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Reviews of Palmers Lodge-Swiss Cottage

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

85.1% Overall Rating

1012 out of 1065 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/03/2015)

"Clean with good space, nice lounge and bar areas with strong wifi and tea/coffee. Dorms are warm and comfortable and the hostel is very close to the Underground. Good showers, helpful staff."

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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 6.69
  • Towel USD 2.23

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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Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

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85.1%

Overall Rating

1012 out of 1065 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Palmers Lodge-Swiss Cottage'

Atmosphere
84.8%
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82.4%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
89.6%
Staff
84.8%
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91.4%
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Jillian Sands

12 January 2010 Jillian would recommend this property

Liked: some staff are super friendly and helpful, others not so much. Rooms are nice and privacy curtains are excellent. Common areas have alot of character and are a fun place to meet people. Bathroom are impossible, cramped to the point of being unusable.

Disliked: Jillian left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

09 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Stayed in the double bed dorm with my girlfriend. Quite a good hostel one of my favorites. The beds were comfortable and having a curtain, light and powerpoint with the bed was handy. The common areas were good and there was no charge for things like using the Wii also there were enough free internet terminals so you could actually use them. The free breakfast was also quite good compared to other hostels Ive been to, having fruit and croissants with the breakfast. There is a 1 pound charge on credit card transactions so bring cash, also mechanism the showers was a little difficult to use it seemed a bit random. For the self catering there was only a microwave for heating but you did not have to was your own cutlery instead you left it with the plates for the purchased meals.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Karen Samara Bocchi Oliveira

04 January 2010 Karen Samara would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice place to meet friends!!!! I LOVE IT, and i recommend!!!

Disliked: Karen Samara left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

03 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice building. Too big

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Giorgia Stramare

02 January 2010 Giorgia would recommend this property

Liked: beautiful place..good staff..!

Disliked: Giorgia left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

19 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a great hostel! Quite possibly the best hostel I have stayed in Europe. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We were recommended this hostel by other travelers in Madrid and I would definitely recommend this to people going to London.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

14 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: PERFECT STAY VERY CLEAN EN A BEAUTIFULL PLACE

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

13 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: a good place to stay! but you should be prepared for that it is huge. a lot of young party-people at the hostel, also the ones that are working there. I got a quiet bed, and slept well, but I guess you can be unlucky and get a bed near the door f.ex. -which seemed quite annoying. 21 in one room is quite many, but the girls around me was sweet, quiet and we have curtains around the bed, which is nice.bring slippers and a dressing gown for the shower/toilet walk.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Customer review

12 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great clean place not that far from city center.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

10 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the atmosphere and the staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

08 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff were really helpful. very short walk to either of 2 tube stations. good facilities: wifi in common area, lockers under beds (byo key), beds with curtains, free breakfast with cereal, toast, fruit & juice/tea/coffee. reception will sell you anything you need: postcards, stamps, locks etc.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

08 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff were really helpful. very short walk to either of 2 tube stations. good facilities: wifi in common area, lockers under beds (byo key), beds with curtains, free breakfast with cereal, toast, fruit & juice/tea/coffee. reception will sell you anything you need: postcards, stamps, locks etc.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

06 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, bathrooms are cleaned regularly throughout the day, enough space to store stuff next to bed.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

01 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The little bar is very nice, you should go there to meet people from all over the world.It`s just 4 stops of the tube to the center of London.The rooms were so nice. I couldn`t imagine how to sleep in a 14 bed dorm, but it`s no problem there with the little lights at each bed and so on...definitely stay there again

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

16 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: TOP

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Linda Hallberg

16 November 2009 Linda would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, with a very good cleanliness. Great value for the money. Though I would recommend this hostel for those who are only there for doing the tourist stuff. Great security and quite quick to get to.

Disliked: Linda left no negative feedback.

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

Mariya Tysyachnuk

12 November 2009 Mariya would recommend this property

Liked: curtains around my bed, light

Disliked: Mariya left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

10 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very easy to find, love the beds with little curtains around them, several layers of security which was good, love the staff--all so fun and welcoming, great location near the Tube station--Highly Recommend!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

08 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel. Wish I had stayed longer. Rooms are excellent with each bed having curtains around it and own bedside lamp and own power point and locker. Staff very helpful. Big common area, FREE internet

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Laura Newman

08 November 2009 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: Free computers w/ internet available, extremely friendly and helpful staff, close to train station, spacious beds/rooms, cozy common area, lots of planned events, in-house bar and kitchen with full meals available.

Disliked: Laura left no negative feedback.

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

Sarah Thompson

26 October 2009 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: It's a very fun place to stay! Double dorm was awesome :D

Disliked: Sarah left no negative feedback.

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

Emily Turner

22 October 2009 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were excellent. I was treated really rudely by one of the Kitchen staff but I don't think this would happen regularly and didn't detract from the hostel. Beds are quite comfy, bathroom facilities are acceptable, the water pressure isnt great but it's fine.

Disliked: Emily left no negative feedback.

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

Laura Töyrylä

21 October 2009 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: The staff of the hostel was nice, sweet and very helpful. The breakfast consisted of quite basic stuff: fruits, bread, juice etc. and it was good. You could get an English breakfast for £4 which was definitely worth its money, it was tasty and satisfied your need for food for hours. The rooms were rather big and while I am usually not a big fan of that, this had been solved out excellently at the hostel. Everyone had curtains around their bed which gave you privacy (a minus comes from the upper bed though, it can be difficult to sleep when the light is on in the room because you can see it there so well) and underneath the beds are spacey lockers. You don't necessarily need to bring a lock with you there, you can rent one from the reservation (I don't know if it costs money?), but from my own experience, there weren't any burglars around. The showers were a small minus though but nothing major. Palmer's Lodge resided on a good area too, there is many restaurants nearby (mainly Thai) and two underground stations and the lines that go through there both take you right to the centrum.

Disliked: Laura left no negative feedback.

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

Emily Turner

21 October 2009 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the bar/outdoor area as it was great for hanging out and meeting new people as well as having pizza! The double dorm beds were okay, beds are comfortable and reasonably private. I didn't like that the hostel allows young children to sleep with their parents in double beds. Obviously these dorms are for adult couples and it seems a bit tasteless for the children involved. There are two tubes within 2 minutes walk, a supermarket and good buses. The showers and toilets were being mopped or had just been mopped everytime I used them, fantastic. I probably will come back here in the future and will definitely recommend it.

Disliked: Emily left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

18 October 2009

Liked: free internet

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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