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78 King's Cross Road, London WC1X 9QG England
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#129 of 2,113 Specialty lodging in London
Clink is a social and stylish backpacker hostel in a converted court house! Experience a heritage building with a modern twist: internet and TV courtrooms, prison cells, private rooms, dorm rooms, self-catering kitchen, funky bar... Judge for yourself!
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Free internet
Bar / lounge
Game room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Public wifi
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian and 2 more


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Grade: 100 out of 100
89Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
23Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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bhodgkinson wrote a review Jun 2020
Preston, United Kingdom241 contributions118 helpful votes
Stayed for 3 nights for a weekend in London. Stayed in a 8-bed mixed dorm, which was adequate albeit small. Bed was equipped with USB and power socket and reading lamp. However, the power went out on my last night and was unable to be sorted. Staff were great in trying to fix this though. The main positive of the hostel is the communal spaces which are excellent to work/chill in. There is also a large area downstairs where there is a kitchen to cook in (which I did not do during my stay) and a bar, with a great selection of drinks. I will return for the social aspects of this hostel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Cheeky Travel Girl wrote a review Jun 2020
Norway6 contributions5 helpful votes
Super social, the kitchen was alright, the staff are friendly and helpful. I'm a female solo traveller, stayed in a mixed dorm with 4 beds and felt perfectly safe. But this hostel is not for everyone, weekends are too noisy for sleep because of the (great) bar. The room ran quite hot even in February, lucky my bed was next to the window. Something that can't be excused however are the poor shape of the showers, dirty, and mattresses, worn down. But most backpackers are prepared for this. I would definitely stay here again for the social and fun, also why my rating is so positive. Let's just say I was one of the lucky ones, it's a gamble for sure.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
1 Helpful vote
EDi wrote a review Apr 2020
9 contributions6 helpful votes
I checked in tho this hostel in the afternoon, had no problem, after I went out to explore. When I returned to the hostel the night receptionist (Miguel) turned to be really aggressive, he prevented me to go back to my room, he called the Police and blacklisted me in this property. My reservation was prepaid for 3 more nights. I dont know what was the issue but this was really really scary
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Elfi C wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Very dirty, very unfriendly and found cockroaches in our room. The shower wasn't working like it should, the sheets and towels were dirty (found black hears on them!) The walls were very thin, you could hear everything from the other rooms. As well the breakfast was poor. Would definitely not recommend!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Please just don't stay here!
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German dinner kebab is the best wrote a review Mar 2020
8 contributions
This hostile made me feel like I was in hell the wall next to my bed had mould on it and the windows were stained with mould. The bed sheets had yellow stains on them like that had not been clean. The fire alarm was full of brown gunk and the window barely opened.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Clink_Hostels1, FOH Team Leader at Clink78
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We are really sorry to hear about your experience in our hostel, we take cleanliness very seriously. We have a Housekeeping Team that work 24/7 to maintain the building nice and clean. If you spot any unclean areas, you can always come to Reception and let us know so we can send them there. We hope you can give us another chance someday, so we can change your mind about our hostel :D Thanks again and safe travels!
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US$21 - US$101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clink78
Which popular attractions are close to Clink78?
Nearby attractions include The Postal Museum (0.5 km), The Water Rats (0.3 km), and Chuckle Deli (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Clink78?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, breakfast buffet, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Clink78?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Clink78?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizza Union King's Cross, Aux Pains de Papy, and Cappadocia.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Clink78?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Clink78?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (3.1 km), Tower of London (3.6 km), and Houses of Parliament (3.3 km).