I was in London for the Rams@Patriots International Series game and I have slept for three nights at the Clink78 as I needed a simple and cheap accomodation. The hostel is clean, very nice but I had the feeling that the bedrooms (I stayed with my brother in a 4 bedded room down in the basement) were too small, even for an hostel. My brother had already stayed at the Clink78 and said that the room he was in a couple of years earlier was much better and larger.
There were two bunk beds that exactly fit into the room, so there was no space on neither side of them: you opened the room door and you found two bunk beds in fron of you, that's all. There was little space to dress or leave your baggage. During the night you could hear all sort of noises from the street, as the window is very thin and seemed as it was broken too, because some "London fresh air" made it into the room, right on our heads which were in the direction of the window.
Generally, though, the hostel made a very good impression: bathrooms were clean all the time, breakfast had some choice and the guys and girls at the reception were very kind: I had a little problems with my card (which appeared not to work during the night I had to check in) and they let me leave some deposit (in Euros) so I could try again the morning after. You can also leave your baggages in the luggage room if you want to spend some more time in London after checking out.
The hostel was safe (there were many families as well) and very close to King's Cross Underground station, so moving around London was no problem at all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Clink is a social and stylish backpacker hostel in a converted court house! Experience a heritage building with a modern twist: internet and TV courtrooms, prison cells, private rooms, dorm rooms, self-catering kitchen, funky bar... Judge for yourself! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clink78 Hotel London