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8.9

Excellent

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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular landmarks
Scala 210 m
Big Chill House 220 m
Gagosian Gallery 230 m
Regent Square 250 m
Housmans 280 m
King's Cross St. Pancras Tube Station 300 m
Judd Street Car Park 360 m
Ruby Lounge 370 m
The Camden Centre 380 m
John Walker Chemist 390 m
Nearby landmarks
The British Museum 1.16 km
National Gallery 2.26 km
Madame Tussauds London 2.51 km
London Eye 2.84 km
Big Ben 3.15 km
Buckingham Palace 3.41 km
Tower of London 3.82 km
Tower Bridge 4.04 km
V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum 5.1 km
Natural History Museum 5.29 km
Clink 261 Hostel

"Will be staying again if I come back to London."

Nurul - November 26, 2019

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Clink 261 Hostel

261-265 Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross St. Pancras, London, United Kingdom, WC1X 8QT - See map
Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
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Front desk [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • 300 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Ticket services

  • Safety deposit boxes

  • Laundromat

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Value for money8.0
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
Distance to airport12.0 km

Rooms available at Clink 261 Hostel

Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room for 8 people
Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room for 8 people
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  • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 5 bunk beds
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Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room for 18 people
Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room for 18 people
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  • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in dormitory BED IN 10 BED SHARED FACILITIES
Bed in dormitory BED IN 10 BED SHARED FACILITIES
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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Bed in Female Dormitory Room for 10 People
Bed in Female Dormitory Room for 10 People
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  • Room size: 1 m²/11 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in dormitory BED IN 8 BED SHARED FACILITIES
Bed in dormitory BED IN 8 BED SHARED FACILITIES
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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10-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
10-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 5 bunk beds
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Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room for 6 people
Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room for 6 people
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  • Room size: 1 m²/11 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Clink 261 Hostel?

Check-in is from 02:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Clink 261 Hostel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Clink 261 Hostel has a car park that's close to the hostel.

What is the smoking policy at Clink 261 Hostel?

Clink 261 Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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What people love about Clink 261 Hostel

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Room is clean and comfortable."

    LIN

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    January 1, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff were polite and helpful."

    PEI-LUN

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    November 29, 2019

  • 8.4
    Excellent

    "Kitchen was fully equipment."

    Nurul

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    November 26, 2019

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Overall rating:
7.9
Very good
630 reviews
Cleanliness
7.4
Facilities
7.2
Location
8.9
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What travelers say they love:
this is ideal and I'll certainly be back.
C from United Kingdom
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More about Clink 261 Hostel

More about Clink 261 Hostel

Central location, free wi-fi everywhere, Clink261 is located in King’s Cross - a vibrant, up and coming area and one of the city’s main transport hubs. Just a few minutes’ walk from the station, you’ll find easy access to no less than six tube lines, the national rail network and the Eurostar.

The hip borough of Hackney is close by. Also within easy reach are many of the city’s attractions such as The British Museum, The Dickens’ House Museum and Library, Covent Garden and The London Eye.

Clink 261 Hostel is a great place to chill out and relax after a day of city exploration. There’s a lounge area with comfortable sofas and a well-equipped self-catering kitchen. The hostel offers a good range of services, including a 24-hour front desk where guests can buy discounted tickets for tours and attractions, a laundry room. Guests are also welcome to use the bar at Clink78, just around the corner.

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Breakfast
15 mentions
Housekeeping
12 mentions
Internet
5 mentions

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional

"One of the best hostels in London."

