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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

? 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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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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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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...

100.0%
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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%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

17 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Top staff, flexible and very reasonable. The center location can't be beat!

Disliked: all good

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

14 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great Breakfast, nice and clean

Disliked: the cost of the internet was expensive here, but the public library was only a few min away where you can use free wifi!

The property's response is...

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

Justin Zimmerman

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

12 March 2012 Justin would recommend this property

Liked: location. if you have a metro pass its in an ideal place for use of the tube and there is a bus stop out front

Disliked: a group of young students (around 15 years of age) were everywhere, and we felt uncomfortable having a beer or two in the lounge

The property's response is...

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

Kuzma Khrabrov

Alone

Business / conference
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

11 March 2012 Kuzma would recommend this property

Liked: It was quite nice. People in reception were very active, answered all needed questions and beautiful) I wasn't aware that my luggage or other stuff would be stolen.

Disliked: Quite expensive wi-fi, but it is ok.

The property's response is...

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 March 2012

Liked: Only thing likable is location

Disliked: Rooms were absolutely tiny. Paid for a 6 bed dorm and the room couldn't have been more than 12' x 8'. Only enough room for the beds. Only 2 outlets in the room. Booked for a week and only stayed one night.

The property's response is...

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

Danielle Ryan

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

04 March 2012 Danielle would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is really close to Kings Cross station and really easy to find. The bathroom facilities were really clean and the luggage storage was very handy!

Disliked: The room was disappointing and was not like the rest of the hostel. It was very small and completely plain and not decorated like everywhere else (and the rooms pictured on the website) The bed linen was clean but there were some stains on it that obviously didn't come out with washing - they should have just been replaced.

The property's response is...

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

Vyacheslav Alexandrov

With friends / other travellers

Work / volunteering

29 February 2012 Vyacheslav would recommend this property

Liked: excellent kitchen and tv room

Disliked: bed without curtains

The property's response is...

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

Kaylyn Bull

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 February 2012 Kaylyn would recommend this property

Liked: In the middle of the town, but still secluded from the noise and lights. The staff was very friendly and helpful, especially Si. Everything was clean and organised, and the set-up for the kitchens was the best I've seen. Great hostel.

Disliked: The only problem I have with this, and all YHA hostels is that they charge an arm and a leg for internet access.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
City break

25 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: design, breakfast

Disliked: no mirrors in showers, no place there to get dressed, dry hair etc.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

21 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel. Will definitely return when I'm next in London.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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