Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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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Property Description

Welcome to Clink261!

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 Wi-Fi throughout the building.

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.
Please note Clink261 is a cashless hostel. All guests must present a debit/credit card on check-in with the name of the person staying at Clink261.

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.

We don't have any parking spaces directly at the hostels, unfortunately. However, parking is available at the nearby NCP car park. The address is:
Judd Street NCP Car Park, Judd Street, St. Pancras, WC1H 9QR.
The car park is open from: 05:00-23:00. Height restriction is: 1.9m
Parking charges are as follows:
2 hours £10.00
4 hours £20.00
24 hours £28.00
You can pre-book online at the NCP’s website.

Please make sure to read the hostel's Terms & Conditions before booking.
Special conditions apply for group bookings (20 guests or more) and Stag/hen parties, 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 to your arrival date notice. Passed this time, we are afraid full charges will incur. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.4

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Jun 2022
    Nice hostel. Very good location. Friendly staff.
    Netherlands, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    03 Jun 2022
    The hostel is far much better than most 3 or 5 star hotels. Its very clean and i liked the clean and well kept kitchen.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    06 Jun 2022
    Nice atmosphere and great location. Staff were helpful but could’ve been cleaner.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    22 May 2022
    Great common space and a nice kitchen which is becoming too rare in major cities like London. Staff is nice. Location is incredible, right on five tube lines. Beds are a bit barebones with no privacy curtains, and shake like an earthquake at the slightest movement. Didn’t try the social atmosphere much but it doesn’t seem the most open/backpacker-y. Price was good at first but jumped up dramatically when I extended two nights. Overall, pretty decent place.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Jun 2022
    Paper thin walls, you can hear everything from the stairs, to the bathrooms and the neighboring rooms. Loud talks and sounds were common at late hours and staff did nothing to calm their guests. Our room had no curtains, we asked the staff thrice to fix the issue and best solution they came up with was to give is sleeping masks, unacceptable. Some showers were filthy. Very little restrooms, you have to scout the building to find and available one. Breakfast was amazing tho.
    Chile, Couple, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    18 Jun 2022
    Ive stayed in a 18 mix room and the smell didn't surprise me (only a skylight to air the room). After all, it's a hostel. Beds are separated by a board |_|_|_| Could be an issue 4 sb. Lockers are bigger than a Ryanair cabin bag. Staff is really friendly and helpful. Showers OK, hot enough, plenty of space to keep your towels dry. I didn't use the kitchen, I just went to the hostel to shower, sleep and have a bite at the reception tables. If that's what you're looking for, the place is perfect.
    Spain, Female, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    04 Jun 2022
    The place was very cramped and was a bit weird. The staff was super nice and the facilities were good. Bathrooms very cramped and huge skylight in the room so it was very bright in the room by 5:30 in the morning.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 5.7


    24 Jun 2022
    Arrived late one night and left early the next morning so didn’t see too much of the hostel but the bathroom wasn’t that clean. Staff weren’t that helpful at trying to check in. Felt quite judged for arriving to the room at approx 11pm as all lights were out and people seemed to be annoyed to hear shuffling noises. Locker was quite small and not much other space in the room to leave bags. It Was okay for me and just needed a bed close to the train station but wouldn’t want to stay any longer.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 4.9


    25 May 2022
    Was slightly disappointed in my stay, thankfully I was only there for a night and the incentive was location, laundry service and I am familiar with the brands other location. I felt quite uneasy staying here, did not think cleaning was up to par, and although it was great to do my laundry there is only 1 washer and drier so be prepared to wait. Even bathrooms it feels like there are less showers/toilets thandesire. Staff mostly seemed quite disengaged and unbothered. Dorms were fine.
    British Virgin Islands, Male, 18-24
  • 4.6


    19 Jun 2022
    While we were there the facilities were very gross. Bathrooms had hair and mold and trash all over. We were only there one night and other people had taken our reserved beds so like at other clinks where we had been advised to just fill in where we could, the stay woke us up at midnight and then proceeded to scold us and did not bother the people that took our original spots. Other clinks checked those issues daily so they definitely should have been more on top of that.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2016

    1st, Lifetime Achievement Award

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