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Clink 261 Hostel, London

2-star2 stars
261-265 Grays Inn Road, London, England, WC1X 8QT, United Kingdom

City-center hostel within easy reach of Russell Square
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Clink 261 Hostel, London

  • Shared Dormitory (One bed in a 4 Bedded Dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory (One bed in a 6 Bedded Dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory (One bed in a 8 Bedded Dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory (One bed in a 10 Bedded Dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory (One bed in a 18 Bedded Dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory (One bed in a 4 Bedded Girls' Dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory (One bed in a 10 Bedded Girls' Dorm)
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

What’s around Clink 261 Hostel, London


  • In London City Centre
  • Russell Square - 14 min walk
  • The British Museum - 21 min walk
  • Oxford Street - 24 min walk
  • Aldwych Theatre - 27 min walk
  • Royal Opera House - 27 min walk
  • The Strand - 27 min walk
  • Covent Garden Market - 28 min walk

Getting around

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 45 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 84 min drive
  • London City Airport (LCY) - 20 min drive
  • London King's Cross Station - 4 min walk
  • London St. Pancras Station - 7 min walk
  • London Euston Station - 13 min walk
  • King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station - 5 min walk
  • Russell Square Underground Station - 12 min walk
  • Angel Underground Station - 15 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 25 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2:30 PM-4 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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 cribs (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 served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Clink 261 Hostel, London’s small print

Also known as

  • Clink 261
  • Clink 261 Hostel London
  • Clink 261 Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Clink 261 Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation London
  • Clink 261 Hostel
  • Clink 261 Hostel London
  • Clink 261 London
  • Clink Hostel 261
  • Hostel 261
  • Hostel Clink
  • Clink 261 Hostel London, England


Children under 12 years of age are not permitted in group bookings and advance notice is required to make bedding and parking arrangements.
Please note, that if the name on your booking is different to the name on the card used to the confirm the booking, the hostel may request a copy of your ID or card for legal reasons.
When booking more than one dorm bed there is no guarantee that they will be located in the same room.

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

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

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

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

Optional extras

Parking is available offsite and costs GBP 28 per day (1 mi away)

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 Clink 261 Hostel, London

  • Does Clink 261 Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Clink 261 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.
  • Are pets allowed at Clink 261 Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Clink 261 Hostel?
    You can check in from 2:30 PM to 4 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Clink 261 Hostel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Tassli Coffee Bar (1-min walk), Cappadocia (1-min walk), and Acorn House (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 194 reviews

Good 6.0
Close to St. Pancras and the British Library
Close to St Pancras station. As I had an early start to go on the Eurostar this was close enough for a reasonable price. Originally I was put in a room in floor 3 that had no ladies bathrooms. When I asked for a change of room they did this quickly. The rooms are small so us travellers with lots of luggage had space issues. At least there was a lockable underbed box to store my valuable items. Also the lift was essential to avoid the problems that I had with my luggage in Amsterdam .
Alison, gb1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Unprofessional, lazy staff
The room was cold. Receptionist don’t know what to do with some basic reservation change...
gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good start to holiday!
It was just one night prior to catching train at St Pancras station. My colleague and I were more than impressed.
Susan, gb1 night trip with friends
Poor 2.0
Unfriendly arrogant staff
Small and dirty rooms
gb1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Ok for the price, but the place needs more mens toilets. The first morning there was a power cut in the kitchen, so no lighting, and !imited choice, but all was OK the second morning. Quite a good breakfast in fact!
Vincent, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The best Youth hostel in London . Great staffs ,amazing cleaning Just the mattress need to be different but They're are not too bad Extremely happy there
Naima, gb7 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Okay but not sleep
Was okay. Bed was a bit hard and couldn’t sleep due to snoring person next to me but what can you expect for next to nothing
Emma, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Tony L.
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Staff always attentive, helpful and caring. Demetri recognized me from my last stay when I checked-in last Monday, May 6. Only one small negative note: for a hostel which accommodates so many persons there is rather a shortage of loos and showers. But now my no 1 hostel for ANY stay in London, if available. Highly recommended. Tony Lowes.
Anthony, gb5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hostel
This is a great hostel! The location is great, conveniently located after arriving on a late flight. Brilliant train and tube connections. I have stayed here a few times and Matteo on the front desk is brilliant at his job.
Joseph, gb1 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
The location is good not far from Kings cross station. The storage under the beds are big enough but the room was a bit small for 10 people.
Yoshie, gb2 night trip

Clink 261 Hostel, London

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