Clink78 Hostel
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78 Kings Cross Road, London WC1X 9QG, England
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
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 ... Read more
the linen is clean, but not recommended. And if you must stay there, book on laterooms.com for a discount.

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Bar
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Kitchen

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San Diego

Great location in area close to kings cross station. There is a bar inside, however it is only open from 18:00-23:00. Make sure you scout a bed with a charger near by.

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Local from London, United Kingdom

This is a very large hostel and has all the facilities you could want or need. It is a little bit cramped in the rooms, however it is pretty clean and has a big kitchen for self-cooking at lunch and dinner which is great.

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Local from London, UK

Have you ever slept inside a prison cell before? In the Clink hostel you get the chance - it's set in a repurposed 200 year-old courthouse & police station that dates back to the Victorian times. The hostel itself is pretty standard but the surroundings are gorgeous and full of history - the internet cafe area is even in the courtroom itself!

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Local from London, UK

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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Vasteras, Sweden

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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Menlo Park, California, USA

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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St Helier, UK

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

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New York City, New York State, USA

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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Local from London, UK

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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Hillerod

Really nice urban place, good location, friendly and helpful staff.

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

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Computer station
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Billiards or pool table
Parking
  • Offsite parking reservations required
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
Traveling with Children
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
Pets
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Multilingual staff
  • ATM/banking
Bath
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Bed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
In-Room Dining
  • Shared/communal kitchen
Media & Technology
  • Television in common areas
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Heating
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 125
  • Number of floors - 7
Clink78 Hostel

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