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Reviews of Clink78

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

83.8% Overall Rating

3422 out of 4004 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (08/09/2014)

"I really liked the big dorm rooms, the beds were really comfortable and clean.the staff was always friendly and ready to help you. It was a great stay here, I would come back anytime!"

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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 3.25

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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83.8%

Overall Rating

3422 out of 4004 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Clink78'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
84.8%
Facilities
77.6%
Cleanliness
76.8%
Staff
92.8%
Value
84.0%
Safety
84.0%
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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...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

02 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everyone was really friendly

Disliked: Not enough sockets in the dorm rooms to plug in mobile phones and other things. Only 4 sockets in a room for 12 girls.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

02 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: character but with a modern vibe, friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: loads of people smoking on the entrance steps - unpleasant to have to walk through

The property's response is...

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

KEITH LUKE

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

02 August 2013 KEITH would recommend this property

Liked: This is the second time I have stayed here and I will stay again. good value for the money and in a good area.

Disliked: KEITH left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Karl Young

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 July 2013

Liked: Breakfast and bar.

Disliked: Showers and location.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is really good, the buses run all night and several stop close by so transport was never a problem. Also close to the northern city attractions like Camden town markets. Clean property and great value!

Disliked: Although there was a tours desk, in terms of activities and staff informing you of things to do, there was nothing. Also, it's a really big hostel, so info desk is often very busy and there is definitely no sense of community.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

26 July 2013

Liked: Cool building, showers fine, safe

Disliked: 3 pound charge for wifi, wifi only works in one room, pay by the half hour to use desktop comps, no AC, kitchen staff was super rude to a girl trying to get breakfast five mins early so she could go to work, very young crowd 18-22 ish, very bro-y, location kind of sucked- far from everything, overall just kind of corporate and shitty- stay at The Phoenix instead

The property's response is...

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

Andrea Orlandi

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break

25 July 2013 Andrea would recommend this property

Liked: The guy on reception was very helpful, very nice breakfast and very clean shared bathrooms.

Disliked: There aren't free Wi-Fi

The property's response is...

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

Randolph |Reynolds

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 July 2013 Randolph would recommend this property

Liked: Good location..great, hard working staff..good service, kitchen and bar..very busy not for the seekers of quiet but very exciting

Disliked: Randolph left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

James Neenan

With my spouse / partner

City break

22 July 2013 James would recommend this property

Liked: The location is good. There is also a nice atmosphere, it's well decorated and the breakfast is above average.

Disliked: Internet access is not free. The room (a 2 person cell) was much too hot and had no ventilation at all.

The property's response is...

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

Janene Cherry

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 July 2013 Janene would recommend this property

Liked: The location was great! The staff was helpful and informative! I will stay again next time.

Disliked: Janene left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Miriam Price

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

21 July 2013 Miriam would recommend this property

Liked: great way to meet new people , good wifi and good facilities such as the bar, the kitchen, the luggage room and numerous bathrooms! the lifts were out of order and I even had multiple staff offer to help me carry my bags to my room!

Disliked: showers were annoying to function, I stayed and it was pretty warm (no air conditioning in rooms$

The property's response is...

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

Aaron Hayward

Alone

City break

19 July 2013

Liked: Good location. Atmosphere good.

Disliked: Very hot room no air-conditioned or fans in room. No power in plug sockets when got to room- complained 3 times to staff before anything was done about this! Wi-Fi not free!! Lift out of service for 2 days so had to climb 5 flights of stairs. T-Shirt was stolen from hostel room.

The property's response is...

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Hsiao-Mei Chiu

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 July 2013

Liked: location is near the train station

Disliked: different description from the website. people should have right to know the size of the room... on website, it shows there has curtain for each bed but actually no.. for the hot weather in london, there is no air condition and only one small window in the room. it's hard too sleep within such surrounding.

The property's response is...

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

Nicholas O'Neil

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 July 2013

Liked: The location is the best part about this hostel, very close to London Kings Cross station and the central city area to the north. Staff were friendly and accommodating at reception. Free but basic breakfast.

Disliked: A lot of things are added on in terms of price ie wifi, towels etc that are commonly a free service in most hostels. Very restrictive when it comes to allowing guests of hostel residents to come into visit. 4 bed mix dorms are very small, barely any room to fit your main bag, especially if you are on the top bunk.

The property's response is...

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...


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