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

Leyre Gonzalez de Txabarri

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 August 2010 Leyre would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent atmosphere, really kind staff, it is really worth it!

Disliked: Leyre left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

22 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location it excellent for a night out and sightseeing. Washbasin in room means you don't always have to run to the bathroom to brush your teeth etc.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Nerea Garmendia

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 August 2010 Nerea would recommend this property

Liked: Good, clean hotel. I liked the free WIFI and free luggage storage. Staff were very friendly..

Disliked: Nerea left no negative feedback.

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

Olivia Lopetegui

With friends / other travellers

Shopping

21 August 2010 Olivia would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean rooms and fun staff!!

Disliked: Olivia left no negative feedback.

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

Lara Tevert

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 August 2010 Lara would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast was great and the character of the hotel was fun. Nice and clean as well. Definitely one of the best in London.

Disliked: Lara left no negative feedback.

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

Brenda Jeanette Tesone Suarez

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year

15 August 2010 Brenda Jeanette would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was really nice and the location was excellent

Disliked: The breakfast was extremely poor

80.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

15 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: convenient transportation

Disliked: thin door noisy no sound proof

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Shopping

15 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect Location, everything is close by

Disliked: Needs refurbishment, doors of the rooms seem not to be very safe

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

09 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is excellent, the rooms are very clean, the breakfast is free and is nice....cereal and toast and tea/coffee...simple but just what you need!! Theres a pizza express next door to the hostel which was very handy when we arrived as we were starving!! Theres lots of shops nearby, the hostel is easy to find and is really close to covent garden underground and to temple making it reallt easy to get to and to travel around london!

Disliked: The water in the shower was really hot and there were a lot of stairs!!!

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

Oscar Baker

With my spouse / partner

City break

09 August 2010 Oscar would recommend this property

Liked: great location and very cheap for london! staff were friendly and helpful too

Disliked: the rooms are not on suit which we didnt realise but you get a basin and the toilets were clean

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

08 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Gr8 location

Disliked: Room small, toilets/showers could be cleaner, altought it was ok.

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Central location, it was really cheap, helpfulness of your staff

Disliked: Everything was fine

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

06 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Stranded in London with no desire to go pub-crawling with generic travelling nation's nationals, this hostel offers single beds in a 3-bed room which was ideal for someone who doesn't want to be kept awake by screaming teenagers. Ambient noise around the hostel is to be expected. Comfortable common area (not really used as a bar) with WiFi and free early breakfast means that I'll be staying here again if I am alone and happy with it.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

06 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, easy walking distance to lots of sight-seeing places. Includes breakfast which is nice.

Disliked: Only has wi-fi, so not so convenient if traveling without your own computer.

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

Alison Brunt

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway

05 August 2010 Alison would recommend this property

Liked: The location. And the hostel partners that come with the room.

Disliked: Alison left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

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

03 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Unbelievable LOCATION

Disliked: Bad Breakfast, no air conditioning, weird smell of Asian Food

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

02 August 2010

Liked: La ubicacion. Las duchas.

Disliked: La estado de la alfombra en los cuartos es pesimo, muy sucias. La descarga de de agua de los sanitarios tienen problemas, con lo cual nunca se logra evacuar totalmente, quedando restos de excrementos y papel.-

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Loved the hotel bar there, I met some really cool people who I ended up hanging out with for the remainder of their stay in London. Kind and helpful stuff, clean room and beds.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
City break

01 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, free wifi and breakfast (basic. toast coffee, cereal, juice) included

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

frank moore

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Family Holiday

24 July 2010 frank would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location. On he Strand right in the heart of the West End theatre district and close to tube and rail stations.

Disliked: No lift and the climb to a third storey room.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

18 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A pleasant room at the bar with bow windows and free WiFi (appreciated!), a perfect place to relax or work (it's also where breakfast is served).

Disliked: No lockers in the shared rooms (but small ones for valuables at the reception).

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

17 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: They don't even have a free map to show some places could be useful for you

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Romantic getaway

14 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice and quit despite the busy street in front of the hostel

Disliked: they did not clean the room or change the towels in our 5 night stay

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

13 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The excellent location in the centre of London only a few minutes walk from Waterloo Bridge and the South Bank area and only a five minute walk to Covent Garden in the other direction.

Disliked: More information upon arrival would have been useful as we had to ask where the bathroom facilities where located and we were not sure of the curfew time either. Rooms could have been a bit cleaner but the linen and sink were clean.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

10 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Room was clean and friendly staff, basic on budget price so Ok for a night or two but bathrooms could be a bit cleaner, breakfast only creral and toast .Please note they ask for a key deposit which is not mentioned when booking.

Disliked: Very old building, toilets / shower could do with a makeover.


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