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 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 7.6

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    15 Jul 2019
    Incredible price for London and included a free drink! The decor is incredible as it is an old court house.100% recommend
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    17 Jul 2019
    I was in a girls’ dorm for a couple of nights. The room was small but the beds were a good design, tall enough to sit in with a light and charger so I felt I had my own space. Showers were hot. Breakfast cost a few pounds and was very substantial. Friendly staff. Overall, exactly what I expect from a hostel.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    12 Jul 2019
    First time in a hostel alone and it was great! My 6-bed mixed dorm was small but it worked for the time I was there. Felt safe the whole time, helpful staff, and I appreciated the luggage storage and locker options available. I was only there for a night but they have a fun bar and dining hall. Would go back
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    10 Jul 2019
    Full review left on TripAdvisor search for "8 room stay"
    USA, All Female Group, 41+
  • 8.3


    19 Jul 2019
    Very friendly staff, only negative really is them steps for bunk bed are an extremely strange design and dig in your feet. But I know that cant be changed. Other than that an enjoyable stay.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    14 Jul 2019
    There was a rotting scent in my room, which seemed to be cleaned up by the third night. Aside from that, everything else was great!
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    11 Jul 2019
    The self-serve kitchen was unavailable from 6:00am to 12:30–so that the staff could prepare, serve, and clean up from breakfast. Not even having access to my food in the refrigerator ruined my plans for breakfast. Also, the all female dorms are not accessible by lift. Dragging my heavy suitcase up all of those steps was very difficult. The room housed 8 women, had one small fan, and was unbearably hot. The area all around the bed needs to be vacuumed as it hasn’t been vacuumed recently.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    16 Jul 2019
    Cute bar area, good for solo female traveler, met new friends easily. And enough bathrooms and showers for everyone. The problem is the constant slamming doors all through the day and night. I paid $100/night for private room so I could sleep off jetlag, but the room was a tiiiiiny prison cell, and I’ve never heard doors slam so loud. narrow hallways, and doors can’t be gently closed. Whole body could not relax in anticipation of the next slam. Like Chinese water torture. Would not stay again.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 5.4


    12 Jul 2019
    Rooms and toilets weren’t clean. I went to my room after lunch and saw the cleaning lady going through one of the luggages. When you check in they don’t tell you they have a common room etc, you have to find it on your own and it is in another area of the building so I saw everything when I went to the toilet when I was checking out. The kitchen is quite inconvenient, when they serve breakfast you cannot access the area of the fridges and get your stuff.
    Argentina, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    11 Jul 2019
    I quite shocked when I entered the dormitory. Definitely the worst room I had in 10 months of traveling around the world. It was extremely small and dark and they didn’t even bother to make the sheets. It seems that they’re so eager to earn money, that they turned the closet into a 6 bed room. Would never come back to this place.
    Israel, Female, 31-40
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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