I stayed at the Clink Hostel for 3 days before leaving for my Topdeck tour and had a really good time.
All in all I rate the Clink pretty highly, IÂ’ve travelled a fair bit and have stayed in my fair share of horrible hostels (particularly in south America!!!) It is a little bit pricey, but then all hostels in London are pretty much! And itÂ’s still a lot cheaper than paying for a room in a hotel, especially for that area.
The rooms are quite small, but really clean Â– and you donÂ’t really spend much time in them anyway! I stayed in a 4 bed room, which I thought was a good size and I wasnÂ’t woken up by people coming in and out all the time.
The staff were really nice and helpful in recommending things to do around London! I didnÂ’t find security an issue here either, you can keep your valuables in a locker if you want. IÂ’m generally pretty careful when it comes to locking my bag and stuff though, so never have any issues with this. Maybe bring your own lock if youÂ’re concerned.
Breakfast was provided as well, just your typical self service cereal, toast and coffee (nothing special) but when youÂ’re on a budget every bit counts!
I found it really convenient staying at the hostel so I was there when my tour met at 6am (rather than trekking across London with all my luggage on the tube!!)
While itÂ’s nothing too fancy, you get what you pay for. If you do decide to stay there, let me know how you go!