COLIN

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October 12, 2019

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Continental
Buffet

Nearby restaurants

British cuisine
British cuisine
Cafe Carmel
140 m British
Munch Time
160 m British, Cafe, Italian
Cafe Plaka
170 m British, Cafe
American cuisine
American cuisine
Fine Burger
460 m American, Fast food
Burger and Shake
600 m American, Fast food
The Gourmet Burger Company - Brunswick
640 m American
European cuisine
European cuisine
Smithy's
140 m European
Carluccio's - St Pancras
420 m European, Gluten Free, Italian
Albertini
640 m European, Italian

What's nearby

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7.9
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Cleanliness7.4
Facilities7.2
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality6.2
Service8.1
Value for money8.0
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8.4
Excellent
Lim from Malaysia
Solo traveler
10-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

Strategic location, staff it’s helpful(24 hour reception)”

The hotel location it’s really convenient to hoping around city, it stated about 5 minutes walk from the King Cross St. Pancreas which connected mostly every line of Underground station. There’s also train station ( Harry potter platform 9 3/4) to travel to other city as well. They clean your room and toilet everyday. However the room it’s all the while dark even morning. It’s ok for me, cuz it’s a hostel. Clink 261 it’s more quiet than Clink 78 as they have a bar there, if you concern more to rest choose 261. The kitchen it’s 24 hour access too, unless they close to cleaning progress. The room it’s warm for winter, I was awake in the middle of night because of sweating. So no worry for keeping yourself warm in winter here.

Reviewed December 06, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
C from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Another fun stay at Clink 261”

Always reliable, Clink 261 is a great option if you're in London and you need an inexpensive place to stay in a central location. My one gripe is the ladders leading to the upper bunks -- they're tricky to climb. Otherwise this is ideal and I'll certainly be back.

Reviewed November 13, 2019

Hiya! Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review! Its super helpful for us to see what our valued guests opinions on Clink261 are! I am super happy to see you enjoyed your time here with us! I will make sure to pass your comments along to everyone here! All the best and safe travels! Elles@261

Responded November 14, 2019
Clink 261 Hostel
8.8
Excellent
CHIEH-YU from Taiwan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in August 2018

Very convenient!”

If you hate spending time commuting and don't want to spend too much money on living like me, Clink 261 is a great choice for you and it's also clean! Besides, it's near a lot of bus stops, metro and train station so you don't need to worry about missing a way of getting back to the hostel when it's late.

Reviewed August 26, 2018

Hiya Chieh-Yu! Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review! :) I am super glad to see that our superstar housekeeping teams hard work didn't go unnoticed by you! I am very happy to see that you found our location convenient too! We hope to see you again very soon! Ellie@261

Responded August 26, 2018
Clink 261 Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Lai from Malaysia
Solo traveler
10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Nice”

This is my first stay in a hostel and I was amazed by the cleanliness and super friendly staff. It's near to St Pancras and King Cross station. There is a Coop just beside the hostel. You can easily find restaurant nearby as well!

Reviewed November 06, 2018
8.8
Excellent
rodelin from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

Great Location, Could use more showers”

Location is near the London Kings Cross Station so that means plenty of bus stops available nearby. There are also a number of eating places around. However, I felt like there should be more shower stalls available. The floor I was in only had the boys' shower. I had to go down one floor to use the shower and toilet. The USB charging unit above my bunk bed would only let me charge one device at a time. Good think there are options for using wall plugs. I stayed at the four only dorm and on my last night I found myself with three male Asians who snore. I'm not sure if they were put there because we are all Asians (but I'm a girl!) or whatever. Note that there are three steps up before the reception and no ramp to facilitate luggage handling. But the staff seemed nice.

Reviewed April 25, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Kathleen from Philippines
Solo traveler
10-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

good place to stay”

The staff are so helpful. The hostel is near Kings Cross and St. Pancras.

Reviewed June 17, 2019

Hi Kathleen, thanks for your feedback! Happy to hear you liked the team and location. Happy travels! Kind regards, Ami @261

Responded January 06, 2020
Clink 261 Hostel
8.4
Excellent
Yu from Singapore
Group
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Excellent”

Excellent location and really close to Kings Cross. The room is clean and decent as I booked a private room for two. They have a private washing basin in the room which is convenient especially when we were washing up for the day. Some of the shower cubicles are pretty small and with no hanger. The hot water was not consistent when bathing. The soundproof of this building is very bad too. In the middle of the night, I can hear storming of footsteps from other customers as they were returning to the hostel. Other than that, it was good.

