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Reviews of Strand Continental

Hostel | 143 Strand, London, England WC2R 1JA

78.9% Overall Rating

238 out of 311 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/04/2015)

adam swain thinks…

"its a place for a night or two or if you don't mind 'ruffing' it but as it is only a 2star I did really expect what I got, I guess the price, location and staff and level security.. oh and the light…"

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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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78.9%

Overall Rating

238 out of 311 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Strand Continental'

Atmosphere
70.4%
Location
99.2%
Facilities
62.4%
Cleanliness
72.8%
Staff
82.4%
Value
81.6%
Safety
83.2%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Jenna Hastelow

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

11 November 2010 Jenna would recommend this property

Liked: Really great value for money. Location is absolutely perfect. Hostel has great 1940s charm, full of character.

Disliked: Well the excellent location means there is a lot of traffic noise 24/7.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

01 November 2010

Liked: The central location and friendly staff.

Disliked: The carpet was dreadful. As it is an old house, everything is quite narrow and run-down. The community kitchen doesn't really exit. You can only find a dirty microwave in it, no mugs nothing else. The breakfast is two toast with jam and average coffee, nothing great about it, but I guess that's what you can get for this price and central location.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

31 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap, excellent location

Disliked: Toilets didn't always work. Breakfast was included and available from 7.30 - 9.30, but at 8.30 there was no more left.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

25 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location is just great

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Ria Warfe

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

23 October 2010 Ria would recommend this property

Liked: EXCELLENT location! 500m from 2 different tube stations. A 5 minute walk to Covent Garden and Soho - the best place to go out at night. The rooms are simple and small, but clean comfortable enough. The shared bathrooms were clean and there was always one available. The restaurant was great, the food was excellent! People would come to the restaurant that weren't even staying there. The bar was cheap though not much atmosphere.

Disliked: The breakfast was below average - toast and cereal only. Even though it was included, I went out each day for breakfast. The bar was really quiet so not the best place to meet others if you're on your own. It states it's 'secure' and that the front door is locked after 11pm each night. I got home after this time quite often and the door was always open. In saying that, a staff member was always at the front desk.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

21 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: central location & good value for money

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

18 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hotel represents excellent value for money. The rooms are clean, the beds are warm and comfy, and it is such an excellent location - within walking distance of Covent Garden, all the West End theatres and the Leicester Square area, and well placed to make fast connections throughout central London. There is no curfew so great for going out, but there is an external lock after 11pm, adding to security. I would really recommend this place!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

17 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free WiFi, breakfast included, great location

Disliked: Could be cleaner. Kind of unfinished state: first time I've been there (about 3 months ago) seemed to be "work in progress" but haven't progressed since then.

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

Cassandra O'Sullivan

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

15 October 2010 Cassandra would recommend this property

Liked: very good location

Disliked: B-fast was jam on toast and cerial nothing else.

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

Lucy Jones

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

14 October 2010 Lucy would recommend this property

Liked: it's location!

Disliked: Noisey guests in the other rooms and from the traffic.

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

Customer review

Alone

13 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: GGG

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 October 2010

Liked: great location

Disliked: shared bathroom. got a room that smelled like raw sewage at first (but got a room change). does not feel very clean there...

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

Customer review

Alone

12 October 2010

Liked: the location

Disliked: won't come again.

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.


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