Clink 78 Hostel - London

78 Kings Cross Road, London, United Kingdom, WC1X 9QGshow map
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Very goodBased on  1253 reviews
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Overview

The central Clink 78 Hostel offers 640 cozy rooms as well as walking tours, a night club and karaoke. Clink 78 Hostel features unique décor throughout the property. The on-site conveniences include currency exchange, a luggage storage, a designated place for smoking, a safety deposit box and a business center.

The center of London is about 30 minutes' walk away. The venue is set next to a tube station and just 50 meters from Costas Cafe and Taste of Asia where guests can dine.

This hostel is ideally located close to London City airport.

Rooms

Rooms come with personal lockers, reading lights and bed sheets for every bed. The rooms also have a carpet floor. Most rooms are equipped with heating, a laptop safe, a refrigerator, an iron with ironing board and a separate toilet as well as double beds, single beds and bunk beds. New en suite bathrooms are offered. Hairdryers and bath sheets are also available.

Eat & Drink

A free breakfast is served in a comfortable atmosphere of the dining room. The gourmet restaurant serves local dishes. The lively lounge bar offers billiards, free Wi-Fi and a terrace.

Services

Friendly staff is always ready to provide 24-hour reception, 24-hour room service and laundry.

Relax

A selection of facilities like an indoor swimming pool and barbecue can be enjoyed.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   640.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Kitchen facilities

Kitchen

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Coffee shop

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Elevator

Lift

Sports & Fitness

  • Diving
  • Boating
  • Billiard tables
  • Fishing

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Taxi service
  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Beach access
  • Karaoke
  • Live entertainment
  • Night club
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Library

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Mirror
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shower

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Kitchen

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 2.30 pmFREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Kings Cross StationKings Cross Station1700 ft
St Pancras Railway StationSt Pancras Railway Station2300 ft
Euston StationEuston Station3300 ft
Business Design CentreBusiness Design Centre3300 ft
Sadlers WellsSadlers Wells1700 ft
AngelAngel2700 ft
Russell SquareRussell Square2700 ft
British LibraryBritish Library2000 ft
Great Ormond Street HospitalGreat Ormond Street Hospital2700 ft
King's Cross StationKing's Cross Station2000 ft LondonEngland
King\'s CrossKing\'s Cross2200 ft LondonEngland
Tavistock SquareTavistock Square3400 ft LondonEngland
Hatton Garden Hatton Garden 3900 ftStudio 209, 24-28 Hatton Wall, Hatton Garden, London
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Thai AubergineThai Aubergine0 ft109 Kings Cross Road
Costas CafeCostas Cafe200 ft118 Kings Cross Road
Sen VietSen Viet200 ft119 Kings Cross Road
Taste of AsiaTaste of Asia200 ft126 Kings Cross Road
Itadaki ZenItadaki Zen400 ft139 King's Cross Road
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London ZooLondon Zoo1.7 mi
London BridgeLondon Bridge1.9 mi
Charing Cross StationCharing Cross Station1.6 mi
Waterloo StationWaterloo Station1.9 mi
Paddington StationPaddington Station2.5 mi
British MuseumBritish Museum4000 ft
Hyde ParkHyde Park2.7 mi
Leicester Square StationLeicester Square Station1.3 mi
Embankment StationEmbankment Station1.5 mi
BloomsburyBloomsbury1.0 mi LondonEngland
Somerset HouseSomerset House1.2 miThe Strand
Old Compton StreetOld Compton Street1.3 mi LondonEngland
Charing Cross RoadCharing Cross Road1.3 miCharing Cross Road, London W1
Shaftesbury AvenueShaftesbury Avenue1.3 mi LondonEngland
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Getting around
Airports
London City Airport (LCY)7.3 mi
Northolt (NHT)13.1 mi
Train
Kings Cross Station2000 ft
Bus
Bus stop1400 ft
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  1253  reviews
  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Nice location, easy to find, good for stay over a night and do what you need to do.

