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Clink78
Ranked #60 of 956 Specialty Lodging in London
Reviewed May 12, 2012

Its a lovely building and the common room, tv room, bar and computer room - set in a old court house is lovely.

Breakfast simple but plenty of it -toast, nuttella, jams. two types of cereal, tea, coffee, water, two types of fruit juice.

Showers were clean and the laundry room, mobile phone chargers and lots of locker spaces were all useful.

The down side was the rooms, the beds were comfortable, fairly clean and sturdy bunks. However they are squashed together like sardines, room would have being much nicer with six people sleeping in it rather than 10 and even in the luxury room there is just a few hooks and one narrow shelf, not nearly enough room for people to store things, a small bookcase or table would have being really useful as would have being some more hooks.

Staff were very nice and helpful and offered to carry my suitcase up a flight of stairs - very kind.

Location is excellent 5 mins walk from Kingscross tube, bars, food, chemist, museums ect all within walking distance.

Would stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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ClinkE78, Front Office Manager at Clink78, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2012

Hello Happy20102010!!! :)

Thank you VERY much for your review!!!!

We are happy that you like Clink78 and we would love to see you around again!

Enjoy your travels

The Clink78 team!

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Reviewed April 29, 2012

My husband and I spent 7 nights at Clink78 when we first moved to London. We booked in last minute as there was nowhere else in London available.

It is everything you want and also expect in a hostel. Big TV area and big seperate computer room, big kitchen/cooking space and a bar with cheap drinks. It was also one of the cleanest hostels I have ever stayed in. There always seemed to be someone cleaning!

It is however a Hostel, so expect to be woken up during the night by doors opening and closing. I am quite a light sleeper so this kept me up most nights. That really depends on who your neighbours are though doesn't it?

Would I stay there again? Only if the budget hotels we have stayed at in the past were booked out. But if I was on a budget and needed something fast that was clean, in a good location and with good facilities then yes.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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ClinkE78, Front Office Manager at Clink78, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2012

Dear Jules,

Thank you very much for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! :)

Hope to see again around!

Kind regards,
Clink78 Team

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Reviewed April 25, 2012

I'll admit I'm not a fan of hostels, prefering peace, calm and privacy to fun and excitiment while I'm abroad. However, Clink was the best of both worlds, offering a fun bar and pool competitions, as well as strict rules and comfortable private rooms. The showers were clean and the water power strong, the roms small but well appointed and the mostly French staff polite, attentive and accomodating. The breakfast was simple but plentiful and the facilities not bad at all. More importantly, the hostel is housed in a beautiful period courthouse and is very close to Kings Cross station, with direct links to Luton Airport. I'll be back!

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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ClinkE78, Front Office Manager at Clink78, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2012

Dear Head_Boy1987,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback!

We really appreciate your lovely review :)

Looking forward to your next stay with us!

Kind regards,
Clink78 Team

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Reviewed April 20, 2012

We went on a trip here and it was a nice building the social room was really spacious, the rooms were roasting though and felt really claustrophobic, the rooms were tiny and we re really hard to move in, the security tried to accuse us of stuff we didn't and were being really horrible to us, we made a complaint about something and we were completely ignored which wasn't fair, when we were trying to sleep security kept knocking on our door giving out to us for doing nothing, was a nice clean place but it wasn't fair the way we were treated at times.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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ClinkE78, Front Office Manager at Clink78, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2012

Dear K M,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your thoughts!

We are glad you loved the building and enjoyed our common areas! In regards to the temperature in the room, the radiators are adjustable so you are able to switch them or turn them down to your desired temperature.

I would really appreciate if you could email me directly with more information of the incident with the security. I would like to investigate this event and follow up with the team. My email address is laura@clinkhostels.co.uk

I hope you enjoyed your stay in London and we hope to welcome you back at Clink78 again soon!

Kind regards,

Laura
Front of House Manager
Clink78

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Reviewed April 16, 2012

This hostel is what a good hostel should be.
Clean, close to attractions and with friendly staff.
It also has its own bar, internet room, shop, etc.
Would definitely stay again and recommend it to friends.

Only negative is that rooms need little bit more space...

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ClinkE78, Front Office Manager at Clink78, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2012

Dear AlwaysSpeakOut,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your thoughts.

Our team here at Clink78 really appreciate your very positive feedback!

Enjoy the rest of your travels, we look forward to your next visit!

Kind regards,

Clink78 Team

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Reviewed April 14, 2012

Clink78 is a fantastic hostel, close to Kings Cross/ St Pancras Stations and only a few stops on the underground from London's main attractions. The staff are amazing. Breakfast is good and topped up regularly so your never left waiting for something. The Clashbar downstairs has such a good vibe and fantastic bartenders. I would suggest if you want a good nights sleep to maybe request a room on an upper level as the basement can be loud until early in the morning.
The beds are nice and wide and have a convienient locker above your head for safe-keeping. The only improvement would be to put mixer taps in ALL the bathrooms... those push buttons get a little tedious! But other than that awesome place.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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ClinkE78, Front Office Manager at Clink78, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2012

Dear hstewart2,

Thank you for your amazing review, we are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Clink78 and had fun in our ClashBar!

Looking forward to your next visit!

Kind regards,

Clink78 team

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Reviewed April 14, 2012

Stayed here for one night before a Top deck tour. As this was where they recommened. The shower was very hot but water went everywhere so your clothes and towel get wet while you are having a shower. Less than a ten minute walk to Kings cross station. Staff ok told me wrong information about time they started to serve breakfast.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank 551,317
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ClinkE78, Front Office Manager at Clink78, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2012

Dear 551317,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback!

We hope you enjoyed your Topdeck tour around Europe!

Our free breakfast is served daily between 7am-10am for all guests. However as the Topdeck tours leave quite early, therefore we offer an early breakfast for guests going on tour from 6am. i would like to apologise if this wasn't made clear to you upon check in!

Make sure to let the receptionist know you are travelling with top deck, your tour guide will also inform you when you come down in the morning to check out.

We are glad you found the location convenient and hope you enjoyed your stay here with us.

Hope to see you again soon!

Kind regards,

Clink78 Team

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Additional Information about Clink78

Address: 78 King's Cross Road, London WC1X 9QG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Clerkenwell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 956 Specialty Lodging in London
Price Range: $20 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Clink78 2*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clink is a social and stylish backpacker hostel in a converted court house! Experience a heritage building with a modern twist: internet and TV courtrooms, prison cells, private rooms, dorm rooms, self-catering kitchen, funky bar... Judge for yourself! ... more   less 
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