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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.

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7.7
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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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.

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 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 7.3

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 6.6

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 6.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Sep 2022
    Excellent all round.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Sep 2022
    overall i had a very good stay, location is very good for me as it's central to everything,breakfast was nice,overall i had a very nice stay
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    25 Aug 2022
    Amazing location, staff kicks out people who make trouble. The beds hurt your back and it's not the best atmosphere for making friends.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    13 Sep 2022
    Our room was well decorated and had great lockers but it was slightly cramped, could’ve done with a bunk removing. Also, the rooms were so unbelievably hot and stuffy. We would be in the room for minutes and be sweating. No fans or aircon either. Our only option was to open the windows which made it worse as the roads were so unbearably loud! There were loud deliveries to nearby businesses and motorbikes racing at all hours. The noise wouldn’t have been so bad if the windows were closed.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    04 Sep 2022
    Overall good stay for just one night. Quiet dorm shared with other girls. not much of an atmosphere, to meet new people. Showers need more shelving/hooks. Clean bed, warm but not sweltering
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    30 Aug 2022
    Staff are very good. Rooms and tiny
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9

    Good

    26 Aug 2022
    Since accommodation is so expansive in London, Clink comes as a good value for travellers wanting a cheap yet acceptable stay. The beds were pretty comfortable, although the facility lacks some design on the inside. Basically, you give up on the little things in order to make your stay cheaper : soap in the rooms sinks, soap in the showers, modern facilities or design, no industrial grade A/C but a simple fan when it comes to the rooms. Staff was super friendly tho. So it's up to what you want!
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6

    Good

    19 Sep 2022
    Great location, super close to King's Cross. I was in the 16-bed dorm however and it was pretty rough. People were leaving dirty socks hanging all over other beds and the entire room smelled pretty horrible - enough that I went and bought an air freshener spray to keep the smell at bay. My first bed had a night light that wouldn't turn off, which couldn't get sorted until the morning. Bathroom & showers are small & tight - I would recommend that they put more hooks up in each stall.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3

    Good

    13 Sep 2022
    Stayed here many times in the past when it was a relaxed, fun and easy going hostel. The non alcohol policy is extreme for the type of accomodation, as is the stasi style behaviours of some of the staff. Try the generator hostel up the road for enjoyment
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 5.4

    Rating

    19 Aug 2022
    Not the best hostel. Rooms were tiny even by hostel standards, the bunk beds are all next to each other - no space to even walk beside the bed? You could pretty much touch toes with the person sleeping in the bunk next to you. Missed my first night due to the train strikes and still had to pay it which frustrating as it was due to circumstances outside of my control and I had emailed/called ahead. Location is good I will say, very convenient like a 5min walk to kings cross
    Australia, Female, 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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