A historic courthouse is now home to this lively youth hostel in King’s Cross, London.
London Calling! Clink78 is a vibrant and energetic backpackers and student hostel set in an old courthouse where punk band The Clash once stood trial.
Taking its name from the famous anarchists, our very own night-time venue ClashBAR hosts live music and DJs in our basement. Sleep in an authentic prison cell or chill out in the original courtrooms of this grand Victorian building for a one-of-a-kind experience. Clink78 is a real slice of British history brought up to date with fun and colourful interior design.
Find the hostel in King’s Cross, a buzzing cultural quarter and London’s main transport hub. From the train station, we’re just 10 minutes’ walk away! Get full directions here.
“Still the best hostel in London” I've stayed with Clink 78 five times now, and they never disappoint. Most beds are covered at the sides with woods to separate them, and if you hang your towel up you basically have a little cubicle with lots of privacy. This is the only hostel I've stayed in that had bunk beds like this and it's my favorite thing about the place. Friendly, safe atmosphere, too, and a great bar that allows both for studying, reading, gaming and dancing, and the drinks are very cheap. Highly recommended!
Great stay!! Thank you for a perfect stay, every thing was very clean and tidy. We were in a private room with a private restroom. Breakfast included, very active bar space and funny people, atmosfere was really nice.
Once again, another great stay at clink!! Once again, another great stay at clink!! Great location, great atmosphere, fab staff- so friendly, welcoming and always willing to help.
Clink78 has a great location The most important thing for someone who was for the first time in London like me is that Clink78 has a great location - 10 min from King’s Cross station, so I could easily get to the all attractions in the city. It was very clean considering the high volume of visitors that stayed here. Don’t miss the Courtroom - warm and quite place during the day, but this is the cinema room also, with a witty guy who plays the movies. :) I will always have memories of this place.