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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
Rebecca J Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hostel is easy to find as it is only a 5 minute walk from Kings Cross station. The staff were super friendly and happy to show me around the place (as this was my first time in a hostel). For £20 a night, this is extremely cheap but you can only get a certain standard of living for this... 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 :) We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff is always ready to help with any query you should have. Sorry that you felt your room was on a small side, next time try one of the dorms with less beds, maybe it... More

Delft, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Location is not hard to find, about 12 minutes by walk from king cross station The staff indeed very kind and helpful The decoration is so interesting Room also comfort with wifi easy to connect inside your room I stayed in 4 bed room and quite comfortable Bathroom is clean, but the bathroom mat a little bit smell However, it... More

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

Hello There, Thank You very much for such a nice review :). We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Clink78 and you liked the building. Our staff appreciate you for being kind and letting us that know we did well. Regarding the bathroom mat, We are sorry about that and We have forwarded the info to... More

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rooms are cramped and unbearably hot even if it is cool outside at night. Fans are available from reception....well if you are lucky enough to get one before they run out. Cannot bring your own alcohol into the building so prepare to buy all your drinks at the bar ($$$$$). Wifi is alright but only available in the common areas... More

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

Hi there, Thank you for the review. We would like to let you know that our management team has taken your feedback on board and they are looking into reducing some beds from some room in order to create more space in the rooms. We don't allow alcohol from outside just to avoid drinking accidents, as you may have noticed... More

Melbourne, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here in early July with some friends for a few days and it was great, stayed in a private room with our own bathroom, room was clean....decent size for a hostel and the location was great! I would definitely stay here again for a small stay in London.

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

Hi there, Thank you for your review and the excellent ratings. We are glad you have enjoyed your stay at Clink. Safe travel and see you next time. Younis. More

Tivoli, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been in this hostel for two times, the first in July and the second in August, during the two times I tried both the 8 beds dormitory and the 4 beds dormitory. The staff is multilingual and very helpful and the chek-in last a lot of time, until 4 pm, the hostel is very safety, during the night there... More

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

Hi there, Thank you for the excellent review and rating. We are glad your stay at Clink was enjoyable. We are taking your comment, regarding the windows, on board. Safe travel and see you next time. Younis More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very good location, just near train station. WIFI is not so good in the room, but in the Lobby is OK.

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

Hi there, Thank you for your review. Regarding Wi-F, it only works in the common areas because we love to encourage our guests to socialise and interact and to not stay in the dorm all the time. Some rooms can get signal but it won't be fast. Most of our guests love Clink for the social aspect of the hostel.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have stayed in many a traveller hostels in London but this one is great however could improve. From the outside its huge with an in house bar, to many floors, huge common & dining room but all the rooms are extremely cramped. Me & my 2 friends had taken a triple occupancy room but there was barely enough space for... More

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

Hi there, Thank you for your review and feedback. We are glad that you have found the hostel overall good. We took notes regarding your comments about the in some room. Hope you have a safe travel. See you soon. Younis More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Rooms were overcrowded with no luggage room, stories of female showers having faeces and sanitary products left in the bin, rude unhelpful staff, no wifi in rooms and would never ever stay again. I've stayed in amsterdams worst hostel and that was an upgrade compared to the clink. We'd heard bad reviews before coming but saw first hand how horrible... More

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

Hello, Thank you for your review. We're sorry you didn't enjoy your stay at Clink hostel. We are taking all your comment on board. We have 24 hours reception, ready to help you with any enquiries. Regarding showers and toilets we have a 24 hours housekeeping team checking daily and multiple times the cleanliness. it is very unfortunate you've found... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hostel is in a really great location a short wall from Kings Cross station which has all lines to any part of London and Westminster. Hostel has good amenities, bar, lounge, av room, and great cooking facilities. Free wifi available for everyone who stays although not I the rooms. Bathroom facilities are good, private shower cubicles and toilets. Rooms are... More

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

hello :) thanks for the great feedback and review! We are delighted you had a good stay with us and enjoyed all facilities and the atmosphere of the place :) As you say the ventilation problem is very common, we are taking all that on board though as we always try to improve the hostel! :) We hope to see... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my stay (for two nights midweek). Dorms were indeed very small for 8 people. But, if it keeps the price down (£25 pppn for bed and breakfast) I can have little complaint. That said, cramming 8 guests into a small room is going to get hot when summer temperatures are high. Unlike other reviewers, I had no problems... More

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

Hi there, Thank you for your time writing a review and the excellent rating. We are glad that overall you have enjoyed your stay in Clink hostel. We are taking your comments on board. We are grateful that you are giving us constructive feedback. Have a safe travel and hope to see you soon at Clink. Younis More

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Address: 78 Kings Cross Road, London WC1X 9QG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Islington / Clerkenwell
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Hotel Class:2 star — Clink78 Hostel 2*
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