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

85.6% Overall Rating

3379 out of 3957 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/07/2014)

"The staff are very friendly, helpful, and efficient. The place has a good atmosphere for socialising and having fun. The location is good, especially for access to the Underground, but it is quite a long walk if you…"

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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 3.41

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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85.6%

Overall Rating

3379 out of 3957 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Clink78'

Atmosphere
88.8%
Location
88.0%
Facilities
82.4%
Cleanliness
77.6%
Staff
88.8%
Value
88.8%
Safety
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

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

26 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The best Hostel in London I've stayed in!!!! Staff is great; clean, nice, good location, they really know what backpackers need and want and offer it (kitchen, bar, good breakfast, clean, cool design, good access to main subway lines, travel shop which offers all kinds of tickes, tours, things you mights need like shampoo, adapter, at a very reasonable price). Staff is taking care of everything (which can be annoying), but they ensure that everything is clean all the time (collecting used mugs, ect), that there is no violence (security was there seconds after two people were fighting at the bar) I really liked it!!! Kitchen closes at midnight or 1 am! Bar closes at 1-2 am

Disliked: very little space in the rooms (you really can't leave your luggage open at any time! there is NO SPACE !! (mixed dorm, 6 persons), Security could be an issure - the place is very big, very crowded, anybody could go in there.

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

24 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are highly motivated, friendly and very helpful. I liked the sleeping arrangements in the dormitories and the way they have managed to secure some privacy in your bed by the way they have designed the accommodation.

Disliked: Nothing.

The property's response is...

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

Joshua Caudwell

Alone

Business / conference

23 November 2013 Joshua would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly atmosphere, and a really big kitchen!!

Disliked: Some of the showers were a little cold at times.

The property's response is...

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

Léa Le Loët

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 November 2013 Léa would recommend this property

Liked: it's big but you can still feel a nice atmosphere.

Disliked: Léa left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Megan Evans

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 November 2013 Megan would recommend this property

Liked: It's a good location and the features of the building were fantastic

Disliked: Showers could have a dry place to dress after showers

The property's response is...

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

Kristin Cavicchiolo

Alone

Work / volunteering

21 November 2013 Kristin would recommend this property

Liked: A good spot easily accessed by major roads, walkable into the "centre" of London and also to Kings Cross station with multiple rail lines. The breakfast provided is ample, consisting of cereals (rice bubbles, cornflakes, coco pops, museli) and toast, juice and hot tea, coffee, chocolate.

Disliked: The Wi-Fi is extremely unreliable, knocking you off the server sometimes as regularly as every few minutes. Large groups of tours/students frequently stay here and as such it can get quite noisy in common areas and congested in the reception at all hours.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: old victorian

Disliked: nothing, was only for a snooze as I was jetlagging, then a good nights sleep before I took off.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the building, the staff, the facilities, everyhting!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

17 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: .

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was cheap, in a convenient place and gave me somewhere to store luggage the next day

Disliked: n/a

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

Serena Guedia

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 Serena would recommend this property

Liked: Everything :)

Disliked: Nothing!

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfy beds, no stress for a quick night away

Disliked: Lack of secure baggage areas in rooms ie lockers

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the cleanliness of the facilities and the friendly staff a lot.

Disliked: The room I stayed in had one little window which isn't obvious when booking. If you then add the very small (and no, it's not "cosy" ;) ) rooms, I think the rooms are overprized.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cool character to the place, and the location was really close to King's Cross.

Disliked: Didn't like that the WiFi wasn't free.

The property's response is...

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

gilbert kelly

Alone

Work / volunteering

13 November 2013 gilbert would recommend this property

Liked: character and ambiance

Disliked: nothing

The property's response is...

57.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

31 October 2013

Liked: The common area was nice. Also the computer room and the reception had some atmosphere.

Disliked: First of all, the room cleaner cleaned my bed 3 nights in a row. I was staying in the same bed for 6 nights and they kept cleaning my bed everyday so I had to put sheet on the bed everyday. Also I left my pj on the bed but that was also thrown away and never found it. It was happening to other people in my room too. Some girl left laptop, headphone and chargers on her bed and the bed was cleaned and these items were put randomly on other beds. Also the beds are not like usual bunk beds. It is just separated with some board and the next person can easily reach you. The guy sleeping next to me actually tried to search my bag to steal stuff in the middle of the night and I had to tell him not to. (such scary experience) I never felt safe at this hostel. Even though there is a guard at entrance, anyone could just enter randomly. Some guy even lost towel and another guy an iphone. What is wrong? The guys at the reception were quite friendly and helpful but thoese problem need to be solved.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

29 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms are ok, showers and toilets were always clean and there was plenty to use. Not as noisy as reported in previous comments, but I'd recommend bringing your earplugs if you want to have a good night sleep anyway (noise from the street etc)...

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

KU-WEN LEE

With friends / other travellers

City break

29 October 2013 KU-WEN would recommend this property

Liked: good

Disliked: KU-WEN left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

28 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The common areas and kitchen were great.

Disliked: Internet was £3 and still slow with limited coverage.

The property's response is...

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...


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