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

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

28 June 2011

Liked: The location is simply perfect! Also the staff was very helpful and nice.

Disliked: It was unbelievably dirty!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2011

Liked: location location location

Disliked: small

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Shopping

23 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Super Neat! CLEAN!

Disliked: This place is perfect excellent value for central london!

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is in the heart of the city.

Disliked: Disturbing noise trought the night from brusque visitors having party in their hotel room.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

12 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location is really good, highly accessible

Disliked: the window of our room is facing the back stairs, and this made us feel not very secure, luckily it is able for us to lock the window tightly there's not enough hot water, we need to bath either eariler or later if we want to enjoy a hot shower

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

06 June 2011

Liked: Close to main attractions.

Disliked: It`s below the "Curry Club". Hostel smells curry everywhere. Dirty rooms, dirty bathrooms. Didn`t like it.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

01 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it had a good location and it was quiet and clean. The drawers in the rooms are very convinient.

Disliked: They could make an effort on furniture, bed covers, pillows, locks. It's as if they had just fiddled with everything.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

19 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location, good price and simple toast breakfast, but just enough to start the day. Will come again!

Disliked: nothing

74.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location

Disliked: One female staff was particularly helpful and very accommodating, however her manager was not.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

09 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Brilliant location.

Disliked: Showers left a lot to be desired. No hot water.

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

Edward Hewer

Alone

City break

08 May 2011 Edward would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Door Locks

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Shopping

04 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is very good !

Disliked: The staff and facilities are a little old

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

27 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Especially the location. Close to subway, shops and other attractions in central London. Can hardly be better.

Disliked: Well, the rooms could have been a little bigger. Okay if you are traveling alone, otherwise I do not know. Better could also have been cleaning for days.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Work / volunteering

25 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location

Disliked: a

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

24 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great if you're in London to see West end shows. It's very close to all the theatres and Covent Garden, Piccadilly and Leicester square is only a few blocks away. Cheap and easy to get to. Even though I've rated the cleanliness as between bad and average it's not very worse than any hostel I've been to, and it's also a question of how much you're willing to spend. We were very satisfied when leaving the hostel.

Disliked: The showers and toilets are a bit worse than they could be, with wrenches not really working at all times. Breakfast is slow since it's being made while people are having it. If you need full access it might be hard for you to get from floor to floor, since there is no elevators.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

15 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, price

Disliked: no warm water in the evenings

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

12 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great!

Disliked: The breakfast is very simple.

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

Moises Romero

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

11 April 2011 Moises would recommend this property

Liked: Dude, it's flippin' close to everything! The area is a bit expensive, so you gotta look for good deals, like theatre 3-course dinners... Those are great, and not very expensive!

Disliked: Nothing really, it's absolutely amazing... Maybe the wi-fi is a bit slow... they could make it better I guess.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

CLAIRE CHARLESWORTH

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

08 April 2011 CLAIRE would recommend this property

Liked: right in the heart of theatreland the toilet and shower seemed newly done up and clean. although the beakfast was basic, it was tasty.

Disliked: The carpet in my bed room was very stained and dirty looking. The security door that closed off the bedroom to the public access area (that was also a fire door) did not close very well so people tended to leave it open. The mechanism to keep the window open in the room was broken too.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

30 March 2011

Liked: good location

Disliked: not very clean, small rooms no very well equiped, but like in most hostels in London

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

Customer review

As a family with children

City break

28 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: toilets

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

Graham Moots

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 March 2011 Graham would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic place - Excellent location, friendly staff, clean room and maximum value for money. I will stay here again!

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff, the free breakfast, wifi internet, security

Disliked: Cannot think of anything

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Laura Picket

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

20 March 2011

Liked: Nothing!

Disliked: I did not like this place at all!!! First off, the room smelled like smoke and it was a non smoking room. There is no elevator and I had to lug my luggage all the way up tons of stairs (doesn't help that I was almost 6 months pregnant either!) Then the beds springs stuck in my back all night and it was so uncomfortable. Worst sleep of my life. I wouldn't be surprised if the sheets were even clean. The top "comforter" did even overlap the bed, nor was it long enough to even cover my feet. My husband said that he had stayed in cheaper hostels with better accommodations. Since the London Underground is so good, I would just pay the same price and stay at a nicer place. Luckily we only booked for one night.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

19 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: LOCATION IS PERFECT for Sightseeing & culture !!!! ~7 minutes from Trafalgar square,~4 from Metro station...simply Super:) very nice place. (it is almost next to the savoy hotel:)

Disliked: in the evening you have to be fast ...warm water wasn't always enough.


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