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  • Type And Size
  • Quality Hostel
  • Independent Hostel
  • 500 beds
78 Kings Cross Road London Kings Cross WC1X 9QG


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 discounts and freebies, from a continental breakfast for only £1 GBP, plus free bed linen, 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!


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 Facilities


24 Hour Reception / Bar / Brailed Elevators / Central Heating / Elevator/Lift Access / Family Friendly / Fax Machine / 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 / Security Chain / Self-Catering Kitchen / Shared bathroom / Shared Kitchen / Shower / Smoke Detectors / Television Lounge / Toilet / Tour Desk / Tourist Information / Wake Up Service / Wireless Internet Access

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 areas of the hostels, only!

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.

Check in / Check out

Check in from: 14:30 - 00:00
Check out by: 07:30 - 10:00

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

Breakfast Info at Clink78

SPECIAL OFFER: An all-you-can-eat breakfast of tea, coffee, cereals, and toast is available from 07:00am to 10:00am for only £1 GBP! 


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.

Clink78 Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 4'Good' Based on 50 Hotel Reviews
Nicole Hawkins , American

The Clink 78 hostel was very well priced and exactly what we needed for one night in a cheap hostel in London. We also really appreciated that breakfast and linens were included. Additionally, the bar was great and well-priced. The only negative thing about our stay was that our room (G20) did not smell nice! Not sure if it was the others in the room before us who we stayed with that made it smell like that.

Adelekan, United Kingdom

This is one of the best hostel in London, very clean bathroom toilet. I would definitely recommend to book Clink 78. Take it from me I have stayed in many hostels in London and this one is great. The room is quite small but who cares.

Julia Lewis, British

Rooms were clean and tidy so seemed very reasonably priced for Central London. Breakfast wasn't great and clearly a place for young overseas travellers so not sure I'd make it my first stop! But Clink78 was good value and staff were helpful

Graham O' Brien, Irish

I had a very nice time at Clink78! Stayed for 1 night first and then realised I had to book another 3 and they accommodated me very quickly. In my opinion it's the same or even better than a hotel due to the fact there are so many places to chill and socialise. Best hostel I've been to!

Olivia Thomas, New Zealander

I recommend this London hostel, staff are extremely helpful really went out of their way to ensure I was able to see everything I wanted in London. Beds were comfortable. All you can eat breakfast with a lot of options. Location was good. Very clean. Quiet

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