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

82.5% Overall Rating

773 out of 933 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/04/2014)

"Great staff at reception + in the kitchen. Breakfast room not too crowded, enough seats for everybody any time and tables + tableware regularly cleaned"

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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 3.36

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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82.5%

Overall Rating

773 out of 933 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Clink261'

Atmosphere
81.6%
Location
88.8%
Facilities
77.6%
Cleanliness
77.6%
Staff
88.8%
Value
82.4%
Safety
80.8%
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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

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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...

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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...

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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%
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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%
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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%
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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.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Gema Perez Benitez

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

29 April 2012 Gema would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked the atmosphere. Staff was very nice and I recommned to everybody who wants to travel to London!!! Congratulations and hope to coming back soon!!

Disliked: Anything

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

29 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very nice and helpful. The showers were also really nice.

Disliked: Nothing really. the rooms were a bit messy

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

29 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean and cozy. staff were very friendly and helpful

Disliked: there wasn't ladies bathroom on every floor which was slightly inconvenient but otherwise fine.

The property's response is...

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Customer review

Alone

City break

24 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything

Disliked: nothing

The property's response is...

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

17 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, good value for money. Staff were helpful, hostel was clean. 2 mins round the corner from Kings Cross. Good facilities. Free room upgrade

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Dean Salmon

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

15 April 2012 Dean would recommend this property

Liked: -Very good location, 5 minutes walk from Kings Cross station -Keycard entry system on all doors, so very secure -Discounted and free entry to various events via the hostel itself, including free entry to the live music pub across the road, Water Rats. -In my opinion, a better atmosphere than the hostel's bigger brother Clink78

Disliked: Struggling to think of any but if I was to scrape the barrel, the lower bunks on beds are *very* low. I'm very tall so this was a bit of an issue, by no means a deal breaker though.

The property's response is...

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

Wenrui Liang

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

13 April 2012 Wenrui would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff, very patient and always with smile when serving. People living there are friendly, the room was quiet. Kitcken and common room are clean and comfortable. Value for money. Good location, only 2 minutes to walk to Kings Cross station, and buses are available just outside the hostel.

Disliked: The shower was not hot enough for the last two days without knowing why.

The property's response is...

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

Barbara Dekleva

With my spouse / partner

City break
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

12 April 2012 Barbara would recommend this property

Liked: All the receptionists were very kind and helpful. Common room with cosy but modern furniture is GREAT for hanging out or just chillin' after a long day. Location is perfect. I recommend it :)

Disliked: The noisy sound of doors everytime someone came into the room. Its not a big deal, but if you are staying with 17 other ppl like us, you wont sleep much.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

11 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was helpful and able to answer questions and solve problems. Big kitchen with lots of space to cook and eat.

Disliked: Pricey for big dorms. Host of a large group of school children who dominated all the common areas, so the other guests had no place to socialize. Big, modern hostel with all the amenities and none of the soul.

The property's response is...

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Mira Levin

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

11 April 2012 Mira would recommend this property

Liked: the location was great and the safety system (you only get in with your card) is great.. it was really clean and there where enough showers so i never had to wait

Disliked: i think 1-2 more mirrors and zinks would be good

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

10 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location

Disliked: The beds were very close together and barrack style and very few outlets in the entire place.

The property's response is...

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

05 April 2012

Liked: Cheap hostel

Disliked: Not enough plug sockets in the room.Loud noises early in the morning outside the room.Wifi wasn't free.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 April 2012

Liked: safety was ok.

Disliked: I can hardly imagine this hostel having won an best-hostel award since there was very little space in the premises, especially in the dormitories. Also, the ratio of toilets and showers compared to the number of beds was quite short - there was just not enough sanitary installations. The bed's matress was old and uncomfortable. Overall, I was disappointed about the poor quality of the infrastructure.

The property's response is...

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

Maximiliano Shortrede

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

26 March 2012 Maximiliano would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect, showers always clean, personally, always found a free bath, perfect breakfast, you can eat varied and elbow as you want and have juice, milk, tea, coffee, etc.. very friendly staff, are 24 hours, you can leave your luggage for free if you want, the bed re well, really good for the price, you can not demand anything more, it.s very well indeed. Perfecto, las duchas siempre limpias, personalmente, siempre encontre una libre para bañarme, el desayuno perfecto, muy variado y podes comer codo lo que quieras y tomar jugo, leche, te, cafe, etc. el personal muy amable, estan las 24 hs, podes dejar el equipaje gratis si queres, la cama re bien, realmente por el precio, no se le puede exigir nada mas, esta muy bien realmente

Disliked: Nothing really Nada realmente

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly and chilled atmosphere. staff was helpful, the place was clean, rooms big enough for how many beds there were. definitely the best hostel i've stayed in so far!

Disliked: though the windows dont shut and there was no heat onn, so it was cold. and if you arent used to it, the sound of the busy street below is very noisy at night. also, you had to pay for everything, 3 for a towel, rates for wifi, etc.

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