Clink261 Hostel, London

Kings Cross
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Located in the heart of Kings Cross, London, Clink261is a British hostel that is perfect for a cheap stay, no matter your reason for visiting the English capital.

The Location

Clink261 is conveniently located in central London, less than a five-minute walk from Kings Cross station. This is particularly helpful if you want to be close to the tube as Kings Cross is a central hub, meaning you can get to various parts of the city with ease. It is also convenient for onwards travel as King Cross station has direct lines to several airports and is also where the Eurostar departs.

For those in London for sightseeing, this is an ideal location as it is extremely easy to get to most of the most popular tourist attractions, whether you prefer to walk or catch public transport.

Being so close to such a busy part of London does have one downside, however. The lively atmosphere can sometimes be heard in the rooms that face the street, especially if the windows are left open. If you’re a light sleeper, earplugs are recommended.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms at Clink 261 are clean and safe, albeit a little cramped. Although there are secure lockers underneath beds to store some things, the floor space in some dorms is limited. This means when the rooms are full and people have large backpacks or suitcases, it can get a little crowded.

Each bed has its own shelf, a light, power outlets for charging devices, and a privacy screen. Pillows and fresh linen are supplied and beds are quite comfortable.

While the bathrooms are small, they are clean and never seem to get too busy, despite the number of people staying at the hostel. If you are staying in a female-only dorm, the bathrooms are located on the female-only floor.

Common Spaces

In terms of common spaces, Clink 261 is well equipped. The reception area contains seating and plenty of power outlets, perfect for chilling out and charging your phones or laptops. There is also a self-catering kitchen (which serves a free breakfast consisting of cereal, toast, coffee, tea, juice etc. for guests every morning) and common room in the basement area. The common room has lounges and a TV; it is decorated with a fun, welcoming vibe. There is also a laundry room available for use. Guests of Clink261 are also allowed access to sister hostel Clink78’s bar, if you’re looking for a more vibrant place to hang out.


Clink261 is a value-for-money hostel in a conveniently located area. It’s reasonably priced for a London hostel and is easy to get to no matter how you arrived in the city.
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Clink261 is a stone's throw from Kings Cross Station
Reception area at Clink261
Reception area has cosy spots to hang out
Dorm rooms are comfy but small
There's not much space for luggage in the dorm rooms at Clink261
Kitchen/Common room at Clink261
Free breakfast is served in the Clink261 kitchen every morning
Laundry facilities are available
Bathroom at Clink261
Clink261's showers are modern and clean
Erin Staff Reviewer
Published on May 4, 2017


We appeal to a diverse mixture of international backpackers' and other budget conscious travellers who seek a night's or several night's accommodation in the capital.

Staying with us puts you right in the centre of London, a short walk away from the British Museum, Covent Garden, Soho, Oxford Street, Camden Market and many of London's major tourist attractions.

We offer clean and cheerful dormitories as well as private rooms - with prices starting from £13 per night, including continental breakfast

Location and Contact


• Five minutes walk from the famous King's Cross train Station, which is directly linked to Heathrow and other major Airports.
• From Heathrow Airport: Take the underground (Piccadilly Line) from the airport to King's Cross. Cost £3.40 one way journey time approx. 40 minutes. Trains leave every 5 - 10 minutes. Alternatively you can catch the Airbus from Heathrow, again direct to King's Cross Station. Journey time approx. 1 hour 10 minutes. Buses leave every 30 minutes and tickets cost £7.00 one way and £12.00 return. From Gatwick Airport: Catch the Thameslink to London, King's Cross. Trains depart every 15 minutes and tickets cost £9.50 single and £19.00 return.
• From Luton Airport: Take the Thameslink direct to King's Cross. Again trains depart every 15 minutes and tickets cost £9.50 single and £16.90 return. From Stansted Airport:
• Take the Stansted express as far as Tottenham Hale. Change at Tottenham Hale and take the Victoria Line as far as King's Cross. Trains depart from Stansted every 30 minutes and tickets cost £12.00 one way or £22.00 return.
• From Victoria Station: Take the underground (Victoria Line) direct to King's Cross (four stops). Trains depart every 5 minutes and tickets cost £1.20 single. As evident from above, Ashlee House is extremely well serviced by a wide variety of public transport.



Address: 261-265 Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, London, Greater London, England

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Phone Number: +44 20 7183 9400
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Solo Traveller



Luggage Storage

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby


Board Games

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments


Entirely Non-Smoking


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental


Walking Tours

Airport Pickup

Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 14 nights

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: all year except Christmas and boxing day

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)


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