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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is very well located. Walking distance from Covent Garden tube station, several theaters and even sightseeing spots as Trafalgar Square. However, the room walls are durlock (very thin) and a simple conversation at a decent tone can upset your neighbors. The carpet in the room needs changing. Not only it was ripped in several places, it needs deep... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So as the name suggests the location is fab, near where you want to be and the staff are lovely. That said, the wifi is only in their rather sad lounge, the water tends toward liquid lava in dirty bathrooms and the rooms are far too small for 4, with only one outlet to share. All in all setup was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After combing through the heap of hostels in London, we finally settled on this hostel for our 4 day trip to London, based on its location to everywhere we wanted to see. In addition to this a hotel room for 4 people in London is over £300, where here it was just over £25 per person per night. The entrance... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Strand Continental is located between the Temple and Embankment tube stations on the north bank of the Thames. This Hotel/Hostel is only a quick 5min walk away from Covent Guarden and has excellent underground and bus connections to all of the center of London. It's a cheap and cheerful with single and double rooms, as well as larger dormitories.... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot of people have complained about this place but I think one reason is their high expectations, thinking it is going to be a hotel. If you think Hostel then you'll get what you expect. For central London I paid £60 per night for a single room with a basic breakfast. I didn't expect much and therefore I wasn't... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place ticks the essentials of a hotel: clean, comfortable bed, appropriate bedding, shower with good water pressure and heat, and fantastic location. However, that's it. There is no life to get you up the many floors (reception is on 1st floor), the stairwell is very old with the width being not much more than a large suitcase, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For such a very reasonable price, these accommodations were great! And the staff were very helpful, especially Rupen and Alta! And for someone who loves Indian Food, I ate at least one very affordable meal at the restaurant ("India Club: Bar and Cafe") located on the 2nd Floor near to the Check-In area. The Hostel was easy to get to... More 

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Athens, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is not a hotel as advertised, it is a hostel. Having walked in knowing that, it was not too off from what I expected. I stayed in a 4 person room with 3 of my friends. The room was an okay size for a hotel. I found the beds to be comfortable. I was on the third floor (there... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

The so called family room,sold as a double with twin is a room no bigger than student digs with a metal bunk bed with double mattress on the bottom. It was riddled with damp, which had sheets of white paper pinned to the wall to cover, had curtain rail hanging off the ceiling over a child's bed, massive gaps under... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a hostel. Stayed in a 4 room which has bunks. Mattress was uncomfortable as could feel many of the springs. Only two showers for a floor of approximately 8 rooms. Two shared toilets. Could be cleaner. You get what you pay for and this is a great location. If you only use this to sleep then it's a... More 

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Strand Continental

Address: 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Price Range: $30 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Strand Continental 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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