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Reviews of Clink261

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

79.5% Overall Rating

788 out of 950 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/08/2014)

"I liked the beds, the bathroom, free breakfast, free wifi, how the hostel looked, the 24 hour reception and the location."

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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 3.32

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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79.5%

Overall Rating

788 out of 950 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Clink261'

Atmosphere
78.4%
Location
86.4%
Facilities
75.2%
Cleanliness
78.4%
Staff
85.6%
Value
78.4%
Safety
74.4%
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91.4%
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martin weatherhead

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

24 April 2011 martin would recommend this property

Liked: Nice kitchen/dining area Good lounge area Good breakfast

Disliked: Loud music on arrival. Single fire exit for whole building. Street side bedroom had very loud traffic noise throughout the night (hot night windows open) No female toilet on top floor

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Travis Clifton

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 April 2011 Travis would recommend this property

Liked: The Location.

Disliked: Our six bed room was about the size of a closet... the bathroom facilities were not the best, and no free wifi or any good perks.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

12 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it locates a good place to take public transportation.

Disliked: null

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

Kieron Yardley

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

12 April 2011 Kieron would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: .

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

01 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was really nice hostel. Other people in my room were little bit unthoughtful, but you cannot do anything about it.

Disliked: -

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Katarzyna Mocniak

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

20 March 2011 Katarzyna would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to the center of London

Disliked: friendly staff

100.0%
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stephen adams

Alone

Work / volunteering

19 March 2011 stephen would recommend this property

Liked: it was excellent value for money, and the free breakfast too was a nice touch

Disliked: cannot think of anything

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

Linda Bernau

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 March 2011 Linda would recommend this property

Liked: location was great, easy to find and very close to the tube station. breakfast was the best one i ever had in a london hostel... cereal, toast, different jams, tea, coffee...

Disliked: room was tiny and didn't have any lockers, only small lockers at reception

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

12 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This place was a lot better than described. I was worried because of the low price that I got, but I enjoyed it, even though it was for 1 day only. Everything was pretty nice, I liked that on the top of each bed head, there was like a compartment to store some small valuables. Also a board on the side to block light, and your own reading light. Normal breakfast, wider variety of cereals. Cheese and jam and butter, with toast. Nice kitchen facility. A lot of people get together downstairs where you can watch TV or chat around. £3 lets you use the washing machines they have.

Disliked: There were reviews about the bathrooms. They aren't horribly but not the greatest... There is kind of a bad smell when you walk in, but not that horrendous. I didn't get a chance to see the showers. I didn't like though that Wifi was paid. £2 for 2 hours... but it worked all over the place. Some of the beds looked a little cramped as they were all right next to each other...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

01 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good free breakfast - plenty of hot toast with real butter and jam and choices of cereals, hot and cold drinks. Staff were hardworking, friendly and helpful. Bed was surprisingly very comfortable.

Disliked: Toilets and showers were rubbish, but there were signs to say that they were due to be refurbished. The only place to put your stuff in the rooms was on the floor. A wooden drawer to push under the bed would be a great plus!

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

Julietta Huttu

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Visiting friends or family

18 February 2011 Julietta would recommend this property

Liked: Propably one of the best places to get value for your money in the hostels I have used during the past five years of traveling!

Disliked: untidy showers

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

laura easton

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 February 2011 laura would recommend this property

Liked: THE MUSIC PLAYING ALL THROUGH THE CORRIDORS CREATED A REAL HOMELY ATMOSPHERE. LOVELY HOSTEL, CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE.

Disliked: THE BATHROOMS NEED A RENOVATION HOWEVER THE HOSTEL ADVISED OF THIS THEMSELVES UPON ARRIVAL- NEEDS NEW SHOWERS WITH CONSISTENT HOT WATER.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

06 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, atmosphere

Disliked: don't have lockers for your luggage in the rooms. There are only few little lockers at the reception, not enough for everybody. Found a man sleeping in my bed A boy in my room was robbed, good bye to all his luggage!

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: -


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