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Clink78 Hostel

2-star2 stars
78 Kings Cross Road, London, England, WC1X 9QG, United Kingdom

Hostel with bar/lounge, near British Library
  • Free WiFi
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From 2,593 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Good internet service
Great location
Bar is awesome
Delicious food

Clink78 Hostel

from £48
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (One bed in a 4 Bedded Dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory (One bed in a 6 Bedded Dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (One bed in a 8 Bedded Dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory (One bed in a 8 Bedded Dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory (One bed in a 10 Bedded Dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (One bed in a 10 Bedded Dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory (One bed in a 12 Bedded Dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory (One bed in a 14 Bedded Dorm)
  • Double Room, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (One bed in a 10 Bedded Dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (One bed in a 12 Bedded Dorm)
  • Basic Twin Room
  • Shared Dormitory (1 Bed in a 4 bedded Dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (1 Bed in a 6 Bedded Dorm)
  • Cell Room
  • Shared Dormitory (1 Bed in 8 Bedded Deluxe Girls Only)

What’s around Clink78 Hostel


  • In London City Centre
  • British Library (11-minute walk)
  • Russell Square (17-minute walk)
  • The British Museum (22-minute walk)
  • Old Bailey (23-minute walk)
  • The Strand (23-minute walk)
  • London Stock Exchange (24-minute walk)
  • BT Tower (25-minute walk)

Getting around

  • London (LCY-London City) 20-min drive
  • London (LHR-Heathrow) 45-min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) 94-min drive
  • London King's Cross Station 8-min walk
  • London St. Pancras Station 11-min walk
  • London Farringdon Station 15-min walk
  • King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station 9-min walk
  • Angel Underground Station 12-min walk
  • Russell Square Underground Station 13-min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 125 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 2:30 PM-4 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Guests traveling in groups of 15 guests or more must contact the property prior to arrival. A group booking deposit is payable by credit card and is due within one week of booking the reservation, remaining balance is due 4 weeks prior to check-in. To complete the reservation process and obtain additional information, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking. Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more a group of more than 15 guests.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
Things to do
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1800
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Clink78 Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Clink78 Hostel London
  • Clink78 Hostel
  • Clink78 London
  • Clink78
  • Clink78 Hostel
  • Clink78 Hostel London
  • Clink78 Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Clink78 Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation London


Please note, guest travelling together who book Dormitory Rooms are not guaranteed to be accommodated in the same room. Guests are encouraged to book private rooms to ensure accommodation in the same room.
This property has a strict no-party policy. Bookings for individuals or groups for the purpose of attending parties are prohibited and will be rejected. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates).

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 3 for adults and GBP 3 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 313 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Good group experience.
Good overall experience. Now for me it was a matter for price. At this time I was lucky enough to have a cheap bed from this place and it was worth it. :) Only minor issues was that pool table weren't working.
Vihtori, gb1 night business trip
Fair 4.0
Cramped Dorm, Inadequate Bathroom Facilities
I've stayed in many hostels, but never one with dorms as cramped as this. There was literally no space between the bunks; only a thin piece of plywood separated me from my neighbour. And the bunks at both ends were set right up against the wall. So the only standing space was at the foot of the bunks, but if 2 people stood there, the door couldn't open. There was only 1 male and 1 female toilet on my wing and, separately, only 3 showers, all to be shared by about 6 dorms. And there were no proper washbasin facilities at all. So to wash, clean teeth or shave, you have to use the tiny handbasin in the room or in the toilet cubicle - that's not good enough. On the plus side, there is a good self-catering kitchen, although it was too busy to comfortably use on each of my 3 days' stay (despite being in mid-January, so off-peak time), and a nice bar that gets lively at nighttime.
Tim, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good atmosphere
I was particularly charmed bij the excellent bar with good music and also by the breakfast with lots of choice. Excellent service, as well at arrival as at the bar and at breakfast.
Rufina, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Staff are very friendly
Ching-Wei, gb4 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Spent 7 nights and I loved it
Everything was excellent. Clean bathrooms and beds. I had a guitar and they let me put it in a locked room because it didn’t fit in the lockers, the clink team I’s lovely (except for the girl to whom you payed the breakfast, she closed the posnet 5 minutes before 10 am and I couldn’t have breakfast because I didn’t had cash) My check in was okey, I arrived really early and couldn’t check in until 3 pm so I put my luggage in a luggage room and went to visit London (I would have liked to do early check in but I couldn’t). The bar is GREAT, the kitchen is excellent! Rooms are okey (my roomates were a bit untidy but that happens everywhere), the showers were fine. The location is good. The breakfast is until 10 am and you can have coffee, toasts, cereals, fruits, cheese and mermelade. I will definitely come back to this hostel and recommend it as well. LOVELY!!!!
María Luz, gbOther trip

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