After living in Japan for 5 years I was not afraid of capsule hotels; but believe me I was virtually terrified about the coffins I found in this place; its hardly 70cm in height and width; 2 meter in length; iron coffins have got no lights, no plug points and it had a nasty stink. I'm not a claustrophobic really; but this clink 261 made me like the one. I could not spend a couple of minutes in the bed; so I thought I would rather spend night in the reception (sitting, not laying down!); but in the middle of my sleep; somewhere 4:45AM; i was rudely interrupted by the receptionist who told me I should not sleep in the reception. Ultimately I ended up spending the night in the street. THIS IS THE WORST PLACE I HAVE EVER SPENT THE NIGHT IN LONDON!
Another silly point; wifi is available but that is not free; 3 pounds per day and is extremely slow (no video calls over skype/no streaming videos in youtube etc)
May I suggest all backpackers; go away from this cemetery; you'll discover the coffins once you get in there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Clink261 has been redesigned and refurbished making it a London's most stylish hostel. The feeling is East London; draped in Union Jacks, a picture of the Queen adorning the wall and a cosy fireplace, it screams London! Staying with us puts you right in the centre of London, a short walk away from the British Museum, Covent Garden, Soho, Oxford Street, Camden Market and many of London's major tourist attractions. So if it's the real London experience you're looking for, come to Clink261! As well as offering a variety of dorm beds and private rooms, we also offer:- - FREE continental buffet breakfast.- FREE bed linen- FREE luggage room storage- FREE safety deposit for valuables- FREE movies on big screen every night- FREE travel information- Fully equipped self-catering kitchen- Female only rooms- Lounge Area: play Wii or kick back and relax in our lounge area with its huge plasma TV- Chic internet room: write emails, talk via skype or share your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter!- Laundry room- Direct links to Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Victoria.- 5 minute walk to St Pancras International - for catching an early train to Paris. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clink261 Hotel London
- Clink 261 Hostel London, England