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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the worst hostel I've ever been. The people were unfriendly, the showers smelled like pee and when I asked for a hot chocolate, I received hot water. There were even ants in my coffee... It was disgusted! The showers weren't clean at all: in the showers laid a lot of hair: if I would collect all the hairs...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Lucas, Thanks for your feedback! So sorry about that! We clean the kitchen and bathrooms several times a day so I'm quite shocked this happened to you! It's indeed unacceptable to have ants in your mug! I will forward this to our housekeeping manager and we will make sure to bring it up to standard! Kind regards, Laura, Guest...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed March 17, 2017

This was my second time stay in clink261 (and third time if I count my one time stay in clink78). The location can't be better, with less than 5 mins walking from King's Cross station. The hostel is reasonably clean, with comfortable beds. Breakfast is free (or was till then) and with decent options. The staff are friendly. Wi-Fi can...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Pavel, Thanks for sharing your great review! Great you liked it and stayed with us several times :-) The rooms are indeed not the biggest, but in this way we can keep the prices low. Hope to see you back again soon! Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed March 14, 2017

I stayed here on two separate occasions for one night each. Staff were pleasant and had no troubles checking in. The free luggage room was very helpful. I stayed in a 10 person and 18 person room - both were clean and everyone was respectful of those sleeping. The continental breakfast was good considering I only paid 16 pounds/night. Check...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Isobelle, Thanks, great to hear you enjoyed both your stays :-) Hope we see you back again soon! Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

Herlev, Denmark
Reviewed March 9, 2017

very clean and good hostel. breakfast is basic but include juice, instant coffee/tee, bread w butter and jam, couple of cereals w milk. Bunk beds were comfortable and include a nice feature of usb and electrical socket outlet pr each bed. Even there are only 3 showers pr gender pr floor it worked out perfect - no waiting to shower...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Sulajma, Thanks for your great review! Really great to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you back again soon :-) Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

Lisburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 9, 2017

Stayed one night travelling to Arsenal football match. Excellent location 5 minute walk from Kings Cross St Pancras. Staff very friendly and helpful. Beds comfy and showers very clean. Breakfast included cant go wrong for £12.40. Would stay again.

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks, awesome to hear! Hope you enjoyed the football match as well :-) Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

Antigua, Guatemala
Reviewed March 4, 2017

I stayed 5 nights in a 18-bed dorm where the bunkbeds were crowded in to an even smaller room than expected. Having said that, it was perfectly comfortable and even felt quite private as the bunks are designed and placed in a way that creates a little personal cubicle for everyone - equipped with reading light and power outlet. The...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Zsanka That's really great to hear! Thanks for sharing :-)! Hopefully we see you back again soon! Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

Munich, Germany
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Nice hostel for a very low price. 20€/day with a simple (toast and cereals) breakfast included. Simple but clean rooms with USB jack and a good location with a 10min walk distance to Oxford Street and less than 5 minutes to King's Cross trainstation. Friendly and helpful stuff, they even printed my boardingpass for free and the reception is open...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your great review, we love to hear that :-) ! Good news, we're going to change the coffee in 2 weeks so we hope to see you back to try it out! Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 7, 2017

I chose to stay at this hostel as I needed a cheap overnight accommodation in London as close as possible to St Pancras, as I had a very early Eurostar. Check-in time is very generous, and the procedure is fast, same for the check-out. Staff was friendly and helpful. The room I booked was a dormitory for four, ladies only,...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for sharing Irina! Great to hear it was convenient to you :-) We hope to see you back again some time! Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

Reviewed January 30, 2017

I was lucky to get quite a good value for my pound since i ordered a 4bed dorm, though actually got a private room. The general things, like cleanliness and such was also quite good. If you really wanted to complain, you could probably argue that the water pressure in the showers was low, there is no ham for breakfeast,...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Kestutis, Thanks for your lovely review, great to hear you enjoyed staying in the private :-)! Hopefully til soon! Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 21, 2017

managed to get a last minute booking as i was going to a gig, and needed somewhere to crash for the night, i have been here before but ages ago, the beds are as comfy as ever, as you would expect from a clink hostel, breakfast for me was toast and cereal and tea, and you could help yourself for...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi S.Adams :-) That's great to hear, thanks a lot for sharing! Hopefully until soon again! Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

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Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Clink261 has been redesigned and refurbished making it a London's most stylish hostel. The feeling is East London; draped in Union Jacks, a picture of the Queen adorning the wall and a cosy fireplace, it screams London! Staying with us puts you right in the centre of London, a short walk away from the British Museum, Covent Garden, Soho, Oxford Street, Camden Market and many of London's major tourist attractions. So if it's the real London experience you're looking for, come to Clink261! As well as offering a variety of dorm beds and private rooms, we also offer:- - FREE continental buffet breakfast.- FREE bed linen- FREE luggage room storage- FREE safety deposit for valuables- FREE movies on big screen every night- FREE travel information- Fully equipped self-catering kitchen- Female only rooms- Lounge Area: play Wii or kick back and relax in our lounge area with its huge plasma TV- Chic internet room: write emails, talk via skype or share your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter!- Laundry room- Direct links to Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Victoria.- 5 minute walk to St Pancras International - for catching an early train to Paris. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clink261 Hostel

Address: Ashlee House 261-265 Gray's Inn Road | Kings Cross, London WC1X 8QT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Price Range: ₱893 - ₱5,679 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Clink261 Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Pack smart, so that you can manage without a lot of space to pack/unpack once you are there.”
668pavelg, Mar 17, 2017 | Read review
“Bottom floor rooms are slightly louder”
isobellem2017, Mar 13, 2017 | Read review
“I would personally suggest, if you have the option, to actually specify which bed you would prefer (top/bottom).”
irinai962, Feb 7, 2017 | Read review
“check out time is 10 am,”
sadams22016, Jan 21, 2017 | Read review
“Save yourself the hassle, choose a different hostel”
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