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
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome 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 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 7.7

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Jul 2019
    Staff were super friendly and the place was clean and tidy. As a spoiled American who showed up on the hottest day in history, no air conditioning was terrible. A fan would have been a special touch, but not provided.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.7


    23 Jul 2019
    Great location! The room was tiny, but very clean. Unfortunately I arrived on the hottest day of London, so I noticed that there is no AC. The breakfast was simple but nice. The security is nice (you need a pass to enter). Recommend for budget travelers.
    Taiwan China, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    14 Aug 2019
    Close to King's Cross which is a big hubb for the public transport. The staff is very nice and the Dorms was ok : electrical plug, USB and light for each bed. I'll be back.
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    30 Jul 2019
    Everything was pretty good, but the guy on reception wouldn’t let anyone check in until exactly 2:30. There were ten of us waiting and I had been up for nearly 24 hours at that point, there wouldn’t have been any harm in letting some people in once their bed was ready surely.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    25 Jul 2019
    I opted for the 18-bed dorm (because cheapskate). The bunks were comfy and clean and the lockers (provide your own padlock) big enough for my budget-airline-carry-on sized wheeled suitcase as well as my daybag. The room was a bit on the stuffy side but in fairness it had been over 39 degrees in London. Location is superb and the price is amazing given where it is. The breakfast (pre-book £2.50) is probably the cheapest you'll get in London.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Aug 2019
    We were only there for the night to catch a flight in the morning so I cant say much. Pretty much what you would expect from a 18-person dorm room. The lady at reception was very sweet despite it being 11.30 at night! The rooms have a locker for every bed, that fit my standard carry-on suitcase. The surrounding area really doesn’t feel safe at all at night, however the hostel does!
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    26 Jul 2019
    Good location, not so good facilities, small rooms, and in any case do not book breakfast in Clink 261.
    Latvia, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    09 Aug 2019
    Only spent 1 night here passing through stayed in 4 bed female dorm. It was extremely small and claustrophobic. The space between the bunks were only big enough for 1 person to walk through. Thankful to have only spent 1 night.
    Botswana, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    09 Aug 2019
    Rooms are cramped and have little airflow so they're uncomfortably warm and humid.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 3.1


    05 Aug 2019
    The worst hostel I've ever been. I booked a shared room with 4 beds and it ended up being a (no kidding) 6 square meters room, we could barely stand up and handle the bags, and thanks god I only stood there for one day so I had no troubles with the rest of the roommates trying to move inside there. The rest of the hostel is uncomfortable, lacks appropriate cleanliness. Close to the main train station but the zone was still horrible in comparison with the rest of London.
    Argentina, Male, 31-40
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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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