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Reviews of Clink261 London Hostel

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

Atmosphere 66%

Cleanliness 78%

Facilities 73%

Location 84%

Safety 77%

Staff 76%

Value 80%

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free city tour
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Postal Service
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Not Included"
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine

Important Information

Please note:
●Passport, driver's license or government issued identity card required upon check-in.
●If the name on your booking is different to the name on the card used to the confirm the booking, the hostel may request a copy of your ID or card for legal reasons.
● Guests can check-in until 4am. Guests will only be able to access their room from 2.30pm. A luggage room is available for guest use if they arrive earlier than 2.30pm. Check out time is 10am.
● Note that all dorms are mixed unless a girls’ 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, the hostel cannot guarantee that guests travelling together will be staying in the same room. We suggest booking private rooms or whole dorms if guests want to ensure they're together.
● For stag/hen parties, please contact us directly. Clink reserves the right to deny entry to anyone who has booked online and is part of such a group.
● If you wish to cancel or amend your reservation to receive a full refund you will need to notify us by email
– For the fully flexible rates: 48 hours in advance of your arrival date by 2.30pm (and 7 days before the arrival dates of 29th, 30th and 31st of December). If you notify us any less than 48 hours before your arrival date, or in case of a no-show, you will not be entitled to a refund.
– For the semi flexible rates: 14 days in advance of your arrival date by 2.30pm (and 7 days before the arrival dates of 29th, 30th and 31st of December). If you notify us any less than 14 days before your arrival date, or in case of a no-show, you will not be entitled to a refund.
– Non-refundable rates: If cancelled, modified, or in case of a no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.
– If you arrive a day or more 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.

● In the event of Force Majeure (governmental action; fire; flood; insurrection; earthquake; power failure; riot; explosion; embargo, transportation interruption of any kind; terrorist attack; acts of God…) affecting your booking, the company reserves the right to receive any outstanding payments in connection to your confirmed booking.
● A great-value breakfast is available for £2.

Groups (+15 people)
● We accept groups from age 12+.
● You will be asked to pay a 20% non-refundable deposit a week after booking is made. The balance will be required 4 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 when booking we cannot guarantee for your group to be in the same rooms and depending on availability your booking might be cancelled.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

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 66%

Cleanliness 78%

Facilities 73%

Location 84%

Safety 77%

Staff 76%

Value 80%

Showing 71-80 of 222 reviews

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Good location.

Disliked: When opening or closing the room door, it makes loud noise.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Hi there! Thank you so much for the great ratings! We will look into getting better automatic closers. Safe Travels and see you soon!

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Good location

Disliked: Small beds

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thanks a lot for appreciating the location! We are in the process of changing all mattresses for cozier ones, so when you come back they will be just perfect. Safe Travels!

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

Anonymous
14 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Great location with amazing staff.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Hi There! Thanks so much for the perfect ratings! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Safe Travels!

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Cleanliness and friendly staff

Disliked: As July month was very warm, we need to leave the windows open. As a result, in the morning say from 5AM, we feel that we are sleeping on the pavement. I mean, it will be very noisy as the hostel is located in a busy area. It was quite annoying for me in the mornings.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thanks a lot for the great ratings! Please note in Central London you should expect some external noise, in the cold months(most of the year) with windows closed you won't hear a thing, a few weeks a year when the temperature is too high one can get earplugs. Reception sells them for £1 only. Safe Travels!

60% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 May 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Location, Friendly staff

Disliked: the plugs in my rooms were not working

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thanks for appreciating the Staff and Location! The sockets have a safety button where it can be turned on and off. There are also extra sockets in the common areas and you're always welcome to charge your devices behind the Reception desk. Safe Travels and see you soon!

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

Anonymous
22 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: It was very good. A very nice stay for the price.

Disliked: Mattresses a little old.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thanks a lot for the nice ratings and appreciating the value. We are in the process of changing all of our mattresses, next time you come they will be much more comfortable. All the best and Safe Travels!

51% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
51% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: cheap and close to the main rail station

Disliked: lack of socket (only 2 available for 10 person-dome unfortunately one in my room was broken)very noisy all night both in the room and outsidetoilet and bathroom were so dirty


The property's response is

Thanks for appreciating the rates and location! Please note there are more sockets in the common areas (Reception Lobby, Kitchen, Dining Area, TV Room and Computer room), and that you're always welcome to leave whichever device you would like to charge behind the Reception desk 24/7. Safe Travels and we hope to see you soon!

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The location is perfect, close to underground, buses, shops.. The rooms are clean and the beds are comfy. The staff is great!:)

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thank you so much for the great comments and ratings! Hope to see you soon, safe travels!

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Staff, location

Disliked: Unsafe

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thanks a lot for appreciating the location, cleanliness, staff and atmosphere. Please note we have CCTV on all floors, free valuables-size lockers in the Reception area, two entrance doors, and a keycards system where only guests can walk beyond Reception. Safe Travels and see you soon!

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Location, price, staff

Disliked: Feels unsafe and crowded

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thanks for the nice comments and perfect Location and Staff ratings! Please note a highly safe environment is one of our priorities, all floors have CCTV, Reception is 24 hours, and the doors can only be opened with individual keycards. Safe Travels and see you soon!

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