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

86.3% Overall Rating

3403 out of 3984 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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86.3%

Overall Rating

3403 out of 3984 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Clink78'

Atmosphere
90.4%
Location
86.4%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
82.4%
Staff
92.0%
Value
83.2%
Safety
83.2%
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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...

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

Jessica kaye

Alone

Visiting friends or family

10 September 2013 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: good atmosphere friendly staff

Disliked: no wifi access in the rooms

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: this hostel has a great atmosphere with plenty of people backpacking, not just groups. the staff were friendly and helpful, especially anna who took the time to make sure i could avoid changing rooms upon extending my stay. quiz night, trivia and beer pong in the bar provided a few memorable nights

Disliked: staying on the 5th floor, press button showers, always very hot inside

The property's response is...

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

Dana Siens

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

23 August 2013 Dana would recommend this property

Liked: I loved everything about Clink78!!! the staff were friendly and helpful, the entire place got cleaned everyday, the breakfast was great!! the coffee was coffee and the Clash Bar was where we had the most fun when we decided to grab a cocktail. if and when I go back to London Clink78 is the first choice for me!

Disliked: what did I dislike about the property???? nothing really, I was there for 13 day in August 2013. some people were not that friendly, but there are so many more travelers that are nice, and interested in your story as much as you are interested in theirs..

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

22 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the building is quite old, which creates kind of a special atmosphere.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and fun

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

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

Henry Brice

Alone

Family Holiday
Visiting friends or family

19 August 2013 Henry would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere, cheap. Very convenient - flew into Luton, train to st. Pancreas, and you're there!

Disliked: Henry left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 August 2013

Liked: The building is cool, but that's the only good thing I have to say about this place.

Disliked: It's crowded. It's noisy. It's not very clean. The internet is absolutely terrible. I had to pay ₤3 for internet that is only available in the lobby and basement and is so slow I can't even make a skype phone call. I had a room facing King's Cross road and last night (Saturday) it was so loud it was nearly impossible to sleep. There was live music playing somewhere so close to the hostel that it was extremely disruptive. There were people yelling on the front steps below our window and all the cigarette smoke came right in our window. The free breakfast is terrible, just toast, cereal, and instant coffee. For the price, this hostel should be much better. Having a cool building in a good location doesn't make up for all the negative things. They could make this place much better with very few changes.

The property's response is...

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Tim Schaub

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 August 2013

Liked: not much other than the rather unique albeit cramped beds

Disliked: Internet was costly and still terrible, the bar and kitchen are the same area, the showers were among the worst ever encountered, prisonlike atmosphere, lockers must be purchased daily at rather steep prices ensuring one does not stay long.

The property's response is...

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

Martin Davies

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

09 August 2013 Martin would recommend this property

Liked: Location was good at end of last day of top deck tour.

Disliked: Small rooms, little choice for breakfast.

The property's response is...

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

Maria Penaloza

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2013

Liked: It was clean and secure.

Disliked: Super tiny rooms. Not AC in the Summer. They charged for wifi.

The property's response is...

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

Matt Eunson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 August 2013 Matt would recommend this property

Liked: Clink78 is located less than 10 minutes away from Kings Cross St Pancras, which made exploring the city very easy. The included breakfast was also very good.

Disliked: The rooms are very small and quite poorly ventilated.

The property's response is...

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

Giovanni Zaniol

Alone

Visiting friends or family

03 August 2013

Liked: Goog cleanliness, helpful staff.

Disliked: I don't think it is so good as it is described. I found it always very crowded and with small spaces, and you have to pay extras for wifi and lockers.

The property's response is...


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