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Reviews of Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage London

Hostel

40 College Crescent, Swiss Cottage, London, England

Atmosphere 94%

Cleanliness 93%

Facilities 89%

Location 92%

Safety 87%

Staff 94%

Value 88%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wii

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 7.00USD
  • Towel 2.33USD

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.”

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

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Atmosphere 94%

Cleanliness 93%

Facilities 89%

Location 92%

Safety 87%

Staff 94%

Value 88%

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74% Overall Rating
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74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Good breakfast. Near Abbey Road! ;)

Disliked: Too many people in the rooms.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife

Liked: nice staff and nice peoople!

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: safe.

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
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  • Location - 40%
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  • Value - 60%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: there is private locker for each person, and curtain around the bed.shower both was enough.

Disliked: it was a little bit far from the city center.and there is no lift in the hostel.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: pleasant, largely spacious hostel. nice lounge

Disliked: middle beds are a little low - should be big enough to sit up in

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Events / festivals, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Staff memeber Hedi was excellent. She would go out of the way to please customers. Requested bed was available and givenCentral locationGood & Cheap RestaurantExcellent breakfastToilets/Showers get cleaned twice dailyWater fontain (newly installed - 1st week in July 2012)

Disliked: Not enough powerpoints in the roomTop showers dont have enough pressure (Reception level)Kitchen hours are poor; opens only at 1330 for lunch!

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Quiet, clean dormsStaffFacilities

Disliked: Location wann't ideal for bars, etc.

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
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  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: cheap

Disliked: location

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The staff was very friendly and helpful. We loved the privacy curtains and found that even the 18 bed dorm felt spacious!

Disliked: It was hard to find free electrical outlets in the dorms themselves, however, there are plenty of outlets in the common area.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The beds have privacy curtains and reading lights. There is a reasonable amount of storage for all of your luggage.The bathrooms are cleaned MULTIPLE times each day and I never had a problem with the cleanliness (and I can't say the same about the others).Okay location (between Swiss Cottage and Finchley Road on Jubilee line).

Disliked: The 28 bed is just way to big. Between people coming in late from evening entertainment and people getting up super early to catch trains/flights/etc you only get a few hours of sleep each night. Most of the lockers are under the bed and rolling them out on the hardwood floor adds to the nightly noise. Also the room is not well enough lit for the size of the room.No kitchen facilities.Ended up leaving this hostel for a hostel with a more open and welcoming atmosphere and I was travelling alone and despite the hostel being very big (which it is!), I found it hard to meet people. Lots of school groups and others seems to keep to themselves.

Customer would recommend this property

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