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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Oct 2019
    Great location, about a 10-minute walk from King’s Cross/St Pancras station. Great atmosphere, the hostel offers daily activities and free walking tours. I had no trouble sleeping and they offered USB ports by your bed for charging your electronics.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    01 Oct 2019
    Very nice and cheap
    Greece, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    26 Sep 2019
    Perfect location, great vibes. The rooms are quite tiny and could be cleaner but the free breakfast and the whole atmosphere was a great compensation for that. all in all we were satisfied and would choose to stay here again.
    Hungary, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    28 Sep 2019
    The mattress was extremely old and uncomfortable, other than that my stay was overall a good one. Facilities are ok and the hostel is in a fairly good location.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    07 Oct 2019
    The staff were great and the bar on site was busy and easy to meet people at. The room was clean but the bathrooms could use some work. Very close to St. Pancras station and the underground. Dont reccomend the breakfast as it is basic. Would stay here again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    26 Sep 2019
    This hostel is located well with nice staff and a good kitchen, it even has a downstairs bar yet isn't the best to meet people. Hostel feels a little bit like a halfway house which serves a purpose for some but isn't great for solo travellers. Rooms are dark and feels like a prison cell. Share showers are disgusting
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    20 Sep 2019
    If the lack of fresh air in the room (with 10 beds) doesn t bother you, if the noise of fans all night in the room, doesn t bother you and if you are NOT claustrophobic, this hostel is ok! It s clean and it is very close to the City of London.
    Greece, Female, 31-40
  • 6.0


    23 Sep 2019
    It was alright. Loved the privacy of the beds, bit cheap to have to pay for the bottom PER night, thought it was a one time payment... breakfast NOT worth 3 pound per morning, basically just bread and cereal. Got woken up and yelled at because THEY stuffed up the beds. Asked a lady at front desk and question and hadn't even finished speaking and she said "No" and then demanded I show her what I was trying to explain but she wouldn't listen.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9


    02 Oct 2019
    I've stayed in over 300 Hostels and this was by far one of the worst. It was absolutely filthy. Everything smelled awful. There was no atmosphere. Everyone just sitting around on laptops with headphones on. This is not a hostel. It's a money-mill smashing as many beds as they can in one room. The mattress was horrible. Absolutely no support. The ONLY good thing about this hostel was the staff. They were amazing. Especially the Asian/French lady who checked me in. She was so friendly. AVOID!!!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 3.4


    09 Oct 2019
    Worst hostel iv ever stayed in! (And Iv stayed in some weird places) this place is FERRAL AND DISGUSTING. There is no air circulation or natural light. Bathrooms smell like urine, showers smell like mold and sewage, bedrooms smell like feet and breath and sweat! Theres wayyy too many people in the rooms and the facilities were non existent. I am not fussy and we just wanted a place to sleep for the few nights we were there and don’t require much but this was more like a homeless shelter.
    USA, 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