Clink78, 78 Kings Cross Road, King's Cross, London, WC1X 9QG
Call Maud on 020 7183 9400
OverviewClink78 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.
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 Walks
It has availability at Easter.
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Chinese New Year at Clink 78
January 23rd 2020
Celebration is the core of this ancient tradition filled with a jovial atmosphere that remains for weeks. Ceremonially a festival for praying to gods for a good planting and harvest season. Clink 78 welcomes one and all to join the festivities in 2020, the Year of the Rat.
London is possibly the best place in the UK to welcome in the New Lunar Year. Celebrations take place around the city, the main location being Chinatown of course. Delicious food, craft stalls and even parading dragons await. In the evening fireworks are used to ward off evil spirits bringing bad luck. This New Year is particularly special as it symbolizes the start of a new day, as it comes first in the Zodiac calendar. This is due to a tale in which the rat used cunning to outsmart the other Zodiac animals in a race. Clink 78 would like to extend a warm welcome to all wishing to get involved in this special time. With events running at the hostel on the 25th January, including a dragon making competition, red envelope surprise and fortune cookies. There will be a Dj all night, special cocktails and Chinese food available at the ClashBAR. Clink offers a chance to be right at the heart of this wonderful period. A superb opportunity to start the New Year on the right foot.
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!