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Reviews of Palmers Lodge-Swiss Cottage

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

85.3% Overall Rating

989 out of 1040 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (04/08/2014)

"Buena ubicacion, tenes Supermercado abierto 24hs, y estaciones de metro a pocas cuadras staff masculino predispuesto a ayudar en cualquier momento el desayuno tiene buen horario variedad y calidad.. dentro de lo"

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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

  • Breakfast USD 7.46
  • Towel USD 2.49

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • 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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85.3%

Overall Rating

989 out of 1040 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Palmers Lodge-Swiss Cottage'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
87.2%
Facilities
80.8%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
81.6%
Value
80.0%
Safety
92.8%
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77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Brendan Smith

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 May 2011 Brendan would recommend this property

Liked: Nice, big, old cottagey place.

Disliked: Nothing, it's ok.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very close to a tube station, making it easy to navigate around the city. It was very receptive to our comings and goings at all hours.

Disliked: The internet was a hassel. It would kick in and out, but I believe that was mostly due to high traffic. Some of the other guests were less than courtious to everyone else and that impeded our enjoyment a bit.

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

Anthony van Dijk

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

16 May 2011 Anthony would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, very good price.

Disliked: The breakfast was a bit early.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

16 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: If the socket can be near every bad (especially top two) then will be better

Disliked: The bath room did not have the cover so the water come out and wet my clothes

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

colin mcdonald

Alone

City break

13 May 2011 colin would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent value for money, friendly helpful staff, free computer use and Wi fi. Well done !

Disliked: Thought the beer could have been a little cheaper

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

Karin Otzen

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

12 May 2011 Karin would recommend this property

Liked: Liked the quality of the building, rooms and beds. Some of the showers were quite small but all in all they were clean and that is for me the most important. Nice bar/restaurant in the basement. A bit far from London city centre but quite close to two different tube stations. Also close to the bus to/from Stansted airport.

Disliked: N/A

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Iain Cosgrove

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

09 May 2011 Iain would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere

Disliked: The room was very warm.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

06 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything. I liked the fact that there was no noise during the night.

Disliked: I don´t have anything to say because I really liked the property.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

06 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked everything, the people I met were really nice. I liked the fact that during the night there was no noise.

Disliked: I don´t have anything to say because I really liked the place

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

Milica Stojanovic

Alone

City break

06 May 2011 Milica would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very clean, on a very good location, the staff are very helpful and kind, so all these factors combined with London itself made my stay there worth remembering.

Disliked: nothing to dislike

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

Eduardo Guemes

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

05 May 2011 Eduardo would recommend this property

Liked: Great place to stay!

Disliked: It's a little bit far from central London, but the tube connects you to everywhere.

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

Jiri Maly

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

04 May 2011 Jiri would recommend this property

Liked: Free internet, good staff, bed curtains

Disliked: nothing special

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The WiFi is for free and working. Many online PCs are available for free. Central location. Friendly atmosphere, staff , guests. The building, rooms, ceilings, floors etc are really very pleasant, almost like in a luxury hotel, this is the Swiss Cottage giving the name to this part of London. Showers are OK. The hostel is clean, moreover guests get not the stress from compulsive cleaning services I had to suffer in other hostels. Microscopic, gender-separated toilets.

Disliked: A nice cozy little restaurant, a cozy pub BUT no real self-catering facilities, you have one microwave oven and can make your tea or Nescafe but e.g. forget about grilling fish or boiling water for cooking your rice or noodles; only one fridge , it is messy overloaded by too many plastic bags of guests. Toilets are ridiculously tiny, a (not dead) human body fits hardly in ... even ryanair toilets are more comfortable ! Nevertheless I would definitely book again at this hostel.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

30 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Curtains round the beds was a great feature.

Disliked: Restaurant was closed for a group which meant we had to go searching for food.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I especially liked how the bunks had curtains around them so it was easier to sleep. Everything was safe, internet was fine, and the staff was really helpful.

Disliked: Nothing! It's a great place to stay, best hostel i've stayed in.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Quaint hostel with a lovely eating area. Bathrooms were better than previous reviews suggested.

Disliked: Distance from main attractions, though the tube was fairly close.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: bed, 'curtain' of bed, breakfast

Disliked: location, it was close to tube stop but still a bit far from attractions

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

Petr Vaverka

With friends / other travellers

City break
Relaxation/spa
Shopping

27 March 2011 Petr would recommend this property

Liked: nicely done rooms. free wi-fi. bar in the basement. cool staff.

Disliked: not enough toilets and sinks. poor breakfast.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

26 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice staff, nice atmosphere, delicious food, clean beds, good location. *Thumbs up*

Disliked: nothing

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

YIHAN TANG

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

25 March 2011 YIHAN would recommend this property

Liked: It's great to have curtains for each bed; the lockers under the bed can be pulled out to be a chair ^^ LOVE the hostel, best ever !!!

Disliked: NOTHING, it is really great

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

25 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free internet, no curfew and the conservatory

Disliked: Bar closed too early

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

22 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is so helpfulness and the place have a great location at 4 underground stations to the center.

Disliked: small room of breakfast

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

20 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bed is clean and there are different activities every night.

Disliked: The closest washroom to my room is currently under construction. The location is a bit inconvenient, but still acceptable.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

15 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: old and classical building with a lot of character. Nice living room with pool, sofas and organisated movie nights (with free popcorn). rooms were clean and safe. good breakfast is included!!

Disliked: nothing


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