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Reviews of Clink261 London Hostel

261-265 Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, London, England

Atmosphere 66%

Cleanliness 78%

Facilities 73%

Location 84%

Safety 77%

Staff 76%

Value 80%

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free city tour
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Postal Service
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Not Included"
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine

Important Information

Please note:
●Passport, driver's license or government issued identity card required upon check-in.
●If the name on your booking is different to the name on the card used to the confirm the booking, the hostel may request a copy of your ID or card for legal reasons.
● Guests can check-in until 4am. Guests will only be able to access their room from 2.30pm. A luggage room is available for guest use if they arrive earlier than 2.30pm. Check out time is 10am.
● Note that all dorms are mixed unless a girls’ 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, the hostel cannot guarantee that guests travelling together will be staying in the same room. We suggest booking private rooms or whole dorms if guests want to ensure they're together.
● For stag/hen parties, please contact us directly. Clink reserves the right to deny entry to anyone who has booked online and is part of such a group.
● If you wish to cancel or amend your reservation to receive a full refund you will need to notify us by email
– For the fully flexible rates: 48 hours in advance of your arrival date by 2.30pm (and 7 days before the arrival dates of 29th, 30th and 31st of December). If you notify us any less than 48 hours before your arrival date, or in case of a no-show, you will not be entitled to a refund.
– For the semi flexible rates: 14 days in advance of your arrival date by 2.30pm (and 7 days before the arrival dates of 29th, 30th and 31st of December). If you notify us any less than 14 days before your arrival date, or in case of a no-show, you will not be entitled to a refund.
– Non-refundable rates: If cancelled, modified, or in case of a no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.
– If you arrive a day or more 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.

● In the event of Force Majeure (governmental action; fire; flood; insurrection; earthquake; power failure; riot; explosion; embargo, transportation interruption of any kind; terrorist attack; acts of God…) affecting your booking, the company reserves the right to receive any outstanding payments in connection to your confirmed booking.
● A great-value breakfast is available for £2.

Groups (+15 people)
● We accept groups from age 12+.
● You will be asked to pay a 20% non-refundable deposit a week after booking is made. The balance will be required 4 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 when booking we cannot guarantee for your group to be in the same rooms and depending on availability your booking might be cancelled.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

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Atmosphere 66%

Cleanliness 78%

Facilities 73%

Location 84%

Safety 77%

Staff 76%

Value 80%

Showing 201-210 of 222 reviews

91% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Oct 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: In the middle of the town, but still secluded from the noise and lights. The staff was very friendly and helpful, especially Si. Everything was clean and organised, and the set-up for the kitchens was the best I've seen. Great hostel.

Disliked: The only problem I have with this, and all YHA hostels is that they charge an arm and a leg for internet access.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Dear Kaylin,
thank you so much for your positive feedback for your stay in Clink261. we are pleased to hear you appreciated the service offered by our staff at the reception, available 24/7 for any needs, and the facilities in our communal areas.
Concerning the wi-fi service, which we do charge for, I would only like to remind you that we offer a special deal for weekly usage, convenient for who is planning to stay for long.
Many thanks for your review,
Sincerely,
Clink261 Staff

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Oct 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: friendly staff, nice vibrant atmosphere

Disliked: no privacy curtains on bed

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Sep 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: I'd like to say special thanks to Alessio - receptionist who printed out our Fabric tickets. I'd like to have him promoted in any possible ways. Thanks- Szabi

Disliked: no free wifi and not enough safety place for our valuable things. Of corse the staff took care of my belongings

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Sep 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Work / volunteering

Liked: The staff, including the cleaners, all spoke several languages and were friendly. The Kitchen facilities and downstairs hangout, the feel with the wall paper, furniture, modern computers, the couchs, the taps and mirrors in each room..

Disliked: Non-free wifi. The bathrooms-the smell, the holes in the walls, the showers excessive heating, the pushtaps, the mould on the roof, the bad lighting etc. The ladders to the topbunk were fun, but harder to use than a regular ladder and a little unbalancing if your left-side orientated.

89% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Aug 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Relaxed atmosphere, kept bags after checked out for free, comfortable beds

Disliked: Not enough lockers, beds not very private (no curtains)

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 100%
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  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Aug 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife, Work / volunteering

Liked: it was great, easy, and efficient

Disliked: no in room storage for your things.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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  • Safety - 60%
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  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Security

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: it was quite compact so everyone talks to each other much more than in the big hostels

Disliked: you cant control the temperature of the showers so its typically very hot..

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: location of hostel, friendliness of staff and also they were really helpful

Disliked: the bathrooms need renovation

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The beds were good with the privacy screens and our lockers on top on the beds. The bar was good and it is close to the train station. The staff were nice and friendly and fit us in last minute.

Disliked: There were kids and families staying there which was kind of weird

Customer would recommend this property

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