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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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Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

05 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good people and a very quiet location

Disliked: Breakfast... I expected something more in terms of variety

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

03 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great value for price, big confortable beds that allow privacy (see pictures).

Disliked: the bathrooms is too small, they do not lend adaptators, they sell them but I guess that's business...

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife

25 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: First time staying in a hostel, 10 of us on a hen night. Great place,

Disliked: A bit noisy from the traffic, I live in a very quiet area of Lincolnshire so use no traffic

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

22 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, good continental breakfast, well organized internet access, camera-surveilled luggage storage.

Disliked: Very small rooms and only tiny lockers above the beds - there's not enough space to lock in your bag in the room, only valuables. The staff was partly friendy and partly very unfriendly. Picking up your luggage at midnight is not a problem but don't be honest and ask if you can stay for only 1 hour at the lobby until your train departs, it will not be allowed and you will be asked to leave (I get the reason but still). Instead, just stay downstairs at the bar without asking and pick up your luggage shortly before leaving. In any case, there's a café at St Pancras Station open 24 hours.

The property's response is...

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

21 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was nice to have a kitchen to use during my stay.

Disliked: I prefer a smaller hostel, but that's just my preference.

The property's response is...

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

Jacques Maeda

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 February 2013 Jacques would recommend this property

Liked: Great place!

Disliked: Tiny bath box!

The property's response is...

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

Alison van Gemeren

Alone

Shopping
Work / volunteering

14 February 2013 Alison would recommend this property

Liked: It provided a free generous breakfast. The sleeping berths were screened from eachother and had reading lights. Staf f were helpful. It was quiet and comfortable in bedrooms, and I slept well.

Disliked: It was difficult to make and get in and out of bed.

The property's response is...

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

James Tomich

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 February 2013 James would recommend this property

Liked: everything, location is good, always interesting people around, great bar, great chill out room, great common areas, AMAZING FRIENDLY STAFF.

Disliked: no free internet

The property's response is...

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

Amber Mauthe

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 February 2013 Amber would recommend this property

Liked: Cheapest place I could find, and actually very safe. They make sure everyone that arrives late at night have a room card (unless you're first checking in). Best part: FREE BREAKFAST! Nothing too fancy, but it means a lot when trying to save money in London. The bar was fun, too, and the staff was very helpful.

Disliked: This was due to the wet, groggy weather and 8 girls sharing a room, but it really smelled. It's very easy to get past that, however, if you're on a budget.

The property's response is...

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

Marinna In

Alone

Work / volunteering

11 February 2013 Marinna would recommend this property

Liked: The vibe and the atmosphere is always good to meet people. Everyone is very friendly and it has everything you need

Disliked: Some of the showers that only have boiling hot water and the fact that it shuts off after a few seconds.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

11 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: kitchen, wifi

Disliked: couldn't open the window in the room properly, wifi not available in the rooms upstairs

The property's response is...

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

Neven Milinkovic

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

11 February 2013 Neven would recommend this property

Liked: i liked the atmosphere,interaction with people

Disliked: if you are there when somebody is snoring then there is no help for you

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

09 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and spacious! Helpful staff.

Disliked: Very busy and crowded.

The property's response is...

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

Amanda Drahos

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 February 2013 Amanda would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the key card access, location to King's Cross (great for getting around London on the Tube!), and the cleanliness!

Disliked: The rooms were SO tiny (not a surprise since other reviews warned us!), but it was hard to fit four girls and their bags into a room the size of a closet!

The property's response is...

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

Beth Heaton

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

07 February 2013 Beth would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked that it was a lively happy place to stay at. I also like the 'Court room' where the Clash went into court.

Disliked: Honestly did not find fault with anything.

The property's response is...

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

DAVID PEYRAT

With my spouse / partner

City break

04 February 2013 DAVID would recommend this property

Liked: The location

Disliked: Crowdy and noisy...

The property's response is...

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

James Marlow-smith

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Romantic getaway

30 January 2013 James would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff

Disliked: James left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Norbert László

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

30 January 2013 Norbert would recommend this property

Liked: cleanliness

Disliked: no problems

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

30 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good showers

Disliked: Can't think of anything

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

Events / festivals
Visiting friends or family

28 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, community atmosphere, vast hostel yet still close-knit Really clean rooms with nice designs Not too noisy despite staying around new years Windows in room so fresh air Have stayed a few times

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping

27 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is a party hostel for young, cheerful kids who want to socialize. I am middle-aged and depressive, and I want to crawl into a quiet corner and sulk. I did not fall into their demographic. However, I would still recommend the place. The service was good, the place was clean enough, and the internet was very cheap. There were a lot of kids, but they all seemed to be treating each other well. Everyone was quiet in the shared dorm, and knew how to behave, and I got a good night's sleep.

Disliked: No real problems. It took a long time to check in, but there were a lot of people to process.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

24 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfortable beds, great showers (our current apartment has poor water pressure, so we REALLY appreciated Clink78's!), a good breakfast, and a fun bar to visit at night. We were really happy with our stay.

Disliked: I wasn't too crazy with the location; it's only a ten-minute walk from the Kings Cross metro stop, but we visited in the snowy winter, so it got a bit tedious walking through that. Also, the neighborhood is a bit abandoned at night, so one must take precautions during the trek from the metro to the hostel. There are a couple cafes along the way, but you should really make to sure to eat dinner elsewhere before returning.

The property's response is...

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

stephen adams

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 January 2013 stephen would recommend this property

Liked: the staff were great the bed was comfy and the breakfast was a lovely touch

Disliked: nothing at all

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: super clean, bunks were comfy and showers hot. Staff couldn't do more for you and breaky was good. Loved the internet room and the decor.

Disliked: I was in a 8 bed dorm and it was small, not much room to put anything and no lockers for your whole bag. Also the room I was in was on the road side so was a little loud and there was no curtain or blind which would have been good.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast is great, bathrooms & bedrooms cleaned daily, kitchen is well stocked.

Disliked: Wi-fi does not work in rooms (at least on higher floors), toilets are tiny, showers are awkward - nowhere to put your stuff & water goes EVERYWHERE.

The property's response is...


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