Reviewed June 24, 2019

Hi Yu, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It's super helpful that we know what we can do to improve our services. Happy to hear you liked the location. Regarding the soundproof in the building, I will make sure to pass your comments to our team. Happy travels! Kind regards, Ami @261

Responded January 06, 2020
Clink 261 Hostel
9.6
Exceptional
katy from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Single”

I love staying in this hostel!! One of my faves. Easy to get to and perfect being so close to Kings Cross station. Love the prices too and also brilliant cosy beds :) cant wait to come back again

Reviewed November 06, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
YVONNE from Italy
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 5 nights in June 2018

Great everything. ”

It's in a convenient location near Kings Cross and a good price. Everyone is nice and friendly. Definitely the only place I'll be staying in London.

Reviewed June 14, 2018

Hiya Yvonne!! I am so glad to hear you are happy with everything here at Clink261 and that you liked our wonderful team too!! :) We look forward to seeing you again very soon! - Ellie@261

Responded June 26, 2018
Clink 261 Hostel
8.0
Excellent
YU-ZHEN from Taiwan
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Very good”

It’s smaller than Clink 78, but staff was friendly as well. Bathroom is small and not enough, no public hair dryer in bathroom, you have to borrow from reception. But it’s quit close to Kings cross station, one night should be ok.

Reviewed March 19, 2019

Hey Yu Zhen, thank you for taking the time to write us a review, its super helpful that we know what we can do to improve all our services. Happy to hear you liked the team and location. Happy travels! Kind regards, Ami @261

Responded January 06, 2020
Clink 261 Hostel
8.4
Excellent
Nurul from Malaysia
Group
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in November 2019

Strategic Location”

Just walking around 8 minutes to King's Cross Station. Kitchen was fully equipment. Have a laundry and dryer but doesn't have a iron. Before book I have been asked them first and they said they provide it. But when my trip one of them said they don't have at this hostel but at another yes. Hmmm... but nevermind... it's ok. Will be staying again if I come back to London.

Reviewed November 26, 2019

Hey Nurul, for taking the time to write us a review, its super helpful that we know what we can do to improve all our services. Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us and liked our services, sorry about the miscommunication regarding the iron . Hope to see you soon! Kind Regards, Ami @Clink261

Responded November 29, 2019
Clink 261 Hostel
9.6
Exceptional
Yangyang from China
Solo traveler
10-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

perfect location. nice choice ”

very clsoe to King's Cross, it's safe even when I return in midnight. generally wise choice in Central London, really cheap and offer free drink that night. friendly service and quite. but the room has a little strange smell, maybe need to be aired more often. and you have to make bed sheet yourself:)

Reviewed June 03, 2019

Hiya Yangyang! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, it’s super helpful to see what areas of Clink our guests best think we can improve on! I'm super happy you liked the team and felt safe in the neighborhood too! I will make sure to pass your comments along to everyone! All the very best and safe travels, Ellie@261

Responded January 08, 2020
Clink 261 Hostel
7.6
Very good
WAN from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Bed in dormitory BED IN 18 BED SHARED FACILITIES
Stayed 3 nights in March 2020

Near to Metro”

I booked for 1 bed in 6-bed dorm but end up with 18-bed dorm. Locker is available but bring your own padlock. Kitchen is available to use although i can’t find anyone know how to operate microwave. Near to King Cross station. Bed linen is provided but bring your own towel. Computer at the lobby is charged if you want to use. The hostel can store your luggage before check in and after checkout. Breakfast available at £4.50. Shower gel and hot water is not available in the shower. Overall it is good for an hostel and reasonable for the price.

