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Hostel | 261-265 Gray's Inn Road, King's Cross, London, England WC1X 8QT

86.7% Overall Rating

818 out of 983 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/11/2015)

Louise Griffin thinks…

"I stayed here for 9 nights to enjoy the whole of the EFG Jazz Festival. It was a nice stay, the hostel comfortable and clean. And this was my 2nd stay, free continental breakfast and location are my…"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 3.01

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note we do NOT accept group bookings - Please do not book for more than 8 people ? Passport, driver's license or government issued identity card required upon check-in. ? Guests can check-in until 4am. Guests will only be able to access their room after 2.30pm. A luggage room is available for them to use if they arrive earlier than 2.30pm. Check out time is 10am. ? Note that all our dorms are mixed unless a girl dorm is booked. ? Guests that wish to bring their children under 16 years of age must book whole dorms or private rooms. ? Bookings cannot be accepted from any underage person unless they are accompanied by an adult over 18. They will be refused check-in. ? When booking dorm beds in dorm rooms, we cannot guarantee that you will all be staying in the same room. We suggest booking private rooms if you don't want your clients to be split. ?If you wish to cancel your reservation, you will need to notify us by email at reservations78@clinkhostels.com 48 hours in advance of your arrival date by 2.30pm (and 7 days before the arrival dates of the 29th, 30th and 31st of December 2014 ). However, if you only let us know the day before your arrival, or fail to show up on the arrival date, you will be charge in full for your stay. If you fail to show for your booking, your full booking will be cancelled. If you arrive a day late without informing the hostel, we will try and find you a bed, but this may not be in the same room type booked and may incur extra charges. Groups (+15 people) ? You will be asked to pay a non-refundable deposit of the 1st night a week after booking is made. The balance will be required 3 weeks before arrival. ? One group leader will be required to give a credit card upon arrival for a “Group Deposit”. This will need to be the card holder. We will pre-authorize the card for £300 in case of breakage or for not respecting coach stopping/parking rules. ? If your group is arriving by coach, make sure to contact us for information on where to stop and park. ? If you do not inform us by email on when booking we cannot guarantee for your group to be in the same rooms and depending on availability your booking might be cancelled. All group booking over 15 people between December 27th to December 31st inclusive are subject to confirmation by the hostel.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:30
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

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Known for its great location, stay here if this is important to you. This accommodation has been reviewed 928 times and still scores 83%. This hostel is one of the most popular among our customers travelling as a family with children. Book a stay at Clink261 and you’ll find British Library just 9 mins away. Make the most of the tours on offer, a lounge area and self-catering facilities, and you’ll have an even better time in London. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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10 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

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10 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

18 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

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About Clink261

Clink261 is a warm and welcoming hostel located in Kings Cross - London’s most well connected transport hub and its newest cultural quarter. It is a rather glamorous boutique hostel which offers an intimate atmosphere combined with a personalized service.

Our hostel has a very British feel; it’s draped in Union Jacks, a picture of the Queen adorns our walls and a cosy fireplace invites you to exchange stories with fellow travelers.

Our reception is manned 24/7 by mulch-lingual staff. We have no curfew, but you need your key card to gain access to the hostel and your room.

We offer clean and modern facilities such as a self-catering kitchen, a chic internet corner where you can write emails, a comfy lounge to play Wii or kick back and relax in front of its huge plasma TV, a laundry and even a travel desk at reception. Our bathrooms were fully refurbished in spring 2012. 7 days of Wi-Fi available in all our common areas for only £3!

As well as offering a variety of mixed dorm, Girls’ dorms and private rooms, we also offer: -

- FREE continental buffet breakfast
- FREE bed linen
- FREE towel in private rooms
- FREE luggage room storage
- FREE safety deposit for valuables
- FREE movies on the big screen every night
- FREE London walking tour (departing every day from reception)
- FREE Wifi

If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, check out our bigger sister hostel Clink78 just round the corner.
Please make sure you read our terms & conditions before booking.

We can't wait to welcome you!
Clink261 team

Accommodation Information

Clink261 has dorms that vary from 4 bedded dorms to 18 bedded dorms which include female dorms too.

We also offer private rooms which can hold up to 3 people, please note our private rooms contain 1 bunk bed with a double bed on the bottom and a single bed on top.

If you wish to cancel your booking, you must contact us directly via email at least 48 hours prior to your arrival. If don't cancel on time you will be charged a penalty of the first night.

You will be able to pay for your booking before you arrive via phone or email using a valid credit or debit card, or directly at the hostel reception by card or cash (sterling). If the name on the card used to confirm your booking is different to the lead name on the booking, you will be requested to send us a copy of the card or your personal identification.

Location Information

We are only at 5 minute walk to St Pancras International - for Euro star trains to Paris, Brussels and beyond! Very close to all London attractions. So if it's the real London experience you're looking for, come to Clink261!

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