We stayed here a few nights. The first couple nights we stayed in a 10 person dorm room, it was kinda dirty feeling, but when we made our beds it turned out to be okay. The beds were pretty comfortable and we loved the comforters. The downside was the incredibly loud street and pub across the street. I read that it was a 'quiet' place to stay but clearly that was a lie. Kinda pricey for a hostel. I never had a hot shower at this place. I don't know what the deal was with that... I once pushed the button for about 15 minutes thinking it would heat up if I just kept pushing it, but I ended up taking a freezing shower and drying off in a freezing bathroom. Also there is no place to put anything in the shower room. This is not unusual though for a hostel shower room. Last night and morning we stayed there were signs posted that said the hot water for showers was not working... needless to say we just didn't take showers there, it was kind of ridiculous.
The last night we stayed in a 16 person room which was a lot more enjoyable, oddly enough. The room is very large and bright and there are privacy boards between each bunk. It was also a lot quieter as the window was a sunroof and wasn't on the main road.
The free breakfast was alright, just a few choices of cereal, coffee/tea/hot chocolate, and warm toast with jam/butter.
Had the ability to watch movies in the uncomfortable 'chill out' room. Watched "28 Days Later" with a couple of others and enjoyed that a lot.
This hostel has a great location and great potential. It's run down and definitely needs some attention as mentioned before. The staff is just wonderful and very friendly though I don't think we would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Clink261 Hotel London