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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose to stay at this hostel as I needed a cheap overnight accommodation in London as close as possible to St Pancras, as I had a very early Eurostar. Check-in time is very generous, and the procedure is fast, same for the check-out. Staff was friendly and helpful. The room I booked was a dormitory for four, ladies only,...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for sharing Irina! Great to hear it was convenient to you :-) We hope to see you back again some time! Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was lucky to get quite a good value for my pound since i ordered a 4bed dorm, though actually got a private room. The general things, like cleanliness and such was also quite good. If you really wanted to complain, you could probably argue that the water pressure in the showers was low, there is no ham for breakfeast,...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Kestutis, Thanks for your lovely review, great to hear you enjoyed staying in the private :-)! Hopefully til soon! Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

managed to get a last minute booking as i was going to a gig, and needed somewhere to crash for the night, i have been here before but ages ago, the beds are as comfy as ever, as you would expect from a clink hostel, breakfast for me was toast and cereal and tea, and you could help yourself for...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi S.Adams :-) That's great to hear, thanks a lot for sharing! Hopefully until soon again! Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

Keith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely place, very cheap and you get a lovely comfy bed, place is full of younger people which is cool, has a really quirky atmosphere and close to shops etc. I would definitely stay here again especially for the price

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Shannon, That's really great to hear, thanks a lot for sharing :-) We hope to see you back again some time! Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I work in London but live up north, and am currently looking for a solution for sleeping over in the city for work. I decided to try Clink261 as its next door to my office and cheaper than a hotel. I booked through Hostelbookers and went to check in, but it turned out because I didn't bring any photo ID...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, Thanks for your feedback. I can imagine that was annoying to you. On every booking website we make it really clear ID is needed. This is actually required due to the UK law. Still, rude and aggressive behavior of a staff member is not acceptable. Could you please let me know by e-mail more details of this staff...

Reviewed 9 January 2017

I've been backpacking for the past six months, this has easily been the worst hostel I've stayed at so far. The guy at reception (business hours) was unwelcoming and very rude, not only to myself but to other customers. When I entered the dorm the beds looked liked they have not been cleaned (bedding wasn't even folded). There was no...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Jessica, So sorry about that! Could you please let me know by e-mail some more details of this so we can investigate and make sure it doesn't happen anymore? Your feedback is really valuable for us! Thanks! Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager laura@clinkhostels.com

San Francisco
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Great vibe, common areas, breakfast, all on a great location. Rooms are clean, bathrooms are small but seem to be enough for the amount of people on the place. Safe and at walking distance from major train and tube stations.

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing Marcos, great to hear you had a good time :-) Hopefully we see you back again soon! Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We had a very very small room with 2 double beds. The toilet and shower are separate and used by the whole floor. Everything as we expected it. Around the hostel are several opportunities to get food/drinks. The concierges are pretty relaxed and friendly :)

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Sebi, Thanks for sharing! Great to hear you loved the staff and location :-) Happy future travels! Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

Reviewed 6 January 2017

Myself and a friend stayed here recently as we were travelling via Eurostar the next day. The location was great not only for this fact but also it's so close to the underground and it makes going out for dinner or to a few bars really useful being so close to the center. The room itself was tiny as in...

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca, Thanks for your review! Sorry to hear you didn't have a good sleep. We provide free ear plugs at the reception, next time make sure to grab them before your sleep :-) Happy travels! Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

Iasi, Romania
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very short walk from St. Pancras in OK neighborhood (met a few beggars but I'm used to them). Very friendly staff (met 3-4 of them). The hostel is clean, the room also (4 bedroom) with clean sheets and nice lights and outlets by the bed. A little bit chilly, but there was a small electric radiator in the room.

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Clink_Hostels1, Guest Relations Manager at Clink261 Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Otto, Thanks for sharing your great review :-) We hope to see you back again in the future! Kind regards, Laura, Guest Experience Manager

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Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Clink261 has been redesigned and refurbished making it a London's most stylish hostel. The feeling is East London; draped in Union Jacks, a picture of the Queen adorning the wall and a cosy fireplace, it screams London! Staying with us puts you right in the centre of London, a short walk away from the British Museum, Covent Garden, Soho, Oxford Street, Camden Market and many of London's major tourist attractions. So if it's the real London experience you're looking for, come to Clink261! As well as offering a variety of dorm beds and private rooms, we also offer:- - FREE continental buffet breakfast.- FREE bed linen- FREE luggage room storage- FREE safety deposit for valuables- FREE movies on big screen every night- FREE travel information- Fully equipped self-catering kitchen- Female only rooms- Lounge Area: play Wii or kick back and relax in our lounge area with its huge plasma TV- Chic internet room: write emails, talk via skype or share your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter!- Laundry room- Direct links to Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Victoria.- 5 minute walk to St Pancras International - for catching an early train to Paris. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clink261 Hostel

Address: 261 - 265 Gray's Inn Road | Kings Cross, London WC1X 8QT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Price Range: $24 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Clink261 Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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“I would personally suggest, if you have the option, to actually specify which bed you would prefer (top/bottom).”
 of 5 bubbles irinai962, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“check out time is 10 am,”
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“Save yourself the hassle, choose a different hostel”
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“Room 23 - 4 beds”
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“As you get your bed test the power outlet :)”
 of 5 bubbles Andre_Stabel, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
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