Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 8.9


    08 May 2019
    People aren’t kidding when they talk about the water pressure being too high in the showers! With the exception of that quite painful experience, the facilities were very good, although the toilets in the ‘birds nest’ section could have been cleaner. The female dorm felt spacious when you weren’t in the bed, and as long as you didn’t mind the pod-styles stacking of the bunks it was quite a good setup. Wouldn’t really describe it as a place to meet solo travelers, but overall, pretty good!
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    16 May 2019
    Great place for a few nights. Staff was very helpful and friendly. It’s a cool building and the beds are pretty modern. However, some rooms are kinda cramped. The bar was kind of pricey on a backpackers budget but had some fun events. Location is fine but there isn’t a lot to do in the area. Fortunately it is close to bus/metro stops that can take you to more interesting places. Overall I would stay here again if I needed a night or two but I’d stay elsewhere for longer journeys.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    16 May 2019
    Quite a good place for backpackers on a budget. You do get what you pay for. They do cramp a lot of people in a small area. Staff were friendly. Bathrooms/showers were OK. Location was quite good and close to transport. Would stay here again.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    07 May 2019
    Even though the place is a little busy, the staff and everyone there are all super friendly and welcoming, if you have a problem they will do their best to find a solution. You will meet great people there who are very friendly. My only issue is that it is a very big place with lots of rooms and people so be caution about safety. Otherwise I had a wonder stay
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    18 May 2019
    The hostel had a great ambiance, good stuff, there was a bar downstairs which you could enjoy the games and have a chat. The cleanness isn’t the best one I’ve been in my life but that’s okay for the price.
    France, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    09 May 2019
    The hostel is in a pretty good location, close to King's cross tube, which you can take to go anywhere. Staff is friendly, but the hostel is a bit dirty. I Definitely recommend earplugs and a sleeping mask if you are in a room with multiple people. Hostel price is fair for what you receive. Has a bar downstairs but never went. Also has a kitchen which is nice. Lockers in the room are decently sized, but not large. My bag barely fit into it. Overall, I would stay again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    15 May 2019
    Location was good quick walk to kings cross. Staff were great and the bar down stairs has a fun and friendly atmosphere. Good beds and secure and big lockers. The whole Laundry was out of order the whole time i was there and the showers were pretty unclean. But other than that it was a good stay
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    09 May 2019
    One of the cheaper hostels in London so that’s a plus but honestly not worth the money at all. The rooms are extremely cramped and dark and stuffy. Bathrooms were clean enough. Location was okay. The bar was a joke.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    18 May 2019
    The power socket was not working and I had to request the reception 7- 8 times in two days and they still didn’t do anything about it.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 4.6


    08 May 2019
    Not clean at all. Really cramped space, bad air quality.
    Portugal, Couple, 25-30
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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