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Clink78 Hostel

2.0 of 5 78 Kings Cross Road, London WC1X 9QG, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have a party room downstairs and it's so loud the music it was thumping into my room which was three floors above up until 2am when I had work at 7.. Yeah it's clean and you get what you pay for but the noise is horrible when you're wanting a good night sleep. Some staff can't speak fluent English... 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. The bar which is located in the basement closes at 1am on weekdays and 2am on weekends. We always take complaints about the noise very seriously and lower the music straight away if someone is not happy about it. Just come to reception. Clink78 is backpackers hostel where everyone is... More

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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My two friends and I stayed here for 6 nights on our recent trip to London. The hostel itself is in a pretty good location about a 10 minute walk from Kings Cross Station, with lots of local shops and restaurants nearby. We had a 3 bed private room which was very basic but clean...we noticed that our bin was... More

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Clink261_Hostel, Front of House Supervisor at Clink78 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for the feedback. We are glad that you liked the location of the hostel :) As for the rooms, when they are occupied our Housekeeping Team only empties the bin and checks the private toilets, there is not a real room service as it is a hostel and the room gets fully cleaned after your check... More

Athens, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was been there for 5 days! I was slept in a 10 female dorm, beds were comfortable! Space for luggage was small but it was ok! A little bit of cold also and noise from the outside. The bathrooms and the toilets were always cleaned up, with hair dryer and hand dryer, and always hot water! Breakfast was fine... More

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Clink261_Hostel, Front of House Supervisor at Clink78 Hostel, responded to this review

Hello :) Many thanks for the great feedback and ratings! We are glad you had a good stay, enjoyed the cleanliness of the place and the bathrooms :) If you feel cold or suffer from the noise outside, we invite you to come and see us on reception, we have extra duvets, heaters and free earplugs :D By the way... More

Coolangatta, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clink78 is my go-to hostel in London, primarily because of its close proximity to Kings Cross station (about a 7 minute walk) which is always really helpful for getting around as it has access to most underground lines and National and International rail services. I've stayed here three times now, and every time has been better than the last.This time... More

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Clink261_Hostel, Front of House Supervisor at Clink78 Hostel, responded to this review

Hello :) many thanks for this great and helpful feedback! We are glad that every time you come back to see us in here and you enjoy it more and more! I'm sure you will be happy to learn that we're improving some of our facilities: TV room now has a massive screen and a projector and we're also looking... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is in a great location, looks really cool and has a good bar. The rooms are small but was what we expected. Never have i ever experienced rudeness from staff like i did here. (I work at a hotel) When I checked in i thought the guy might just be having a bad day, he didn't look at... More

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Clink261_Hostel, Front of House Supervisor at Clink78 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for the review. We are sorry to hear that you had a bad experience and the staff didn't meat your expectations. We would like to investigate this matter further to ensure it won't happen again. It would be great if you could contact us on reception.supervisor@clinkhostels.co.uk with more details about the staff you found rude. We... More

Skagway, Alaska
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall The Hostel was nice, clean, & a fun young atmosphere. I had a private room and it was a bit pricey for not including a private bathroom, but it worked and was nice to have the added privacy. Check in took a while as the staff was new, but in the end it all worked out and wasn't a... More

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Clink261_Hostel, Front of House Supervisor at Clink78 Hostel, responded to this review

Hello :) Thank you for taking your time and leaving this feedback with us! We are happy you had a great stay and found the hostel clean and fun! Sorry to hear about your unfortunate shower experience - did you reported it on reception later on? And thank you for your patience with the new member of staff, it is... More

Reading, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i stayed here in early july 2014. I like the busy and young atmosphere of the hostel and bar in the basement that serves beer and gives a miniature club-like scene. There's a lot of bars and restaurants really close by as well if you want to be with a more local or mature crowd. This hostel is also relatively... More

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Clink261_Hostel, Front of House Supervisor at Clink78 Hostel, responded to this review

hello :) Thanks for the positive and nice feedback! We are happy you enjoyed the place and its unique atmosphere! It is great to see that you made the most of it and met young travelers! Regarding your improvements points, I think you would be happy to learn we are currently looking into improving the the WiFi and having it... More

Puyallup, Washington
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10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here in October 2013 because this was where my TopDeck tour was picking us up from. I had never stayed in a hostel before and this honestly exceeded my expectations for a hostel. My first room was a 4-person room in the basement that turned out to be right behind the DJ booth in the bar and the... More

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Clink261_Hostel, Front of House Supervisor at Clink78 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi! Many thanks for this super nice and positive review! We are happy that we exceeded your expectations and you had a nice stay before your TopDeck tour! (Hope you enjoyed it btw) It is true that some of the rooms in the basement are a little noisier then others but we're glad you were happy with the other solution... More

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is quirky as it's an old courthouse and it's very cheap for London. You would have thought the thick walls would block out the sound however the sound got through but the wifi did not so the whole selling point of free wifi throughout the place was useless. We were told at reception that it was ok to... More

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Clink261_Hostel, Front of House Supervisor at Clink78 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your time and this great feedback! It's great to heat that you had a good stay and found the building quirky :) The WiFi so far is only available in the common rooms: kitchen, bar, TV and computer rooms and reception, but we're looking into improving it and have it throughout the building in the... More

Raleigh, NC
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13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I stayed in a private room with ensuite bath for 5 nights and then we stayed in a private room without ensuite bath for 2 nights. Both rooms were similar in size, very small compared to every other hostel I have stayed in before. It was actually hard to find room for our luggage in the room... More

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Clink261_Hostel, Front of House Supervisor at Clink78 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for this positive and nice feedback! We are happy to hear that you found the hostel secure and clean :) The size of the rooms changes a little bit according to the shape of the building, so some rooms are smaller then others. as for the noise from outside, we try our best to keep in down... 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*
Number of rooms: 100
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