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Clink78 Hostel

78 Kings Cross Road, London WC1X 9QG, England
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    5 Jul 08, 2014

    Located in central and increasingly stylish Kings' Cross, the Clink78 is a hip hostel located in a former prison. Staff are friendly, rooms are clean, and the vibe is fun; a great place to stay on a budget if you're under 35 or so.

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    5 Jun 22, 2014

    My favorite hostel in London! It's cheap, cosy atmosphere and the staff is great :-) It's also well connected with the sub, you can reach any corner of London through Kings Cross station. Definitely going back here next time!

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    4 Jun 22, 2014

    I enjoyed the funky atmosphere on my brief visit to the Clink. Oscar Wilde quotes adorn the walls, bigging up the *anything goes* adventure travel feel. The internet cafe in a re-configured courtroom is also cool. A bustling atmosphere and location right behind King's Cross mean you are sure to be swept into the London energy right away.

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    D'Maris Coffman
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    3 Jun 22, 2014

    Of all the hostels I've recommended to friends in London, this one has caused the most problems. Smelly, noisy with a rather dodgy crowd. They do have free wifi and it is safe and the linen is clean, but not recommended. And if you must stay there, book on laterooms.com for a discount.

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    3 Jun 22, 2014

    Clink 78 is one of the most original and funky hostels in London that offers clean, safe and comfortable lodging at reasonable prices. The hostel is set on stunning Victoria mansion, that is a former courthouse, and where Charles Dickens apparently created his Oliver Twist work. Its 750 beds are arranged in different rooms that are a mix of private and dormitory guestrooms that features complimentary bed linen; some are actually former prison cells. The facility is designed with pod beds with personal light and locker, luggage room, laundry facilities, self-catering kitchen, a game room, Internet and TV lounges ( former courtrooms) along with a lively bar (ClashBar). The house is located on a residential area by Euston Road and King’s Cross Station/St. Pancreas (Eurostar), a great gateway to most attractions in London including the Big Ben, London Eye, Westminster Abbey, London Bridge, London ZOO, British Museum, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Tate Modern.

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    Dave Double
    5 Jun 22, 2014

    I loved my stay at Clink 78. Friendly staff, clean, and funky. Would revisit.

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    Amanda Foley
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    5 Jun 22, 2014

    Award-winning youth hostel near Kings Cross. Beautiful interior!

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Description

The Clink78 is close to King's Cross. This independently owned hostel is situated in an old court house and prison and keeps the buzz going with 700 beds and the Clashbar. Amenities include essentials like free breakfast, wifi, 24-hour reception, laundry and luggage rooms. Two courtrooms have been converted into quirky internet and TV/film rooms.

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4.5 out of 5
7 members' reviews
Fair - 74% of guests recommend
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    +1-888-271-2681

Amenities:

  • Free Hi Speed Internet
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Kitchen

Reviews Summary

Fair5276 reviews across the web.

  • Guests recommend this hotel for budget travelers.
  • Location
    95% thought it was easy to get to the train station.
  • Ambiance
    94% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Service
    90% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Hotel
    87% thought it was clean.
  • Hotel Building
    Building is pleasant.
  • Price
    Price is tolerable.

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