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Clink78 Hostel

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78 Kings Cross Road, London WC1X 9QG, England
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pros: This place was clean for the most part, and a typical hostel. Hard beds are the norm and shower shoes are a must. The button you have to push in the shower last less than 30 seconds, but it is hot and good pressure so push on. Breakfast is not suitable for gluten-free (bread and cereal), but free coffee... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed in a 10 bedroom all female room for a week at the end of April: Location: about 10 minute walk to King's Cross Station/Tube and walking back to the hostel at night is a bit sketchy. There is a bus that can drop you off right out front though. There is not much around in terms of restaurants,... More 

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Quata, SP
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hostel is well located in London, between 5-10min walking from King's Cross Trains and Underground Station, it's safe to walk around most of the time, good atmosphere, they have free wi-fi, public PUB inside, TV room, you're looking for safe money and still have a good time it's a good place to stay, but it is manly for young... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed in Clink78 in April 2015. Staff is kind, helpful and well informed. The hostel is situated in a former courthouse, which gives a original vibe to e.g. the internet room, which is the old courtroom. You have to like to sheer massiveness of this hostel though. It counts 700 beds, so there are few moments during the day... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My stay was short but the accommodation was tidy, clean and very quirky. Lots of fun! I would stay again. I only had one concern that a couple of the internal door locks requiring a keycard weren't locking properly. External security seemed sound tho as was the level of manning on the reception desk. Very reassuring.

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Barletta, Italy
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very close to King's Cross and St.Pancras station,it was a courthouse and now it's a nice hostel,with a peculiar interior design (some rooms are cells) and colourful walls. Showers and toilets are quite neat for a busy hostel,breakfast is included and staff is kind,but we booked a 10 beds dormitory and there were two beds more.The room was cold.

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Marrakech, Morocco
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great atmosphere with young people from different background , negative point ; not flap or curtain, so full of cum light at 5 am . Nice Staff Specially the Sup Aziz If I return to London I will do it again with Clink78

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel was well located not too far to kings cross and sounded like a cool idea- as a converted police station/court house, but it was way too large to meet anyone, everyone was coming and going at different times, making it busy and loud all the time and the rooms themselves certainly retained their original cell-feel. Plus the wifi... More 

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Hostel_Clink261, Front Office Manager at Clink78 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi There! Thank you for sparing some time and leaving your feedback with us! We are very sorry to hear you didn't have the best time while staying with us here at Clink 78. It is true that due to the size of the building and the amount of people some times can be hard to interact with fellow travellers.... More 

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed 6 nights which was too long. I think a shorter stay would have been more enjoyable. Pros: The location was great, 5 min walk to Kings Cross station. The neighborhood wasn't anything special although was not touristy and it felt safe. Cereal and toast for breakfast was fine. The staff were really nice. Cons: You could here every... More 

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Hostel_Clink261, Front Office Manager at Clink78 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Victoria! Thank you for your review from your stay here at clink 78. We are happy to hear that you overall enjoyed your stay with us although there was a bit of downsides to it. It is true that, as it is really busy, the building is sometimes quite noisy. We have a reception team on 24/7 and our... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a terrible night (emphasis) - almost did not get any sleep for the night I was booked with Clink78 (!! - no kidding). Unable to find an empty bed when I came back to the dorm in the evening, so I had to flag this up to the reception. Only to realise that there is a bed allocation to... More 

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Hostel_Clink261, Front of House Supervisor at Clink78 Hostel, responded to this review

Hello there happy traveller Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. When you are checking in there is a lot of information being given to you: breakfast times, being able to use the kitchen to cook your own food, bar opening hours, free wifi, free walking tours as well as your room number and bed. So... More 

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