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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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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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 like-minded 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 £4.

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 (20 guests or more), please contact the hostel directly. View House Rules


Clink78 is a brilliant base for discovering London's hidden gems. Our building is a former courthouse in the heart of King's Cross. Fun fact: Charles Dickens worked in the building and The Clash stood trial here! Hang out with fellow travellers in our TV lounge in one of the original courtrooms, or get involved in a game of table football. We host regular DJ evenings and live music in our basement bar, so you can dance until the early hours and fall straight into bed.


King's Cross underground is less than 10 minutes' walk from us, so getting around the city is easy. Camden Town, famous for its markets, buzzing nightlife and iconic live music venue the Roundhouse, is one stop away. Pop to nearby Regent’s Park to visit London Zoo, and don’t miss Big Ben and Buckingham Palace – they’re just 25 minutes away. Our free daily walking tours and free city maps will help you fit it all in. From London's main airports, you can get the underground or the train all the way to King's Cross in around an hour.

Rooms and Dorms

We've got mixed and single-sex dorms, as well as private rooms – some of which have en-suite bathrooms. Feeling adventurous? Choose one of our private rooms based in an actual former prison cell! Bed linen is included so you don't need to pack a sleeping bag. For your peace of mind, all our rooms have key card access and security lockers (just remember to bring your padlock).

Extras and activities

With our self-catering kitchen and a budget-friendly buffet breakfast every morning, mealtimes are covered. Fancy a chilled afternoon? Head to our bar and play a game of pool. There's free Wi-Fi too for those Insta stories. If you're going out late to one of London's bars or clubs we're open 24 hours, so no need to rush back. More of an early bird? Check out our TravelSHOP at reception where you can buy discounted tickets for top London attractions.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.7

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Feb 2020
    Fantastic location & facilities only issue is the bed was noisey & the privacy board didn't allow much room for me to sit on my bed to put on my shoes as I'm rather broad.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Feb 2020
    One of the best hostels I have ever been to. The place was super clean and well-kept, but over an above there were events every evening to bring people together. Not to mention the amazing food and beverage prices. Would recommend to anyone
    Malta, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    08 Feb 2020
    Mostly a very good hostel, not quite in the centre of kings cross but just ten minutes walk. The online check in didn't save anytime but the online check out did. They need more hanging hooks in the shower area, the two on the door weren't enough. The biggest problem I encountered was anti social dormmates who thought it was OK to come in and carry on their conversation at 1am and 2am but I suppose the hostel can't control that. Charges are Ryanair style with optional add ons.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    22 Feb 2020
    Good hostel for London & England standards. I did not find homeless people or long-term residents staying there. The hostel was cleaner and better looked after than the last time I stayed there over a year ago. The bedsheets were made of good quality cotton, very white and thick, and most importantly properly washed. The duvet was nice and warm. The room was well ventilated. The common showers could be kept a bit warmer and the floor wiped regularly, as there were puddles of water all the time.
    Spain, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    20 Feb 2020
    Easy check-in and check-out. Clean. Staff was friendly, but there was an employee in the kitchen for the breakfast buffet that was a bit rude when I misunderstood something. There are a lot of people on the streets at night, so if you want to sleep in silence I suggest bringing earplugs or a different hostel. Breakfast buffet was worth the money. Bed was comfy. I would stay here again if I am ever in London!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    18 Feb 2020
    I only stayed two nights here but they were great! Staff was very friendly and helpful! It was my first time in Europe so I had a lot of questions and they didn’t hesitate to answer them all to the best they could! DownfallS: a wash and dry (in Canadian $$ ) was $12.. a bit steep but glad it was an option! Annnd my sheets were covered in yellow stains.. I’m assuming it was pee stains so that was disturbing. Aside from that I had a great stay!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    13 Feb 2020
    Staff was great, but bathrooms were quite dirty. I stayed in an all female dorm, and walking through the hallway to the dorm all you could smell was sewage and feces.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    19 Feb 2020
    Good location, clean . It’s to long way to reach the room from the bar . The receptionist Miguel is too freindly
    Syria, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    06 Feb 2020
    I was surprised at how small the room was— they really packed the beds in there. It was quite loud at night, and the water pressure in the shower wasn’t good. (also, one of the shower stalls didn’t have a lock..) but the staff are very friendly, check-in/check-out are easy, and it’s quite close to King’s Cross/St Pancras Stations, so it’s convenient.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 2.9


    08 Feb 2020
    The staff was really rude and unhelpful, they acted like I was bothering them when I asked questions. The room was disgusting, the bathroom was never cleaned properly. I would never stay here again or recommend this place to anyone.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • 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