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Reviews of Strand Continental

Hostel | 143 Strand, London, England WC2R 1JA

74.4% Overall Rating

218 out of 286 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/03/2014)

"The location is very close to a lot of great places to stay. And if you like a broken bordered up window in a room that hasn't been cleaned in a few months then its great!"

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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

The following applies to all stays over New Year's Eve (31st December 2013): a minimum 2 night stay; and 50% non-refundable deposit payable at the time of booking, The non-refundable balance will be payable one week prior to 31st December 2013.

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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74.4%

Overall Rating

218 out of 286 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Strand Continental'

Atmosphere
66.4%
Location
96.0%
Facilities
56.0%
Cleanliness
67.2%
Staff
86.4%
Value
70.4%
Safety
78.4%
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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

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

11 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location,in London center. Bathroom and sheets are clean. Breakfast is served in a pleasant room.

Disliked: The carpet was dirty,stained,and vacuum cleaner not often used... It was very dirty under the washbasin...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location

Disliked: no lift can use wifi only at bar & reception

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

09 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to where I needed to be.

Disliked: The noise as all windows were open.

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

I-LIN LIU

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

05 July 2011 I-LIN would recommend this property

Liked: good location

Disliked: room is not big enough

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

04 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was fine; seemed pretty clean; locking system felt safe; i had a good night's sleep here; free breakfast; quiet communal room; close to theatres and quite easy to find.

Disliked: it was a bit dodgy getting back there at night alone; bedrooms and bathrooms were rather small; I was the only girl in the mixed dorm; breakfast finished a while before check-out and was pretty simple as breakfasts go; i would stay here again but only with a group, not alone again.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

03 July 2011

Liked: good location

Disliked: Extremely overpriced for the room, basically a box with a window. Although it seems like everything in London, accomodation wise is like this

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Patricia John

As a family with children

Backpacking / gap year

02 July 2011 Patricia would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, friendly and helpful staff, rooms clean.

Disliked: Breakfast was quite simple.

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

Agustin Vijoditz

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa

02 July 2011

Liked: -

Disliked: My room was on the 5th floor by stairs

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Events / festivals

30 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient location. Friendly staff. Clean rooms.

Disliked: Nothing.


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