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Hostel Strand Continental

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143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#417 of 823 B&Bs / Inns in London
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Fantastically located on the famous Strand in London. With the River Thames behind you and the lively West End in front of you, you will have an easy time finding everything you came to London for! Not only is this little gem well located it is also steeped in history and well facilitated. Facilities include a 1940's styled bar and restaurant, free wi-fi, free continental breakfast.
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Free internet
Internet
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
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Non-smoking rooms
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Katty wrote a review Dec 2020
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I stayed in Hostel Strand Continental for three weeks and I felt like at home. It's got a really warm atmosphere and a super dedicated and friendly staff, almost like a family. I highly recommend it: best relation quality-price, best location and best staff, always listening and caring for the guests. I would like to say a special thank you to Mickael for exceeding hygiene expectations and for the time he dedicates to guests, always with a smile! Thanks also to Phiroza and her parents for everything!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: Best relation quality price, best location and best staff!
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Gary C wrote a review Dec 2019
Ipswich, United Kingdom482 contributions143 helpful votes
Yes this is a cheap place to stay but this should not be used as an excuse for dirt, sub standard fittings and above all bad attitude. One milk portion in room but heh one teabag and one coffee sachet so you have to choose. Curtain came away when closed i reported it but they didnt bother to sort. Tap on sink very loose. On a busy road some sort of double glazing would be ideal. But could have forgiven all that if the waiter/receptionist in the morning had been just a little friendly. No attempt to speak no good morning just a grunt when l spoke. On leaving asked for my key deposit back which he sorted without uttering a word. He gave hospitality a new meaning. I have been in this industry for 40 years and never encountered such rudeness. Location is great its cheap but dont waste your money.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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TuXxXxX wrote a review Nov 2019
Toulouse, France26 contributions12 helpful votes
Great location, that’s it. And you will pay sooooo much for this: - bad check-in - very dirty place: carpets, sheets, pillows, bathrooms, toilets, walls... - very tiny rooms: you won’t get lost in your room - lot of noise: don’t expect to sleep well - bad breakfast: some cereals and bread and the toaster is gross - expensive Never walk in there.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Melanie N wrote a review Oct 2019
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I made a mistake to cancel my reservation and immediately emailed that I still wanted to stay there. Despite never emailing me back and still SELLING THE ROOM TO SOMEONE ELSE I had to pay the full cost. Terrible customer service and bad policies. Would give 0 stars.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Rachel B wrote a review Jul 2019
Port Coquitlam, Canada32 contributions5 helpful votes
I stayed 3 nights at this hostel and the location was amazing. We had the Lyceum theatre right across the street and walking distance to all central things. Underground was about a 5 minute walk - Temple Station was the closest but Covent Garden was super close as well if you need a different line. The hostel itself needs some updating or at least a little TLC. Beds were comfortable. No fans but you could open the window the whole way which was nice. The door was difficult to open and shut. The bathrooms really need attention as the shower door was broken, felt dirty and unclean. Beds were comfortable though with a clean duvet and sheets. The towels were 2 pounds each but they never let us turn them in for fresh ones even though we were told that we could. Lack of communication with the staff on lots of things - they never knew we extended our stay and never told the other staff that we did pay for the extra nights. It was ok stay but don't expect a lot. The breakfast was horrible and not much selection - if you like cereal you will be ok but not great at all.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: We were on the 4th floor - Room 47 - and while it was noisy because of the theatre crowds it did...
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US$35 - US$114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandLondonTrafalgar Square / Embankment
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostel Strand Continental
Which popular attractions are close to Hostel Strand Continental?
Nearby attractions include The Lion King (0.05 miles), Covent Garden (0.2 miles), and SANDEMANs NEW Europe - London (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostel Strand Continental?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hostel Strand Continental?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hostel Strand Continental?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen, Frog By Adam Handling, and Beaufort Bar.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostel Strand Continental?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Polish, Finnish, and Urdu.
Are there any historical sites close to Hostel Strand Continental?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (0.8 miles), Tower of London (1.8 miles), and Houses of Parliament (0.9 miles).