Average Rating Great
Atmosphere 8.2
Staff 8.6
Location 8.5
Cleanliness 8.1
Facilities 7.8
Safety 8.3
Value 8.1

London - Clink78

78 King's Cross Rd, Kings Cross,, London, England, WC1X 9QG

Hostel overview

Clink78 is a unique hostel housed in a former courthouse, just ten minutes’ walk from King’s Cross Rail Station. With easy access to no less than six tube lines, the national rail network and the Eurostar, Clink78 is the perfect location from which to explore London and beyond.


Perfectly located to explore London’s rich past as well as its diverse multicultural present, Clink78, just ten minutes’ walk from Kings Cross Station, is the ultimate destination from which to discover all that London has to offer. To the North; you will find Camden Markets and Regent's Park Zoo, to the South; the world famous British Museum, St Paul's Cathedral and the Tate Modern, to the East; the trendy nightlife of Angel, Old Street and Farrington and to the West; the shops of
Covent Garden

  • Free City tours
  • Free City maps
  • Free Blanket
  • Free Internet / wi-fi
  • Free Secure lockers
  • Free Linen
  • Free Luggage / storage room
  • Free Power adaptors
Borough of Islington King's Cross Finsbury Clerkenwell
Buckingham Palace (3.59 Km) London Eye (2.84 Km) 10 Downing Street (2.94 Km) Covent Garden Piazza (1.93 Km) Willis Building (2.94 Km) Bishopsgate Tower (2.76 Km) British Museum (1.30 Km) Fitzrovia Telecom Tower (1.81 Km)
Great For
  • Great for city breaks
  • Great for walking
  • Great for activity breaks

Info & Price

Arrival date: 17 April 2019
Number of nights: 1
Departure date: 18 April 2019

Accused of shooting some expensive racing pigeons, punk rockers The Clash stood trial in this very building in 1978. Our lively basement venue in Clink78 takes inspiration from them – in both name and spirit! (No shooting of racing pigeons though – we’ve got to draw the line somewhere!)
On Fridays and Saturdays, we have our resident DJs on the decks. From Hip Hop to Motown – with a few 90’s classics thrown in for good measure.

  • Free City tours
  • Free City maps
  • Social and Fun areas
  • Tours / travel desk
  • Bar(s) / Pub(s) on site
  • Common area / room
  • Tv room
  • Board games
  • Pool table(s)
  • Free Blanket
  • Free Secure lockers
  • Food allowed
  • Top or bottom bunk request (request only, hostel not obligated)
  • Key card access for Dorms
  • Hair dryer: On request
  • Free Housekeeping
  • Free Blanket
  • Hair dryer: On request
  • Power sockets
  • Secure lockers
  • Key card access for Private rooms
  • Check-in time
    Hours when check-in is available:
    • Days: Every day
    • Start: 2:30 PM
    • End: 12:00 AM (Midnight)
  • Check-out time
    Hours when check-out is available:
    • Days: Every day
    • Start: 10:00 AM
    • End: 10:00 AM
  • Reception time
    Available 24 hours

The building was originally built in 1792 and has served as office space and a courthouse before becoming a hostel. Charles Dickens was once a scribe in this beautifully iconic building, where it is rumoured he wrote some of Oliver Twist, and punk rock band The Clash have stood trial in the building during the years.

Minimum age to check-in: 18 years old

You must be 18 or over to stay at Clink78, unless you are accompanied by an adult. Cancellations are free of charge up to 2 days before your date of arrival. No alcohol is allowed to be brought on site from the outside.

This hostel may pre-authorise your card before arrival. Please make sure you have sufficient funds to cover the transaction or this booking may be cancelled and your deposit lost.

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