Clink 78, a hostel in a redesigned courthouse

The Clink 78 Hostel is a hostel located in a courtroom near King’s Cross Station in London, England, in the United Kingdom. The old courtroom has been remodeled into a hostel with large rooms and Internet access.

Reception area.

Each bedroom has a locker and a safe for each guest. The reception area has vending machines and is open all day long, an option designed for guests who arrive late.

Group prices.

The hostel has special prices for groups of more than 15 people. The hostel’s bedrooms come in several sizes and can accommodate from 4 to 16 people per bedroom, where each bedroom has bunk beds and each bunk bed has its own light and locker. Some bedrooms, with a cost from 10€ per person per night, have their own bathroom, and others have a shared bathroom in the hall.

Rooms.

Some rooms are designed for girls only and are painted in pastel colours, with a price of 11€ per bunk. These Deluxe rooms are located inside what used to be the Police Station and are designed only for girls, with hair dryers, large mirrors on the walls and larger wardrobes.

Guests will be able to stay in the old jail cells, which have been remodeled into double rooms conserving the same structure, bars on doors and paintings on walls as when the hostel was a Magistrates Court, for 57€ per night. The rooms with a private bathroom can be individual, double or triple rooms, and the price starts from 45€ per night.

Price includes bed linen and a continental breakfast. Guests can use the luggage storage room where they can store their suitcases even after check out. There is a laundry room and a shop that sells all the necessary travel equipment, from toiletries to padlocks, where guests can get their free map of the city and purchase West End show tickets. The hostel offers free tours that go around London’s landmarks and monuments.

Kitchen and Lounges.

There is an equipped kitchen where guests will be able to prepare their own food. In the common areas guests will find the Clashbar, a bar with affordable prices where events such as karaoke nights, table football competitions, pool championships and disguise parties are organized. One court room has been converted into a lounge with couches and a large flat screen television. Another court room is now the Internet room with several computers and Internet access.

Design and History.

The Clink 78 Hostel combines more than 200 years of history with the latest design. The hotel has managed to preserve the hotel’s two court rooms and seven jail cells. The courtroom that is now the television lounge was the place where The Clash had to stand in the dock for shooting prize winning pigeons, and the courtroom that is now the Internet room is said to be the place that inspired Charles Dickens to write Oliver Twist.

Location.

This Magistrate’s building is more than 200 years old. The hotel is located only 10 minutes away by foot from King’s Cross Station and St. Pancras. The building is located in central London, and it a short underground trip away from the airports, railway stations and the Eurostar.

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