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Reviews of Strand Continental

Hostel | 143 Strand, London, England WC2R 1JA

78.7% Overall Rating

241 out of 314 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/06/2015)

"Close-ish to underground, helpful lady at reception and private room with shared shower and bathroom was good value for money."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

For customers arriving on either 30th or 31st December 2015, the following applies: A minimum 2 night stay; payment is taken at the time of the booking. 50% of this payment is non-refundable. The remaining 50% is refundable if a one month cancellation notice is given. Failure to give a one month notice will result in the total amount being non-refundable. For all other bookings, a 10% non-refundable deposit is taken by Hostelbookers. Please note, that a £10 key deposit will be charged upon arrival at the hostel and refunded to the guests when they return their room key on departure. For cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to check-in at the hostel, the rates for the first 2 nights will be charged. For No-Shows the rates for the first 2 nights will be charged, also.

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78.7%

Overall Rating

241 out of 314 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Strand Continental'

Atmosphere
72.0%
Location
98.4%
Facilities
60.8%
Cleanliness
72.0%
Staff
83.2%
Value
80.8%
Safety
84.0%
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Mirco Riondata

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

19 June 2012 Mirco would recommend this property

Liked: downstairs! It made it incredibly easy to meet people. Thanks for an awesome time! AMAZING location! Great cafes and restaurants and shopping near by, and easy to walk everywhere so can save money on transportation. Great staff and we loved having the bar downstairs! It made it incredibly easy to meet people. Thanks for an awesome time!

Disliked: Mirco left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

18 June 2012

Liked: The location is superb, walking distance to most things. The area is very busy, but feels secure. Staff were friendly and breakfast decent enough. The bar is a nice communal space.

Disliked: Was mostly disappointed that our reservation had been split for the first night, so one of our party had to sleep in a different room. Poor organisation? The mattresses are old and dodgy-looking and need to be renewed. Overall the place didn't feel too clean, but may be partly to do with the age of the place - it's pretty run down. Bathrooms are teeny-tiny and there is no water pressure. It was okay for two nights due to the fantastic location, but I would not come back for a longer stay.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

11 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: la posizione molto comoda vicino alla tube e la cortesia del personale

Disliked: i bagni comuni piuttosto piccoli

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Alex Lawrie

Alone

City break

05 June 2012

Liked: At check in the person on the desk was very friendly, helpful and caring.

Disliked: It was a bit dated and very unaccessable for people with some minor health conditions. There was no lift, only stairs and they had put me in a room on the fifth floor and after a while it got to a stage that it was quite impossible to staY at it because of all the stairs and especially when heaving a lot of luggage.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Roger Lee

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

31 May 2012 Roger would recommend this property

Liked: Good location at a fairly decent price.

Disliked: There was construction going on during my stay in the room next to me. It was loud and dusty beacuse of it. The wifi also didn't work upstairs where my room was.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

31 May 2012

Liked: Right on the strand in the middle of the theatre district this is a brilliantly priced clean hostel right in the centre of London. Could not be better located (about 2 down from Somerset House, right by the Lyceum Theatre)

Disliked: No lift, which was stated when booking to be fair However, when we went to check out we couldn't find a member of staff for about twenty minutes, there was only one staff member on (about 9.00, even though breakfast was 7.30 to 9.30 and check out at 10) and even she was nowhere to be found, it was actually the person starting the next shift who checked us out when she arrived for work

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Rahul Aich

Alone

Visiting friends or family

13 May 2012

Liked: Its location. Staff were helpful

Disliked: Very dirty. Room service did not clean the rooms everyday. Rooms were very conjested. it did not look like a hostel but a flat turned into hostel.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

leanne costello

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

25 April 2012 leanne would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: nothing

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

22 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere was very nice: open and friendly. The location was fantastic and its a nice building. Its a simple but fair hostel, nothing more nothing less.

Disliked: The rooms were rather small: good for a short stay but wouldnt recommend it for longer stays. internet was a bit slow (in the common room at least).

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

18 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: central location

Disliked: unavailability of ensuite rooms

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Rebecca Bjørsvik

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

15 March 2012 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: It was cheap and great location. And we had a quiet room, because the window was facing the back yard.

Disliked: The bed was terrible, there was only one shower/bathtub. The breakfast was a little too simple; toast and jam.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

11 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location near Trafalgar Square and Holborn district

Disliked: it could offer better services, because the location and the building are good.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Robin Burby

Alone

Work / volunteering

06 February 2012 Robin would recommend this property

Liked: Location and staff

Disliked: Uncomfortable beds and noise coming through the thin doors. Noise from outside should be expected and not complained about as it's right on the Strand in central London!!

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

CHIH-MIN LIN

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 January 2012 CHIH-MIN would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: CHIH-MIN left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is superb for all sites in london, I am a Londoner and anywhere on the Strand is good. You can get a private room a bit pricey as it was small and not up to the standard you would get at Uni. For a few pounds more you can stay at the travel lodge.

Disliked: The bathrooms are small and out dated but at least you got lots of hotwater. The stairs are small and lots. The windows do not hold back any noise from the street and being in london the traffic noise is 24/7, so not much sleep.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

20 November 2011

Liked: Location.

Disliked: "Continental breakfast" is only toast, melted butter, little jam, some cereal and a cup of coffee or tea. Luggage room is a dirty tiny shed that is not always locked. Internet does not work in the rooms but only in their Indian bar. Toilets don't even have a sink to wash your hands (it's in your room). Rooms very small for 4 people. Doors were not really safe (very cheap wood). In the bathroom you have nowhere to put your clothes or bath products on (except the floor). Also, the curtain bar fell down while I was taking a shower and for some extrange reason it was impossible to put it back onto its place. Surprisingly, the bar was reduced in length so it never reached both ends of the bathroom! It was a very strange scene, finding myself naked and cold trying to put this bar into place at 1 am..

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff extremely helpful (the gentleman even carried my suitcase to my room because it was not eh 6th floor). Family owned. Rooms are very clean. Because of the way it's build it's quiet (no people running around and making noise). Safe, they really pay attention who comes in and out and lock the doors if no one is at the reception.

Disliked: Shower could be cleaner. I was in the 6th floor - NO Elevator! Breakfast is poor. Not many showers.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

11 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: That it was next to the lyceum thatre

Disliked: It needs a reform, it's quite old and seedy

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 October 2011

Liked: Good for those who like the Royal opera is near and ENO.

Disliked: Not clean and 3 people in a very small room.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

02 October 2011

Liked: location

Disliked: the cleanliness, the price and quality

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Emily de Beus

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 September 2011

Liked: Great Location right on Strand, 5 mins away from Trafalgar square.

Disliked: No lift, decor wasn't exactly awesome

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

25 September 2011

Liked: It was downtown

Disliked: the wifi was terrible and rarely worked. Half the time you ran out of hot water. There was no soap, you had to buy a towel, the rooms were a shoebox, no place to hang your clothes. Used condom on the stairs, too many stairs to get to your room and the office, no lift.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

16 September 2011

Liked: location

Disliked: carpet is dirty, towel was from Worldcup 94!!!, shower head didn'T work properly, overall everything was in poor shape for the price.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Alisdair Smith

Alone

Business / conference

09 September 2011 Alisdair would recommend this property

Liked: location was excellent

Disliked: no lockers

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

04 September 2011

Liked: Location ok, not much in immediate area though. Comfortable beds

Disliked: Pretty poor quality for £40 each a night - horrible view, no TV in room, toilets poor condition. Check-out time of 10am is too early!


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