Clink78, 78 Kings Cross Road, King's Cross, London, WC1X 9QG

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Clink78 is a social backpackers' hostel providing simple yet comfortable accommodation in the centre of London. The hostel provides a basic breakfast and free WiFi throughout. Set in a 200 year old courthouse, original Victorian features combine with bold and colourful interior design to create a unique, characterful hostel. There's plenty to explore in King's Cross - a creative, up and coming area which is also one of London's main transport hubs so you are just minutes away by tube from all of the city's attractions. Discounted tickets for tours and attractions are available at reception. The friendly Clink78 team will happily recommend their favourite places in the city. Clink78 has everything you need to make you feel at home in London: a well equipped self-catering kitchen, games area, a TV / film lounge, a computer room and laundry facilities. Head down to ClashBAR in the basement for happy hour, DJs, live music and games. Perfect for meeting fellow travellers. No curfew, guests have key card access.

This accommodation is featured on our map of London and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    500: 4-16 bed dorms, triple, twin, single, en suite, cell rooms (for 2)
  • Open:

    All year. 24 hours - no curfew or lockouts.
  • Price per night:

    From £15pp. Bedlinen, WiFi & London walking tour inc. Group discounts.
  • Booking:

    Online, by email or phone. With full payment by credit or debit card, or bank transfer (groups only).
  • Directions:

    King's Cross station is 10 minutes away by foot. Exit the station, walk down King's Cross Road for 500m and you'll find Clink 78 on your left.
  • Public Transport:

    King's Cross/St Pancras station has underground, national and Eurostar trains and links to Heathrow, Luton, Gatwick & Stansted airports.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

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


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
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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Latest Blog about Clink78

Celebrating the Year of the Rat at Clink 78

January 30th 2020

January has been an interesting month for me. The first day was spent in an Ecuadorian embassy and the last weekend in a London courthouse. Luckily for me I was free to leave at any time. Here’s how London celebrated Chinese New Year, as seen from our visit to the Clink Hostel.

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Clink78 – a social hostel in King’s Cross

July 9th 2019

Do you hear London Calling?

Clink78 describe themselves as ‘a social backpacker’s hostel’. The word ‘social’ jumps right out at me – let’s investigate that, cross examine the facts, perhaps call an expert witness. The reason, dear patient reader, that I’m labouring these puns is that Clink78 is part of that rich heritage of Independent Hostels that give you the opportunity to sleep in quirky surroundings.

Set in a 200 year old courthouse, original Victorian features combine with bold and colourful interior design to create a unique, characterful hostel. Look at the featured picture to get an idea. It has beds for 500 (!) in rooms ranging from 16 bed to singles. Some are en-suite, some have shared facilities. When Alice from Independent Hostels HQ stayed there, she was given a room in an original Victorian cell. Nicer than its sounds apparently and with a door which locked on the inside – rather a poor design feature for a cell!

Back to that ‘social’ word. Obviously King’s Cross is a major hub for folk arriving in London and a decent central point to be based. Everything is reachable from there by tube, bus or on foot. This means we can expect a vibrant international group of guests. With those 500 beds in use I suppose you’ve got to be sociable and the shared areas of the well equipped self-catering kitchen, games area, a film lounge and computer room lend themselves to this. Down in the basement – it is hard not to wonder what went on down here in Victorian times – is a lively bar: ClashBAR. With DJs, live bands and games raising the social bar a little higher. Sorry – couldn’t resist another pun.

…ClashBAR at CLink78 – Do you hear ‘London Calling’?


Stay in a 19th century courthouse in the centre of london.

January 8th 2019

With 200 year old Victorian architecture combined with modern bold and colorful interior design, cultures from London’s past and present merge into a vibrant, historical atmosphere.

Contrast between the past and present is brought to your attention when staying at Clink78, which reflects the dramatic change in architecture within London itself.  Staying at Clink78 will open your eyes to areas of London you wouldn’t have blinked an eye at, while dancing you out the door to explore what’s waiting for you ahead!

Clink78 Kings Cross

Book Direct at Clink78 in the heart of King’s Cross

September 12th 2018

Offering a great atmosphere for visitors to London from all over the world.

Book Direct at Clink78 to experience this 200 year old building, modernised to create a vibrant, exciting, social hostel perfect for experiencing all the capital has to offer.  Easy to access from King’s Cross station, with fantastic social areas including the Clash Bar and law courts converted into TV rooms and lounges you won’t have stayed anywhere else like this on your trip!


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