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

83.5% Overall Rating

3399 out of 3980 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/08/2014)

"The hostel was overall good. Good shower facilities, breakfast etc. You get what you pay for. The staff are nice and friendly."

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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 3.32

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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83.5%

Overall Rating

3399 out of 3980 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Clink78'

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
85.6%
Facilities
79.2%
Cleanliness
76.8%
Staff
92.0%
Value
80.8%
Safety
83.2%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

TRISH HILL

As a family with children

Business / conference

11 March 2014 TRISH would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere, diversity and friendly staff.

Disliked: not enough secure locker storage, lights above bed not working, important that they do in a shared dorm, otherwise people tend to leave the main light on all night, makes it difficult for others to sleep

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

04 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very lively late at night, on -1 level so away from a lot of the rooms

Disliked: crazy pod beds in the room

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

As a family with children

City break

04 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, comfortable, central

Disliked: Rooms looked a little tired but no real complaints

The property's response is...

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

Carla Van Der Staay

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

25 February 2014 Carla would recommend this property

Liked: The Clink had a great internet/computer room, the bar downstairs was fun and the drinks were cheap! It was clean, had a great atmosphere and the location is pretty central, very close to Kings Cross station so getting everywhere is easy if you want to use the tube.

Disliked: The rooms were tiny so there isn't a huge amount of room for your backpacks/suitcases, the bunk beds were pushed together so even though there was a slight wall connected to each bed it felt like you were sleeping next to someone.

The property's response is...

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the character of the place as it was a jail house type setting and the staff were really helpful.

Disliked: It was not very clean and quite messy, especially in mixed dorms and it was very hot with no air con.

The property's response is...

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

Cathrine sæther

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

25 February 2014 Cathrine would recommend this property

Liked: Cool prisson themed hostel. We lived in the cells, which was kinda fun. The hostel has a lot of comunal areas and a bar/club in the basement. Overall a good hostel, but probably a better fit for the younger crowd (25 and down).

Disliked: Nothing I can think of. Maybe a bit expensive, but what isn't in London..

The property's response is...

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

DAHAE BARK

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 February 2014 DAHAE would recommend this property

Liked: It's very clean and quiet. Despite of the bar, the room was very quiet. And staff of clink78 is very very kind. I think it was lucky to stay here.

Disliked: The room was cold at night.

The property's response is...

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

Damian Higgins

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

03 February 2014

Liked: The building and facilities are great. The beds are comfortable

Disliked: The noise within the hostel is horrific. While I am aware that you cannot control all of the people who are staying there, we had a group staying over 3 floors and no-one slept at all! Banging doors, screaming through the corridors , everything echoes around the rooms. The music from the bar was also heard by one of the teachers who was staying above it. you need sound proof and bang proof doors. The breakfast was beyond basic and gets too crowded in the room at about 9

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

30 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everyhting! great atmosphere, friendly staff, free breakfast...

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

18 January 2014

Liked: The location

Disliked: The showers need to be better as in warmer in winter months. No smoking at all on premises.we were disturbed twice with fire alarm during evening and night due to some inconsiderate person smoking by the fire alarm.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

17 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Only stayed here one night but I can say that the room was nice, there was a toilet in the room and the staff was very helpful.

Disliked: The wifi didn't work in the rooms.

The property's response is...

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

James Baker

With friends / other travellers

Work / volunteering

17 January 2014 James would recommend this property

Liked: The staff werevery friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was very good!

Disliked: The rooms are very small

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome staff, really helpful great position close to Tube and St Pancras station. Gokd place to crash

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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...


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