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Clink78 Hostel

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

Hostel with bar/lounge, near Russell Square
  • Free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

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  • This place is well located, big. clean, but it does have a racial profiling issue.You…Mar 6, 2020
  • Good location and nice communal facilitiesFeb 9, 2020

Clink78 Hostel

  • 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
  • Russell Square - 16-minute walk
  • The British Museum - 22-minute walk
  • The Strand - 23-minute walk
  • Oxford Street - 25-minute walk
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 27-minute walk
  • Aldwych Theatre - 27-minute walk
  • Royal Opera House - 27-minute walk

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) 53-min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) 20-min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) 92-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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • United Kingdom may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

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
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers: 1
  • Year Built – 1800
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • Danish
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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


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.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitisation guidelines.

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).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Parking is available off site and costs GBP 28 per day (1 mi away; open 24 hours)

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 3.5 for adults and GBP 3.5 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.

FAQs for Clink78 Hostel

  • Does Clink78 Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Clink78 Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Clink78 Hostel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Are pets allowed at Clink78 Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Clink78 Hostel?
    You can check in from 2:30 PM - 4 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Clink78 Hostel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Union Tavern (4-min walk), The Water Rats (4-min walk) and Mildreds (4-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 376 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Perfect stay
Beds are clean and comfortable, good value for service, great vibe for younger travellers, great breakfast. Convenient location as it's only a few minutes away from King's Cross Station. Had a great stay!
Jonathan, gb4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
cracking location and value.
great location and great value. it was a little noisy but then it is a hostel. I had a private room and it was great for the money.
David, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Just such a great vibe
I absolutely loved my one night stay at Clink78. The friendly warm vibe among staff and guests has really stayed with me, and made me smile from the moment I walked in. I was invited to a party there, which I had to decline, but was also able to quietly get on with my work on my laptop in a nice, quiet atmosphere. The security was excellent (with large lockers for my large rucksack!) and great showers. It really exceeded my expectations at a rock bottom price. The only quibble I can come up with is that the USB charger over my bunk didn't work (but the 3-pin plug one did, so that was fine).
Shaun, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great for short stays
Very friendly staff, great location! You get what you pay for basically, ideal for a short stay.
Emma, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Excellent location but quite noisy but understandable given the number of people who stay here.
gb2 night business trip
Poor 2.0
Badly spoken staff who can't speak English and can't understand traveller requirements. Was turfed out after midnight for trying to make a complaint. Would not use again! Please STAY CLEAR of this place.
Abd, gb1 night trip
Poor 2.0
I made sure they were aware I needed a bottom bunk and I even called them to ensure it, they still have me a top bunk which is. It good for my disabilities
gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
A good stay, a good location and it’s convenient
I stayed there for 3 nights, and it’s clean and the staffs are friendly. They also have a guard every night which is good. The location is great, near to train and underground stations, also it’s very easy to get food, there are many restaurants around, also there is a massage store near this hostel. The only thing is the bathroom is very small, but it’s clean.
Ching-Yun, gb3 night trip
Poor 2.0
Dangerous security guard, rude manager, unsafebuil
the security guard just broke in to the room at 2am and started to arguing, there was no reason to do this, he was looking really dangerous he was under some drugs.... Went down to make a complaint but the night manager told us she doesn’t care call expedia The room is dirty, felt crowded. Th
Erhard, gb1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Unfrendly and racist staff
Small and dirty rooms
gb2 night trip

Clink78 Hostel