Reviewed March 07, 2020
9.2
Exceptional
Stephanie from Singapore
Solo traveler
10-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Good location”

Bus stop is just 1min away, and st pacras king's cross station is 5min walk away. Staffs are super friendly. Bedbunks in dormitory do not have curtains, and shower room has a bit of a smell. However all in all, good place to stay to catch early morning train to continue your journey

Reviewed October 21, 2019

Hi Stephanie, Thank you so much for taking your time to write this review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us overall. We are sorry if you were not satisfied with the cleanliness of the bathrooms. We will pass this feedback to our management so we can get this resolved. We hope to see you again soon at Clinkhostels! Safe travels, Kevin, Clinkhostels Night Team Member

Responded October 26, 2019
Clink 261 Hostel
8.8
Excellent
K from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

Very friendly and helpful staff ”

Have stayed many times, situated not far from Kings Cross station, very friendly and helpful staff and good value for money. Could improve with the provision of hairdryers in every shower room. All beds with reading light and power socket, room with locker and there are kitchen facility for cooking.

Reviewed October 17, 2019

Hey K Thank you for leaving a review! I will forward your advice about he hairdryers to the managers and see if we can do something about that. Beside, thank you again Have a wonderful day Dre, Front of House team member

Responded November 01, 2019
Clink 261 Hostel
9.2
Exceptional
Dorothy from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Good Location”

Minutes walking from St. Pancras Int'l. Simple room for an overnight stop. Very basic amenities. Common kitchen available.

Reviewed December 17, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Nur from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

Near to st pancras and king cross station”

Suitable for those who want take earliest euro train in the morning as it is 10-15 minutes walking distance to st pancreas and king cross station. A bit crowded in the toilet, somebody took my locker and staff don't bother at all after i told her but ask me to use any available locker. Ok for 1-2 night stay because of the location.

Reviewed October 22, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
COLIN from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

One of the best hostel s in London ”

One of the best hostels in London. I absolutely love staying here, whenever I’m in London. Very friendly staff. Great bar. Very clean rooms. Colin Goodwin

Reviewed October 12, 2019

Hiya Colin! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, it’s super helpful to see what areas we can improve! Thank you for your kind words about our lovely team and I'm glad to see you notice all our wonderful housekeepers hard work too! All the very best and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon! Ellie@261

Responded October 15, 2019
Clink 261 Hostel
4.4
Jin
Solo traveler
10-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Room is too small and water pressure is too week.”

1. Too small: five double-deck beds were squeezed into a tiny room. Compared with other youth hostels, the size of the room might be only enough for three double-deck beds. There was no room for luggages when only 8 guests were accommodated in the room. The lower deck of bed was too low whenever I try to get in the bed, I bumped my head on the low ceiling. You can not sit straight on the lower deck. You cannot do anything but sleep in your bed. 2. Water Pressure is too weak. 3. There were group student guests making so much of noises late at night, but the staff did not do anything until other guest started to complain about it. No soundproof. 4. When I booked a room, only 1 pound cheaper a night than YHA London St Pancras. You'd better check if YHA have a room available first before you decide to stay with Clink 261. I would not recommend Clink 261 to my freind.

Reviewed April 12, 2019

Hiya Jin! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, it’s super helpful to see what areas of Clink our guests best think we can improve on! I will make sure to pass your comments along to the team regarding the issues you have raised. Next time come and let us know at reception and we can see if there is a different room that would make you feel more comfortable! We also have free earplugs too! All the very best and safe travels, Ellie@261

Responded January 05, 2020
Clink 261 Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Bogyeong from South Korea
Solo traveler
10-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 7 nights in January 2020

Good. Comfy. Accessible. ”

Self centered Chinese girl kept her light on all the night. I asked her to turn off the light but she said it is her option. The light was so bright that I could not sleep till 2am. She left it on till 3am. What’s worse she let the window open while others were sleeping. Thanks to her, I got a cold! I kept asking her to close the window at least during the night but she simply ignored it and acted like this is a private hotel room. The hostel needs to let people aware of other users and warn to that kind of selfish people.. Except it, everything was comfy and perfect.

Reviewed January 30, 2020

Hiya Bogyeong! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, it’s super helpful to see what areas of Clink our guests best think we can improve on! Next time come and let us know at reception and we will be sure to help try and resolve any issues you may have! All the very best and safe travels, Ellie@261

Responded February 10, 2020
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