This impressive hostel is built inside a 200-year-old courthouse. Unlike most places that would have gutted the law-related history in the building, Clink has made it their own.
Quirky features include the courtroom internet café (trust me, you want to sit in the judge’s chair) to cell-style rooms with heavy duty doors. Capacity here is 650, with few private spaces, making it an ideal spot for groups.
Alcohol is allowed (there’s a bar on-site), there is no curfew, and a basic continental breakfast is provided. The beds all have a small locker under the bed, individual lights and a nifty little locker by your head for passports and small valuables.
Some of the bigger dorms have high-tech pod-style beds, which for some could be a little claustrophobic. The halls are painted bright colors and each floor is a different color (this helps when trying to find your room).
Located about a 5-minute walk from the Kings Cross Tube station, this area has a reputation for being a bit rough around the edges; as in most areas of the city, avoid wandering around alone at night. Kings Cross is a hub for public transport, with five different tube lines and access to all London trains, including the Eurostar.
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78 King’s Cross Rd
Islington, London, UK
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Clink Hostel lobby