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Reviews of Clink261

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

81.6% Overall Rating

774 out of 934 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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81.6%

Overall Rating

774 out of 934 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Clink261'

Atmosphere
80.8%
Location
88.8%
Facilities
76.0%
Cleanliness
77.6%
Staff
87.2%
Value
81.6%
Safety
79.2%
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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.

The property's response is...

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

Erik Lien Johnsen

With friends / other travellers

City break

14 February 2012 Erik Lien would recommend this property

Liked: A great hostel for that price. Very friendly staff, and nice common area.

Disliked: Very small rooms (at least the one we got).

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

10 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Common room, kitchen, location

Disliked: Bathrooms were not too clean, no individuals lights on each bed

The property's response is...

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

kirsten saunders

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

06 February 2012 kirsten would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are genuine and helpful. The kitchen is fully equipped and huge. The tv room is cosie and a good place to relax and meet people if u want to.

Disliked: No free wifi, Fake fire place, a real one would be better. A snoking area is sort of there but u are not allowed to use it. A tad strange. But hanging out front to smoke was ok by me, just worried for the non.smokers having to walk thru it daily. Would be better to be more respectful.to both smokers and the non smokers and provide another are. REALLY need mirrors in female toilet and shower.

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Stuart Cocking

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

30 January 2012 Stuart would recommend this property

Liked: Proximity to Kings Cross/St Pancras is very convenient. Fairly clean, and free breakfast is good. Swipe card access is handy.

Disliked: The beds are too short. I'm not 5'11" and both my head and feet were hard pressed against the ends.

The property's response is...

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

Kirsty Betts

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 January 2012 Kirsty would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast in the basement

Disliked: Nothing bad to say really

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

26 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast was very good and the hostel is close to the King's Cross Station, so you can reach any place of the city from there.

Disliked: The bathrooms werent that clean. There are few WC.

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location great staff

Disliked: So many old and disgusting people here if you are young do not stay here

The property's response is...

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

david bruce

With friends / other travellers

City break
Visiting friends or family

19 January 2012 david would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very helpful throughout my stay, all of them spoke really good English and were more than happy to help at every stage. toThe room was of adequate size (16 bed dorm) The breakfast was good and not expected for the price I paid, so for this I was thankful. The hostel was only a 5 minute walk from Kings Cross and St. Pancras Station; It was on a major bus route also. Within the vacinity/area were numerous newsagents, stores, food outlets (subway only 2 minutes, Mcdonalds 5 and a fish and chip shop 3 minutes)

Disliked: Little fresh air in the large dorm/room, apart from this the hostel was great for the price I paid, infact it was great in general.

The property's response is...

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

Candice Boucher

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

13 January 2012 Candice would recommend this property

Liked: staff were friendly and helpful with directions and transport arrangments

Disliked: the breakfast was a let down, we didnt even eat there.i saw the other clink for the same or cheaper had a better offering for breakfast.

The property's response is...

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

Nien Chi Hsu

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 January 2012 Nien Chi would recommend this property

Liked: The staff there was very friendly. The room is not big but cozy for us. The location is great! It's near the river, metro station and supermarkets.

Disliked: Nien Chi left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Sonja Langkun

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

11 January 2012 Sonja would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was really nice. Clean en nice beds. Staff is friendly and helpfull. Breakfast is good! Liked it a lot :)

Disliked: Just a little small thing: a light above the mirror in the room would be great! Also a mirror in the bathroom would be nice, but i know that you are doing some renovation work at the moment.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice facilities, good location.

Disliked: You gotta pay for wifi...

The property's response is...

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2012

Liked: nothing really expect free breakfast.

Disliked: the beds are awful also the sheets. rooms are WAY too tiny for 8 ppl. showers are small &unclean( they never probably clean those) toilets don't flush and no mirror in the toilet?? and ur room's mirror is also like 20cmx20cm small and the light is so bad u can't see anything AND no mirror is shower either.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

31 December 2011

Liked: Close to the tube

Disliked: Breakfast didn't start til later than advertised, the rooms are tiny and the showers are few and don't have adequate changing room

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

Ivy Chan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 December 2011 Ivy would recommend this property

Liked: Tidy, clean, good atmosphere Breakfast is well-prepared.

Disliked: I dunno it would close on 23/12 and I can't store my luggage on that day which really disappoints me because I book this hostel only because it's closed to King Cross (the station I am leaving on that day). I was quite unhappy about that. Also internet and wifi are not free.


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