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Karlsruhe, Germany
Reviewed 7 October 2015

I stayed in an all-girls room for 4 nights. It was furnished with two bunk beds. There was a possibilty to lock away your valuables. There was, however, no cupboard or anything to put away your clothes. A chair in the room would be nice too, so you don't always have to climb up the bed. There was an ensuite...

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Hostel_Clink261, Front Office Supervisor at Clink78, responded to this review

Hi there :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and had the time in the morning to make the most of the free breakfast, hopefully next time you will have some time to pop down to the bar and grab a drink ;) We...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Arrived 00:30 and 2 people were in my bed. Doorman came up and evicted occupants. I would have much preferred a fresh bed. Room smelt of eggs. Went outside for some fresh air. Basically pay for breakfast get a sticky mattress thrown in. Shower in hallway flooded the hallway. Was sticky substance on the bed.

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Hostel_Clink261, Front Office Supervisor at Clink78, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am so sorry that the other people in your room where inconsiderate enough to do that not only in the room but in a bed that wasn't even theirs. Our reception staff are available 24 hours and if you had come down to reception to say...

london
Reviewed 7 October 2015

I stayed 1 night as I needed to attend a training course nearby-whilst the facilities are many and the breakfast was good and bed comfortable etc, my only gripe was that there is no room between the bunks, so when I disturbed my neighbour with my alarm, she was able to shake me without leaving her bed. There was a...

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Hostel_Clink261, Front Office Supervisor at Clink78, responded to this review

Hi there :) Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We appreciate your feed back and are so happy that you enjoyed the facilities, the free breakfast and found the bed comfortable. I am sorry you found the room a bit cramped, we ask our guests when they check in to store their bags and belongings...

Lamego, Portugal
Reviewed 5 October 2015

It´s an old Tribunal transformed in a beautiful Hostal. We can cook, and have a free breakfeast . And it´s a very quiet place very near de King´s Cross Station were you can get underground and the train. And then? King´s Cross station it is the place were Herry Potter takes the train to Howgoards!!!! Very clean and with gentle...

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Hostel_Clink261, Front Office Supervisor at Clink78, responded to this review

Hi there :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a positive review! We love your vibes and are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! We are so lucky to have this beautiful old courthouse with so much history to call home, and we tried to keep the place as authentic as possible. I...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2015

The hostel is colorful, fun and functional. Very safe to come alone.The receptionist was very friendly. He spoke in portuguese and helped me carrying my bags. I stayed in a girls´s room and all the girls were very genteel.

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Hostel_Clink261, Front Office Supervisor at Clink78, responded to this review

Hi there :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a positive review! We love your feedback and are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! Our lovely reception staff are here 24 hours and are always ready to help out in any way we can, we want you to have the best stay possible!...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 October 2015

As the title says. This is a dorm, so you'd expect lots of young people making a lot of noise and in general, having fun. This is a former courthouse, so the building has these thick walls and such that make the rooms and bathrooms feel like they're an extension to the heavily trafficked London Victoria or Baker Street station....

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Hostel_Clink261, Front Office Supervisor at Clink78, responded to this review

Hi there :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate your review and indeed you are right, there was a short time in December when we were installing a new locking system on the front doors but rest assured our lovely reception staff had their eagle eyes out for anyone who was not staying...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2015

I was living in Clink 78 for about a month as I looked for a job in London. During this time, I met more amazing people than I could even begin to describe, I played pool at night, and watched movies in the TV courtroom they have. I found quiet peace to work in the other courtroom. The entire place...

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Hostel_Clink261, Front Office Supervisor at Clink78, responded to this review

Hello there! Thank you for leaving us such a positive review and we are so happy that you could call our house a home for while you were looking for work. Our lovely reception staff are on hand 24 hours and are always looking to help in any way we can or even just have a chat and a laugh...

Ipoh, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 October 2015

I stayed at Clink261 before moving to Clink78 as they were fully booked, and I have to say that I prefer the 261 more. It is about 5-10 minutes' walk from Clink261, depending on how much luggage you're lugging about with you. The staff are helpful and friendly, and managed to get me a lower bunk on the following day...

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Hostel_Clink261, Front Office Supervisor at Clink78, responded to this review

Hi there :) Thank you for taking the time to leave us review, we appreciate your feedback . Our lovely reception staff are on hand 24 hours to help with anything you need such as pointing out the two other floors that we also have the free lockers on and giving you some free ear plugs if you are finding...

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 October 2015

I always keep coming back. Friendly staff, very helpful. Never had problem wits noise, bed is good. Yes, some rooms are small, with booking you can book whatever you want. It's good enough for me. Toiletes are clean. Breakfast is good enough

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Hostel_Clink261, Front Office Manager at Clink78, responded to this review

Heyy Anne Thank you so much for sparing some time and dropping us a review! We are very happy to hear that we are your choice when travelling to London :) Really appreciate your kind words towards our staff and your appreciation of the hostel facilities and we wish to see you again soon!! Best regards Ivan

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Stayed in quad-share, female ensuite room. Was very cheap - price and quality wise. There were no curtains on the windows, and the windows did not close, and so noise/light made sleeping difficult. Room and "ensuite" were tiny - only three hooks on back of bathroom door and no bench space at all. Limited room for luggage, unless it fits...

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Heyy Laura Thank you for sharing your thoughts about us and leaving your feedback. We are sorry to hear you didn't fully enjoy your stay with us here at Clink 78. It is true that some of the rooms have more limited space than others. This is due to the shape of the building, but, depending on availability, our reception...

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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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  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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: €21 - €105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Clink78 2*
Number of rooms: 100
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“All rooms are same.”
 of 5 bubbles Indiantraveller3012, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a room with a pvt bathroom.”
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“Don't book here... Go to a proper hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles mikee407, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Close to Kings Cross.”
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“You can stay in the cells for an extra cost”
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