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Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage

40 College Crescent, Swiss Cottage, London, England
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86%Rating

  • 86%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage is set in what one Hostelworld reviewer calls a 'spacious, lovely old mansionette' with a distinctly Victorian English atmosphere. Many of our users say they 'would always go back' to this hostel when in London. The 'knowledgeable', 'lovely and helpful' staff are frequently praised for providing 'very focused, personalised attention' to guests, while visitors can 'meet new people and have a good laugh' in the downstairs pub. We like that most of their bunk beds have privacy curtains, creating personal space even in a busy dorm.

Property Information:

Awarded “Best Customer Service” for two consecutive years (2012-2013) by the British Education Travel Association and 'Silver Award for Best Accommodation' in the UK youth travel.

Whether you're a backpacker or a budget traveller, you will enjoy Palmers Lodges Swiss Cottage. The grand charm of the historic building combined with our great service and location will be one of the most unique city experiences you will have in London.

Free Wi-Fi
Free breakfast
Free linen

Recently renovated, Swiss Cottage boasts not only a fantastic London city location and building but our services are unbeatable! We have a 24 hour reception so you can be assured we are always there for you if you need us, we have also taken great care when it comes to your safety & security so you don't need to worry and can chill in our bar or relax in the lounge and watch the latest game.

An added bonus is that beds are pre-made and come with linen all for free, so the late arriving lodger can jump straight into bed, or the bar! We do believe that a happy lodger needs a good breakfast, which is why we have a free continental breakfast for you to start you day in a good way! We also offer free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel so you can stay in touch with the rest of the world and explore what's on in London!

It is easy to forget when you stay at Swiss Cottage that there is a vibrant city just outside waiting for you! We are close to the underground (tube to the locals) so you can be in any of London's hotspots within minutes! If it's shopping you're looking for, the tube will take you directly from Swiss Cottage Station to the centre of Oxford Street, or you can shop till you drop at Europe's largest shopping centre Westfield. You could also have a drink or two in Leicester Square, take a spin on the London Eye or spot Kate and William at Buckingham Palace, all this and more with the tube from Swiss Cottage Station just around the corner!

Just some of our facilities and services:
▪ 24 hour reception and staff
▪ Check in time 2pm, but you're always welcome to arrive before as we can store your luggage
▪ Check out time 11am
▪ Logged and coded keycard door access
▪ Free safes and luggage lockers in every room
▪ Ensuite rooms available
▪ Coach and car parking available (charges may apply)
▪ Free full continental breakfast
▪ Full restaurant meals from £5
▪ Full CCTV coverage for added security
▪ Free linen and beds which are premade
▪ Group meal menus and packed lunches available
▪ Bar and late night lounge areas
▪ Reading, conservatory and quiet rooms
▪ Disabled access and lift
▪ Large selection of rooms including double, twin and dormitory rooms
▪ Heavy duty laptop and valuables safes at reception
▪ Ground floor reception and rooms
▪ Group and individual luggage storage
▪ Payphone, fax and photocopy facilities
▪ Free Wi-Fi and PC access
▪ Washing and drying facilities available
▪ Theatre and attraction ticket sales at reception
▪ Souvenirs and toiletries sales at reception

Note that this property has a maximum stay of 31 nights.

All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and have a written approval from parents with a copy of their passport or I.D. If staying in a single sex dorm room the adult and child must be the same gender. Please note under 16s are not allowed to stay in dorm rooms. You must book a private room.

Please note that reservations for the night of the 31st December 2014 will be subject to a no-cancellation policy.

This property has a 24HR cancellation policy. Bookings will need to by cancelled via email by 2pm of the previous day the guest is supposed to arrive.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Please note that from the 3rd of March 2014 we will be doing refurbishment works in the Bar and Restaurant areas so there will be some minor disruptions. We will still be offering the service as normal and the works should be complete by the 26th of March 2014.
Best For: Privacy, Young Travellers

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  • Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage says

    I think what Hostelworld guests like most about our property is the character of our building, a beautiful Victorian listed mansion. Our helpful staff are also highly rated.
    We've got some great unique features, like lots of free under-bed storage and custom-made bunk beds with curtains and nightlights for extra privacy. There's also an onsite bar where you can meet other people and join our theme nights; plus, we also stock several pub games and a Wii. I really feel that we're ideal for budget-concious travellers who want to experience boutique accommodation without sacrificing the social element that can only be found in hostels.
    We're located less than 20 minutes' walk from Hampstead Heath, Abbey Road, Regents Park and Primrose Hill. I recommend checking out the Hamstead Theatre; it's only about four minutes' walk from here.
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      Esther, Sales & Marketing Manager
  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    A very clean hostel and excellent toilet and bathroom facilities. Good free breakfast and internet.Easy access to central London with nearest underground just 5 min walk away.
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  • Latest Review

    Very welcoming, desk and bar staff were cheerful & helpful. The hostel has decent amenities, bathrooms located on several floors - so no shortage there. Female-only bathrooms are a good idea - but the blokes miss out as there were less showers available (we're not a fussy bunch though!) Was a large common room where people were more likely to chill-out and have some quiet time. The bar/beer garden had a much more lively atmosphere and we managed to wrangle people into joining us for some beers!
    Read More
      Anonymous, Wales, All Male Group, 25-30
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Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Elevator
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wii


Hostel Awards

  • 2013 Hoscar Winner
  • 1st
  • Most Popular Hostels London
  • 2011 Hoscar Winner
  • 1st
  • Most Popular Hostels London
  • 2013 1st Most Popular Hostels London
  • 2011 1st Most Popular Hostels London

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Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included


Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Things to Note

All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and have an written aproval from parents with a copy of their passport or I.D. If staying in a single sex dorm room the adult and child must be the same gender. Please note under 16s cannot be in dorms only in private rooms, If you are travelling with children please contact the hostel first. no cancellation policy for the 31st December 2013





Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage Located at 40 College Crescent, Swiss Cottage, London.
Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage
England
London NW3 5LB 40 College Crescent, Swiss Cottage
86% 9611
51.5457078 -0.1757812
Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage
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