Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

28+ days before arrival: the 20% deposit paid will not be refunded
-28 days before arrival: no-refund given

Additional Terms and Conditions

Full T&Cs will be emailed to you at the time of booking

Additional Info:

● Groups of more than 15 pax booking through this website will be required to pay a 20% deposit at the time of booking which is non-refundable. The remaining balance will have to be paid 4 weeks prior arrival
● We accept groups from age 12+.
● If your group is arriving by coach, make sure to contact us for information on where to stop and park.
● If you do not inform us by email on when booking we cannot guarantee for your group to be in the same rooms and depending on availability your booking might be cancelled.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Clink261 is a comfortable, centrally located hostel just 5 minutes' walk from King's Cross Tube and St. Pancras International Station; London’s main transport hub. The hostel offers free WiFi throughout the building and a great-value all-you-can-eat breakfast for £4.

Clink261 opened its doors 20 years ago. It's come a long way since then but it’s still got that laid-back feel that backpackers love. Staying at Clink261 feels a bit like coming home. With a self-catering kitchen, friendly staff and comfortable sofas, it’s a welcoming place to return to after a day of city exploration. The old Student Union building has been brought to life with unique British-themed interiors.  

Clink261 has shared dormitory style accommodation along with girls' only dorms and private rooms. All bunk beds have individual reading lights, a USB/electric port to charge up your devices and a locker (sizes vary from room to room, bring your own padlock). Towels are included in private rooms and available to others for a small fee.

Guests can chill out in the lounge area or cook something tasty in the well-equipped self-catering kitchen. They are also welcome to head to ClashBAR at nearby Clink78 (just 320m away) where there are DJ nights, live music, pool / table football and great drinks deals. 

Reception is open 24/7 and offers discounted tickets on tours and attractions. The friendly team will be happy to help with any questions.
King's Cross is a bustling and creative area of London. Famous gig venue 'Water Rats' is nearby, an open-air swimming pool is just the other side of King's Cross station (only for the brave!). 'Kerb' Street Food Market is held regularly in Granary Square. The British Museum and Camden Market are a 25-30 minutes’ walk away and all of London's big sights are easily reached on public transport. 
At just five minutes’ walk from King’s Cross Underground, Clink261’s location is hard to beat.

Please make sure to read the hostel's Terms & Conditions before booking.
Special conditions apply for group bookings (20 guests or more), please contact the hostel directly.

If you wish to cancel or amend your reservation and avoid full charges for your booking, please ensure you notify us by email as soon as possible and at least 48 hours prior your arrival date notice. Passed this time, I am afraid full charges will incur. View House Rules


Welcome to your new cosy home in London, here at Clink261. Our building was a Student's Union in a previous life, and now it has everything you need for a comfy and memorable stay. Swap recipes with fellow travellers in our well-equipped kitchen and put your feet up (London's a big exciting place!) in the cosy lounge area after a busy day checking out classic sights like Big Ben, Westminster Abbey or the vibrant market stalls in trendy Shoreditch. If you fancy a few drinks, sign up for one of our events or head to our sister hostel's ClashBAR just a couple of minutes’ walk away for fun-filled DJ nights, live music and great drink deals.


We’re based in the bustling and central King’s Cross, which is well connected on the underground. KERB street food market in Granary Square is a 5-minute walk away, as well as loads of bars and clubs, while the famous Camden Market is only a 15-minute tube ride away – a must-visit when you’re in town. You can reach us from London's major airports in around 50-75 minutes on the tube or express train.

Rooms and Dorms

Our mixed and female-only dorms are perfect for resting your head, or check out our private rooms if you're in a couple or want some extra peace and quiet. Our bunks come with free linen (and towels in private rooms, otherwise you can rent them), reading lights and USB ports so you can keep your batteries charged. Stow your stuff safely in our lockers (remember your padlock!).

Extras and activities

We've got handy laundry facilities, and you can post snaps of the city with your followers using our free Wi-Fi, available throughout the building. Pick up a free city map to find your way around, and load up on breakfast for £4 before heading out. Forgotten something? No worries. You can hire hairdryers and adaptors from reception. Our staff with also recommend must-sees and sort you discounted tickets for tours and attractions – just ask!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 7.2

  • Cleanliness 7.2

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Feb 2020
    Staff is really friendly and welcoming!! Felt really comfortable and safe staying there!
    Latvia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Dec 2019
    Marvelous place with great staff. Tidy and cool atmosphere just a few hundred meters from St Pancras / King's Cross.
    Finland, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 9.7


    12 Dec 2019
    Great location. Great staff. Relatively calm and quiet. Safe. Adult.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    30 Jan 2020
    The hostel was very close to the Kings across station, but just far enough away to be quiet. Lovely clean beds. A nice continental breakfast (at £4 extra) and clean bathrooms and toilets, no toiletries except for hand soap. Really helpful staff. I will stay here again.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    24 Jan 2020
    Well located, helpful staff and clean environment.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 6.9


    27 Dec 2019
    Clink261 is the right place to stay if you're looking for close to Kings Cross and cheap but that's about it. Cleanliness was my biggest issue at clink261, everything was just a little dirty. Luckily I didn't feel that way about the sheets - they seemed clean. Do not pay the extra for the breakfast, it's not worth the £3 extra/day when the all of the cereal is crazy stale. However, like I said before, if location and price are what you're focusing on then it's fine.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    16 Dec 2019
    The hostel was ok for a quick nights stay before catching the Eurostar early in the morning. Arriving at 10pm the shared bathroom facilities were really dirty-not pleasant. The room was fine, except my under the bed locker was broken. The cleaning staff were up cleaning the shared facilities at 05:30am, if they are not cleaned again this is why they were so dirty when I arrived. I would use again if only needed to for a 1 night quick stop off as the price is fine for what you get.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    19 Dec 2019
    The lighting in the room needs to be changed as we had trouble seeing properly in the room. The entire hostel also needs an update and the facilities need a thorough cleaning. The location is really close to Kings Cross station and the tube which is excellent but the area itself isn’t great. The building also needs to work on the ventilation as we were dying from the heat and it was mid December.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9


    18 Jan 2020
    I paid extra to have the bottom bed, but when doing my check in the guy on the front desk told me there where any left... he said I’ll get refunded and still waiting for it. Stayed in a 4 bed girl only room. And the room was TINY! There was barely any space to move! And the walls seem to be made out of paper I could hear the guy in the next room snoring! I was supposed to stayed 2 night but after the first one I had enough. If you have a bit more money just get an air b&b
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 4.3


    27 Dec 2019
    As long as you step into the room, there is an unpleasant smell that you can’t get rid of. Super poor ventilation. Beds are extremely close to each other. People are barely separated by a tiny partition. Feel like I am sleeping on the same bed with 10 ppl. Lockers are provided but the one matches ur bed number is always occupied. Showers are extraordinarily small. Hard to wear clothes in shower rooms. Toilets are insane. Three toilets but only one mini sink. Shittiest hostel. Leave immediately.
    Hong Kong China, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games


  • 2016

    1st, Lifetime Achievement Award

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