Region: Greater London

Disabled Facilities: No

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: 261 Gray's Inn Road, , London WC1X 8QT

Contact: 020 71 83 9401 (groups number)



Clink Hostels offers groups and independent travelers unique, social and affordable accommodation in two of Europe's best-loved cities - London and Amsterdam (third European location announced soon, keep an eye out at for news!) Creating an amazing city experience is what it's all about - a real travel story!

Clink261 is a comfortable, centrally located hostel just 5 minutes' walk from King's Cross Tube and St. Pancras International Station; London’s main transport hub. The hostel offers free Wi-Fi throughout the building and free breakfast for groups.

Clink261 opened its doors 20 years ago. It's come a long way since then but it’s still got that laid-back feel that backpackers and students love. Staying at Clink261 feels a bit like coming home. With a self-catering kitchen, friendly staff and comfortable sofas, it’s a welcoming place to return to after a day of city exploration. The old Student Union building has been brought to life with unique British-themed interiors.

Reception is open 24/7 and offers discounted tickets on tours and attractions. The friendly team will be happy to help with any questions.

King's Cross is a bustling and creative area of London. An open-air swimming pool is just the other side of King's Cross station (for the brave only!) and 'Kerb' Street Food Market is held regularly in Granary Square. The British Museum and Camden Market are a 25-30 minute walk away and all of London's big sights are easily reached on public transport.

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What size groups do they cater for?
As a rule, Clink caters for groups up to 80 pax, but the hostel is always happy to look into special requests for more guests as we might be able to help depending on the time of the year and the availability. Guests aged 12 years and over are welcome at the hostel (anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

Please provide location information?
At just five minutes’ walk from King’s Cross Underground / St Pancras International Station (London’s main transport hub) Clink261’s location is hard to beat. From here it’s easy to access all of London’s main attractions, connect to airports and travel to other European and international destinations.

Why you are great for educational visits?
Clink261 has some great social spaces which are ideal spots for getting your group together for briefings before you head out into the city. King’s Cross is well located to access many of London’s best libraries and museums. The British Library and The Charles Dickens Museum are 10 minutes’ walk away. The British Museum is 20 minutes by foot. The Science Museum, Natural History Museum and The Victoria and Albert are all easily reached on public transport.

Is there anything you offer specifically for educational visits?
Clink offers special group discounts on many of London’s main attractions, including theatre tickets and museums.

Clink also offers special group services like packed lunches and dinners (we have special rates for half and full board too), and can help you arrange transport from the airport. Ask the groups department for the Clink ‘Group Services Booklet.’

Are visitors allowed to take photos, video or audio, if appropriate?
Visitors are more than welcome to take personal photos and videos. For press photography or videography, please contact for further information.

What is the cost of the accommodation?
Prices at Clink261 vary depending the time of the year. Rates are lower in the winter months and we have special rates for August too.

Quote UKSCHOOL when contacting to get a 10% off your group booking quote. Booking direct will ensure that you get the best rate.

For individual travellers, the hostel advertises special offers on their website.

Please list facilities available?
The hostel offers free Wi-Fi throughout the building and a free buffet breakfast for groups. Guests can chill out in the lounge area or cook and eat something tasty in the well-equipped self-catering kitchen and dining area. Washing and drying facilities are available – tokens can be bought at reception.

Clink261 has shared dormitory style accommodation along with girls' only dorms and private rooms. All bunk beds have individual reading lights, a USB/electric port to charge up your devices and a locker (sizes vary from room to room). Bed linen is included. Towels are included in double and twin rooms and available to others for a small fee.

Guests aged 18 and over are welcome to use ClashBAR in nearby Clink78, which puts on regular events and DJ nights.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
Several of the Clink261 staff are fully trained first aiders and attend regular courses to ensure their knowledge is up to date. However, it is always advised to bring a certified first aider when travelling with group.

Are there disabled facilities?
There are no disabled facilities in Clink261. However, there are some rooms and bathrooms available in nearby Clink78 (5 minutes round the corner of Clink261) are wheelchair friendly.


Age of Children / Pupils: 14 – 16 years College University

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

Accommodation Type: Hostels