Clink261 is an excellent hostel...clean, comfortable and vibrant. Formerly Ashlee House, the hostel had a major refurbishment in mid March 2010. Therefore, we must bear this in mind when reading the other comments prior to this. The rooms are now comfortable and the public areas are really colourful and exciting.
Breakfast is served everything morning in the clean kitchen area. With an endless supply of toast/marmalade, cereals and tea/coffee/juice...it's perfectly adequate for the day ahead.
There were negative comments in the past about the shower rooms. These are in a process of being refurbished and the hostel says that they will be improved very soon.
The location is great...just a short walk from King's Cross station...and there are many shops and cafes nearby. The hostel does provide internet access...but there is a much better internet cafe just down the road which provides very fast and cheap connection. (I needed to upload photos and the hostel's computers had a block for uploading.)
We travelled in a large school group of 24 people. We booked several months in advance and did a lot of research on other hostels. Clink261 dealt with us very well...and am so glad that we chose them. We didn't receive a single complaint from any of our kids...and they all said they liked the hostel.
For sure, we'll be happy to come back!!
- 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