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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

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

21 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The girls only floor - girls only bathroom and showers...

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
City break

17 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Central location at King's Cross, very helpful staff.

Disliked: Beds too short, no personal lockers in dorms.

The property's response is...

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

Nathanael Hovee

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 June 2012 Nathanael would recommend this property

Liked: Great place to stay... just a few blocks away from King's Cross station. The staff are friendly, and the social atmosphere of the place is very nice. The free breakfast is a huge plus (bread, cereal, drinks... YUM). The kitchen is modern and clean. Overall, it's a very nice hostel. I will probably stay again in the near future.

Disliked: The rooms are a bit cramped, and it can be noisy outside. I would recommend taking one or two beds out of each room to offer a bit more space for bags, supplies, breathing room, etc.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

15 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I've stayed in half a dozen hostels in London and this is the best. They have so many facilities that other hostels lack; There were plenty of showers, small individual lockers above beds were fab (need your own lock tho), spacious bunks with privacy shields, great location - near Kings Cross and great bus routes, Secure key card entry to the rooms, very clean...

Disliked: There are no plugs in the rooms, making charging equipment difficult and straightening my hair impossible!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, very close to king's cross station and bus stops. Showers are warm, and donnas are amazing! Friendly atmosphere and free breakfast were a bonus. We even had one night that we didn't have to share our dorm with others.

Disliked: Sometimes the (timed) lights in the girl's bathroom do not come on early enough.

The property's response is...

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

Jinheng Feng

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

14 June 2012 Jinheng would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: the room is too small

The property's response is...

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

Manuel Forrer

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 June 2012 Manuel would recommend this property

Liked: Style! Close to Kings Cross Station!

Disliked: Breakfast variety could be better

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

Claire Weston

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 June 2012 Claire would recommend this property

Liked: great rooms, which were clean and had enough space for everyone. great free breakfast.

Disliked: only 2 reachable plug sockets in a room for 18 people

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Marion Toulgoat

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Family Holiday
Shopping

09 June 2012 Marion would recommend this property

Liked: Nice breakfast, rooms, good advices from the staff, beautiful decoration, close from the subway...

Disliked: Marion left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Work / volunteering

06 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere, very clean, big, clean kitchen with good equitment

Disliked: 18 dorm was really small, lounge cloesed at 2,

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Chantal Cruickshank

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 June 2012 Chantal would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, helpful staff, breakfast

Disliked: Location

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

Dimitrios Tsonis

Alone

City break

29 May 2012 Dimitrios would recommend this property

Liked: Great location.

Disliked: More plugs in the rooms would be welcome.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

António Dias

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

29 May 2012

Liked: The location is really good, with superb transportation services (underground, bus or trains) and supermarkets, shops and restaurants everywhere.

Disliked: The building is not in a great shape; it would require some works and maintenaince, specially in the rooms. The rooms are to tight to 8 beds... The toilets were not always clean as desirable. There were too much noise coming outside from the street and the rooms were extremely hot. The breakfast was ok, but not super: no fruits, no yogurts... For the same price, I had much better in the bast in other hostels. Please try to improve.

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

27 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great Location, there is no three level bed in the big rooms, friendly staff.

Disliked: There isn´t free internet.

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

Seth Daire

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 May 2012 Seth would recommend this property

Liked: To begin with, it's in a very good location not far from St Pancras and has very good security (uses key cards). Their is a nice design throughout, with clear signage. The breakfast was fantastic, high quality bread (even multigrain), jam, and a selection of tea, which is in a very clean kitchen. Met some great people to. There are two common areas, one near the foyer and one in the basement next to the kitchen. Highly recommend.

Disliked: The room I was in, with 6 people, was small, but big enough. There were no lockers in the room, though not a big deal, and there were some lockers in the foyer (bring your own lock).

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

26 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly staff. nice and clean rooms, good location. Only good things to say about my stay, would absolutely recommend it!

Disliked: nothing

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

22 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: excellent common facilities, good value for money

Disliked: excellent common facilities

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

20 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice location, close to kings cross and several night buses. Nice staff and perfect kitchen and chill zone. There was not that much space in the rooms, but there were nice dividing walls between the beds so there was enough privacy. good admosphere!

Disliked: nothing really

The property's response is...

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 May 2012

Liked: no comments nothing to remark

Disliked: poor space in batroom few bathrooms to pay for internet

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

17 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, friendly staff, felt my possessions were very safe, comfortable beds.

Disliked: The shower stalls were very narrow. I'm 5'11" 190lbs, so it was a little of a squeeze.

The property's response is...

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

Prasanthi Cottingham

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 May 2012 Prasanthi would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, great breakfast, close to many eateries - cheap or midrange - close to Kings Cross, so you can take the tube almost anywhere in London. I was in the largest dorm, and it was pretty quiet.

Disliked: Nothing.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great Location and easy to get to. Rooms warm and clean. Loved the free breakfast, Great place if your after a bed in a great location, but not a party place.

Disliked: There was a large number of school groups staying while we were here. Didn't bother us but might others.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bathroom facilities (ground floor, men's) were pretty OK for me. Sure, the shower rooms are small, but they are quite new and clean. The breakfast was also very sufficient for starting a day.

Disliked: We had to pay for WIFi, which was quite disappointing for this era. Otherwise, it would've been so nice.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We liked the common areas, nice TV room (should be bigger though), perfect kitchen.

Disliked: About the location, it's kind of hidden. They should put more lights in front of it and also do whatever is necessary to make it safer to get there at night. We liked our stay there, but only some suggestions: we stayed in a 18 bed rooms which could not fit 18 beds properly. Maybe half of this. All beds are pasted in the other one (the longest side of the bed). Had to crawl into the bed by it's bottom. Like in concentration camps. Bizarre. The TV room is nice, but couldn't fit everyone. Should have more seats. Also, there should be more NO SWEET foods and drinks in breakfast .... and more WITHOUT SUGAR options too.

The property's response is...

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

Nikola Karaman

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

02 May 2012 Nikola would recommend this property

Liked: It's a very good hostel just a few minutes from King's cross and St. Pancras railway and underground station so you can reach easily any part of the London. The cleanest hostel I ever been in. Common area is big and comfortable and the kitchen is equipped with everything you'll need.

Disliked: Nothing. Rooms (at least the one I was in) are bi small but with right roommates that's no problem at all.

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