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Reviews of Strand Continental

Hostel | 143 Strand, London, England WC2R 1JA

74.1% Overall Rating

228 out of 298 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/09/2014)

Lucy Steeper thinks…

"The bed were quite comfy, staff were helpful and it was easy to check in. The checking out process was also very simple including the return of the deposit. Breakfast was included in the price which…"

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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 staying between 30th December 2014 and 1st January 2015, the following applies: A minimum 2 night stay; and non-refundable payment is taken at the time of booking 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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74.1%

Overall Rating

228 out of 298 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Strand Continental'

Atmosphere
64.8%
Location
97.6%
Facilities
60.0%
Cleanliness
67.2%
Staff
83.2%
Value
69.6%
Safety
76.0%
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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!

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

22 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location, right in the heart of London with easy access to tubes, buses and river Thames.

Disliked: Wifi - only available in the lounge and signal was sporadic. Toilets - not very clean. Some seats are broken and no soap was provided. Shower - again, no shower gel/shampoo. Water temperature was not stable.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping

22 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is perfect!

Disliked: The bunkbeds were cheap and kind of instable, thus they swayed everytime you moved...

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

18 August 2011

Liked: location

Disliked: cleanliness, no proper airing in the room

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

katrina marinovic

Alone

City break

15 August 2011

Liked: leaving it

Disliked: walking into the strand there were wine botttles on the footstep. i was put on the 6th floor with no elevator. no facilities in the rooms. extremely loud cinema or something like it in a very close proximity, that kept me up for most of the night. when looking out of the window there was a semi balcony which was covered with alcohol bottles. when trying to check out 2 days early was told by staff i had to wait an hour and a half until the manager came. was not grated a refund for the days i did not stay there that were booked through hostelbookers.. wifi only worked on my mobile while in reception. should be advertised as a hostel rather than a hotel.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

14 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The showers were good. The location was great, just a short walk to the Thames and several Underground stations.

Disliked: The floor was very dirty, as if it hadn't been swept in a week. The staff wasn't very knowledgeable about nearby attractions/services.

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

Christina Puzio

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2011 Christina would recommend this property

Liked: The location was PERFECT! Right across the road from the theatre playing The Lion King - which we ended up seeing and was amazing. Very close to Covent Garden & therefore Covent Garden Tube Station, which was handy in getting around London. Breakfast was simple, cereal & toast, but nice. It was above an Indian Restaurant, which we didn't mind because we like Indian Food. The smell lingers into your room during the evenings though, so prepare to get hungry! We gave in & ate downstairs a couple of times purely because it smelt so yummy!

Disliked: Lots of stairs! We were given a room on the fifth floor so be warned. At least it's good for the thigh muscles! During our stay there was a school excursion group also staying there, so there was a bit of noise to deal with, along with queues for the showers in the morning. The cleaners spoke poor English & after they changed our sheets, the cleaner took my pillow case that was covering my own personal pillow as he assumed it was the hotels. Several stressful conversations with the hotel staff later, they managed to rummage through the dirty laundry bags to retrieve it.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

08 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the free wifi & it being so close to charing cross station

Disliked: there's no elevator & if your staying on the 6th floor, carrying suitcases up is so annoy.. and walking up those stairs all the time is so annoying and too much effort

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

Rachel Pound

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 August 2011 Rachel would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, walkable to all attractions!! wifi in sitting area.

Disliked: The room was quite dirty, the carpets were filthy, bedding was not very nice ( someones old grubby doona!) Alot of stairs to climb ( we had to climb 5 floors).

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break

01 August 2011

Liked: central location

Disliked: unclean, floors not vacummed since previous occupant, sink unclean and no plug. bins not emptied

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

25 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was friendly. They were really helpful.

Disliked: No lift

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

As a family with children

City break
Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

22 July 2011

Liked: Good location.

Disliked: The carpet was dirty and the room was really small.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

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

13 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location, close to everything by walking

Disliked: Mixed dorms


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