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Reviews of Strand Continental

Hostel | 143 Strand, London, England WC2R 1JA

70.9% Overall Rating

223 out of 293 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/07/2014)

Kole McFarland thinks…

"Location is super awesome. 1minute walk to the Thames river and views of London Eye and Westminster."

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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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70.9%

Overall Rating

223 out of 293 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Strand Continental'

Atmosphere
59.2%
Location
96.8%
Facilities
53.6%
Cleanliness
65.6%
Staff
81.6%
Value
64.0%
Safety
75.2%
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

10 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, and cheap. Staff were very helpful. Felt safe and was clean.

Disliked: Perhaps better shower facilities

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

08 October 2010

Liked: convenient to where we wanted to go

Disliked: it was dull and a bit dingy

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

Kah Siang Goh

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

07 October 2010

Liked: Good location

Disliked: I was charged 17 pounds as a deposit by hostelbookers when booking but when i arrived at the hostel, i did not receive a reduction in the fee despite initially paying a deposit. I was charged the full amount by the hostel.

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

Elena Gutierrez

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 October 2010 Elena would recommend this property

Liked: Clean rooms, lovely bar and restaurant, good cheap food!

Disliked: Elena left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Partying / nightlife

03 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: you get what you pay

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

Claire Williams

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

29 September 2010 Claire would recommend this property

Liked: Great central location. Simple but clean room. The staff were friendly. Breakfast was very simple but included in the price of the room. It is a great budget location.

Disliked: There were two toilets and a shower for the whole floor. On the first night the toilets were fine but the second day they were blocked and dirty. The shower room was just that, a shower in a room! It was a little difficult to get in and out of.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

27 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Wonderful location and nice staff.

Disliked: A bit run-down but clean.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

27 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff helped us with supplying a 3 bed dorm for the 3 of us.

Disliked: Walls possibly a bit thin, but not a big noise problem.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

27 September 2010

Liked: Very cheap.

Disliked: Paid for a 4 bed room, got 2 singles beds and a double bed. Only got one key between four people. The guy who took my £10 key deposit wrote "no deposit" on my key deposit slip and didn't give me a receipt. I don't know whether this was a deliberate attempt to defraud or just old-fashioned incompetence, but it did require some negotiation with the receptionist girl the following morning to get my money back. All the shower basins on our floor were blocked, and full of water. Like, to the point that the water was going nowhere except overflowing onto the floor. Not pleasant.

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

25 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: no lift

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location and ease of getting to the tube.

Disliked: Being on The Strand made it very loud because of traffic.

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

Karine Metos

Alone

Business / conference

23 September 2010 Karine would recommend this property

Liked: Very good hotel - I loved the restaurant on the second floor - delicious food!

Disliked: Karine left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

21 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I prefer the location, it is very close to river Thomes and located in city center. I can easily find theaters and others near this place.

Disliked: I don't like the bathroom. It is quiet small and hard to control the temperature of water.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

12 September 2010

Liked: The location and friendliness of the persons at the counter.

Disliked: For us the main thing was the cleanliness of the room. The blankets and bed sheets had both quite noticeable stains, which completely changed the experience, as we did not sleep well as the feeling of knowing that the bed is dirty is very unpleasant. I would recommend them to really improve this part, as for me it did not even reach an average level.

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

Philippe Leonis

Alone

Events / festivals

07 September 2010 Philippe would recommend this property

Liked: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Disliked: Philippe left no negative feedback.

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

jennifer rogers

With friends / other travellers

City break

02 September 2010 jennifer would recommend this property

Liked: loaction was perfect

Disliked: jennifer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ana Maria Aguirre

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

31 August 2010 Ana Maria would recommend this property

Liked: i liked the fact that breakfast was included in the price and that the location was ideal.

Disliked: Ana Maria left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Mikel Zumalakarregi

With friends / other travellers

31 August 2010 Mikel would recommend this property

Liked: Next to covent garden you can go shopping partiyng and to any place in London easylly saving time and money. Cheap and peaceful,I really recommend it¡

Disliked: Mikel left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Leyre Gonzalez de Txabarri

With friends / other travellers

31 August 2010 Leyre would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing atmosphere really cheap in the center of London. You can ask for anything that you are worried to the staff, they kindly help you. There is a bar with free wi fi where you can relax.Definetely I will repeat!!

Disliked: Leyre left no negative feedback.

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

Ane Grijelmo

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

29 August 2010 Ane would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and spacious room.

Disliked: Ane left no negative feedback.

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

Enrique Rodriguez

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 August 2010 Enrique would recommend this property

Liked: Met some great people. Good if your on a budget.

Disliked: Enrique left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping

27 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location as it is directly opposite Covent garden. Couldn't get a better location for a night out in central London. Atmosphere is relaxing and peaceful after a hectic night out. Friendly and accommodating staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Oiartz Gonzalez

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 August 2010 Oiartz would recommend this property

Liked: It is in central London so you do not waste time the little time that you come traveling. Staff is really helpful. It is a small hostel so the treatment is specialised. Breakfast it is nice and you meet people in the wifi zone. Really recommend it!

Disliked: Oiartz left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping

22 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Unbeatable location, clean and safe, It has been tottally fun!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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