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Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage Reviews

40 College Crescent, Swiss Cottage, London, England

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84%

Rating
10608 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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100%

Very good and lovely hostel, the best so far!


80%

Bon court séjour, très bonne auberge et beau bâtiment. Seuls points négatifs: chambres peu chauffées et/ou vitres légères donc laisse passer l'air froid, douche pas très chaude et lits un peu durs. Sinon très bon rapport qualité/prix!

  • 19th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Thank you for your welcome !

  • 17th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

All good apart from rude cleaners, I know it's a rubbish job but you chose it! Don't take that out on the guests!! :/

  • 17th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

The room was not as the one shown in the pictures, also there was a little cold inside but overall is a nice and clean place to stay. Not really close to the centre, but in metro you can reach any point around the city, so is not a big deal, and the staff is really keen to give you directions.


86%

The only negative thing to say is that breakfast isn't included anymore. Other than that, my number-one-place to stay in London.

  • 15th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there and thank you for your review. We were receiving many reviews in concern of the quality of the old breakfast saying that the offer wasn't good enough. Hence we decided to offer guests a better breakfast, more complete, and in order to do it we had to start charging for it. :( Hope you can still choose us for your next stay! :)

100%

Five stars all the way... I really enjoyed my stay


83%

The location and the staff are good, but the rooms and drawers are too small, and the restroom is crowded.

  • 14th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


51%

The rood was bit cold and I think they didn't clean well.Smell was not so good. Kitchen is small. It's not enough to cook with bunch of people. The lift was broken. It was horrible. London is high price city, so this hostel is good to stay,when you think about your money.


49%

I have stayed here before and it was ok but this time it just was pretty lame. The atmosphere of the place is to busy and doesn't allow travelers to come together, talk, and share stories. A friend of mine had her locker broken into while there, and there should be a rule that you mush shower in order to stay at the hostel, (had a room that smelled like curry, BO, and expired salami).


77%

El hostel en si esta muy bien . La habitación de 12 personas no es muy grande y no hay lugar para poner las maletas así que es un caos el cuarto. La camas tienen cortinas así que eso da mucha privacidad. La cocina NO tiene cocina. Solo microondas . Bien en general

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hola y gracias por tu reseña. Lamentamos haber causado cualquier tipo de inconvenientes. Sinceramente no nos anunciamos como un hostel con cocina. Simplemente es un lugar en donde decidimos poner el refrigerador y el microondas para que aquellos que no quieren comer en nuestro restaurant al menos tengan la oportunidad de calentar sus comidas pre-hechas. Gracias y esperamos volver a verte pronto.

91%

Now that Palmer's Lodge has established a guest kitchen, it moves back up to the first rank of London hostels. Importatn to point out, though, that the kitchen is pokey (impossible to work in there with more than two people), But it;s still a guest kitchen, after all. The place also had dropped the included breakfast and lowered its prices -- with a paid-for breakfast. This, too, is a move forward.


89%

I have stayed several times at Palmer's lodge since 2010. The 18 bed mixed dorm remains great value, with plenty of space, plenty of power points, and small curtains for privacy. The wifi has improved, as has the space in the ground floor showers. However, the 30 second timer in the showers is a pain, the kitchen facilities remain poor, and they no longer offer a free breakfast.


89%

Great Hostel. There are reviews saying that people are not social in this hostel, but I am assuming that they did not initiate any conversation. Made great friends at this hostel. Very very clean facilities. Safe. I did not try the breakfast, but also did not want to pay the price for it. Staff was very nice and friendly. Just overall a nice place place! I would go back to this hostel in a heartbeat. Privacy screens when sleeping were also a big perk to my stay.


80%

Not my first stay, and most likely not my last. Good value for your money and close (by tube or bus) to most things you ''have'' to see when in London.

  • 10th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

me gustó mucho el estilo del hostal, el estilo del área alrededor es muy bonita, es muy fácil tomar el metro e ir a cualquier lugar turistico desde ahi. I really liked hostel style, and the area near there is pretty for walking around, it is easy to take the metro and go to any turistic place from there.

  • 10th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

excellent as always

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you! Hope to see you again soon. Tom

94%

I go back to the hostel every time I can. Very clean and comfy; nice structures and bed's already made when you check in! :D Easily reachable with metro/bus and handy also if you plan a night out (nightbuses run both from Piccadilly and Camden Town)


94%

Comme toujours Swiss cottage est un bon endroit pour séjourner en auberge. Par contre vraiment dommage que le petit déjeuner ne soit plus compris dans le prix !!!!! c une erreur


100%

Stayed here several times, always a pleasure.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, glad to hear it. We look forward to seeing you next time. Tom

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