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Reviews of Palmers Lodge-Swiss Cottage

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

85.3% Overall Rating

994 out of 1046 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/09/2014)

Clara Schilizzi thinks…

"The location was good to get into London and no hassle going to and from airports. The place was nice and clean and staff were very helpful."

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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 7.30
  • Towel USD 2.43

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

994 out of 1046 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Palmers Lodge-Swiss Cottage'

Atmosphere
86.4%
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85.6%
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80.8%
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90.4%
Staff
82.4%
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Darlington IBEKWE

05 August 2009 Darlington would recommend this property

Liked: Location to the tube station and bus service to the airport (Stansted)

Disliked: Darlington left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Artur Makowski

28 July 2009 Artur would recommend this property

Liked: Very good localized hostel, clean and safe.

Disliked: Artur left no negative feedback.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

27 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff where all very friendly and helpful except for one gentleman- I didn't get his name. He works at the reception desk. He totally embarrassed me by yelling at me in front of everyone. He's was also rude over all, and does not belong working in customer service

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

23 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: - Good location, very close to the Underground, only a short trip to the centre- A keycard to enter the floor and your room and big lockers below the beds: you're sure your stuff is safe- A bar with cheap beer: good place to meet people, relaxed atmosphere- Not that much of a good breakfast, but enough toast, cornflakes and coffee for everyone- Curtains for each bed separately, you have privacy and the light won't wake you up- Very clean toilets and showers

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Tim Landeryou

18 July 2009 Tim would recommend this property

Liked: Palmer's Lodge may not be right in the center of London, but it is a 2 min walk from the underground, so getting around is quick, easy, and fairly cheap if you grab an Oyster card. The hostel was clean, had character, and was a fun place to meet other travelers. The rooms also provided enough privacy that you could relax and get away from it all if that's what you want.

Disliked: Tim left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

15 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap and quite central, nice atmosphere and quiet rooms even though in a 28 bed dorm

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

03 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere and great value for money

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

03 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a nice place. I will recommend to my friends!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

janis mccowat

29 June 2009

Liked: had heaps of problems with bookings being mucked up. Will never stay there again.

Disliked: janis left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

28 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great and friendly staff. They were informative and understanding. I will stay there again :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Jessica Payne

19 June 2009 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the old building turned new look. The staff was awesome. They gave you a voucher for cheap beer or a cheap dinner the first night, great idea, met lots of awesome people. Stayed in the 21 bedroom dorm and it turned out to be tons of fun. Went out with girls that didn't speak English to the club and had an unreal adventure. Great price for your stay. Lots of space to lock up your items and feel safe about it. Extremely close to the underground. Best Hostel I stayed at during my Tour of the UK hands down.

Disliked: Jessica left no negative feedback.

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

Brett Mulcahy

18 June 2009 Brett would recommend this property

Liked: it was great people were friendly and facilities were great i booked more accomodation there already and highly recomend it to anyone

Disliked: Brett left no negative feedback.

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

Tzu-Chun Lin

17 June 2009 Tzu-Chun would recommend this property

Liked: It's a really nice, beautiful, and comfortable place to stay!There are many buses to go to anywhere and also very close to the subway station.

Disliked: Tzu-Chun left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

16 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great place to meet people that you alredy know by coincidence :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Sebastian Simons

16 June 2009 Sebastian would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel was alright. The double bed dorm is very noisy! u end up hearing thing you dnt want to...However, staff was very friendly and it was easy to places since underground is 2mins away.

Disliked: Sebastian left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

16 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the fact that it was in an old building and the fact that all the people there were very friendly. It had a very nice atmosphere. I found it pretty clean at all times. The value for money was excellent!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

15 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean bathrooms. Fully-enclosed bottom bunk beds. Pre and post checkout luggage storage available (security is mostly non-existent for pre-checkout storage/ pay lockers available for post checkout.)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

15 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere to meet people and have fun. Or just take it easy.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

14 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This place is really nice. I would advise it to everyone

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

14 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very well run, good restaurant & bar. Good free continental breakfast. Kept clean. Character building.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Ami Buczek

12 June 2009 Ami would recommend this property

Liked: The shared bed rooms were the best I've seen so far, they had drapes so you were completely alone with no one able to view you. Lights inside your bed area so you could still read while the lights were off and easy walk to Swiss Cottage station on the gray line.

Disliked: Ami left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

12 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Palmers was fantastic. My brother and I stayed for a few days and met some great people and even hung out with a few of the staff. They were all friendly and helpful and really kept the place running well. I would love to stay there again when I come back to visit.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Nigel Heap

10 June 2009 Nigel would recommend this property

Liked: everything

Disliked: Nigel left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

08 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was great - removed enough from London to be relaxing but close enough to have easy access to the city and Finchey Road, where you could do all the shopping you'd need to get by. Breakfast was great - hot croissants, fruit, cereal, and toast every morning. There were lots of little nooks and crannies in the hostel where you could lounge around. Probably the best thing about Palmer's Lodge though was the FREE INTERNET, reservable in 30 minute blocks.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

08 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Not a bad place to stay in for one or two night. The location is okay, its a block away from the underground station. My bed was clean, but the room smelled like men sweat, and my female friend's room smelled like shampoo, which is pretty much expected. Free Wifi, so thats a plus. Staff were helpful and friendly.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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