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Clink78 Hostel, London

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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Good internet service
Great location
Bar is awesome
Awesome vibe

Clink78 Hostel, London

  • 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, London


  • In London City Centre
  • Russell Square - 17 min walk
  • The British Museum - 22 min walk
  • The Strand - 23 min walk
  • Oxford Street - 25 min walk
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 27 min walk
  • Aldwych Theatre - 27 min walk
  • Royal Opera House - 27 min walk

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 47 min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) - 90 min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) - 20 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
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 cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

  • Free nearby 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
  • Refrigerator 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
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • Danish
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

In the room

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

Clink78 Hostel, London’s small print

Also known as

  • Clink78
  • Clink78 Hostel London
  • Clink78 Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Clink78 Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation London
  • Clink78 Hostel
  • Clink78 Hostel London
  • Clink78 London
  • Hostel Clink78
  • Clink78 Hostel London, England
  • Clink78 Hotel London


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.

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 3.5 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, London

  • Are pets allowed at Clink78 Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Clink78 Hostel?
    No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Clink78 Hostel?
    You can check in from 2:30 PM to 4 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Clink78 Hostel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Carpenters Arms (1-min walk), Sen Viet (1-min walk), and Itadaki-zen (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 406 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Comfortable, Clean, and Cheap
Location was good - walkable or bussable from Kings Cross. Room had large lockers and space to open suitcases. There was an outlet and light in each bunk, which was great. Room was a bit noisy at night as the windows needed to be open because there was no a/c. Bathrooms were quite nice, but there were no outlets for hair devices. Great value for our money, and would recommend to anyone looking for a cheap and clean place to stay.
ca3 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
All good except small & smelly room
Couple of things I did not like was the rooms were very small. I stayed in a 8 bed mix dorm. The other thing was the lack of ventelation in the room which was making the room smelly.
ca3 night trip
Poor 2.0
Racially profiled at Clink 78.
This place is well located, big. clean, but it does have a racial profiling issue.You must beware of your belongings as the hostel, in my opinion, isn't safe. It is my understanding, giving the interactions I had with the Hostel personnel that they could not care less for your damaged personal belongings. As a result, I would not recommend this Hostel and this decision if final.
gb14 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Good location and nice communal facilities
gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Stay
The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The facilities are extremely clean and very well maintained. The bar downstairs is a fun atmosphere, and the kitchen area is large and accommodating. My only real criticism is that the bed was uncomfortably hard, and future travelers should bring an extra pillow as the provided pillow is also very thin. All told, I’d gladly rebook!
Robert, us13 night trip
Good 6.0
Some staff were quite rude. I was trying to have a private phone call where I wouldn’t disturb anyone and would not be disturbed and was told the only place I could use the phone was in the noisy communal area. Not allowed to sit on the stairs quietly where nobody was around. Also staff coming Into the room frequently and very loud with no consideration to guests sleeping or trying to sleep
Matt, au3 night trip
Poor 2.0
Bed bugs
we stayed at clink hostel over the 2020 new year period. We stayed in one of the cell rooms which we thought would be a cool experience as they are real converted hail cells. The lack of cleanliness however put a massive dampener on our stay. The room floor was dirty and the communal showers were ok but the real problem is that we left with bed bug bites. There were no cups by the coffee machine, no water in the vending machines. The check in service we received was brilliant, but other than that, it’s a horrible hostel that needs to be thoroughly cleaned. I will not stay there again.
David, za2 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
Very Good 8.0
Javad, us10 night 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

Clink78 Hostel, London

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