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78 Kings Cross Road Kings Cross London WC1X 9QG England
Group Name :
Independent Hostel
Type :
Quality Hostel
Size :
500 beds
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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 / Games Room / Ground Floor Access / Hotel Safe / In Room Safe / Interior Room Entrance / Internet Terminal / Internet Terminals / Laundry / Lounge / Luggage Storage / Pay-Phones / Self-Catering Kitchen / Shared bathroom / Shared Kitchen / Shower / Smoke Detectors / Television Lounge / Toilet / 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.

Breakfast Info

A FREE all-you-can-eat breakfast of tea, coffee, cereals, and toast is available from 07:00am to 10:00am

Food and Drink

Clink78 has a bar and a modern, well-equipped self-catering kitchen for guests to use.


Clink78 offers FREE WiFi in communal areas.

Communal areas and activities

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.

Clashbar: Late-opening bar
Clashbar is the centre of Clink Hostels’ social life: our in-house late-licence bar brings you 7 nights a week of unadulterated fun, with live music, DJs and many more events, plus great cocktails 
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday: 6pm – 1am
Friday – Saturday: 6pm -2am


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.

Leisure Areas / Leisure Activities

TV & Film Lounge
TV and film lounge in a big old wood-panelled courtroom with some uniquely comfy sofas for sprawling in front of a good movie or a terrible one on are large screened projector.

Work / Study facilities

Internet Lounge:
Clink78’s internet lounge is one of the old magistrates’ courtrooms carefully converted into an internet and computer zone, with plenty of internet-access terminals (currently £1 for 30 minutes – £2 per hour) and fast WiFi for your own laptop, tablet or smartphone (currently is free and lasts 14 days) is available in all common areass of the hostels, only!

Check in / Check out

Check in from: 14:30 - 00:00
Check out by: 07:30 - 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.

Other Services

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 provided in the Bird's Nest Female Dorms 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.

Clink78 is ideally suited to:short-term stays of up to 2 weeks; discerning student & adult backpackers; college & university groups.

Please note that bookings with 15 or will more people for the same period, or with the same name, will be Considered as a group and different policies will apply. Groups must contact the property Directly after the booking is made. The card holder making the booking Should be one of the guests. A non-refundable deposit will be payable one week after booking and the balance is payable one month before arrival.

TravelStay Prices and Discounts
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.
Click here to book the Clink78 from only £13.00

Clink78 Reviews

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Martin Ochsenhofer, Austrian (30 November 14)

Clink78 is located in an old courthouse. The atmosphere is very unique and the hostel was very modern and clean. I enjoyed my stay

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Sharon Elschot, Dutch (24 October 14)

Very good. I was happy to stay at Clink78!

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Gwilym Davies, Welsh (26 September 14)

Friendly helpful staff, clean comfortable rooms and good beer in the bar at Clink78

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Tazmin , British (16 September 14)

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

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Viran, British (21 July 14)

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

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