Clink 261, 261-265 Gray's Inn Road, King's Cross, London, WC1X 8QT

Call Maud on 020 7833 9400


One of London's best established backpacker hostels. Clink261 offers simple, comfortable accommodation in the centre of London in a renovated Student Union building. A great place to return to after a day spent exploring the city. Backpackers love the laid back, welcoming atmosphere. A basic breakfast is provided, along with free WiFi. The Clink261 team are friendly, international and happy to recommend great places in the city. King's Cross is a creative, upcoming area with lots to explore and just a stone's throw from the British Museum, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury and Camden Market or minutes from the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square by tube. Discounted tickets are available. With a well equipped self-catering kitchen, comfortable sofas and regular movie nights, you'll have everything you need to make Clink261 your home from home. Clink261 guests are welcome to head round the corner to Clink78 (also in this guide) for the nightly entertainment and good value drinks at the lively ClashBAR. No curfew, guests have key card access. This accommodation is featured on our map of London and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    170: 4-6 8-10 & 18 bed dorms, 4 private rooms (up to 2 beds)
  • Open:

    All year. All day (except for Xmas) - no curfew or lockouts.
  • Price per night:

    From £15pp. Breakfast bookable. Group discounts.
  • Booking:

    Advance bookings are required for all group bookings. If you are a individual, we suggest booking in advance as rooms can book up fast
  • Directions:

    With the stations behind you turn to the left along Euston Road, Take the right fork onto Greys Inn Road, Clink 261 is on the right, opposite the hospital.
  • Public Transport:

    King's Cross/St.Pancras has Eurostar, UK trains, Underground, local buses and direct links to Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is available to individuals, has a pub within walking distance and is on the map of accommodation for school groups, the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map and the .


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
pClothes washing facilities
sComputer with internet
uWithin 3 miles of NCN


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News & Offers from Clink 261

Accommodation from £15 a night in Kings Cross London!

August 15th 2019

Clink Hostels’ dorms are by far the cheapest option when visiting London… opt to sleep socially and save your pennies for all the wonders London has to offer!

With a dorm bed, you get a comfortable, modern bed with bed linen already provided at no extra cost. Each person has an allocated locker for small luggage and valuables, and free WiFi is provided along with plenty of shower and toilet facilities nearby on each floor.


Book Direct at Clink 261 London

September 22nd 2018

Conveniently located in King’s Cross Clink 261 is a perfect base for a stay in the capital.

With many of London’s premier attractions within walking distance Clink 261 is the perfect choice for a stay in London.  The friendly reception staff can help with directions and discount tickets. But don’t forget many of London’s museums and famous locations are absolutely free! Book Direct for the best rates at this lively hostel.


Clink 261: The best way of staying affordably in London City Centre!

June 28th 2018

Clink 261 offers affordable and social accommodation in London City Centre, just “a stone’s throw away” from many of London’s biggest attractions.

Clink 261 offers affordable and social accommodation in London City Centre. From just £15 per person per night, you will not have to make any sacrafices to afford accommodation; with plenty of money and time to explore London, you are guaranteed to make the most of your trip! Especially as some of London’s most popular attractions are “just a stone’s throw away” from Clink 261’s welcoming doorstep, including the British Museum, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury and Camden Market, or take the tube and just minutes away are the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square- and don’t forget to check for discounted tickets at reception!

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