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Reviews of Clink261

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

79.3% Overall Rating

790 out of 952 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (07/09/2014)

"I really enjoyed the people. The employees were overall very helpful and nice, and the other people staying in the hostel were friendly and it was easy to meet people. The hostel was kept clean and orderly, which I…"

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Facilities

  • 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 3.25

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

? 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.

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79.3%

Overall Rating

790 out of 952 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Clink261'

Atmosphere
77.6%
Location
86.4%
Facilities
75.2%
Cleanliness
79.2%
Staff
85.6%
Value
76.8%
Safety
74.4%
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Customer review

Alone

City break

27 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Probably the best hostel in London at least the best of the many that I have stayed.

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Fawzi Salama

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 November 2013 Fawzi would recommend this property

Liked: A few minutes walk from the eurostar station and a 20 minutes walk to the British museum, it has a perfect location to start exploring London. Reasonable price for the location and includes breakfast.

Disliked: No free internet (!!!). The room was rather small and basic.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

18 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The home feeling. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, helpful friendly staff, nice linen, comfy warm beds.

Disliked: ladies shower/toilets bit cramped, perhaps if there were better lighting over the sinks in the dorm I could put my makeup on there?. The bunks in the dorm are far too close together which is the only issue I have with the price.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location. Very close to a variety of public transport. Friendly and helpful staff. They took the time to have a little chat which is nice after coming from a factory hostel thing. Extremely clean, bathrooms smelled nice! The dorm wasn't crowded at all (as far as London goes) and my girl dorm had it's own sink and mirror. Good free breakfast, fast wifi for cheap lifetime access. I stayed in 3 hostels in London and this was the best.

Disliked: Lockers in the rooms would be a good addition but it might make the dorms too crowded.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Dave Williams

Alone

Business / conference

13 November 2013 Dave would recommend this property

Liked: Good location,low price and great atmosphere.

Disliked: Dave left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Fabio orlando

With friends / other travellers

City break
Relaxation/spa

18 October 2013 Fabio would recommend this property

Liked: Helpfull staff nice common area ( amazing common area) Good showers Strong wi-fi in the common area and kitchen ( for 3 pound) AMAZING BLANKET... nice the sink in the room

Disliked: room TOO Small. May be they need Securuty beause we found a school gropu and they was loud during the night and early in the day... the teachers tried to make them not noisy but.. a member from the Hostel will be better... Wi-fi for 3 pound - computer for 1 pound 20 minuts... may be they should improve the breakfast whit Ham..

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

26 September 2013

Liked: It was in an excellent location with Kings Cross so close with its tube links. The staff were all very friendly, and everything was very clean. The breakfast was really good, (coco pops :-D ) and we especially enjoyed the free walking tour.

Disliked: The beds were really really hard and difficult to get comfortable on. The £3 wifi cost for room wifi was extorsionate and meant that the common areas were always packed with people using the free wifi

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

City break

25 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Once you are there, everything looks being at home. It's so welcoming!!!

Disliked: I found no comments on that one.

The property's response is...

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Massao Iwanaga

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 September 2013

Liked: Close to train station. Friendly staff. Good breakfeast.

Disliked: The room and the bathroom were very small. No locker, no free internet connection.

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a great location, clean property, very helpful staff, and a lovely place to stay.

Disliked: There are no lockers in the rooms except for small lockboxes above the beds that make it impossible to sit up in bed as they are where the headboard would be. The worst part is that the lounge closes early in the morning and in the middle of the day to be cleaned and this is exactly when it would be useful to have a place (as you can't sit up in bed and get anything done) to use a computer.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Janet Keese

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 August 2013 Janet would recommend this property

Liked: breakfast, position (close to bus & train connections), cleanliness, friendliness, value for money

Disliked: more hooks, places to put things in the showers....a problem in most hostels....but were always hot with good pressure

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

joe shabashow

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 August 2013 joe would recommend this property

Liked: it had a bed for me to use

Disliked: there was no bar

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

17 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location.

Disliked: When opening or closing the room door, it makes loud noise.

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean. Friendly staff.

Disliked: N/A

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Naga Vishnu Mogili

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 July 2013 Naga Vishnu would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness and friendly staff

Disliked: As July month was very warm, we need to leave the windows open. As a result, in the morning say from 5AM, we feel that we are sleeping on the pavement. I mean, it will be very noisy as the hostel is located in a busy area. It was quite annoying for me in the mornings.

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location

Disliked: Small beds

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location with amazing staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

22 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, Friendly staff

Disliked: the plugs in my rooms were not working

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

24 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very good. A very nice stay for the price.

Disliked: Mattresses a little old.

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Mikaela Johansson

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

11 April 2013 Mikaela would recommend this property

Liked: The location is perfect, close to underground, buses, shops.. The rooms are clean and the beds are comfy. The staff is great!:)

Disliked: Mikaela left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 April 2013

Liked: cheap and close to the main rail station

Disliked: lack of socket (only 2 available for 10 person-dome unfortunately one in my room was broken) very noisy all night both in the room and outside toilet and bathroom were so dirty

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

27 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's cosy and it is really easy to make new friends. The staff is simply awesome and really helpful. Everything is within easy reach: 5 tube lines, train station, pubs, and city centre, Tesco and Sainsbury's. This hostel is the perfect place to stay at if you arrive in London alone and don't know the city very much. It soon makes you feel home. The kitchen is perfect and very well equipped and the tv/common room is perfect to chill out especially on a rain day. I would recommend the 18 bed dorm because these are large and there is more space.

Disliked: I would love more pins in the showers.

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff, location

Disliked: Unsafe

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, price, staff

Disliked: Feels unsafe and crowded

The property's response is...


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