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Reviews of Clink78

Hostel | 78 King's Cross Rd, London, England WC1X 9QG

81.6% Overall Rating

3310 out of 3882 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/04/2014)

Callum Swansborough thinks…

"Great atmosphere! Not too far from King's Cross station, but the walk after a long day can take forever."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet café
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 3.35

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Passport, driver's license or government issued identity card is required upon check-in.? Guests can check-in until 4am. Guests will only be able to access their room after 2.30pm. A free luggage storage room is available for guests to use if they arrive earlier than 2.30pm. Check out time is 10am. ? Note that all our dorms are mixed unless a girl’s dorm is booked. ? Guests that wish to bring their children, who are under 16 years of age, must book whole dorms or private rooms. ? Bookings cannot be accepted from any person under the age of 16 unless they are accompanied by an adult who is over 18. They will be refused check-in. ? When booking more than 1 bed in dorm rooms, we cannot guarantee that all of the guests will all be staying in the same room. We suggest booking private rooms if guests do not want to risk being split. ? If you wish to cancel your reservation, you will need to notify us by email 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) ? Please note that for groups (more than 15 pax) the property will charge the outstanding balance on the credit card used to make the booking. If guests cancel within the 48 hours the balance will be refunded. ? We do not accept groups of under 16 years of age. ? Groups will be asked to pay a non-refundable deposit 25%, a week after the 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 the group is arriving by coach, they must make sure to contact the reservations team for information on where to stop and park. ? If they do not inform us by email, or when booking, we cannot guarantee that the group will be in the same rooms and depending on availability the 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

3310 out of 3882 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Clink78'

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
87.2%
Facilities
78.4%
Cleanliness
77.6%
Staff
87.2%
Value
75.2%
Safety
78.4%
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68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Originally we got a 8 people dorm. The room smells so bad that me and 2 of my friends decided to change to a private room. it turns out that each of us only have to pay extra 2 pounds every night for a private room. The private room is much better than the shared room. Breakfast is okay. Toilets are not too dirty.

Disliked: The room is very small The wifi connection is very bad. It keeps disconnecting every several minutes. Do not expect you can do a lot of things with this wifi. The kitchen is full of people at Christmas night, everyone is cooking a big meal that other people can barely reheat/ cook something simple and quick and we have to wait very long time to get utensils to cook

The property's response is...

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

Adam Zeller

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife

08 January 2014 Adam would recommend this property

Liked: Clink78 was an amazing property with a great vibe. From the moment you walk past the groups of travellers on the steps and leaving and are greeted by the friendly staff you can't help but love the place. It gets more social the more you stay.

Disliked: not much to dislike.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

06 January 2014

Liked: Great location

Disliked: Very cramped and crowded room, no space to open suitcases, etc. Beds were noisy as they had metal walls on them and bathroom didn't drain properly so it was always messy and dirty.

The property's response is...

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

Samantha Stelk

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

03 January 2014 Samantha would recommend this property

Liked: It is clean and has open space. I loved the atmosphere and bar!

Disliked: The rooms are quite tiny and the shower could use warmer water and towels. That is important for travellers!

The property's response is...

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Matteo Dubini

Alone

City break

29 December 2013 Matteo would recommend this property

Liked: Young environment, friendly place.

Disliked: Internet is crap at the ground floor, WiFi not avaikable in the rooms. Bathrooms are dirty, rooms are narrow, some of them smelly and tiny, no space for your stuff at all.

The property's response is...

42.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Amy Roberts

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 December 2013

Liked: Staff were helpful

Disliked: Our room was tiny, there was definitely not space even for two in our four person room. Ventilation was incredibly poor, windows would not open and hence the room was disgustingly humid, leading to my clothes and bedsheets becoming damp. Showers were gross and unisex, which I felt uncomfortable with. Wifi was outrageously slow. Hostel was obviously overcrowded, and we were woken up numerous times by rowdy travellers, despite being promised quiet after 11pm. Overall, a disappointing experience for my friend and I, who were looking for a safe, clean, nice place to stay.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

26 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was cheap

Disliked: nothing really apart from the bar not opening till night

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Richard Scagell

Alone

Business / conference

24 December 2013

Liked: Good location near public transport

Disliked: constant noise late at night

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, travel information readily on hand.

