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General Group Booking Terms

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

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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 groups.london@clinkhostels.com 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.

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
7.6
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good 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.

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.

PARKING
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 at https://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/london-judd-street/

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 to your arrival date notice. Passed this time, I am afraid full charges will incur. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 6.5

  • Cleanliness 6.3

  • Facilities 6.5


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Aug 2021
    great location and a great place to stay very central to london city
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    14 Sep 2021
    The hostel was easy to find and clearly laid out, the staff were helpful, and the girl that helped me check out was especially friendly. However there were only men’s toilets on my floor so I had to keep going up and down stairs. It was also very difficult to sleep as despite booking a private room I could constantly hear the toilet flushing and the hand dryers as well as doors to other rooms and conversations in other rooms. Fine for one night but I’m glad I wasn’t staying longer.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    19 Aug 2021
    Main problem was the shower situation. Weren't too bad but not super clean, and a bit cramped. There was hooks in 2/3 of the showers, but didn't feel like much space to keep your things while you showered. There was also a few sketchy characters roaming about but that's not unexpected at a hostel. The lighting in our room was also horrendous, in the day you couldn't even tell the lights were on as the room was so dark. But the staff were really friendly and the room/beds were decent.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    10 Aug 2021
    Overall an extremely positive experience. This is the place to go if you want a clean, reliable, and safe place to stay. Would be a great place to go with a small group of friends. It’s located super super close to some really central train stops so they can really easily get to most of the city from here. Clean showers, helpful staff, really recommend!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    06 Aug 2021
    Good location near Kings Cross / St Pancras, but on a busy main road with noisy traffic all night, you will need earplugs. Beds are comfortable enough, kitchen seemed well equipped, and a convenient supermarket next door (another supermarket is 4 doors away)
    England, Male, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    26 Aug 2021
    Everything is fine except: I stayed 5 nights recently. Three times there was no toilet paper in the men's toilet, and twice I went to ask. (The third time I swiped some paper from the adjacent stall.) The whole time, the lights and fan in the shower stall in the 2nd floor shower room did not work. Generally, the standards have slipped somewhat since I first began staying at Clink261. One thing, however, the staff at Clink261 are first-rate: cheerful, helpful, responsive.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    19 Jul 2021
    Great value for money especially for a night or two but I wouldn't recommend for longer stays. the room was pretty dark and had very little airflow making sleeping in warm weather impossible. 2 of the 3 showers were broken and the one that was working could have been a little cleaner. However the staff was great, the location was awesome and it was a cheap hostel so I wasn't expecting much.
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 5.4

    Rating

    19 Jul 2021
    I noticed a few “dodgy” people outside the hostel, checked in, the staff are friendly.room was very dark with the light on and I had to use the bedside light to be able see. The room was uncomfortable to be in, had a bad smell of damp clothes and was extremely hot with no air con and just 1 tiny fan. I stay in London a lot due to my work and security is important , I didn’t feel safe , so I decided to leave after one night and book a hotel. Price wise there are better places to stay for cheaper.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4

    Rating

    17 Jul 2021
    They don’t have enough toilets and the ground floor toilets were not working. Had to climb 4 floors to access gents toilet. And the facility is not clean.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 3.4

    Rating

    11 Sep 2021
    This accommodation is cramped and very unsafe in emergency. 1 toilet and 1 shower for 18 people. I won't be staying there again.
    Gambia, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2016

    1st, Lifetime Achievement Award

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