Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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

You will be asked to pay a 20% non-refundable deposit within the week of your booking.

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.

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+.
● 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.
● 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
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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 7.8

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.2

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    13 Jun 2019
    I literally only slept here so I found the hostel fine! It’s in a good location, and a safe walk back from the tube. I stayed in a 10 bed room and the room got really warm so it would be nice for some air flow, or windows that are accessible so you don’t have to climb over people and the suitcases shoved everywhere to get some fresh air
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    04 Jun 2019
    Had an amazing time here and thought it was worth the money I had. There’s another clink hostel down the street that has a bar, pool table, and events every night which was a great way to meet friends. Everybody was so friendly and had an amazing time. You will need to take the metro mostly to get downtown. It’s possible to walk but just easier to metro there. Overall had a great time.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    30 May 2019
    We only stayed for one night, but everything was fine for us!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    10 Jun 2019
    For the price and location, this hostel is a steal.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    04 Jun 2019
    The only thing I didn't like was the breakfast.
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    14 Jun 2019
    The room I stayed in was quite tiny. Thank god nobody had a big suitcase. There seemed to be only one girls bsthroom with toilets, which was cleaned at a rather inconvenient time (between 8am and 8.30am). There was a small line in front of the bathroom.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    24 Jun 2019
    Home away from home. Large room very stuffy, especially in Summer. Need to open window and tell guests to stop moving around zipping and unzipping bags throughout the night
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    03 Jun 2019
    Nice hostel in a good location! The staff was nice and helpful. It's right by King's Cross, so the location is excellent. The hostel did smell like Ramen Noodles though....
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    02 Jun 2019
    Great location. Good value for London. A little worn at the edges, and needs a detailed cleaning. Still adequate. Noisy slamming doors need to be fixed. No shower space for toiletries or towel. Still not that bad of a place.Down the street at Clink 78 is their companion party hostel with a bar downstairs. It is located in an old courtroom and pretty cool. Clink 261 is quieter and has some private rooms which we appreciated. Metro is easy and central and so is airport shuttle taking Thames-link.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 6.3


    27 May 2019
    Mattresses are oddly small, feet hung over the end. Staff member came in at midnight to make beds
    New Zealand, All Female Group, 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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