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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

+ Bedroom was nice and clean at arrival +Comfy beds + great breakfast with nice atmosphere + friendly people - We did have some troubles with the showers, not always enough water and water was too hot but we managed

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Overall nice stay (we were there four nights). But multiple times groups would come into the room and say it was theirs too but there weren't beds for them so they had to go back down to reception. Was just kinda annoying having a guest get mad at me when I wasn't the problem. The breakfast isn't free but it...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink78, responded to this review

Hi Hannah, Thanks a lot for your review! Sorry what happened to your room! Can you let me know you full name by e-mail so I can investigate how that happened? Great you liked the breakfast :-) ! Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager laura@clinkhostels.com

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Booked for only a night as I had to be up for an exam early and usually travel from Oxford and being close to Holborn I booked to save the effort of getting up early. Easy to get too from Kings Cross and impressive building. Checking in was a bit painful. Didn't have my passport on me as I never...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink78, responded to this review

Hi Lorrie, Thanks for the feedback! We ask indeed for the passport for security reasons. We try to make it very clear in the terms&regulations to it is required to bring your passport or ID. Sorry this wasn't clear to you! I wil discuss with the teams to see how we can make it more clear. At the time you...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The dorms are big and clean, the breakfast is fantastic and the hostel is modern designed. The location is absolutely fantastic, 30min away of Camden Town or Oxford Street by walking. Santander bicycles are at the back of the hostel and they make it very easy to come to the center. Also the hostel provides a great bar in the...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink78, responded to this review

Wow thanks Krista, we love your review! Happy to hear you loved it and we hope to see you back again soon! Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

Guernsey, Channel Islands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think this place is terrific. Lovely old building with original court rooms, staff very welcoming. The private Prison Cells have great character and are fairly quite. At £65 for the night Inc. Breakfast, a bargain stay with atmosphere

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink78, responded to this review

Wow thanks a lot Glyn, really great to hear! Hopefully we will see you back again soon :-) Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean and friendly, in a great part of London. Just be prepared for thin walls and young partiers who forgot that they don't live in their own bubble and talk excitedly in the halls at all hours (in many languages)! Ear plugs are provided.

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink78, responded to this review

Hi Candrew, Thanks a lot for your nice review! We are thinking about solutions how to make it clear to guests to respect someone else sleep. Hope you had a great time in London :-) Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here to London from Aus. First time traveller-solo ( nervous wreck) but don't know what I was worried about being welcomed right in. Everyone is so so friendly & staff are really helpful. Throughout the week I was there, My room mates were awesome (8bed mix dorm) and really easy going so I was lucky. In such a...

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Clink_Hostels1, Public Relations Manager at Clink78, responded to this review

Hi Isabelle, Wow we love your review! Thanks a lot for sharing! We are all about creating a social space, so to hear you made friends and enjoyed your time with us makes us really happy :-) Hopefully til soon! Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

REMEMBER to bring a lock for the lockers. They sent me an email saying I could borrow an adaptor and once I get there they told me I needed to BUY it and for 4 pounds, when it is 1-2 pounds in every store. The STAFF was generally nice except the girl I had in reception who just gave me...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink78, responded to this review

Hi Maggie, Thanks for your feedback! Sorry about the miscommunication with the adapters. I will inform the teams about this! As well as about your feedback for the check-in. Glad you liked the coffee, we have new coffee machines :-) Happy future travels! Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place was alright, room stank of this weird smell like moldy socks or something. Shower are average water turns on for about 10 seconds and is either Mordor or Antarctica, if someone else is having a shower at the same time forget about water pressure and there is zero space to get changed. Also only one light worked so half...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink78, responded to this review

Hi Andrew, Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback! Sorry there were broken parts, I will make sure to update the maintenance team about it! We have redone some bathrooms and will do more, so we are in the process to improve that! Glad you liked the bar :-) Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking into this place was as terrifying as walking into my freshman dorm a decade ago - loud music pumping from the bar upstairs, 20-year-olds running up and down stairs, screaming pink walls (in the girls dorm). I walked into the dorm of 10 (female only) and the beds were all shoved together parallell to each other, with only a...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink78, responded to this review

Hi Addie, Thanks for your feedback! I brought your points up to the teams. The heating should be possible to turn off yourself, but next time please come to the reception to help out with any problems! So sorry about the blood on your sheets, that definitely should not be the case! I brought this up to the housekeeping manager...

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Staying in Clerkenwell

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Clerkenwell
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site of an ancient meat market which remains in operation today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough time wondering through the area's maze of streets and you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky models passing between Clerkenwell's handful of fashion houses. Far outnumbering the models are craftspeople and designers, many of them are more than happy to welcome visitors into their studios and showrooms.
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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Clink is a social and stylish backpacker hostel in a converted court house! Experience a heritage building with a modern twist: internet and TV courtrooms, prison cells, private rooms, dorm rooms, self-catering kitchen, funky bar... Judge for yourself! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clink78

Address: 78 King's Cross Road, London WC1X 9QG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Clerkenwell
Price Range: RM100 - RM498 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Clink78 2*
Number of rooms: 100
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“Close to Kings Cross.”
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