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Clink78 Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   78 Kings Cross Road, London WC1X 9QG, England (Clerkenwell)   |  
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Ranked #199 of 684 Specialty Lodging in London
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“Awesome experience!! Would highly recommend to anyone!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This was my first hostel stay and I had a fabulous experience! It is a very hip and young place in a great location of London. Very close to a main tube stop (kings cross) making it easy to get anywhere. The complimentary breakfast and the bar in the basement with a DJ made for a great time! Wonderful staff and met great people during my stay.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

not for those people who are very high maintenance but if you want a cheap place to sleep, with a decent free breakfast then its perfect. you meet a lot of people so its perfect if you are travelling alone. the prices at the bar are cheap. the only downside would be if your in a 12 bed dorm and to one side of you someone snores and the other is sick and coughs all night but thats nothing some ear plugs wont fix. i would stay here again.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Nice common rooms, a bar where there are performances at night, friendly staff and seperated bathrooms. Big rooms, beds are ok, but no lockers and not that much room to put your stuff. The wifi is not free, you have to pay £3 and then you can use the wifi during your stay. Easy to get to the hostel with public transportation (near St Pancras).

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Clink78 has a good location in London. Allows you to hop on the train at Kings Cross easily or simply wander into town. Low costs and friendly/helpful staff definitely eased my mind about the bank account and the need for a warm bed. Great showers and facilities. Never took advantage of the free breakfast but I'm sure it was grand. Excellent stay. Thank you, clinkers!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

This place was very friendly, organized, lots of great activities (bar, dining area, internet, etc), however definitely not the hostel to stay in if your over 25yrs old...there were a ton of college students that were very young immature people and were very loud. The 'roommates' we had were not very friendly at all and kept to themselves. The hostel was very clean, however the bathroom for 6 females was ridiculously small. Like I said, this is a great place if you're a college kid!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Went here with 2 other mates and had a great time. Great location in Kings Cross and really good nightlife in the basement if you want to go down for a casual drink and to meet other travelers. Rooms are a little bit small but everything else makes up for it. Really cool with the old courtrooms being the internet cafe and an entertainment room!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

My experience at Clink 78 was great, all due to the friendly staff who are ALWAYS willing to help, offer a joke and a smile. Iwant to make a special mention to everyone on the desk, Cinzia, Aziz, Ofia,EuniceAnne and Demi were noteable staff that were always so kind and helpful but everyone was fantastic. I recommend this hostel for both short and long term stayers, of course more comfort is found in smaller rooms as anywhere. Thanks team il be back again

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clink261, Front Office Manager at Clink78 Hostel, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you very much indeed for taking your time and leaving a review about Clink.
Thank you for not forgetting our staff, it is great to receive a nice and honest positive review as this last will enable the friendly character within our staff members and Guests staying at Clink.

We would love to see you very soon.
Clink Team.
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Address: 78 Kings Cross Road, London WC1X 9QG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Clerkenwell
Hotel Style:
Ranked #199 of 684 Specialty Lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Clink78 Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clink is an amazing backpacker hostel in a converted court house! Experience an heritage building with a modern twist: internet and TV courtrooms, prison cells, pod beds, self-catering kitchen, funky bar... Judge for yourself! ... more   less 
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