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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

19 January 2011

Liked: - very nice staff on reception - thank you! - well designed and clean lounge - cheap price - 24 hour reception

Disliked: - really small rooms - nothing but beds an sink (no wardrobe, no rack, no peg - We don´t need a big and luxury room, but we don´t like to put all the clothes on the ground) - squeaky beds - very dirty and foul-smelling washrooms ! (many sorry-papers for not working showers and toilets) - small breakfast - only cereals, toast, butter and jam (That´s not the problem but we were not allowed to use the kitchen at breakfast-time to improve our breakfast like boiling eggs ore something!)

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

18 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: warm dry clean and muesli

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

18 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were helpful and the room and beds were clean and comfortable.

Disliked: Bathrooms were small, so in the morning was difficult to get a shower.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

17 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the fireplace, the location and the prices

Disliked: the bathroom and toilets

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

09 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfy beds and interesting way of dividing them - kind of like you had your own little cave, at least in the very large dorm (18 people I think.)

Disliked: Internet was kind of expensive, and I had to wait a long time for an available shower but apparently they're renovating the shower and bathroom facilities.

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

xing chen

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 January 2011 xing would recommend this property

Liked: A couple of minutes' walk from King's Cross.

Disliked: No large lockers available in rooms. You've to either just settle for these long, narrow ones at the head of your bed (not large enough for a laptop), or use the boxy ones in front of the reception. Can't rent locks, either- have to spend £2.50.

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

Jon Weinand

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

31 December 2010 Jon would recommend this property

Liked: Terrific breakfast.

Disliked: Nothing significant comes to mind.

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

Elizabet Ilcevova

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

31 December 2010 Elizabet would recommend this property

Liked: We definitely liked the location. Easy access to main tube lines and plenty of fast food restaurants and shops. The character of the hostel is really fun, colourful and warm. In the basement we felt as if we were home. Loved the atmosphere.

Disliked: The first morning of our stay was rather disappointing since there was no running hot water. The team member on shift was notified immediately and by 9 am an engineer was already called to fix the problem. No compensation for the inconvenience caused was offered by the management. As a solution, taking a shower in another hotel from the same company was offered which was unacceptable since the other hostel was too far away.

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

Erica Luisinho

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

05 December 2010 Erica would recommend this property

Liked: the friendly staff(mst of them), the general accomodation,the Hostel "character"the location

Disliked: more and bigger lockers are needed...

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

loreta kinckauckas

With friends / other travellers

Shopping

01 December 2010 loreta would recommend this property

Liked: it's excellent for young travellers, staff nice and friendly, clean and great breakfast.

Disliked: loreta left no negative feedback.

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

STefanie Hacker

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 November 2010 STefanie would recommend this property

Liked: The Location is situated very near to the Underground station and it´a quite a cool place to stay for some nights in London.Good Breakfast-Service and friendly Staff.

Disliked: It was very cold everywhere,the heating in the sleeping rooms were off and you can´t turn them on, and there´s none in the bathroom and the window is always open. The showers are terribly old.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

liudmila pozak

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 November 2010 liudmila would recommend this property

Liked: It was exactly what I was looking for - comfortable, friendly, not too big. Staff was amazing and hostel was very clean.Location - great. Breakfast, lockers, luggage room, I didn't need much more.

Disliked: -

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Shopping

22 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location, and the breakfast included!

Disliked: a bit cold in the room but it was ok

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break
Sightseeing & culture

20 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were generally very helpful and friendly

Disliked: I did not like the fact that some of the staff did not lock the closet/room used for storing luggage.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

rafael luna lopez

Alone

Work / volunteering

17 November 2010 rafael would recommend this property

Liked: cleanliness

Disliked: rafael left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

04 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere, cleanliness, nice breakfast

Disliked: Not free wifi available

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

Martin Lenscak

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 October 2010 Martin would recommend this property

Liked: athmospere, people are so frendly and kind....

Disliked: NOTHING!!!!! Beacuse the everything was so great;)

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

Istvan Lengyel

Alone

Business / conference
City break

19 October 2010 Istvan would recommend this property

Liked: athmosphere, location, friendliness, price

Disliked: Istvan left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Shopping

18 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff was brilliant, felt safe and cared for.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

james palmer

Alone

Visiting friends or family

15 October 2010 james would recommend this property

Liked: Liked that it is new, nice style. staff was friendly and helped me with information. Had breakfast (it's all you can eat), could leave my luggage for a day. happy and will come back.

Disliked: nothing particularly

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

Melanie Geltz

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 October 2010 Melanie would recommend this property

Liked: Pleasant stay, nice area, close to the Underground, will be back

Disliked: Nothing

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

Carly Garner

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

12 October 2010 Carly would recommend this property

Liked: Great place. Spacious rooms and friendly staff. Location is decent, not in the best or most exciting part of town, but it's just a bit of a walk to one of the train stations and the underground. Very comfortable and good place to stay, and a decent price for what you get.

Disliked: The bathrooms aren't great and a lot of the toilets didn't work well. However, they have a lot of signs up that say the bathrooms are going to be remodeled, so they recognize there is a problem. Otherwise, good place. Could be a bit cheaper, but it's a nice place to stay in London.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Sofia Morais

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 October 2010 Sofia would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: bathrooms needs better facilities. hot water but you can't control the temperature.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything was very clean - the bathrooms are planned to get rennovated soon (according to the staff)!for us the location was great

Disliked: the staff is a little bit unflexible! getting the breakfast 10 min before the official time was impossible, so we went to stansted very hungry! :) you do not get a warm family-like atmosphere there, if you're looking for that! bring your alarmclock - they are not going to knock your door if you have to get up early!!!!

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

26 September 2010

Liked: cheap

Disliked: booked in for 2 nights. Wasnt told until the next morning that I'd have to check out and recheck back in for my 2nd night. Room was on the side of the building facing a very busy road- windows wouldnt close properly. Extremelt noisy with traffic during the night, such that I couldnt sleep. Poor shower and toilet facilities.


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