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Reviews of Clink261

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

83.1% Overall Rating

795 out of 958 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (08/01/2015)

Sabine Bellstedt thinks…

"Communal areas were all very spacious, kitchen facilities were fantastic. The beds were comfortable and private (even though the top bunks were a bit of a challenge to get into!)"

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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 3.08

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.

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83.1%

Overall Rating

795 out of 958 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Clink261'

Atmosphere
80.8%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
79.2%
Cleanliness
84.0%
Staff
87.2%
Value
79.2%
Safety
78.4%
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51.4%
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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...

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

Jean-Yves Salve

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 March 2013 Jean-Yves would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were great and the breakfast as well.

Disliked: More rules should be in place for other people respecting the need for sleep. I was in an 18 room dorm and people would be turning on the light all night long.

The property's response is...

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

Gastão Siopa

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

09 March 2013 Gastão would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the fact that the staff treat you like their friends and you never feel a stranger. People here are very helpfull and friendly.

Disliked: Constant Internet problems.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals

12 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: there was both green and white tea for breakfast the shower cabins are great

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

james tomich

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 February 2013 james would recommend this property

Liked: Ok beds

Disliked: Lacks atmosphere without a bar.

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

peter dooley

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

02 February 2013 peter would recommend this property

Liked: kitchen fabulous clean big a lot of utensil, living area cosy and atmosphere good, not too busy. there is space. its not like hoards of people crowded in reception area. it is a nice boutique hostel. breakfast good too. rooms are quite not a lot of noise. sink in room.

Disliked: rooms smell. i had to open the window. beds comfirtable but basic and if you are over 6 foot the bed will be too small to stretch in. no lockers in room. man in other bed complained his cigarettes were stolen. i slept well though. too expensive.

The property's response is...

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

EMILY MAYHEW

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

27 January 2013 EMILY would recommend this property

Liked: kitchen and location

Disliked: noisy and showers were not clean

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Holly Drysdale

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 January 2013

Liked: good location to kings cross station

Disliked: 4 bed dorm was absolutely tiny. Couldnt even turn around with a backpack on. No where to put your things.

The property's response is...

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

Andrea Chong

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

08 January 2013 Andrea would recommend this property

Liked: Location was good. The rooms were clean, nice and warm for winter.

Disliked: Shower room was bait filthy.

The property's response is...

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

Sheri Connolly

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

17 December 2012 Sheri would recommend this property

Liked: Well located to King's Cross tube station. Near internet cafes, shops, restraunts. Good enough mattresses, key card entry, useful, friendly staff, isolating hangout lounge in the basement. Showers always had hot water when I washed. Book a bed in a room with lots of beds and ask to be upgraded upon arrival. Same price, less people!

Disliked: Slight institutional feel/vibe. Ladies toilets not on third floor. Showers could benefit from additional hooks, shelves.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping

17 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: breakfast, near king's cross - suitable for long-distance travellers

Disliked: quite far to the ciitty centre if you want to walk

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

29 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: atmosphere

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Holly Dunn

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

22 November 2012 Holly would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, clean, quiet and really close to King's Cross, so super easy to get into the central city on the Tube. Would definitely stay here again.

Disliked: Holly left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

tyler brown

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 November 2012 tyler would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: tyler left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Mauricio Ferreyra

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 November 2012 Mauricio would recommend this property

Liked: the location and accomodations.

Disliked: the cleanning on the rooms is not so good.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

04 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to train and subway station. Free breakfast. Low price.

Disliked: Shared toilets and baths among same floor.

The property's response is...

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location isn't bed. Close to major train stations and the tube, and doesn't take long to get into the city.

Disliked: You had to pay to use wifi (three pounds), and the wifi was REALLY BAD. Bad reception (only worked in common areas and the stairwell), you had to log in each time tried to use the internet. Didn't even have a girls bathroom on my level so had to go one or two floors down in the middle of the night just to use the toilet. Staff were nice, but not particularly helpful. Some staff had big issues trying to understand customers trying to talk to them in English, which led to a lot of frustration on both ends (and the staff being rude).

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

14 October 2012

Liked: The staff was very friendly and useful.

Disliked: The doors were slamming all night in our corrido making impossible to sleep. Our room didn't have proper ventilation and the smell of alcohol filled the space making it very unpleasant.

The property's response is...

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

Esther Ting

Alone

Work / volunteering

11 October 2012 Esther would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed in a 4 bed dorm for females only. It was rather small with not much walking space. Otherwise, it was really clean and comfortable. The breakfast was good. The kitchen and communal area was really presentable and clean. I would recommend it to others.

Disliked: Esther left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife

08 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: shower was cold

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

05 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is very good!

Disliked: The space is not so intimate. Not possible to meet a lot of people. Also rooms are very small.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

25 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel has a great location for visiting London. The rooms are small, but had fresh air and it was very clean. The price for such a central hostel is great, and breakfast included is just perfect

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...


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