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Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage

40 College Crescent, Swiss Cottage, London, England
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  • 85%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 83%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:

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 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 guest needs a good breakfast, which is why we offer a full continental breakfast for only £4.50 and you will start your day full of energy! 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!

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.

Just some of our facilities and services:
▪ 24 hour reception and staff
▪ Check in time 2 pm, but you're always welcome to arrive before as we can store your luggage
▪ Check out time 11 am
▪ Key-card door access
▪ Free safes and luggage lockers in every room
▪ En-suite rooms available
▪ Coach and car parking available (£5.00)
▪ Full continental breakfast (£4.50)
▪ Full restaurant meals from £5.00
▪ 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
▪ 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 18's 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 16's 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 will be subject to a no-cancellation policy.

This property has a 24 HR cancellation policy. Bookings will need to by cancelled via email by 2 pm 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.

Guests are reminded that once they have paid on the day of check-in, no refunds will be issued.
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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

    Really lovely hostel! Stayed in a 21 bed female dorm. Room washuge! Curtains on all the beds so you have privacy in your bed. Breakfast was good but think you should offer cooked breakfast or more cereals, rest of continental was nice. Would definitely stay here again!
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      Anonymous, England, Female, 25-30
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wii

Hostel Awards

  • 2014 1st Most Popular Hostels London
  • 2012 1st Most Popular Hostels London

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  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • 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, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

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

Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage Located at 40 College Crescent, Swiss Cottage, London.
Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage
London NW3 5LB 40 College Crescent, Swiss Cottage
86% 11725
51.5457078 -0.1757812
Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage
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