At Clink, we know our responsibilities go beyond the walls of our hostels. We’re a team of well-travelled folk so having a positive impact on the local community and the wider world is important to us. That’s why we have decided to review our working practices and start our journey to become a certified B-Corporation.
From being one of the first hostels to open in the UK to converting historical buildings into design-led, functional accommodation – we have never been shy of setting trends and innovating. But as well as being good for PR, why is being innovative so important for hostel brands?
Just over a year ago when the first UK lockdown came into force we, like so many other hospitality businesses across the country and the world, had to close our doors. For a hostel that had welcomed travellers 365 days a year since our opening all those years ago, it was a strange feeling. But we knew we all had to do our bit and saw the closure of Clink78 and our other hostels as a painful but necessary action that would help to curb the spread of the virus. Of course, we soon realised that the virus wasn’t going away anytime soon and that the global travel industry would be heavily impacted for many more months - extending far beyond the reach of the initial government lockdown last spring.
We're super proud to have been given Agoda’s “Customer Review 2020” & Kaya’s “Best Hostel in the Netherlands 2020” awards!
As part of our Shut Up And Listen campaign we've put our heads together with the Homebass Foundation, to see what we can do to help them help others.
Through our new Stand Up And Listen Campaign we've pledged to facilitate change – to make a real difference, be in tune with the younger generation and stand up, by offering travellers keen to volunteer with key social causes 1000 free bed nights.
Thank you - you superstars! We're so excited to announce that ClinkNOORD took first place in HostelWorld's recent study!
We have partnered up with the great folk at AdoptaHostel.com & GiftUp! to be able to offer this service. Perfect for the traveller in your life, or why not treat yourself?
Cobbled streets, a heady history and enough pubs to keep your Guinness quota topped up for days – we’re so excited to announce the opening of a brand new Clink hostel in one of our all time favourite cities … DUBLIN!
Winding streets steeped in history, a Mediterranean climate and world-famous pastries – we can’t keep it to ourselves any longer!
Earlier this year 200+ student teams from 60+ countries across the globe handed over their cash, cards and phones and were transported to either Madrid, Budapest, Manchester, Stockholm or Rome. From there, they had seven days to reach the finish line at ClinkNOORD in Amsterdam!
In March 2018 The Clink Jersey team all dressed up as animals and raised £900 of the £4k raised for Durrell Wildlife Conservation Park in Jersey.
With thanks to Clink’s generous donation, Moving Mountains has donated a massive £21,255 to Nepal to help aid areas worst hit by the catastrophic earthquake that hit in April 2015.
Clink entered the Silkworth Extreme Challenge to help rebuild lives of families devastated by substance misuse. 10 events & 40 miles in one day!
Paul managed to run 48 miles every day for 7 days. Read all about his recovery!
Tales from Dave's Amsterdam Marathon. After completing this big challenge for the charity KiKa, Dave tells us all about his journeys ups and downs!