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.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
Read all reviews

Property Description

Clink 78 – The place to be for backpackers

Why Clink78?

With all of London’s popular attractions just a short tube journey away and a basement bar full of likeminded travellers – Clink78 is the place to be for backpackers visiting the UK capital.

Immerse yourself in London's historic past and soak up the atmosphere at this former courthouse turned lively hostel in the heart of King's Cross.

ClashBAR, Clink78’s basement entertainment venue, is the place to head for DJ nights, live music, pool/table football and great drinks deals. If you’re lucky, you can also catch artists creating or musicians performing as part of the hostel’s ClinkCREATIVE program. The ClashBAR is open daily between 6PM and 2AM.

As well as our all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet we also offer fresh Pizza from the ClashBAR.

Our reception is open 24/7 so there’s always someone available if you need help!

Clink78 offers a mixture of private rooms and dorms, some of which have en-suite bathrooms.

All of our beds come with reading lights, USB ports to charge your electronic devices and secure lockers for your belongings. Bed linen is also provided.

Every day the hostel serves a great value all-you-can-eat buffet style breakfast for just £3.

There is free Wi-Fi in all our hostels, so you can keep in touch with friends and family whilst on your travels.

As well as 24/7 key card entry, each bed comes with a lockbox to keep yourself and all your belongings safe. There are also larger lockers available at reception.

Our guest kitchen has all the things you need to cook a tasty feast! Open from 1.30pm – 2.00am

Coin-operated washing machines are available at the hostel. 40-minute cycle + washing powder = £4.50. 45-minute drying cycle = £1.50.

See London’s amazing sights and meet new friends every day in our walking tour! Meet at Reception at 10.20am daily

Please make sure to read the hostel's Terms & Conditions before booking. Special conditions apply for group bookings (15 guests or more), please contact the hostel directly. View House Rules

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 8.9


    11 Apr 2019
    Friendly and helpful staff, huge and compact facilities
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    05 Apr 2019
    This hostel is very social, i made heaps of new friends! The bar and dining area downstairs is an amazing place to hang out. The big kitchen was a great facility! The beds and pillows were surprisingly very comfortable! Only downside i guess was that the shower room always had a funny smell! But overall i would probably stay here again!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    02 Apr 2019
    Second time I've stayed here. Was another good experience for the most part. Would definitely recommend.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    07 Apr 2019
    + great atmosphere, nice bar downstairs, good beds, safe - toilets and showers should be renovated, they are not very practical
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    02 Apr 2019
    My room was fine, the staff was nice, and the facilities were pretty clean and usable. It is kinda further than I thought, but that’s probably my own fault. It’s about a 15 minute walk from St. Pancras/ King’s Cross, but the only downside for me was that the area felt a bit sketchy, especially at night.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    02 Apr 2019
    Unfortunately when I went they were doing spring cleaning to the lounge so couldn't get super comfortably seated in the lounge as I needed to do some waiting around. It was fairly busy my stay (school trip were there) so I guess its a younger hostel. Still managed to get seated in the basement kitchen eating place whateveryoumecallit. Had a discounted breakfast which was good value for money but I think I'd rather go to a greasy spoon cafe in London if they proposed full price. Nice hostel!
    England, Male, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    10 Apr 2019
    Showers could have been better, the room felt a bit like prison. Everything else was fine!
    Greece, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    05 Apr 2019
    Pros: friendly staff, big private dividers between bunks, great security and luggage storage. It’ll do the trick if you’re not looking for comfortable, cute, or social. Cons: labyrinthine dungeon-like atmosphere severely lacking in open spaces, stressed staff, light streaming in 24/7, uncomfortable beds, not enough bedding, rude & loud party-seeking patrons, faraway showers and sh*t toilet situation in general I’ve stayed in a lot of hostels. Wouldn’t stay here again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    16 Apr 2019
    Stayed in a private room, beds were comfortable and clean. The location was really good and easy to get everywhere. I still wouldn’t stay here again because the air in the room was bad so we had to have the window open which wasn’t nice because then we got cigarette smoke in our room. Other travelers in the facility were really loud at night screaming and banging on the doors. And the toilets were dirty and smelled bad.
    Finland, Couple, 18-24
  • 4.0


    13 Apr 2019
    Bathroom had human faeces, room was stuffy and needed a window open, member of staff weirdly came into room at 11pm with no explanation and then left leaving us feeling unsafe in our own room.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
Read all reviews


  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Vending Machines
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table