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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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
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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.

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 7.0

  • Security 7.3

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 5.9

  • Cleanliness 5.8

  • Facilities 6.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Nov 2021
    This hostel is far much better than most 3 star hotels in London. Its very clean, freindly staff, close to 24 hour public transport, very quite, good kitchen and rest areas , strict no alcohol and smoking in the hostel. I liked mobile charging station on your bed. Security is tight but friendly. The only negative thing is that the cleaners need to clean under the beds as they was too much dust. I will be back to this hostel soon.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    26 Sep 2021
    Great staff
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    12 Oct 2021
    Staff on reception really helpful I would recommend.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    24 Oct 2021
    A good host, ideally situated.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 6.3


    11 Nov 2021
    Very average. Check in stay we’re OK, no complaints. Room seemed pretty small, although I only stayed for one night and arrived late and left early. Beds were OK, don’t understand why they don’t just put the sheet on them, a bit of a pain to do in the dark at 1130pm. Showers smelt horrible. Saw a member of staff in the bathrooms but they just left litter lying around there. Cheap and near to Kings Cross but otherwise nothing special.
    Wales, Male, 25-30
  • 5.1


    21 Sep 2021
    Dirty. Not a pleasant place. Staff was nice.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 3.7


    23 Sep 2021
    This was such a disappointing and horrible first experience for my first hostel. Although the staff was helpful and accommodating, I received dirty sheets with stains on them twice, the bathrooms were disgusting and did not serve both genders on the same floor, the cleaning service was not ideal because our room smelled like sweat for the entirety of our stay. I would not recommend this hostel to anyone.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 2.3


    23 Sep 2021
    This was a really bad experience and I wouldn't recommend this hostel to any young female. I felt very unsafe while being here. There were no girl washrooms on my floor and some of the appliances in the bathroom did not work. My friend got sheets that were covered in stains and not washed, but were folded like they were clean. One night when we came home, we found an older man smoking cigarettes in the GIRLS bathroom....I don't understand how the hostel tolerates this.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 2.0


    17 Nov 2021
    No comments, terrible ,highly not recomend It !!! Sorry ,arrogant staff!
    Hungary, Male, 31-40
  • 2.0


    21 Oct 2021
    South Africa, Male, 25-30
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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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