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Reviews of Palmers Lodge-Swiss Cottage

Hostel | 40 College Crescent, Swiss Cottage, London, England NW3 5LB

86.5% Overall Rating

960 out of 1009 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/04/2014)

"Curtains on dorm beds and individual lights. Computers for internet use. Nice building"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.52

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

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 A 24 hours notice (from check in time) is required in order not to be charged for the night. The cancellation notice has to be sent by email too. Please note that PHOTO I.D. is required at check in. Under 18s must be accompanied by an over 18 adult booked into the same private room. All bookings require full payment at time of booking. Special cancellation policy “Please note that reservations for the night of the 31st December 2012 will be subject to a no-cancellation policy.”

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86.5%

Overall Rating

960 out of 1009 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Palmers Lodge-Swiss Cottage'

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
86.4%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
90.4%
Staff
84.8%
Value
82.4%
Safety
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

30 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location and the price is reasonable

Disliked: sometimes it's a little noisy at night

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

28 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great staff, decent bar downstairs and the lounge was very spacious and convenient. keep up the good work!

Disliked: somewhat isolated location in terms of historical sites and cultural hotspots, but a safe area and easily accessible by the underground

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

27 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great atmosphere and bar

Disliked: -

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

23 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A great place close to central London. Cheap and cheerful with lots of character and beautiful features. Would definitely go back there!

Disliked: Nothing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

alessandro fabietti

Alone

Work / volunteering

22 August 2011 alessandro would recommend this property

Liked: it's a very good area well linked to all london funny things to do and to visit, internet is free, beds are comfortable for an hostel and the area is quiet

Disliked: bathrooms are small and rooms aren't cleaned very well but they're ok, there isn't a kitchen to cook like in all london's hostels

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Kristian Samuelsen

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

20 August 2011 Kristian would recommend this property

Liked: There were curtains around each bed.

Disliked: Small showers, but it's not a big problem.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostile I stayed in while in Europe!

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Fagner Luiz Fernandes da Silva

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife

11 August 2011 Fagner Luiz would recommend this property

Liked: Despite i had been in a 28 bed room, i had good privacity. the hostel provided good services for free and staff always helpfull

Disliked: nothing to complain

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked that there are lockers under the bed (bring your own lock); the breakfast was decent (toast, cereals, croissants, and apples); there was free wireless and free computer access; there were large common areas; there are curtains around the bed to keep out ambient light.

Disliked: I was in a basement room and the bathrooms and shower rooms were very small. There was not really adequate ventilation in the shower rooms, so they tend to get very humid and damp; it would be better if the individual shower rooms were combined into a large room so that they could air out and you could have more room.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

María Calderón

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2011 María would recommend this property

Liked: free internet acces

Disliked: nothing

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

22 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, staff very friendly

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

MARY HEERIN

Alone

City break

20 July 2011 MARY would recommend this property

Liked: A hostel with character, spacious lounge, free wi-fi, comfortable beds with curtains around, simple breakfast included.

Disliked: Bathroom is right outside of the dormitory door so lots of noise from hairdryers, banging doors, loudly singing and generally inconsiderate guests. Also not enough sinks in the bathroom - only two which were both occupied for half an hour for elaborate make up sessions.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lo staff è molto cordiale, la posizione non è male.

Disliked: I cessi non sono il massimo, i lavantini sono in miniatura. Le finestre delle camere sono di difficile movimentazione.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Mario Antonio Pérez de Asco

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 July 2011 Mario Antonio would recommend this property

Liked: THe place where the hostel is located, is a really nice neighborhood

Disliked: There is not enough space for palceing luggage

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Dilyana Kadieva

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

13 July 2011 Dilyana would recommend this property

Liked: It was very close to the National Express Stop which was what I needed at 3 am! Close to the subway station too, not too far away from central London, quick and easy to reach. I was doing sightseeing one day and a show at Wembley the other - very convinient location to reach both! I liked the fact there were computers to use so I left my PC home and just used theirs! 14 beds is too many for a room no matter how spacious, but beds had curtains to give you privacy. It wasn't really bad, I only met a couple of the people in my room - I was out from early morning up to close to midnight - but they kept going in and out until very late - not too much of a sleep there. Of course, this is no faut of the hostel. Great value for money, as what I needed in London was a bed and a shower.

Disliked: Although there were some hooks, your stuff gets wet in the shower. Draining is bad, if you don't want to stand in a pool, don't get in barefeet! Showers are very clean though and get cleaned pretty often.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

10 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful property, close to tube, cleaner than average, quite good breakfast.

Disliked: Nothing but quite dear.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

09 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A lovely building, very close to tube stations. Very sturdy bunk beds (which makes a nice change from other hostels!), with lots of space for luggage. Slept really well and would reccommend to others!

Disliked: The only downside would be the lack of toilets and sinks...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I spent a week here and it was overall a good value for the money.

Disliked: there is no self-catering kitchen!!! this is a big minus for people on a budget, especially on a long-term stay. also,i the wifi quality is VERY poor and goes down all the time. common room over-crowded, not a lot of bathrooms, and the showers were so small that you would always get all your stuff wet. the lockers are in a VERY uncomfortable position under the bottom bed. also, little atmosphere because everyone basically cares for oneself (staff included). but I guess this is because it is London.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sun Eun Kim

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 July 2011 Sun Eun would recommend this property

Liked: clean and all staffs are kind. breakfast is good too.

Disliked: I'm nor sure

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Pi-ting Hsu

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa

05 July 2011 Pi-ting would recommend this property

Liked: the bathrooms are very clean. You do a good job to maintain the cleanness.

Disliked: Nothing. I like everything.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

03 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Bit bare

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: housed in a spacious old manor, just a little outside the busy area of London, also within 5 min walking distance of metro and easybus stop to airport, very convenient!

Disliked: bathrooms were a little small and cramped, not a lot of ventilation but the rest of the place was spacious and homely

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Aino Salonen

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

01 July 2011 Aino would recommend this property

Liked: All in all it was really a nice hostel.

Disliked: In the showers there was only cold water and one shower was out of order in the downstairs.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fine

Disliked: fine

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Laura Wyatt

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

28 June 2011 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel offers everything you need plus more! It truely is a hostel that thinks it is a hotel. The breakfast was good and the restaurant was very reasonably priced. The dorms were very good and the privacy curtains are now a luxury I want for every hostel I stay in!

Disliked: Nothing! Even though it was a hostel there is nothing I could complain about!


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