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    This fantastic 630-bed hostel is housed in a 19th-century magistrates courthouse where Dickens once worked as a scribe and members of the Clash made an appearance in 1978. Rooms feature pod beds (including overhead storage space) in four- to 16-bed dormitories. There’s a top kitchen with a huge dining area and the busy Clash bar in the basement.

    Parts of the hostel, including six cells converted to bedrooms and a pair of wood-panelled court rooms used as a cinema and internet room, are heritage-listed. ATM and change machine conveniently in lobby.

    Our independent authors have visited Clink78 and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Hampstead & North London.

    Description provided by property

    ‘Central location, free breakfast and free wi-fi everywhere. British history and modern design meet at Clink78 hostel, a former courthouse in King’s Cross. Six tube lines, the National Rail and the Eurostar are just ten minutes’ away by foot. Clink78 is a real social hub with its lively bar, self-catering kitchen and a film/TV lounge. Please note that we cannot accept bookings on the website for more than 14 people. Contact the hostel directly to arrange group trips.

    About the property:
    Clink78 hostel is a former courthouse where Charles Dickens worked and The Clash stood trial. British History and modern design meet at Clink78, all in the heart of King’s Cross.

    The hostel is equipped with a good range of facilities including a modern self-catering kitchen, a games area, a TV / Film lounge, a laundry room and a TravelSHOP where guests can buy tickets for London attractions. A free walking tour departs from the hostel daily. The lively ClashBAR is open from 7pm offering great value drinks, DJ’s and live music.

    Reception is manned 24/7 by friendly multi-lingual staff, with night security from 9pm. Guests have their own personal key card to access the building and their room.

    Clink78 offers a mixture of private rooms and dorms, some of which have en suite bathrooms. Most rooms now have innovative pod beds with a personal light, usb port and locker.

    Bed linen is included and towels are available for a small fee (towels are included in private rooms). A free continental breakfast is served from 7am – 10am. Wi-Fi is available for free throughout the hostel.

    Please make sure to read Clink78’s terms & conditions before booking.

    Services & facilities

    • Bar
      • Available
    • Breakfast
      • Free Breakfast
    • Recreation
      • Common Room
      • Games Room
      • Pool Table
    • Housekeeping
      • Laundry Facilities
      • Linen Included
    • Accessibility
      • Elevator
      • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Guest services
      • 24 Hour Reception
      • 24 Hour Security
      • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Luggage storage
      • Security Lockers
      • Luggage Storage
    • Bureau de Change/ATM
      • ATM
    • Wi-Fi/internet access
      • Free WiFi
      • Internet Access
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