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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the breakfast at Clink78 Hostel. During your stay, you'll be within walking distance of Russell Square. Features include free WiFi in public areas, plus a bar and laundry facilities. Built in 1800, this 2-star hostel has 125 rooms over 5 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi.

  • All rooms offer showers
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy drinks at the bar/lounge
  • Continental breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Amenities include a computer, laundry facilities and multilingual staff
  • Guests speak favourably about the breakfast and the value of their stay
  • Just a 3-minute drive from Russell Square and a few minutes from Oxford Circus

Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (1 Bed in a 6 Bedded Dorm)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory (1 Bed in a 4 bedded Dorm)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Women only (One bed in a 10 Bedded Dorm)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Basic Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Shared Dormitory (One bed in a 8 Bedded Dorm)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory (One bed in a 10 Bedded Dorm)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Clink78 Hostel ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Clink78 Hostel

Everyone (10)
1 out of 5
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.

Posted by , from London on 31 Oct 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Nov 2019 by Reception78

Hi Abd, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I'm sorry you felt like the language skills of our staff wasn't up to your level, hopefully next time they can pass you on to another staff member - we are very lucky to have a multinational staff with a broad knowledge on different languages! If you want to disclose more on the situation you tried to make a complaint about, don't hesitate to get in contact. Besides everything, I hope you still enjoyed London and will give us a second chance in the future!

1 out of 5

Only consider if you are very poor.

Pros: It was clean. The front door staff were reasonably friendly. It was fairly close to St Pancras Station (although not as close as it said on ebookers)
Cons: 8 to a dormitory is just too many and i simply did not feel safe.Unisex shower room very embarrassing.More sinks and power sockets. Ladders to bunks.
Location: It's central London so you can find almost anything!
Just too basic even at £22 a night. Nowhere to dry towels. Nowhere to get shaved/washed apart from a tiny sink in the dorm and another in the (unisex) shower room.You need to bring an electric razor and charge it beforehand as there are few sockets. The shower cubicles are lockable but both men and women use them, so avoid staying if nervous of this No ladder to climb into top bunk, which is quite high, so you have to be agile enough to haul yourself up using the cutouts in the frame of the bunk. It would be easy to fall doing this, especially in the dark, and with suitcases lying everywhere. Injury is quite possible. Loads of suitcases were spread around the dormitory because so little storage. There are metal lockers, one per bed, but some had cases in front of them and presumably you had to hire a padlock - I used one from my case. BRING own towel (or pay £2.50 to hire) dressing gown, torch or smartphone with torch (because if you are leaving early a.m., you will wake everyone up putting on main room lights), earplugs, padlock. Be very organised about your packing because you will be living out of your case/rucksack and will need to find items easily in the dark. The guy below me snored loudly all night - even earplugs would not block it out - so that plus general sense of insecurity -and loud traffic noise - meant I got almost no sleep. With 8 to a room, windows have to be wide open to keep the air breathable, but this means lots of noise from traffic and nightlife.

Posted by , from Coventry on 17 Oct 2016

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 13 Jan 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Sep 2019

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4 out of 5
Das gesamte Personal war sehr freundlich und durch die interne Bar kam man schnell mit anderen Reisenden in Kontakt.

Posted by on 4 Aug 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Apr 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 May 2019 by Heloisa Team Leader 78Clink

Hey, thank you for taking the time to rate us, we're glad to see you enjoyed your stay at Clink78! If you have any other comments, you can email us directly :) We hope to see you again in the future!

4 out of 5

Posted by on 11 Feb 2019

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4 out of 5
Hôtel assez proche de tout. 30 min à pieds pour aller à Oxford street. Pour le prix dans Londres l’auberge est très correct, la salle de bain et les chambres sont propres.

Posted by on 26 Sep 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Nov 2018 by Eve

Bonjour Carine, merci pour le commentaire. Je suis ravie de lire que ton séjour parmi nous s'est bien déroulé et nous espèrons vous revoir très bientôt !

3 out of 5
stickiges, heisses kleines Zimmer, aber okay für eine Nacht zu diesem Preis

Posted by on 16 May 2018

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4 out of 5

Günstige Unterkunft in London

Top Preisleistungverhältnis, man bekommt ein anständiges Bett in einem ruhigen Quartier.

Posted by on 17 Aug 2017

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Property Features

There's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Tour or ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities are also featured at Clink78 Hostel. This London hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 125 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Built in 1800
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Computer for guest use
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Heathrow Airport (LHR) (30.2 km / 18.8 mi)
  • Train station: London King's Cross Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Metro station: King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)

Room Amenities

Clink78 Hostel offers 125 forms of accommodation. This London hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Heating

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.


If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 4 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

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

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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

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. 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 checkout are available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 3.5 for adults and GBP 3.5 for children (approximately)
  • Off site parking fee: GBP 28 per day (1 mi away; open 24 hours)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Alcohol isn't allowed at Clink78 Hostel.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.