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Clink78 Backpackers Youth Hostel in London

Looking for a backpackers youth hostel in Central London?

Clink78 is a vibrant and energetic backpackers youth hostel located in King’s Cross, right in central London.

Set in an old courthouse where the punk band The Clash once stood trial, Clink78 takes its name from the famous anarchists. Our very own night-time venue ClashBAR is the perfect spot to meet like-minded backpackers and share travel stories over a cocktail and a slice of pizza. 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.

Find the hostel in King’s Cross, a buzzing cultural quarter and London’s main transport hub, just a 10-minute walk from the train station. Get full directions to our cheap hostel below!


Private jail cell rooms

Sleep with your partner in crime, or in solitary confinement!

  • Private room that sleeps 1 or 2 people in a bunk bed
  • English Heritage-listed with original prison/police custody features
  • You’ll have access to a shared bathroom and shower facilities located nearby on every floor so bring your flip flops!
  • Each bed comes with bedding, free towels and a power outlet.
  • Heavy door is keycard-accessed from the outside but opens freely from the inside – you’re not locked in ;-)
  • Perfect for couples, friends or solo travellers looking for a different hostel experience!


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Private rooms

For those looking for some privacy but still enjoy the buzz of a hostel

  • Single/double/twin and 4-bed private rooms
  • Choice of shared or en-suite bathroom facilities
  • Fitted with Air conditioning
  • Each room comes with linen, towels and soap
  • Perfect for couples, friends, independent guests or business whizz-kids
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4-14 bed dorms

The ideal mixed dorms for budget conscious city explorers

  • Each bunk comes with bedding, a reading light, power outlet, USB port and a locker for small luggage.
  • Choice of en-suite or shared bathroom facilities
  • Fitted with Air conditioning
  • Great for groups of friends and solo travellers looking to make new friends!
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10 bed girls-only dorms

Sorry boys, girls only

  • Female-only dorm that sleep 10 guests
  • Each bunk comes with bedding, a reading light, power outlet, USB port and a locker for small luggage.
  • You’ll have access to girls only shared bathroom/shower facilities
  • Fitted with Air conditioning


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Getting here

  • From King’s Cross & St. Pancras (Eurostar)
  • From Heathrow Airport
  • From Gatwick Airport
  • From Stansted Airport
  • From Luton Airport
  • From Southend Airport
  • From London City Airport
  • From Victoria Train and Coach stations
  • Parking at the hostel

Good Hostel

Perfectly fine for a place to sleep. Stayed here for a friend’s birthday, we went out in London during the evening. There was a good atmosphere in the hostel and the 24 hour security and reception made...


Great place!

On reception there were Very friendly staff. Nice social environment. Clean and spacious rooms. The bar and eating areas were great to meet new people. We Would definitely stay again. Price was ideal!

Kate S

Great place

Really nice place, friendly staff. It's really close to King's Cross, so it's also a really to get to all interesting tourists places. I really liked it here and planing to stay at Clink78 next time I'll go to London



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