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Reviews of Clink261

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

84.8% Overall Rating

807 out of 971 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/06/2015)

"clean and comfortable, considering the amount of people in the hostel (i travelled during summer)."

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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 3.12

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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84.8%

Overall Rating

807 out of 971 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Clink261'

Atmosphere
81.6%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
80.8%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
86.4%
Value
83.2%
Safety
82.4%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Nathan Brown

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

18 July 2012 Nathan would recommend this property

Liked: Very well-run and organized. Helpful and friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere.

Disliked: Nathan left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Fredrik Hoffman

Alone

Partying / nightlife

17 July 2012 Fredrik would recommend this property

Liked: Needed a bed in London and in a ok area. Like King´s Cross since before and it just gets better everytime I´m there. Was just what I aked for not more. Not particulare good but alright for the price.

Disliked: No free Wi-Fi, a bit to simple compare the price, no electric contacts by my bed, just one for all in the room. Could be better privacy in the rooms.

The property's response is...

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

Megan Glynne-Jones

Alone

Visiting friends or family

15 July 2012 Megan would recommend this property

Liked: Comfy bedding, great location

Disliked: bit short on showers and could do with a lick of paint!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

15 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was funky and stylish indeed - common rooms with a cool design, modern and comfy equipments in kitchen/bathroom/lobby, functioning properly and almost giving a sense of being at a charming boutique hotel. (Of course I mean common areas, not the rooms). Magnetic card system and free lockers (if you bring your own padlock so be smart and bring your own!:) Extremely friendly staff that allow you to leave your luggage at hostel even if before/after checking in and out. They are also happy to give you extensive info on anything. Breakfast was also satisfying. Overall, it has a really good vibe and stylish athmosphere with some useful extras (like hairdryer in the girls' bathroom, thumbs up).

Disliked: The rooms themselves are pretty small, with not so much space to pack your stuff. On the other hand, the bunk beds are really comfy, they give you linen etc, and it seemed generally clean. (Note: a small shelf for the people on the upper bed would def. be useful in the future!)

The property's response is...

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

Miriam Terzich

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 July 2012 Miriam would recommend this property

Liked: The reception staff were helpful and the hostel is in a great location, only a few minutes walk from Kings Cross Station. So if you don't mind seriously compromising on space, it's a good place to stay.

Disliked: There is not enough space in the rooms for all the people they try to fit in and their luggage. I had to go out in the hall to pack my suitcase! There aren't enough lockers for everyone - there were none available during my stay. In any case, the lockers are tiny and are located at reception, so access is not convenient, especially considering that I was on the 3rd floor. There was no internet access during my stay (it was broken).

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

Todd Bullen

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

14 July 2012 Todd would recommend this property

Liked: The bottom beds of the bunk become like a cave heaps good for sleeping

Disliked: Nothing really was pritty good the light wouldn't work in one of the showers

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Barbara Sanchez

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2012 Barbara would recommend this property

Liked: Very close from the metro, has many plugs that you can use to charge your phone at the lobby, they have a lock room only for bags that is very helpful and they have hair dryer on the bathdroom wich is a big plus for me.

Disliked: Barbara left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice interior decor. Good ambiance.

Disliked: The hostel could do with a better exterior/a bigger sign or something so we can spot it from the side of the building. As it is, you will only know it's Clink261 if you walk right up to it. WiFi was hard to get. Beds were too close together (this isn't bad, just a little uncomfortable at imes). Breakfast area was also small.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

08 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and easy to access.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

03 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Bathrooms were clean. People seemed nice. Breakfast was included. You could pay with credit cards.

Disliked: Too crowded in the rooms. Too loud, there seemed to be some sort of bar right above the rooms and they kept the windows open.

The property's response is...

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

Luis Alfonso Monterrosa Valadez

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 July 2012 Luis Alfonso would recommend this property

Liked: Su tranquilidad, sus áreas y su diseño. Muy bonito en verdad.

Disliked: Te venden los artefactos para conectar cosas, en lugar de prestártelos como en otros lugares. Asimismo el Internet te lo cobran. Si es wifi resulta un poco más "barato" (media hora una libra).

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

Achutha Raman

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

02 July 2012 Achutha would recommend this property

Liked: Lively atmosphere; just a couple of minutes from St. Pancras/King's Cross; nice bathrooms just down the hall; a really excellent value overall!

Disliked: Rooms were fairly cramped at full capacity, and the beds a little small for taller folks (e.g. more than 6 ft), but there is quite a bit to see and do beyond in the city!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location near Kings Cross, not a bad walk to tourist areas. The people were friendly. Nice common room and kitchen areas. Clean bathrooms and rooms.

Disliked: Had to pay ridiculous amounts of money for wifi, very noisy outside dorms, few outlets, and no personal space in dorms.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

28 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A cote de la Gare de Kings Cross. Neuf et tres propre ! Lits des dortoirs isoles pas des panneaux, super !

Disliked: Un peu loin du centre ville a pied, mais cest pas si pire. Dejeuner Ok seulement.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

24 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were easy to deal with, central location, security was good.

Disliked: n/a

The property's response is...

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,


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