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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
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free city tour
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi
  • Wii

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 2.62USD

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%

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71% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 40%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: kitchen fabulous clean big a lot of utensil, living area cosy and atmosphere good, not too busy. there is space. its not like hoards of people crowded in reception area. it is a nice boutique hostel. breakfast good too. rooms are quite not a lot of noise. sink in room.

Disliked: rooms smell. i had to open the window. beds comfirtable but basic and if you are over 6 foot the bed will be too small to stretch in. no lockers in room. man in other bed complained his cigarettes were stolen. i slept well though. too expensive.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thanks a lot for appreciating the facilities and concept. Clink261 is in the process of changing all its mattresses for more comfortable ones! Safe Travels!

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

Anonymous
23 Jan 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Visiting friends or family

Liked: kitchen and location

Disliked: noisy and showers were not clean

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thanks for the nice Atmosphere, Location, Cleanliness and Value ratings! All windows have recently been replaced to minimize street noise, if there's anybody being inconvenient in your dorm you're more than welcome to let Reception know and we'll deal with it. Regarding the showers, we just hired and extra housekeeper, so the next time you come for sure you'll have a better impression. Safe Travels!

71% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
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  • Value - 60%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Jan 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: good location to kings cross station

Disliked: 4 bed dorm was absolutely tiny. Couldnt even turn around with a backpack on. No where to put your things.


The property's response is

Hiya, thanks a lot for appreciating the location! Please note we also have a luggage room available 24/7 where you can store your bags, and free valuables-size lockers in the Reception Area. Safe Travels!

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

Anonymous
05 Jan 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Location was good. The rooms were clean, nice and warm for winter.

Disliked: Shower room was bait filthy.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thank you so much for the positive comments! As of yesterday we hired an extra person to help keeping the cleanliness standards as high as possible. Safe Travels!

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

Anonymous
14 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Well located to King's Cross tube station. Near internet cafes, shops, restraunts. Good enough mattresses, key card entry, useful, friendly staff, isolating hangout lounge in the basement. Showers always had hot water when I washed. Book a bed in a room with lots of beds and ask to be upgraded upon arrival. Same price, less people!

Disliked: Slight institutional feel/vibe. Ladies toilets not on third floor. Showers could benefit from additional hooks, shelves.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thanks a lot for the lovely comments! We will look into getting those additional hooks. Safe Travels!

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
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  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Shopping

Liked: breakfast, near king's cross - suitable for long-distance travellers

Disliked: quite far to the ciitty centre if you want to walk

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
21 Nov 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: atmosphere

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thanks a lot for the great ratings! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay here. Safe Travels and see you soon!

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Nov 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

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

Liked: Friendly, clean, quiet and really close to King's Cross, so super easy to get into the central city on the Tube. Would definitely stay here again.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

We hope to see you soon as well! Thank you so much for appreciating the hard work and effort put into creating the "Friendly,clean" environment. Safe Travels!

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Nov 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: the location and accomodations.

Disliked: the cleanning on the rooms is not so good.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thank you so much for appreciating the location and facilities! The HK team is always ready in case the cleanliness isn't perfect, if there's anything you notice you can always come to Reception. Safe travels and see you next time!

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Nov 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Location

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thank you so much for the almost perfect ratings! Safe Travels and see you soon!

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