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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here for one night in a twin room which turned out to be a 1 person prison cell with bunk beds approximately 6 feet by 6 feet. The room was stuffy and the window could only be opened a fraction because the bunk beds had been placed against it. I also had my coat, mobile...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a great stay here with my partner when visiting London. It is a very quirky and interesting location (an ex-prison!). We slept in a cell which I can't say I have done before! I think other types of rooms are available - it was small but fine for our needs. Staff were friendly, some breakfast was provided and there...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there a long time ago and wanted to write a review and here it is finally. Very nice place where you can meet people. Rooms are great, you are sleeping in ex prison cells! Staff was extremely friendly. Big recommendation!

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink78, responded to this review

Thanks Nena, so great to hear!! Hope we see you soon again :-) Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

Paris, France
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is not too bad, but if your room is on the street it can get pretty noisy. The rooms are ok but there are no plugs around bed, it's especially annoying if you are on the upstairs bed... the rooms are pretty small so if you are staying in a large dorm it's even much smaller with all...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was terrible staying here as a single female traveler. It is not central to anything in London. It also may say not smoking but somehow the smell of cigarettes permeates the entire place. I chose a large mixed dorm assuming there would be male and female travelers but it was only men. Men who apparently did not know how...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink78, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for all of your feedback! So sorry to hear you were disappointed! Most of the time the mixed dorms are mixed but next time it might be better for you to book a girls dorm. Some of our showers have a push button to save water, but you can press it as often as you want, so no...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely looking place, and very colourful! It was full of younger people, which made me feel a bit too old to be there . That was just me tho! Staff were great and jolly. Free breakfast In the morning.. Toast, Cereals, Juices and Hot Drinks. The ClashBar at night was also very lively with a cheerful bartender who was bopping...

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Konstanz, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in this hostel for two days, lived in the prison cell with my friend. We had a great time and the room itself is really charming its own way. Young, really friendly staff that allowed us to leave the luggage in a Special, separate room until check-in time begun. The cell is a Little bit small as you...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink78, responded to this review

Thanks Tabea, We love to hear that! Great you and your friend loved the experience of staying in a prison cell :-) Thanks for your suggestion about the shower, we will add a hook! Hopefully til soon! Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

Iseo, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place close to the center of London, I was there with 2 friends and we had a good time, unfortunately we discovered the hostel bar only the last night but it was worth it! Great location for sightseeing and for budget travelers!

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called this hostel home for a week and was very satisfied. The staff are really friendly and security was great. There was lots to do, and I enjoyed reading a book while drinking a cheap beer in the hostel bar every evening. They also have movies, a pool table, kitchen, and so much more! Rooms were small but manageable. Would've...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and a friend stayed in a double room for 4 nights. There were bunk beds in the room and the room was really tiny but everything was clean and there was enough space to put all your things because there were shelves on the wall. We didn't have our own bathroom but the showers were directly across from our...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink78, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, Thanks or your amazing review! So great to hear you and your friend enjoyed it and felt like being at home, that's a great compliment :-) We hope to see you back again when you're in London! Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

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Staying in Clerkenwell

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Clerkenwell
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site of an ancient meat market which remains in operation today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough time wondering through the area's maze of streets and you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky models passing between Clerkenwell's handful of fashion houses. Far outnumbering the models are craftspeople and designers, many of them are more than happy to welcome visitors into their studios and showrooms.
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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clink78

Address: 78 King's Cross Road, London WC1X 9QG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Clerkenwell
Price Range: ₱1,085 - ₱5,360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Clink78 2*
Number of rooms: 100
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“Choose your own room and ask not to be put near the street.”
Bgirl880, 1 week ago | Read review
“The cell is a great option for anyone looking for something different and private.”
97tabeak, 1 week ago | Read review
“Only book the one solo room months in advance. Eat breakfast elsewhere. Pray for deafness”
LottieLeBon, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Choose bigger room (Dorm with more bed). It is cheaper but you will have more spacious common area.”
TJoo, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“All rooms are same.”
Indiantraveller3012, Mar 12, 2017 | Read review
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