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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 3.36

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

yunmi chi

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 July 2013 yunmi would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel mostly had things i needed so I didn't have to worry about. I like the interior, especially internet room! Brilliant! It was June but still cold. Fortunately I was able to take hot shower everyday!

Disliked: Some facilities and services are not free therefore i needed to pay. It was a bit expensive.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: style, atmosphere and staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Barry Pennell

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2013 Barry would recommend this property

Liked: Easy to get around city, great atmosphere, helpful staff.

Disliked: Breakfast sucks

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the friendliness of the staff and all the services available

Disliked: The (female) dormitory is too small for 10 beds. There's no table and chairs there and it's dificult to climb the odd "stairs" of the beds.

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

Lesly Lohezic

Alone

Shopping
Visiting friends or family

27 June 2013 Lesly would recommend this property

Liked: Staf was so nice and VERY helpful! I liked the atmosphere and the reception room is realy nice!

Disliked: The bathroom was not so clean but was ok.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Business / conference
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

26 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Easy, no fuss, good quality and a great location. The bar in the basement was really good!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

José Machado

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

25 June 2013 José would recommend this property

Liked: Common rooms are in good number, and the tv room was simply suberb.

Disliked: No free wireless. There could be some benches in the chower to put stuff on during shower. The lockers in the rooms are too smal.

The property's response is...

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Huot Iv

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2013

Liked: location

Disliked: staff and cleanliness

The property's response is...

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

isabelle de leeneer

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 June 2013 isabelle would recommend this property

Liked: clean, hot shower, kind star

Disliked: wifi not for free ;-) but I found a Starbucks closely. Lockers too small to put a laptop in it so had to take it with me all the time. But for one night that is not so important...

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very easy to find and accommodating to my needs. Very close to the underground rail and was close to all the sites I wanted to see.

Disliked: Cleanliness of bathrooms and showers left something to be desired.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

21 June 2013

Liked: The kitchen . it caters for all needs and is very spacious which I would give an extra point.

Disliked: 1. The basement room. It is terrible! Its either you change to better rooms upstairs or suck it up for loud noises coming from the bar and drunk people. 2. Poor noise management. Supposingly the hostel should be quiet from 11pm till 8am, but nobody cares about the rule anyway.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The common areas are really funky and bright.

Disliked: Breakfast was lame - toast andnthree types of cereal. The rooms themselves had zero character

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

18 June 2013

Liked: Generally fine, an average hostel.

Disliked: There wasn't any communal areas that were remotely quiet, there is music playing everywhere. There aren't many signs telling you where things are. The staff weren't always clear about everything.

The property's response is...

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

Heather Garcia

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

17 June 2013 Heather would recommend this property

Liked: It was very close to the train station.

Disliked: Heather left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

17 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Decent breakfast. Good location, low price. Reasonably clean.

Disliked: Was annoyed that someone set off the fire alarm in the middle of the night, but that's not really the hostels fault. Not a lot of character. Very bare bones.

The property's response is...

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

15 June 2013

Liked: The location was easy to get to.

Disliked: The showers and toilets were disguisting.

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Thomas Ng

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 June 2013 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: The location is good, it's not too far from transportation. There's a huge bar underneath, which is good for meeting people and grabbing a drink. Also has a huge kitchen for you to cook anything. For London, it was very well-priced.

Disliked: The dorm beds were uncomfortable. The staff weren't too welcoming, and the wi-fi was not free.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

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

13 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice staff, free breakfast, free towel, locker above bed

Disliked: wifi not free

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanest facilities I have had in a hostel, with a solid, free breakfast

Disliked: The rooms are a little small, but it doesn't make that much difference when you are just using them to unwind/sleep

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

12 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location and cost

Disliked: slow internet connection over wifi - lots of people logging on and poor reception in common areas

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2013

Liked: I think it has some great history and people really love the place. I love how you cant hear the music blaring in the rooms when the door was closed.

Disliked: The showers shut off every 10 seconds on me, I couldnt leave my bags out of the way. The location is just out of the way from everything cool in London. It cost a lot of money to get to the location.

The property's response is...

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

Sarah Doran

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

05 June 2013 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: Clean sheets, sturdy bunkbeds (which is always good), breakfast included with the price, good location from the train station with very accurate directions from Hostelbookers website, useful travel shop, quirky rooms, good atmosphere and hot showers - overall a great place to stay :)

Disliked: Sarah left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

waranya leelawatwatana

With my spouse / partner

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

05 June 2013 waranya would recommend this property

Liked: 1. Good Party 2. Chic. As the hostel turn the court to the hostel 3. Good design 4. The hostel turn the jail into the private room which is cool.

Disliked: few things but still recommend people to go.

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

03 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

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

t lavelle

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

01 June 2013 t would recommend this property

Liked: breakfasts breakfast room luggage room

Disliked: basement rooms can be noisy when the clash bar is in full swing

The property's response is...


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