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Clink78 Hostel

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   78 Kings Cross Road, London WC1X 9QG, England (Islington / Clerkenwell)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My sister booked this place for my hen party in London, and showed me photographs of the room that she was booking. I was travelling with 9 of my friends so we booked out the 10 bunk dorm in the Bird's Nest area. The staff were friendly when we arrived, although there was some confusion about the booking at first... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On the day of arrival, staff were very friendly and accommodating. Got introduced to a tiny little room which was extremely stuffy as it was close to the even stuffier communal bathrooms. Fully aware of the set up of the older style building however people just need to be aware that it does get very warm. Some form of ventilation... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

i stayed here for about 3 days in july 2014. Its very close to St. Pancras train station thats a big deal if your someone like me who runs out the last minute and want to just jump on a train to the next city or airport and within a slightly long walking distance of all the sights and monuments... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So I have been travelling Europe for about a month and a half now and I saved London as my last stop. I have been to some wicked hostels through my trip but literally one day into my stay and this one tops them all. First off, free breakfast. All you can eat/drink every morning. And being on a budget... More

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Clink261_Hostel, Front Office Manager at Clink78 Hostel, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you so much for such an awesome review and a portion of positivity! We are happy to hear you had a lovely stay at Clink78 :) Hope to see you again soon. Enjoy your trips, cheers! Best Regards, Front of House Supervisor Clink78 Team More

Robina, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there for one night, and chose the 8 bedroom dorm. It was ok, the bathroom facilities were cramped, so don't expect too much. Conveniently close to Kings Cross Station. Was annoyed about a student group roaming and running around the hostel for about 45 minutes before they all decided to congregate in the TV Room and forcibly kicked out... More

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Clink261_Hostel, Front Office Manager at Clink78 Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your time leaving us a review. Our free luggage room is available for everybody who is checking in or out that day. On very busy summer days it gets really full - our hosekeeping team works hard to clean all the rooms so our guests could check in earlier than 14:30 and there would be no... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

tayed here for one night. Upon checking in I was greeted by a friendly woman and she gave me my room card. They have lifts here which was a big help to me as my room was on the 3rd floor and I had been travelling with heavy things so it was much appreciated. I was in a four bed... More

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Clink261_Hostel, Front Office Manager at Clink78 Hostel, responded to this review

Hello there fellow traveller, Thank you for your time leaving us such a detailed review :) Happy to hear that you have liked the facilities and friendly welcome from the front desk. Sorry that our bar announcement scared you, hope you recovered fast. Announcement is a great way to invite guests to visit the "ClashBAR" and inform them about the... More

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at clink for 5 nights I think at the start of May and for my first hostel, it was pretty GOOD! I stayed in the 8 bed birdsnest girls dorm (which was a bit more expensive but worth it by the sounds of things) Heat is a bit of a bummer as it does get quite stuffy, but... More

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Clink261_Hostel, Front Office Manager at Clink78 Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the review and positivity! We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at Clink78. Hans and Kim (bar guys) are sending you kisses as well ;) It's super hot now in London and we are doing everything we can to keep our guests cool but as temperature reaches +30 even our provided fans... More

Melbourne
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3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to say I was shocked when I opened the door to my room. Very small. But was cheap and served the purpose. Was very impressed with some staff. My kelvin Klein jacket went missing after I checked and one of the staff members at the front counter was not very helpful about it. Not an ideal hotel for... More

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Clink261_Hostel, Front Office Manager at Clink78 Hostel, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you for the review and the rating! Did you come to the front desk after your jacket went missing? If it was found and handed in we would have it in lost/found property room :) If nobody brought it to the front desk unfortunately we can't do anything else than go and look for it with you... More

New York, New York, United States
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3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in a prison cell, which was entertaining. The hostel was fine, but filled with groups of teenagers. The wifi only works in the lobby, not in the rooms. If Clink were more centrally located, it would be worth it, but it is a good 10 minute walk from Kings Cross, and there is not a lot to do in... More

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Clink261_Hostel, Front Office Manager at Clink78 Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you the review! Clink78 is located in zone 1 - near King's Cross St Pancras station - it's one of the biggest stations in London giving you an opportunity to reach most of the parts of London, other UK cities and even France! Pop in to our travelshop to ask about the fun secret places around King's Cross... More

Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for one night before my Topdeck tour. Glad I didn't stay here all week. Room for 4 people is tiny but sufficient. Wifi only in common areas, not in rooms. Computers weren't working. Room is very warm too. Wouldn't recommend this hostel.

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Clink261_Hostel, Front Office Manager at Clink78 Hostel, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you for the review! Our free wi-fi works only in common areas because we want our guests to make new friends and socialise more instead of locking themselves in the rooms with their laptops :) Hope that makes sense! Sorry you had some inconvenience with the computers, we were upgrading our system to have better and faster... More

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Address: 78 Kings Cross Road, London WC1X 9QG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Islington / Clerkenwell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Clink78 Hostel 2*
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