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  • Quality Hostel
  • Independent Hostel
  • 177 beds
261 - 265 Grays Inn Road London Kings Cross WC1X 8QT

Clink 261

The recently refurbished Clink 261 is ideally located in the heart of Central London, close to Covent Garden, British Museum and Dickens’ House. You’ll also be located within a short walk of Kings Cross St Pancras Tube Station, making it really easy for you to get around London and visit famous attractions such as the London Eye, Saatchi Gallery and Tate Modern. After you’ve spent the day exploring you can return to the hostel and unwind in the lounge, equipped with a large plasma screen TV.

Clink 261 is an ideal choice for your trip to London, particularly if you’re travelling on a tight budget! At this inexpensive yet stylish London hostel you’ll have a bed in a dormitory room and will have access to a number of facilities. You can store your luggage, take advantage of the WiFi access to keep up with your emails and enjoy discounted rates for theatre and attraction tickets. The hostel also has a self catering kitchen, meaning you can keep your restaurant bills down to a minimum.


Clink 261 is a few minutes walk from the British Library and Camley Street Natural Park. The Bloomsbury district is nearby and is home to University College London, Dickens' House and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. You’ll also find the British Museum, Covent Garden and British Library close by. To get to other parts of London, and visit tourist attractions such as Big Ben and the London Eye, you can hop on the underground at Kings Cross St Pancras Tube Station.

Clink 261 Facilities


24 Hour Reception / Central Heating / Elevator/Lift Access / Family Friendly / Fax Machine / Fire Escape / Hotel Safe / Internet Terminal / Laundry / Luggage Storage / Newspaper / Pay-Phones / Self-Catering Kitchen / Shared bathroom / Shared Kitchen / Smoke Detectors / Television Lounge / Tourist Information / Wash Basin / Wireless Internet Access / Wireless Internet Access in Rooms


Guests bringing children under 16 years of age must book whole dorms or private rooms. Underage guests must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

Persons under 18 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult and can only stay in a private room.

Clink261 cannot add extra beds to rooms.


Please note: Clink 261 accepts stays for a maximum of 7 nights.

All dorms are mixed unless stated otherwise. When booking dorm beds in dorm rooms, it is not guaranteed you will all be in the same room and it is recommended to book private rooms to ensure you stay together.

Check in / Check out

Check in from: 14:30
Check out by: 10:00

Guests can check-in until 04:00, but will only be able to access their room after 14:30. A luggage room is available for early arrivals.

Customers will need to provide some form of photographic ID upon check-in (e.g. driver’s license, etc.).


By Tube

Kings Cross St Pancras is the nearest underground station and can be accessed from the Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle lines, as well as the Piccadilly Line, the Northern Line and the Victoria Line.

On Foot

Exit Kings Cross St Pancras Station and turn right onto Gray's Inn Road, where you will soon see Clink 261.

Clink261 Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 3.9'Good' Based on 31 Hotel Reviews
Ian Neil, English

The reception staff were very friendly and helpful, the beds and quilts were a little on the small side but did for the night, only one shower seemed to be working for the Gents, overall not too bad and would book Clink 261 again

Maria Kokiou, Greek

Staying at Clink261 can be a satisfying experience. Bathrooms were always clean, free breakfast was the basic continental one, staff was friendly and ready to help. Very close to Kings Cross tube and buses. The only negative aspect I would say is that the place is relatively old and the rooms are not always very clean. But worth trying at such price

Afrida Ahmed, Canadian

Clink 261 was clean, and the staff very helpful. Not to mention, it is located in a prime location only 5 minutes-walk away from King's Cross. Would highly recommend if you are going to be sightseeing in central London and area

Karl Bennett, British

Great location, Friendly staff, great price. Definitely booking Clink261 again

Robyn Wigdortz, American

I felt like Clink 261 hadn’t made much effort to make the dorms too nice but they are fine, clean and secure, which is all that matters I guess. Super location, everything worked. Will definitely be back

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