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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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Jamie Pickard

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

09 April 2013 Jamie would recommend this property

Liked: it was easy to find and the bar area n other areas was really good for young travelers wanting to meet new people.

Disliked: the room was a little 2 small for 6 people but was with friendly people in room so not all bad

The property's response is...

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

Matthew Julson

With my spouse / partner

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

08 April 2013 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, friendly staff, good breakfast

Disliked: Have to pay to use wifi, rooms are even smaller than you'd think.

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

Liliek Suhardjono

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

06 April 2013 Liliek would recommend this property

Liked: The room was the best room i've ever encountered during my "budget journey" so far. The breakfast was also nice. The owner, Michelle & David is a very lovely, friendly and helpful couple. At the corridor they placed a series of photograph of younger David, when he built the house himself, needless to say, he did an awesome job!

Disliked: For a lazy person like me, I have to catch the bus to reach the city centre.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

04 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location

Disliked: a little bit crowded when having breakfast

The property's response is...

31.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

EMILY MAYHEW

Alone

Visiting friends or family

03 April 2013 EMILY would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are great. Atmosphere and cleanliness are very good.

Disliked: They don't have very good/big free lockers.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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OSCAR CHAVEZ

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa

02 April 2013 OSCAR would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is really big, it has a lot of services like the common room, bar and kitchen. The kitchen is very complete, it has everyting one could need and the bar is great! Rooms are clean and confortable.It is near a main station and several restaurants...

Disliked: It was too crouded (though I guess that is not a problem for most people) and wifi was not free.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

01 April 2013

Liked: The hostel has a good location, not perfect, but accessible. The staff was nice, friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Before booking I had read that the rooms were small, but small is an understatement. I was in a 6-bed mixed room and all three bunks were squished together into a room that should truthfully only have two beds. The only thing preventing you from literally sharing a bed with a stranger was a metal wall separating the first half of the bed. The room was chokingly stuffy, hot and stinky. I'm not usually claustrophobic but sleeping in this room was nearly impossible. The hostel itself was a madhouse. Huge school groups flocked in and out and the breakfast area had huge lines. The second night I moved to Clink's other hostel and it was INFINITELY better. DO NOT stay at Clink 78, but Clink 231 (I think it's called) is much better and just 2 blocks away.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

31 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast!

Disliked: Showers: press button taps that don't let you choose temperature or pressure and turn off after 30 sec, and they flood the bathroom so you have nowhere dry to stand to get dressed. Also, you have to pay for wifi.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

31 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 10 minutes walk from Kings Cross station, helpful staff and interesting building are all positives about this place.

Disliked: Had a really bad night sleep last night due to a bunch of drunken idiots being very inconsiderate. The reception staff were called up by a disgruntled room mate who had, had his bed stolen by one of the idiots. They dealt with the problem but I think that they should have taken a harder line with them. They should have asked them to be quiet or leave the hostel. The toilet this morning was in a disgusting too. I have stayed here before and had a better stay here.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

30 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We liked the breakfast and the staff was nice and helpful.

Disliked: It was very loud and sleeping almost impossible! Also the rooms were a bit gloomy.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

29 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It seemed very clean, they provided linens, and there is a bar/club downstairs.

Disliked: It was a fairly long walk from the tube station.

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

29 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bar was awesome with great atmosphere. Needed a bit of a chill lounge but otherwise great.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Work / volunteering

28 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: character-twin room

Disliked: no free wi-fi, bad coffee

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

Katherine Mercier

Alone

Business / conference
Work / volunteering

27 March 2013 Katherine would recommend this property

Liked: This was my first time staying in a hostel by myself so I was a bit nervous, but Clink78 is completely safe and I never felt like I was going to be kidnapped! The hostel has a free luggage room which was so fantastic and convenient. It is only about a 10 minutes walk away from King's Cross/St. Pancras, so the location is great.

Disliked: The WIFI costs 3 pounds and doesn't work in the rooms, only in the common areas.

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

Shopping

27 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to St Pancras, good atmosphere, friendly staff, clean

Disliked: Can be very noisy, as it is still quite cold a bit m ore of central heating at night.

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

Christa Chavez

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

26 March 2013 Christa would recommend this property

Liked: It's affordable and accesible. It has also very cool street art everywhere, almost like a museum. There are a lot of common rooms like a TV room, an Internet room, a bar, and a kitchen. Rooms are perfect, bathrooms as well. Best hostel I have ever been.

Disliked: Internet is not free and was very slow and they receive very large teenager groups every day which is a little annoying sometimes.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Offered all the facilities I wanted. Very clean and spacious.

Disliked: Mens showers - it was difficult to keep cloths dry whilst having a shower as water sprayed everywhere. When shaving there was no place but the floor to leave toiletry bag.

The property's response is...

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

Jenna Bourke

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

23 March 2013

Liked: The building and interior design were pretty cool. Great computer room that looked like a courthouse. Very centrally located.

Disliked: The other guests were a little 'cliquey' which made it difficult to make friends. My room was kind of run-down.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

18 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the atmosphere and the friendliness of the staff.

Disliked: I hated the showers. They were cramped and i found it uncomfortable to use.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Work / volunteering

15 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location was brilliant and the internet/tv rooms are very well done, good option with the free brekky too.

Disliked: probably could have used larger lockers in the rooms, not enough space to put luggage in rooms which resulted in being a little dangerous when trying to walk around the room at night.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

14 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place overall.

Disliked: It was a bit crowded.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good

Disliked: bad

The property's response is...

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

Lydia Eden

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

12 March 2013 Lydia would recommend this property

Liked: Good accommodation, lots of character, cheap drinks at the bar and free breakfast! Also has a luggage room so you don't have to drag your luggage around all day after checkout.

Disliked: Lydia left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

08 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Simply, the best hostel in London

Disliked: They now force to smoke outside (heavy traffic road), that's ridiculously dangerous and inconvenient. Internet -- should be free. More boxes for luggage are needed

The property's response is...

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

Daniel Karlsson

With a large group / tour

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

08 March 2013 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff and very helpful, especially at the travel shop!

Disliked: The key cards for the rooms was not functioning 100%, sometimes you would have to insert it five times to unlock the door.

The property's response is...


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