Our get-up-and-go guests want to be connected to the things that matter in Europe’s most exciting cities – whether they are curious travellers, city explorers or adventure seekers.
You’ll find our two London hostels in King’s Cross – one of the cities’ main transport hubs and a vibrant cultural quarter. King’s Cross Underground / St. Pancras International is less that ten minutes’ walk away. From there you can access six tube lines, the national rail network and the Eurostar. Whether you want to explore local hot-spots like Hackney’s Broadway Market and the hip nightlife of Shoreditch, or check out some of the big attractions like Big Ben and Covent Garden, you’ll have great central base.
ClinkNOORD sits on the banks of the River IJ in Amsterdam’s Overhoeks district. We love the cool and creative vibe of this Northern part of the city where you’ll find Europe’s biggest flea market, eco-friendly cafes and plenty of other hidden gems. Just jump on the free, five-minute ferry back to Centraal Station for easy access by bike, foot or tram to the city’s more well-known attractions like The Anne Frank House and The Rijksmuseum.
Clink has all your basic needs covered. Clean room? Check. Friendly staff? Check. Bar? Check. It’s all good. But we have a few surprises up our sleeve too.
Life should be full of art and music and fun. That’s what we think at least. If you’re reading this, chances are you agree. That’s why we’ve set up ClinkCREATIVE and its various offshoots like Stay & Play and Artist in Residence. Musicians, artists and performers can apply for free accommodation in exchange for playing a gig, performing, or displaying their work in dedicated spaces. Who knows, you might discover the next Banksy or Florence & The Machine during your stay.
With each new hostel we open, we aim to integrate into the communities we inhabit. That means using local suppliers where possible, fostering collaborations with nearby venues and generally being an all-round good neighbour. We won’t give away all our secrets here, but we hope you’ll discover some more little surprises when you visit!
Familiar & Homely
Our hostels are designed to have a relaxed and welcoming feel, and we love nothing more than when guests tell us that Clink feels like a home away from home. Take a load off on one of our squishy sofas or cook up your favourite comfort food in one of the well-equipped guest kitchens.
About 20% of each of our buildings is dedicated to social space, so you can always find a spot to chill out, have a chat and meet up with fellow travellers. Our staff are super-friendly too, so if you’re at a loose end you can always count on our team to be up for a natter. We also run film nights, so you can kick back and relax after a long day exploring the city.
Anne and Shelly, Clink’s co-founders, went backpacking after University and fell in love with hostelling. The best places they stayed in were inherently social and made it easy to meet like-minded people on the road. When Anne and Shelly opened their first hostel, they made it their priority to make it a real social hub, and we’ve kept that priority at the heart of all our hostels ever since.
It makes us very happy to see guests mix and mingle, so we do everything we can to help them get together. From pool tournaments, to cooking classes, to yoga, there’s always something happening that you can get involved in. If music is your thing, then head to ClashBAR
at Clink78 or ZincBAR or The Box at ClinkNOORD for live music and DJ nights.
Clink is more than just a bed for the night. Our hostels are set up with loads of great facilities to make sure you’ve got what you need for a great stay.
Each of our hostels has a well-equipped, self-catering kitchen so if you feel like cooking up a tasty, budget-friendly dinner, then the kitchen is available for guest use from lunchtime until midnight daily. If you’d rather someone else rustle up your grub then ZincBAR in ClinkNOORD also serves up casual, tasty grub that includes small bites, burgers and pizzas along with some local specialities. There’s plenty of open plan seating for you to enjoy your meal with friends – old or new! You’ll also find laundry rooms, chill-out lounges and flexible spaces for meetings and events.
Our team are passionate about the cities they live in and they love helping guests get the most out of their stay. If you want to experience London or Amsterdam like a local then chat to one of them and they’ll be delighted to share their favourite hotspots – the best cappuccino, secret cocktail bars, and quiet places to escape the crowds – you’ll feel like you’ve seen a different side to the city.
Our TravelSHOP has got you covered for the more well-known attractions. Check in with the team at reception for deals on tours and tickets and tips on beating the queues. The ClinkINSIDER is a great place to head to pick up inside-tips and download maps to help you find your way around.
We love travelling and we’re sure you to do too. That said, we know it can sometimes get lonely – especially if you’re flying solo. Chances are, if you’ve decided to stay in a hostel, you like meeting new people. With our lively bars, relaxing social spaces and lots of in-house events, there’s plenty of opportunities to get to know your fellow guests.
Our guests and our staff come from all over the world so the hostels are real cultural melting pots. The way we see it, sharing stories with people from all walks of life and making new friends is one of the greatest joys of travelling. We’re all set up to encourage those kind of connections so all you have to do is put on your best smile, and get chatting!
All our hostels are geared up with Wi-Fi throughout the buildings. The best bit? It’s completely free! You can get surfing straight away. Whilst Wi-Fi is great, we love real life interaction even more. We put on loads of in-hostel events to help guests get connected with each other ‘in real life’ and our team are always up for a chat. They can offer plenty of tips on the city to help you get the most out of your stay and feel like a totally plugged-in local.
Our communities are really important to us, too. That’s why we’re always working to make sure we’re in tune with what’s going on around us. We build great relationships with our neighbours and work closely with them to make sure we’re all on the same page. Transport links are top notch too, so you’ll feel connected to the things that matter to you in the city and beyond.