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Reviews of Palmers Lodge-Swiss Cottage

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

85.7% Overall Rating

979 out of 1029 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (08/06/2014)

Laura Marie Stephenson thinks…

"The building is gorgeous and has so much history and character. The rooms are spotless, beds comfy and there's plenty of toilet and shower facilities so you'll never struggle to find one! The new bar…"

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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 7.67
  • Towel USD 2.56

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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85.7%

Overall Rating

979 out of 1029 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Palmers Lodge-Swiss Cottage'

Atmosphere
86.4%
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Facilities
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86.4%
Staff
80.8%
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Safety
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88.6%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

10 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location , clean

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I slept in a 14-bed female dorm and especially liked the curtains at each bed that provided some privacy. There also was a bright lamp at the head of each bed, and the wooden box underneath the bottom bed was big enough to store clothing and valuables. Necessary items like padlock or adapter could be bought for a reasonable price. Breakfast was simple but plenty; good coffee! Staff was very friendly. Tip: bring a flash light for the dorm.

Disliked: The dorm was in the basement and had only one window. It was quite warm inside the room, although the window was open. I didn't like the small bathroom: the 2 toilets were tiny, and it had only 2 sinks, which were sometimes crowded. I especially disliked that the bathroom had to be shared with males: one had to towel and dress in the small, humid showerstall, and it feels weird to clean up in this semi-privacy. Tip: bring shower sandals!

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Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture

07 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is right next to National Express drop off point and Underground station. Free Internet access, both computer access and WIFI, was a plus

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place to stay, close to subway and bus station.

Disliked: .

100.0%
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Inês Simões

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

04 August 2010 Inês would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing property, the building is very nice, comfortable and welcoming, the atmosphere is incredible and the people friendly and chatty. I was not sure about a hostel over a hotel but it exceeded my expectations. I think I'll go for hostels from now on if they're all this welcoming.

Disliked: Could say the showeres should be merrier or wider, but being shared it's completely understandable and logical that they are the way they are. I don't recall disliking anything.

97.1%
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colleen clappas

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 August 2010 colleen would recommend this property

Liked: What a treat! I met tons of people in this gorgeous historical building. Complimentary use of computers, great bar/lounge area and the staff was super helpful. Also, the curtains on the beds gives you your own personal little cubby space. Lovely!

Disliked: colleen left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Safe neighborhood, short walk to tube station, great staff, clean & safe, good restaurant and bar- An awesome place to stay overall!!! Definitely recommend!!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
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Katja Kukkasjärvi

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break
Sightseeing & culture

02 August 2010 Katja would recommend this property

Liked: Good beds, nice building, nice location.

Disliked: Showers were a bit iffy, and it would be nice to have washbasins in the room.

82.9%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The building was beautiful and open with clean rooms and curtains around the beds.

Disliked: One shower was shared by the entire floor

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Andrea Cleland

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa

28 July 2010

Liked: CHARACRTER AND LOCATION.....

Disliked: I WAS MISTAKENLY BOOKED INTO A 'MALE ONLY' DORM AND THERE WAS LITERALLY ONE BED AVAIABLE ELSEWHERE IN THE HOSTEL!!!!!

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

25 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent - clean, friendly, good facilities. Would recommend it.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Thomas Wildie

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 July 2010 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Good peopleClean roomsGreat breakfastNice suburb to look around in, close to shops, vodafone.Brilliant fun at night

Disliked: Thomas left no negative feedback.

82.9%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: beautiful hostel, friendly not too nosy but still social

Disliked: bathrooms are quite far from the bedrooms

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: a very nice hostel, friendly and helpful staff, clean and secure, a nice place to meet people tooshowers and toilets for ladies only are also providedthey also sell stuff such as locks and toothbrush at a reasonable price breakfast is very good

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Katarzyna Krawczyk

Alone

Work / volunteering

18 July 2010 Katarzyna would recommend this property

Liked: the bank beds with curtains and lapms are a good idea, when others need to pack in the middle of the night it doesn't bother you so much. useful lockers, nice bar in the basement, showers could be more modern but they're not bad, at least never happened to be crowded when I needed them. very close to the tube station which is just a few stops from major attractions and 4 stops from oxford street if you are a shopoholic. about 3-4 min walk to 2 great supermarkets. I liked it and do recommend. stayed in plenty of hostels around the world this one is a bit old but it makes you feel well.

Disliked: Katarzyna left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

15 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Hostel is very good located, very easy to find, about 5 minutes walk from the underground station. Is very clean and the staff members are all very nice and available to give any help you need! The breakfast is very good and the hostel bar is a very nice place to relax at night and meet new people!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

08 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere is nice, and the staff are quite helpful.

Disliked: The "lockers" in the rooms are not really practical. And they are somewhat old.

94.3%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Raechel Wong

With friends / other travellers

City break

06 July 2010 Raechel would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast was great and the character of the hostel was fun. Nice and clean as well. Def one of the best in London.

Disliked: A bit far from the city centre, but close to the tube stop so not really too much of a problem.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

05 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good conection with the center, restaurant and pub included in the premises, free internet connection, good organization...

Disliked: The lamp on my bunk bed did not work, there was not hot water in the shower, both shower and toilets were really small...

100.0%
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Shane Browning

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 July 2010 Shane would recommend this property

Liked: compfortable rooms.

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping

28 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked that it was close to a tube state and in a safe part of town.

Disliked: The showers are a bit small and there really is not a place to put your shampoo and stuff when showering.

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jesse Field

27 June 2010 Jesse would recommend this property

Liked: This is an outstanding way to stay in London for 20 pounds a night. I slept over Saturday evening on my way to points south, and was so pleased with the quiet and cleanliness, even Saturday evening in the 28-man dorm room. My sheets and quilt were clean and comfortable, I had to discuss matters with four different staff, and all were courteous and patient. There is a good laptop safe, a luggage "garage" out front, and good wireless service. Swiss Cottage is a bit out of the way, but worth the journey. Hampstead is a very posh neighborhood -- I spent a wonderful Saturday afternoon wandering up Fitzjohn's Avenue up into the Heath, which is a beautiful 800 acre park.

Disliked: Jesse left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Talia Hosking

26 June 2010 Talia would recommend this property

Liked: the curtains on the bed are a massive plus and the staff are awesome

Disliked: Talia left no negative feedback.

80.0%
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Customer review

23 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

20 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: i stayed in 28 people male dorm, which saves me a lot, but people packing things at night/morning may disturb your sleep; the are lockers below the lower bunk bed, but others sometimes block the space to pull the lockers out; toilets and shower places are outside, and do not restrict male/ female use, sometimes the toilets are dirty; breakfast is nice, got bread, jam, milk, corn flakes, apples and oranges, etc; free wifi to use, but the sitting room is always crowded, not enough electrical plugs for you to use; the hostel is near metro stations Finchley road and swiss cottage, but the stupid London metro closes usually on saturday or sunday, we spent almost an hour from Victoria Station, by taking metro to get to the hostel

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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