    Hmm, I don't really know. I just stayed there for one night. But one thing is sure - if I ever book a room there again, it will not be an underground level close to the bar ^_^

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    I don't like the shower room! It's so hot !!! Can Clink78 help newcomer any help with their luggage? To many people it's a long way to the hostel and they feel very tired and their luggages somestimes are very heavy. The price is still very high with current condition of Clink78

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Loved the easy access to the city! The people there were great, the bar downstairs is a really great place to relax and meet people. High quality facilities, although you have to pay for them.

    The small rooms, though expected for a backpackers, No larger lockers in rooms, the one provided hardly most things.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Fairly Good value for money in a central London location close to the tube. The 4 bed dorm room with ensuite was good, with a bit more room to breath, move around in and to store luggage than the 4 bed dorm room without bathroom that I also stayed in previously. As the latter was very cramped. The ensuite was looked fresh and new and was clean.

    The four bed dorm room without ensuite I stayed in was very tiny - no room to swing a cat really. Rooms and Facilities while basic are clean however. But then for the rock bottom price you can't expect too much.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Basement bar, price and location.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Great atmosphere! People were very open and I met several friends who I'm already planning to visit. Over all the hostel felt very young and cool, and was located pretty close to Camden which was an advantage when you went to the clubs there. Next time I go to London, I'll definitly be stating there again!

    Having to check out at ten o'clock

  • 6.2
    Good

    Good location - it would be nicer if it would be close to the station but it's OK.

    No wi-fi and noisy at night. If your room is basement and near the bar, you might not have a good sleep.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    There were never any queues at the showers, my roommates were the same for almost my entire stay. The location is great as it's only 10 minutes on foot from Kings Cross St. Pancras station and quite easy to find. Another plus is that there is no curfew of any sort. Nothing was stolen from me during my stay.

    There was no hot water one night and the staff sent those who still wanted to take a shower to another Clink hostel on a neighboring street. The mattresses on the beds seemed rather old and not especially clean. But these were minor nuisances in an otherwise great experience.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Our room was a small cage in the basement next to the bar with a delicious smell of the sewage system: we felt like sardins in a crushed tinbox .... other than that it was nice

  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    Nothing. The room was terribly small and uncomfortable.Anyway we didn't pay less for such kind of room without facilities. I think we were just cheated.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The rooms were pretty comfy (you got what you paid for) the prices at the bar were unbeatable, but best of all the was meeting the people who were also staying at the hostel. The bar was the best place to meet people and I met some amazing people! Also, a lot of australians staying in the hostel!

    The showers. The main unisex showers only had scolding hot water that would turn off right after pushing the button and the one hook in the stall allowed for your clothes to get thoroughly soaked. Although, I did find the showers that had cold water there was only one hook in the room and smelled pretty funky, but other than that and the ventilation in the rooms and computer room the hostel was great!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Very good and fun for the vale of money. It's got facilities, service & fun activities for backpackers. Good for solo travelers on budget. Only things is it's not close to metro if you have heavy luggages, but the nearest station is a big station that can get u to many places.

    Not close to underground. The luggage room key can be accessed easily without identification that can be a safety concern if you have value stuff.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The location of the hotel is good. If you like going out at night, you can walk to famous clubs of London just in 15 minutes.

    The rooms are extremely small. It feels like sleeping in a submarine.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Proximity to Euston station.

    It seemed over-crowded to me. There were no facilities for making one's own breakfast, which was understandable given the number of people there. However, it meant that someone with a specialist diet had to go without.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    I'm 51 and had never stayed at a hostel before. I needed to try it this time though when some free lodging I had arranged with a friend in London fell through at the last minute. I was a little anxious, but things were marvelous. Rooms and beds were clean. Guests in my room were quiet and respectful. I really enjoyed the bar/lounge area. It was really interesting seeing the variety of people from a great variety of countries pass through. And while most of the guests were much younger than me, there were enough older guests too that I never felt awkward or uncomfortable about being there.

    No complaints. While it's unlikely I'll ever find myself in London again in the near future, if I am I would certainly consider staying here again.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  1253 reviews
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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2.30 pmFREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
London City Airport (LCY)7.3 mi
Northolt (NHT)13.1 mi
Train
Kings Cross Station2000 ft
Bus
Bus stop1400 ft
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