Disliked: Rooms a bit small, hot and stuffy.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was fairly good, reasonably close to the King's Cross underground station. The free breakfast was simple (cereal, toast) but fine, though the kitchen is too small for the amount of people there if you want to cook. The atmosphere was cool and I liked the court room. Dorm room felt safe but no lockers. Good place to meet people, and my room was far enough from the basement bar to not be kept up by music which was good.

Disliked: Directly outside my room was a bright street light, but it was bearable. Both nights it was quite noisy outside on the street - a man shouting really loudly for ages, and then the next night there were strong winds and the window rattled loudly all night. There wasn't toilet paper one morning, there weren't enough showers and I didn't get wifi in my room, but all in all these things aren't bad in comparison to a lot of places I've stayed in.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

21 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's unique design and character.

Disliked: Wifi is only available in the reception and common room.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

20 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very organized and beautiful atmosphere. I really enjoyed it and it was one of the best hostels I have visited.

Disliked: The reception confused the days and somebody got my friend's bed. At the end my friend had to move in a new room. Perhaps they should be more careful about that...

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

19 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice staff, very beautiful common rooms. There are also a few nice pubs/bars around and everything else is in close proximity to King's Cross Station.

Disliked: The toilets/bathrooms were not very clean and looked rather dilapidated, although they were cleaned daily.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

13 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap and good location

Disliked: A bit cramped and small

The property's response is...

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

pollyanna smith

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 December 2013 pollyanna would recommend this property

Liked: It could have been cleaner however the atmosphere was really good and the people were lovely

Disliked: No wifi in rooms . Rooms were hot and a little small

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

12 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: -> really nice and friendly staff with good ideas for having a great time. -> Toilets and Showers okay for a hostel with this size. -> Breakfast is simple, but totally okay (Toast, jam, honey, every second day cheese or nutella, different cereals, coffee, tea, milk, water, orange juice) -> clean beds and bed linen -> 24h reception

Disliked: You really have to do something with you windows...it´s very hard to open them and so they get mouldy. Not nice to sleep next to this clammy glass...

The property's response is...

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 December 2013

Liked: The bar was good and cheap and the breakfast was on a good standard for a hostel.

Disliked: The bedroom was small, dark, dirty, noisy. No mirror or basin. No space for luggage

The property's response is...

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great, working hours of the reception is awesome. There is always someone around to help you.

Disliked: The showers have problem with hot water. Some times I had to shower with ice cold water. There is a security problem with the luggage room. Basicaly anyone can come and get the keycard for the luggage room and steal something.

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife

10 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: price

Disliked: Room is so damp and smells

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

09 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was good. Had a nice feel to it

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

08 December 2013

Liked: location is good, 15 min walking distance from tude station; breakfast is ok, good enough for a 'free' style.

Disliked: we stay in a private room for 2, which has a private bathroom. well, the bathroom is leaking after shower, the whole area of the bathroom is full of water, which you can find no place to put your foot in. and the room is a bit cold, with no chair or table, we can only sit on the ground which is super cold in such season. in view of its price charged for a private room, it is not recommended at all.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

06 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and relaxd atmosphers, a comfortable bed and the location

Disliked: It's a bit of a hike from the tube, but it was quite easy to find, so it's not a big "dislike"

The property's response is...

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

Gabrielle Robert-Gaudette

Alone

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

03 December 2013 Gabrielle would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location, friendly staff, clean rooms and nice dorms, computers available, kitchen open for the guests! I would recommenc this hostel to anyone, anytime!

Disliked: Wifi is not free of charge but I think 3£/ stay is very reasonnable

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break

02 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Bom pequeno almoço, staff simpático

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Claudia Ferreira

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

30 November 2013 Claudia would recommend this property

Liked: I like the location of the hostel and the staff is friendly and helpful.

Disliked: The other travellers weren´t friendly and the atmosphere wasn´t the best. The locker is too small.

The property's response is...


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