements your thing then our small, but perfectly formed, travel shop can send you off on your very own London adventure. When you return, dust your pack off and head down to our famous basement Clashbar which brings you 7-nights-a-week of pure entertainment, fun and frivolity. It's great value and the perfect place for a recap on the days events. Feel free to wash them down with an ice cold beer or glass of wine :)

Stag/Hen do bookings are not accepted. Clink reserves the right to deny entry to anyone who has booked online as part of such a group.

Please make sure you read our terms & conditions, especially our policy on bringing children into the hostel, before booking.

See you soon!

Clink78 team

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  • Latest Review

    I travel a lot and I never take time to write reviews. But my stay at Clink 78 was so uncomfortable and left me feeling so taken advantage of that I need to say what I think. I stayed in a 12 person dorm with my friend. The room was tiny, with no standing room for more than three people at a time. There was of course no room for luggage either. The advertised "lockers" are no more than small safe boxes above the beds. There a few plug in the rooms, so you have to stand in the hallways to charge.
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      Anonymous, Germany, Mixed Group, 25-30
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wheelchair Friendly


  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Check-in: from 2.30pm till 4am. If you arrive before 2.30pm you're welcome to leave your luggage in our luggage room. Check-out: 10am. Passport, driver's license or government issued identity card required upon check-in. Please note that guests who wish to bring children under 16 years of age must book whole dorms or private rooms. Bookings cannot be accepted from any underage person unless they are accompanied by an adult over 18. They will be refused check-in. Note that all our dorms are mixed unless a girl dorm is booked. When booking dorm beds in dorm rooms, we cannot guarantee that you will all be staying in the same room. We suggest booking private rooms if you don't want to be separated. A group is 15 or more people. We do not accept groups aged under 16 years of age. You'll be asked to pay a non-refundable deposit of the first night a week after booking is made. The balance will be required three weeks before arrival. One group leader will be required to give a credit card upon arrival for a group deposit. This will need to be the card holder. We will pre-authorize the card for �300 in case of breakage or for not respecting coach stopping/parking rules. If your group is arriving by coach, make sure to contact us for information on where to stop and park.

Clink78 Located at 78 Kings Cross rd, , London.
London WC1X 9QG 78 Kings Cross rd
80% 4764
51.5287841 -0.1154208
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