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Reviews of Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage London Hostel

40 College Crescent, Swiss Cottage, London, England

Atmosphere 94%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 82%

Location 89%

Safety 93%

Staff 92%

Value 89%

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

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 86%

Facilities 82%

Location 89%

Safety 93%

Staff 92%

Value 89%

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

Anonymous
09 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Beautiful old victorian house, easy to find cause its only a 5mins walk from the tube station. There was free tea and coffee available whenever you wanted in the common room and the staff was real nice and helpful whenever you had a question. Bathrooms were cleaned regularly, so even though the hostel is quite big, you could never complain about cleanliness.

Disliked: Common room was sometimes a bit too small for so many people. My bed was facing the door, so it was quite noisy and there were no sockets availble (only when you unplugged the bedlight), so charging your phone/computer was a bit difficult.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: very nice old mansion, tea room, very relaxed and people were nice

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife

Liked: Really clean and well kept. Good facilities on offer.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Helpful friendly staff, blackout curtains on bed, clean, lounge area

Disliked: Very noisy in bedroom as we were downstairs under reception

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 100%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Work / volunteering

Liked: very clean esp the bathroom!! and liked the restaurant. and location was good for me. cuz it was pretty close to primrosehill which is the most beautiful place in London.

Disliked: someone kept stealing my food from fridge. but there was nothing staff can do. well.. I know its a hostel which hundreds people stay.. and duvet was a bit smelly. not like dry properly. but was not big deal.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
11 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Hot showers, but that's a given with hostels these days. Nice lounge with comfy chairs and free tea. Curtains on the bed were a good idea.

Disliked: Inconsiderate male staff blasting club music whenever they work the desk, including at night near midnight. I walked by the desk during the day when women were at the desk and the music was much at a much more appropriate level. Expected music from the bar below the room but why is it necessary for the front desk? When you can hear and FEEL the music through 2 closed doors and a hallway, it's ridiculous. Even with ear plugs you can hear the bass. Irritating beyond belief. The curtains, at least on my bed, were unwashed and had a stain of God knows what on them, really put me off. The kitchen was small but functional, though no stove or oven. Wouldn't recommend putting too much food in their fridge though as ours was stolen.

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Wonderful old building, decent location, no curfew and everything seemed shipshape.

Disliked: I only stayed one night, but other than a roommate snoring, I have nothing to complain about.

Customer would recommend this property

54% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Hostel itself is neat and has a pleasant interior; the lounge room with free coffee and tea is a plus. The breakfast is worth the cost.

Disliked: No outlet at the bed, lamp at bed did not work, location is not good, not enough showers / sinks to accommodate peak usage. The breakfast is good but could be cheaper, and bar is not cheap either, would expect lower prices for a hostel. Could be because it is one of the only bars in its location.

100% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
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  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Easy access and straightforward booking procedure.Quiet room and friendly and helpful staff.Very good breakfast.

Disliked: Was all OK

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
06 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Everything about it as described and shown on hostelbookers was delivered. It was clean, safe, comfortable and most of all looked great as well. Value for money and great for those on a budget.

Disliked: Hope to have directions clearly demarcated to the toilets. My friend gave me feedback that when he wanted to use it urgently once, and the one nearest our corridor was undergoing cleaning, he found it difficult to find the other toilets available.

Customer would recommend this property

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