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

82.7% Overall Rating

3313 out of 3885 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 3.36

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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82.7%

Overall Rating

3313 out of 3885 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Clink78'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
88.0%
Facilities
80.0%
Cleanliness
79.2%
Staff
85.6%
Value
79.2%
Safety
80.8%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Jessica Franzen

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 October 2013 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: Big and colorful hostel in the center of London. Staff was friendly and helpful, they let me change beds as my bed didn't have a power socket nearby. The beds were seperated by "walls", so you had your own private space. Nice breakfast.

Disliked: Some of the rooms need a little renovation (paint coming off the walls etc). There were no power sockets in the shower room, so you had to use your hairdryer in your room or in the hallway (thereby waking up people who were still asleep)

The property's response is...

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

David Grubb

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

21 October 2013 David would recommend this property

Liked: Facilities

Disliked: David left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

21 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, nice atmosphere

Disliked: Beds too close together

The property's response is...

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Events / festivals
Visiting friends or family

21 October 2013

Liked: Staffs are very helpfull but it's not enough for this horrible hostel.

Disliked: There is nothing good about this hostel. If we talk about value and quality, absolutely disappointment. Beds, rooms, bathrooms, rules etc. all. I am not recommended to any traveller.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

18 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Prohibition of smoking and alcohol in the rooms. I like no booking fee.

Disliked: Rooms are rather too small, in some cases too cold.It does not appear the bath was clean very often.

The property's response is...

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

16 October 2013

Liked: Great if you want to spend your time in London drinking inside of a hostel. The staff was very helpful and courteous.

Disliked: Horrible if you want to try and sleep any more than a couple hours per night. The "Clashbar" is very loud, and made falling asleep quite difficult. Additionally, although the prices are cheap, they tend to charge you small fees for this and that. 3 pounds for the "free" wifi, several pounds per hour to use an automatic locker, 2 pounds for a towel, etc.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a very cool hostel.the atmosphere was amazing,the staff was very friendly and the rooms were clean and big enough.the area had a lot of restaurants and it seemed pretty safe.

Disliked: It's not THAT close to King's Ross(about 10-15 minutes by foot).that's not a very big problem since anyways it's pretty close,but not when you have a lot of lugggages as in my case.

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Samantha Paul

Alone

City break

13 October 2013 Samantha would recommend this property

Liked: Met a ton of really cool people, everyone was friendly, and the breakfast was really good!

Disliked: Samantha left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

12 October 2013

Liked: Enjoyable time at the bar, okay location by kings cross and cool building inside and out.

Disliked: Do not stay here if you want sleep unless you're in a cell. Hostel is noisy as hell and I didn't sleep more than 2 hours both nights. Despite notices being posted about being courteous past 11 and having a security guard, nothing was ever done about people talking outside. Room window faced the road and was not soundproof at all even closed, terrible noise. Heard multiple stories of things being stolen or broken while there. Some of it may be due to travelers not being careful (someone left their laptop in the open in my room) but it still shouldn't happen that often. Lockers are essentially nonexistent in rooms, you get a small one above your bed but it won't hold anything but small valuables. Paid lockers in the common room which is not only annoying (already paying £30 a night and they want £3 a day for a locker that's not even near my room) but terribly inconvenient. Also wifi has a £3 "connection charge" which isn't mentioned until you're there, and the wifi only in common rooms only makes the stay more annoying if you want to work on your own. Lastly I was on a top bunk and as far as I could tell there was one outlet in the room I could use next to the door. Do not plan on staying again. Better off getting a good place to stay and going on a pub crawl anyway.

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Parties

Disliked: Shared rooms

The property's response is...

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

Daniela Say

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 October 2013 Daniela would recommend this property

Liked: The bar downstairs is pretty cool and is always busy.

Disliked: This is a hugee hostel and hence staff dont have too much time for you, although theyre very helpful if you need anything. Unfortunately you need to pay for internet and wifi here. In addition the hostel takes huge tour and school groups too so this makes things a bit hard to meet people. The rooms are also very full and there isnt much space to store your big bags.

The property's response is...

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 October 2013

Liked: breakfast

Disliked: so dirty

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

07 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast was good and plentiful, there was enough sound protection so the bar nearby wasn't a problem for sleep, and the place seemed very secure with lots of keycard access. And it was mildly entertaining sleeping at what was at times obviously a converted courthouse.

Disliked: The rooms are really quite small.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

07 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: atmosphere

Disliked: pay for wifi

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

07 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly helpful staff. Quick service. clean dorms good allocation service.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Kirsty McCurdy

Alone

Business / conference

07 October 2013 Kirsty would recommend this property

Liked: that it was an old courthouse

Disliked: keycard kept breaking

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Visiting friends or family

02 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Interior, bar and friendliness staff. Free breakfast and atmosphere

Disliked: Only very small lockers in the rooms. No plugs for people sleeping at the top of a bunk bed. Some of the showers don't work.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I enjoyed the pub, it helps create atmosphere and facilitates meeting people.

Disliked: That you had to pay for WiFi and that it was really slow. Even when I payed for it, it was pretty bad and it only covers common areas. Also that the hostel is so big and so full of people that there is no place to have a quiet evening or some privacy.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

29 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I have to spend regular weekends in London, This hostel is convenient for my destination. It is affordable and gives me a comfortable bed and an inclusive breakfast.

Disliked: No real dislikes.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bar and common rooms, easy to meet people here.

Disliked: Overall, it's a good hostel. I guess the only issue is the bathrooms aren't spotless and you have to pay for WiFi and there's no lockers in the rooms.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway

22 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good sleep in dorm room

Disliked: have to pay for wifi

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

18 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nicely painted walls! Cool building. Nice bar. No big queue for showers.

Disliked: People didn't talk to each other much..maybe a difficult place to be a lone traveller. Lots of big groups, big dorms and a bit of a mega-hostel feel.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

18 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The building has lots of character and is in a great location. The staff were really nice. Breakfast was okay, showers and toilets decent/good. It tends towards the party end of the hostel spectrum so those looking for a quiet place to rest should look elsewhere. It's not party armageddon though and on the first floor it was quiet at night.

Disliked: The only real negative is internet: as well as no wifi in the room; it uses the awful Global Gossip.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location very good. And a good bar to have a drink

Disliked: Rooms are small. And there are no lockers inside the rooms.

The property's response is...

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

Sebastian Rosén

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

15 September 2013 Sebastian would recommend this property

Liked: The location

Disliked: a bit unfresh toilets

The property's response is...


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