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“Never stayed in a hostel before”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Clink78

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Clink78
Ranked #67 of 837 Specialty Lodging in London
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“Never stayed in a hostel before”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

but it was a good experience. Being an older traveller thought I'd stick out like a sore thumb but although there were a lot of younger travellers there were more older ones than I thought. Got a private room, small but hey it's a hostel right? Shared bathroom, didn't have any problems with that. Unlike others had no problems with noise at all. Internet was a bit expensive. Laundry rooms great, though they could do with more machines. Location wise just not far from Kings Cross station, great little Italian restaurant just down the road. I thought the area was a wee bit dodgy, alright in the daytime but personally I wouldn't want to be going around late at night here. Staff very helpful and friendly but very busy at times with big queues at front desk.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

The place was crowded the night I spent there, but it was great anyway. Clean nice place to spend a night, I very much recommend it. I travelled alone and chose a 4 girls room. The only not so good thing was the bar, a little bit noisy to my taste (my room was in the same floor than the bar, the basement). In every other sense, a very good deal.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

I definitely would recommend the Clink78 hostel to my friends and relatives. The place is great, it was an old courthouse and the architecture is fantastic. It's clean, good service and great staff.
But the main problem is the Bar and the noise. There's a bar in the basement just in the middle of the rooms floor. If you visit London for pleasure and party, Clink78 is your place. If you go to London for business that's not your place at all. If you want to rest it's impossible due to the noise and the drunk people, which is normal because they want to have fun and you don't.

Room Tip: Not choose a room next to the bar.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Benešov
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

I was staying there together with my friend for 3 nights in January. We were a little surprised when we found out that we shared a room with two boys (not a "Girls only" room as we wanted originally) but this one had a bathroom so it was no big deal. You can probably get the most about the rooms from the photos so I'll just add that the lockable shelves are lockable only if you have your own lock. There was also no need to be afraid of breakfast (yep, I was really scared) but it was amazing! You can choose from cereals or toasts with some jams, cheeses, butters, and so on... The only thing that wasn't as I expected was wi-fi - you have to pay 3 pounds for 24 hours of it (being out in the city for most of these 24 hours, it probably wasn't the best idea). I'd almost forget to mention the location - it's simply great! Not even 5 minutes to the nearest bus stop or about 10 minutes to King's Cross Station so it's pretty easy to get there.
Staying there was amazing experience and I would go back there any time :)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Clean and very nice atmosphere. Room quite little without plugin for all the customer in their beds. Wifi expansive! We are in 2013 in an hostel it should be free! showers too hot ^^. If you want rest dont book a room near clash bar cause it close at 3 am in the weekend.

Room Tip: Not in the basement near the Clash bar if you want to rest before 3 am the weekend. 6 bed mixed room...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Albany, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

Though this may be a great opportunity to meet young people from all over the world, it is the worst experience I have ever had traveling abroad. The problem is that there is a bar in the basement of the hostel. Consequently every night the music is blaring and the young people are getting excessively drunk until the bar closes sometimes at 2am and sometimes later. These drunken kids then roam the halls of the hostel making incredible amounts of noise for the rest of the night. DO NOT STAY HERE IF YOU HAVE ANY INTENTION OF SLEEPING - EVER. It was a nightmare. Even the students I brought with me hated it after 2 days. I bring students to europe all the time. I will never stay in this hostel again. It is out of control. Plus my bathroom smelled like a sewer and after 2 days, I was sick to my stomach.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Additional Information about Clink78

Property: 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 #67 of 837 Specialty Lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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