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Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Very cramped rooms, poor ventilation and takeaway food smells wafting into the room from street below. Obviously busy due.to visitors to capital but not the.best showcase. Seemed like it was overcrowded Dont expect much sleep. Breakfast good and location good but bit of a ordeal

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Hostel_Clink261, Reception Supervisor at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am sorry to read that your stay didn't meet your expectations. On you next stay I would suggest a private room as it's more comfortable and spacious, also, about the noise remember that the reception is 24 hours open, which means that you can pop in...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 September 2015

First experience in a hostel and it is way better than I imagined it to be. Everything in the hostel is quite tidy and clean. The room is very nice and comfortable. The location is convenient and I did get WiFi signal from my room so that was good enough for me. Really could not ask for more for this...

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Hostel_Clink261, Reception Supervisor at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for such a great review and for appreciating the cleanliness and facilities. I'm glad to see you had an amazing stay with us and I hope to see you in Clink again next time you are coming to London :) Have a nice day! Kind regards, Federica

Reviewed 24 August 2015

Being 10 min walking distance from King's Cross station, the hostel is ideally located. Overall cleanliness of the place is good. We couldn't enjoy the free breakfasts as we had to leave early in the morning. Nonetheless, In a 8 bedded dorm room, we were unable to sleep deeply because of the noisy road and snoring hosts (please take a...

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Hostel_Clink261, Reception Supervisor at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Boris, thank you for your review and for appreciating cleanliness and location. Regarding the noise, King's Cross is a very busy area, but on your next stay I would suggest to request a room that doesn't face the street, this might help you out with this kind of issues. I hope to see you in Clink back again soon....

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 August 2015

This was my first experience staying in a hostel, and I was pretty impressed considering the horror hostel stories I'd heard. Everything was clean, I felt safe, the bed wasn't uncomfortable, and there was wifi. It was expensive, but I guess for hostel standards you get more when you pay more.

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Hostel_Clink261, Reception Supervisor at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Maddie, thank you for the nice review and for taking the time to leave us your thoughts. I am glad to read that your experience in Clink was great :) Regarding the prices, normally during summer time go up, but feel free to check on our website where you can find plenty of offers and special prices. Please do...

Paris, France
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Being located 10 min walking distance from St-Pancras station, the hostel is ideal to quickly move anywhere in London at an affordable price. During my stay, the staff was both kind and available, ensuring the maintenance of order and cleanliness. The bathrooms contain private showers only two per floor, which was surprisingly enough as I didn’t need to wait a...

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Hostel_Clink261, Reception Supervisor at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Romain, thank you very much for those lovely words and for appreciating staff, facilities and service. Regarding the noise, King's Cross is a very busy area, which means that can be noisy even during winter time; anyway on your next stay I would suggest to check with the receptionist if there is any availability to sleep in a dormitory...

Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Comfortable beds and clean rooms. Price is slightly high and the showers need more pressure for real washing lol everything else is great! :) Internet is not a problem and the kitchen has everything that is needed to make your own food ans store it. The roo.s have sinks as well. The smaller rooms arw ok as well.

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Hostel_Clink261, Reception Supervisor at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Heather, thank you very much for your nice words and for appreciating the facilities. I am happy to read you had a great stay with us and I hope you are coming back soon to Clink! Have a nice day! Kind regards, Federica

Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Where this hostel differs from Clink 78 down the road is that it has absolutely no atmosphere. I stayer for a week in the middle of August and encountered mostly dirty old men who were rude. The staff and facilities are actually quite good just don't expect to have a good time if you're on your own. I advisw going...

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Hostel_Clink261, Reception supervisor at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Joel, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and for appreciating staff and facilities. I am sorry to read that your stay didn't match your expectations and you didn't find any atmosphere, on your next stay feel free to book in our sister hostel Clink 78 where you will definitely find what are you looking for....

Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I didn't hate everything in the hostel, but it's mostly the people staying in the hostel who made our stay horrible. People screaming at 3 am in the morning is not okay, no matter how cheap the hostel is. The room is overcrowded and there's not enough showers. But it's clean, the staff is nice and helpful, most of the...

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Hostel_Clink261, Reception supervisor at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Isabelle, Thank you for your feedback and the time taken to leave us your comments. I am really sorry to read that you didn't enjoy your stay with us. Regarding the noise, did you speak with a member of staff or report this to the night receptionist?! Remember that the reception works 24 hours and you can pop in...

Reviewed 8 August 2015

The Wifi connection is not good and you can't connect it in the room. But you can connect it in the free space in the ground and underground floor. There is so nice and very comfortable! Very helpful and kind staff! Very good location! But the room is too small to live 10 girls...

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Hostel_Clink261, Reception Supervisor at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review and for appreciating staff and the location. Regarding the size of the room, on your next stay I would suggest a private room, as it's more comfortable and should match your expectations. I hope to see you in Clink back soon. Enjoy your future travels....

Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2015

4 bed room spotless, 2 showers just across corridor both spotless in fact didn't see any dirt anywhere.card access past reception & each room so secure.In my room there was only 2 underbed cages & could do with hooks in room to hang towels etc.Handy for Kings Cross Station only 5 mins walk away next to co-operative store v handy...

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Hostel_Clink261, Reception supervisor at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for the lovely review and for appreciating the cleanliness and the facilities at Clink. I am really glad to read you had a great stay with us and I hope to see you again in the near future! Enjoy your future travels. Kind regards, Federica

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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Clink261 has been redesigned and refurbished making it a London's most stylish hostel. The feeling is East London; draped in Union Jacks, a picture of the Queen adorning the wall and a cosy fireplace, it screams London! Staying with us puts you right in the centre of London, a short walk away from the British Museum, Covent Garden, Soho, Oxford Street, Camden Market and many of London's major tourist attractions. So if it's the real London experience you're looking for, come to Clink261! As well as offering a variety of dorm beds and private rooms, we also offer:- - FREE continental buffet breakfast.- FREE bed linen- FREE luggage room storage- FREE safety deposit for valuables- FREE movies on big screen every night- FREE travel information- Fully equipped self-catering kitchen- Female only rooms- Lounge Area: play Wii or kick back and relax in our lounge area with its huge plasma TV- Chic internet room: write emails, talk via skype or share your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter!- Laundry room- Direct links to Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Victoria.- 5 minute walk to St Pancras International - for catching an early train to Paris. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clink261 Hostel

Address: Ashlee House 261-265 Gray's Inn Road | Kings Cross, London WC1X 8QT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Price Range: $23 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Clink261 Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Pack smart, so that you can manage without a lot of space to pack/unpack once you are there.”
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“Bottom floor rooms are slightly louder”
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“I would personally suggest, if you have the option, to actually specify which bed you would prefer (top/bottom).”
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