Friendly helpful staff, clean comfortable rooms and good beer in the bar at Clink78
- 78 Kings Cross Road Kings Cross London WC1X 9QG England
- Group Name :
- Independent Hostel
- Type :
- Quality Hostel
- Size :
- 100 rooms
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Clink78 gives you a unique experience for your stay in London. Set in a courthouse, this fun hostel combines 200 years of history with contemporary interior design. Modern facilities include a bar with DJs and acoustic sets, a games area, self-catering kitchen, laundry and travel shop as well as TV and internet lounges housed in original courtrooms! Multi-lingual staff are available at the 24 hour reception. The bars, cafes and great transport links of Kings Cross are within a short walk.
Clink78 provides a whole host of freebies, from complimentary continental breakfast and bed linen to a luggage room and even a London walking tour free of charge! There are private rooms and dorms on offer, including ‘girls only’ and ‘girls deluxe’ dorms. Dorm sizes range in size from 4 to 16 innovative pod beds each with a reading light and locker, and some dorms have their own bathrooms. Most private rooms have their own bathroom and come in singles, twins, triples and prison cells!
24 Hour Reception / Bar / Brailed Elevators / Central Heating / Elevator/Lift Access / Family Friendly / Fire Escape / Ground Floor Access / Hotel Safe / Interior Room Entrance / Internet Terminal / Self-Catering Kitchen / Shared bathroom / Shared Kitchen / Smoke Detectors / Television Lounge / Tour Desk / Tourist Information / Wireless Internet Access
As Clink78 is situated in bustling Kings Cross you’ll find popular London attractions like the British Library, British Museum and Sadler’s Well Theatre within walking distance. If you fancy trying something different, you should head to the pubs and restaurants of nearby Exmouth Market, or the shops and bars of Upper Street in nearby Angel. As Kings Cross St Pancras Tube Station is so well connected you can catch a tube to places like trendy Camden Town and Covent Garden with ease.
Clink78 has a bar and a modern, well-equipped self-catering kitchen for guests to use.
Clink78 offers FREE WiFi in communal areas.
Hang out with friends in the games room, play billiards, sing karaoke, have fun with the entertainment staff and party thanks to the nightclub/DJ at Clink78.
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.
Check in from: 14:30 - 00:00
Check out by: 10:00
You will need to have some form of photograph ID (passport, drivers license or government issued Identity Card) at time of check in.
FREE luggage room available. Small, medium and large lockers are also available. There are free medium sized lockers if you bring your own padlock.
Towels are FREE with the Deluxe and private rooms.
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.
Groups (+15 people) aged under 15 years are not accepted.
- By Tube:
- You should travel on the Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Victoria, Northern or Piccadilly line and get off at King’s Cross St Pancras Tube Station. You can walk from here to get to Clink78 so follow the by foot directions below.
- On Foot:
Clink78 is only a 9 minute walk from King's Cross St. Pancras Tube Station (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Northern lines) and only 9 minutes from London Kings Cross Train Station.
Once you get to Kings Cross St Pancras Tube Station, exit onto Euston Road, turn to your left and start walking. Continue straight as Euston Road becomes Pentonville Road. Turn right onto Kings Cross Road, follow it as it bends round to the right, and you will find Clink78 at number 78 on your left.
Clean London hostel with great facilities eg free WiFi lounges, big kitchen/dining area, bar with drinks offers, music and pool table. Breakfast is basic but adequate and you get to use proper plates and bowls (not plastic like some hostels). The reception staff were very friendly and helpful, and you can access the hostel 24/7. The bunks in the dorms are sturdy with a reading light and handy plug socket by each one. Each bunk also has an overhead locker for small items so your mobile/wallet/passport can be safely locked away while you're sleeping (remember to bring a padlock). However, there aren't enough bigger lockers available just outside the dorms and I had to go downstairs to the dock room to use an electronic locker instead, which you have to pay for. Overall good value for money, I'll definitely book Clink 78 again
Clink78 is good, a little disorganised with the back office and the staff could be more present when a visitor arrives. Otherwise breakfast could be warm and cooked as opposed to cereal and toast. Clean and tidy
Clink 78 was clean and tidy with comfy beds and very friendly staff
Clink78 is supposedly a old prison, that has been renovated and used as a backpacker hostel. The hostel is huge with hundreds of backpackers. If you want to live in a prison with hundreds of other people, stay here. I stayed in a basement room without windows, just like you'd expect convicts to live. One male and one female bathroom for 50-60 people, again just I'd expect in a prison. The beds are solid and firm, but very narrow and cramped on top of each other with. If you are unlucky enough to sleep between two loud snorers, as I was, good luck with your sleep. There is a bar in the basement that plays loud music, but unless your room is adjacent to the bar, you won't have a problem. The breakfast is basic continental (toast, cereal, a watered-down orange juice, coffee/hot chocolate, cheese sticks) - you can have as much as you want, but there is no fruit, eggs, or croissants. The staff is young and nice, and the hostel is a nice place to meet other young backpackers