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Reviews of Clink261 London Hostel

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

Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 89%

Facilities 85%

Location 94%

Safety 87%

Staff 85%

Value 85%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Steam room
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wii

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 2.81USD

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.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

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 78%

Cleanliness 89%

Facilities 85%

Location 94%

Safety 87%

Staff 85%

Value 85%

Showing 51-60 of 66 reviews

69% Overall Rating
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69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Friendly staff and location.

Disliked: Room was way to small, they do not clean often. Some girls left a cup with coffee near the window and it was there for 3 days.


The property's response is

Thank you for recognizing the service and location. Please note all rooms are cleaned every single day. Safe Travels!

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Probably the best hostel in London at least the best of the many that I have stayed.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thank you so much for the perfect ratings. Safe Trips and see you soon!

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: A few minutes walk from the eurostar station and a 20 minutes walk to the British museum, it has a perfect location to start exploring London. Reasonable price for the location and includes breakfast.

Disliked: No free internet (!!!). The room was rather small and basic.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thank you for appreciating the location, rates and breakfast. Wifi is currently £3 for unlimited access. Safe Trips

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Excellent location. Very close to a variety of public transport. Friendly and helpful staff. They took the time to have a little chat which is nice after coming from a factory hostel thing. Extremely clean, bathrooms smelled nice! The dorm wasn't crowded at all (as far as London goes) and my girl dorm had it's own sink and mirror. Good free breakfast, fast wifi for cheap lifetime access. I stayed in 3 hostels in London and this was the best.

Disliked: Lockers in the rooms would be a good addition but it might make the dorms too crowded.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thanks a lot for the kind words, it means so much to us. We are studying efficient ways to increase the number of lockers. Safe Travels and see you soon!

94% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: clean, helpful friendly staff, nice linen, comfy warm beds.

Disliked: ladies shower/toilets bit cramped, perhaps if there were better lighting over the sinks in the dorm I could put my makeup on there?. The bunks in the dorm are far too close together which is the only issue I have with the price.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thanks a lot for the nearly perfect ratings! The 18BB bunks are "pod-style", designed to give guests a little bit more privacy with their own bed light and own little locker. The 10BBs and smaller dorms have old school bunks, maybe you can try one of those next time.
We'll look into adding an extra light above the dorm mirrors, that's a pretty good idea. Safe Trips!

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: The home feeling. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thanks a lot for the kind comments, we hope to see you soon. Safe Trips!

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Liked: Good location,low price and great atmosphere.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Relaxation / spa

Liked: Helpfull staffnice common area ( amazing common area)Good showersStrong wi-fi in the common area and kitchen ( for 3 pound)AMAZING BLANKET...nice the sink in the room

Disliked: room TOO Small.May be they need Securuty beause we found a school gropu and they was loud during the night and early in the day... the teachers tried to make them not noisy but.. a member from the Hostel will be better...Wi-fi for 3 pound - computer for 1 pound 20 minuts...may be they should improve the breakfast whit Ham..

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thank you so much for the nearly perfect ratings. Safe Travels!

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: It was in an excellent location with Kings Cross so close with its tube links. The staff were all very friendly, and everything was very clean. The breakfast was really good, (coco pops :-D ) and we especially enjoyed the free walking tour.

Disliked: The beds were really really hard and difficult to get comfortable on. The £3 wifi cost for room wifi was extorsionate and meant that the common areas were always packed with people using the free wifi


The property's response is

Thanks a lot for the nice comments! We will be upgrading all beds pretty soon. Please note wifi is currently £3 for unlimited access. It works in the basement( common areas), Ground Floor( Lobby + 18 Bedded Dorms), and first floor(rooms). We don't think a £3 charge could be described as "extortionate" since it's only to cover the costs of the connection and it lasts a lifetime. Safe Trips and hopefully see you soon :D

60% Overall Rating
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60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Close to train station. Friendly staff. Good breakfeast.

Disliked: The room and the bathroom were very small. No locker, no free internet connection.


The property's response is

Thanks a lot for taking the time to leave a review and for appreciating the location, service, and breakfast quality. Wifi is £3 for lifetime access and that's only to cover the costs of keeping a good connection. There are free valuables-size lockers in the Reception area and 18Bedded Dorms. London being a fantastic place w/ 9 million people unfortunately has the downside of very large restrooms/bedrooms being uncommon. We hope you will come back one day. Safe Trips!

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