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Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage Reviews

40 College Crescent, Swiss Cottage, London, England

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11564 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Palmers Lodge is incredible! Friendly staff, great location and beautifully maintained. The pub downstairs is nice and the tips for what to do in London are a nice touch. Definitely good value for the money!

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Thank you Natosha ! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay in our hostel. Please don't hesitate to pass by reception next time you're in London ! All the best, Palmers Lodge Team


really enjoyed my stay in this Hostel. The staff was great, very helpful with directions and with tickets to certain attractions. They we're friendly and made us feel welcomed. It was a bit out of the way but there's a metro close by and it's easy to get into the city center. The rooms could use a bit more light and maybe more sockets to charge stuff for the top bunk. The breakfast was amazing and I was in live with the coffee machine in the bar area...very great experience.

  • 2nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you for your feedback! It is good to hear you enjoyed your stay. While we are located in zone 2, we are a short walk, bus or tube ride away from most of the major attractions in London. Unfortunately our unique building does not currently have sockets installed beside every bed, though there are plenty of them throughout the room itself and in the common areas. We are hoping to improve this in the future. We hope you can come back for another visit with the amazing coffee machine :)


Palmers lodge, was good, decent hostel. We were in a 12 bed female dorm and it was surprisingly private, not noisy, very organised and clean hostel. Bathrooms super clean. Only draw back was self catering kitchen was just a fridge, microwave and toaster , with no place to eat self catered food.

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Hello! Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay here. For the self-catering facilities, there is a conservatory beside the bar which has many tables and lots of space to enjoy your meal a little away from the bustle of the bar itself. This is a common area for people to eat, drink, play pool, or meet new people. We hope you can come back for a visit in the future!


It was a great hostel, we would definitely stay there again. The only complaint we had was the lack of outlets (which seems to be a problem at every hostel).


they are doing a great job in keeping the place clean. for me however too much chlorine. breakfast is nice with lots of choices if u don't mind what u putting into your body. if u like a real coffee i recommend the coffee place in the parallel street


Really nice place. I liked the common room a lot. When I saw they had a kitchen I thought there might be a bit more though, just a refrigerator, microwave, and toaster. Not bad at all, I was just expecting a stove top for cooking.

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