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Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage Reviews

40 College Crescent, Swiss Cottage, London, England

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86%

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9941 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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97%

This was the first hostel I ever stayed at and was really supposed at how much I loved it there. That atmosphere in the bar was great and I met a lot of cool people.

  • 17th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

It is good that there is curtain on every bed, so you have private space for private thing. The staffa there are nice.


97%

The breakfast is simple but tasty, the Wi-Fi reaches even the highest rooms (a huge plus), the pub is very pleasant, common room comfy, and curtained beds conducive to sleep and privacy. The staff are friendly and helpful, the building itself is close to a tube station and a number of restaurants. Only downside that comes to mind is the fairly open luggage storage. The luggage storage is temporary, though, because you will have a locker assigned to you under your bed.

  • 15th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

The location is perfect, jubilee line gets you just about anywhere you would want to go without the need to change. Major grocery store was just around the corner which definitely saved on food costs. Breakfast and rooms themselves were excellent and wifi was available everywhere. Toilets and showers were plenty and clean.

  • 14th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


63%

I was put in a dormitory in the basement which was next to the bar so there were loud noises and drunken banging on the door until around 4.30am. I felt that the price should have been much lower to reflect the noise level in this location. I also would have welcomed more charging sockets in the dormitories. On the plus side, the location is nice and it's great both for accessing the underground station and the City. Breakfast was a pleasant surprise!

  • 14th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Palmes Lodge Swiss Cottage was a great and beautiful place to stay! Felt almost hotel-like. I loved the curtains hanging from the bunk beds to give you privacy. Also the bathrooms were very clean. Everything seemed up to date and clean. The staff was friendly. Only thing I would complain about would be the location. Pretty far from the city. But if you take the subway it is definitely less than 25 minutes. I would highly recommend this place and recommend getting an oyster pass for the subways.


63%

la struttura è facile da raggiungere con i mezzi di trasporto, è bella e ben tenuta. Le stanze sono grandi, nella mia in otto c'era spazio in abbondanza e la giusta privacy, i letti ad una piazza e mezza molto comodi. i bagni però sono troppo miseri e fanno dimenticare le cose buone. come anche la colazione davvero striminzita.


94%

Great, higher quality hostel, housed in a beautiful old building (but fitted with modern amenities), including a nice big hang out room. Included breakfast is good too, easy walk to Camden Town and just next to a zone 2 station for easy access to the city. (Honestly I walked to Mayfair/SOHO really quickly from the hostel it's quite close).


89%

Very clean, very homey, private bunk beds. Quiet and comfortable. Not the best party hostel and was a little harder to meet people but definitely a comfortable stay, especially after a few nights at other larger hostels.


89%

Beautiful building, however no real kitchen which is not ideal.


100%

Close to the tube, fast trip to central London-really love the London mass transit. Extremely good facilities, everything you could think of was covered! My first hostel and really a terrific experience. Nice having a little bar/restaurant in the basement, not a huge number of restaurants or bars nearby, tho we did find an Indian takeaway open late.


71%

Wholemeal bread at breakfast would be great!

  • 9th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

My first hostel, a great experience. I've been to 2 more since. Palmer's stacks up well.


100%

It was very easy to find & check in. I really enjoyed meeting lovely people.

  • 9th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Morocco
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

Good location. Safe. Breakfast was great.


83%

The hostel is incredibly easy to get to from Heathrow as well as smaller airports (I went to Stansted after staying here). The tube station is very close by and it's easy to get to all attractions you would want to visit. The 21 person dorms are slightly overwhelming with not very many outlets, but they are clean, and so are the washrooms. I plan to stay here again.


100%

Excellent hostel! I would definitely stay there again! The common room is sooo nice, the internet is perfect (I could Skype from the bedroom AND common room), and although I was in the 28 bed bedroom, the curtains were perfect to give privacy to people. The street nearby is also very good for shopping for food. Stay here!


86%

The kitchen was dissapointing. It even wasn't a real kitchen- no oven, no stove. Just a microwave and a fridge. Anyways, it is really worth the money. A Sainsbury's and the Underground is not far away. They cleaned the bathrooms many times a day.


77%

loved curtains around beds--helped privacy. Free breakfast, wi-fi.


89%

The hostel and bathroom were spotless and the dorm room was also clean. The man at the front desk who works in the afternoon was so helpful and very nice. Overall, kitchen facilities are a bit lacking and the dorm rooms are expensive but that's London. Would stay here again.


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