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Reviews of Palmers Lodge - Hillspring at Willesden Green

Hostel | 233 Willesden Lane, London, England NW2 5RP

86.6% Overall Rating

704 out of 746 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/08/2014)

"Convenient, one of the cheapest, beds solid, the light and plug socket to each bunk"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • 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)
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.43

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

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. Any cancellations for arrivals from 25th July until 13th August 2012 will be fully non-refundable. Any no-shows will be charged in full for the entire stay. Sale bookings are non refundable

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86.6%

Overall Rating

704 out of 746 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Palmers Lodge - Hillspring at Willesden Green'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
75.2%
Facilities
88.8%
Cleanliness
89.6%
Staff
86.4%
Value
90.4%
Safety
89.6%
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

22 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very cleanand great atmosphere

Disliked: charged extra to pay by card

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Although our stay there was very short it was very easy to get to and the staff was very helpful and nice. It was a short walk to the underground station and very easy to find by following the directions given.

Disliked: None

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

19 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was really nice and helpful!

Disliked: Nothing that I can say I disliked.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

16 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff, breakfast.

Disliked: Locker rooms didn't work, I had to have my documents in the bed.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: professionalism

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

15 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Bunkbeds were special made to offer privacy and confort. With lamp, locker under the bed and an individual curtain for each bed. Internet worked well. Easy to get to by underground.

Disliked: nothing specific.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Niels Boon

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

14 August 2011 Niels would recommend this property

Liked: Everything, it was well worth the money!

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Candice Poux

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2011 Candice would recommend this property

Liked: Compare to other hostel, it was clean!! Location not on street, good point for noise

Disliked: Isolation of building: can hear lift and hand dryer, can be very annoying at night

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

Paolo Suppa

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

11 August 2011 Paolo would recommend this property

Liked: A lot of things: very clean rooms, excellent shower facilities, friendly staff, it was nice to have breakfast and internet connection included, well connected to the city centre by underground and buses (even at night!). Definitely a great hostelling experience for me. I would definitely come back! :)

Disliked: Nothing really.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Bryan Robitaille

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

11 August 2011 Bryan would recommend this property

Liked: Calm, friendly staff, many common rooms (lounge, cafeteria, hall.

Disliked: Very small self cathering kitchen.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

11 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is a really nice hostel for business type people and for families. It is nice to have the bunk beds to have curtains around each bed to give you privacy and make it dark no matter where.

Disliked: If you are looking for a more youth hostel type feel and meeting people I would NOT recommend staying there. They have a lounge- which is a SILENT lounge--please respect the silence.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

10 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a good hostel, everything worked and the bus stop was right in front so it was easy to get around town even if it wasn't near the centre.

Disliked: The breakfast was a bit boring, same things every day. Also, the toilets were right next to the room so it was a bit noisy.

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

Rebecca Clarke

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

10 August 2011 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: easily accessible by tube and a short walk, clean, tidy and quiet, and very comfortable beds.

Disliked: quite far out of the city, although this meant it was quiet

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

Nora Heinonen

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

09 August 2011 Nora would recommend this property

Liked: There was always plenty of very friendly staff around to answer questions/ help out. The hostel is very spacious and they invested in nice, sturdy furniture. Most importantly, it's incredibly clean!

Disliked: It would have been very nice had they put (book)shelves between the beds and pegs on the beds to put away and hang your things. It became pretty hard to walk around with everybody's things strewn everywhere, and there isn't any place to hang you towel to dry if you're in the lower bunk.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Zoe Molyneux

Alone

Work / volunteering

08 August 2011 Zoe would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel! I felt completely safe during my stay and the staff were helpful at all times. Loved that there is a self-catered kitchen too.

Disliked: It *is* a hostel, so don't expect super luxury. But it far surpassed my expectations - well worth the money. I's also not super central London but I would imagine most people will be travelling around London anyway, so it makes no difference being a bit further out on the tube line. Not being in central London also makes you feel a little less vulnerable to theft.

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

Kataryna Golovach

As a family with children

City break

07 August 2011 Kataryna would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness and location.

Disliked: Nothing. I accept it was hostel accommodation but very good.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

31 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great customer service, very relaxed but professional vibe. Very clean, good value for money. Location is fine - on the edge of zone 2, but close by to station.

Disliked: The self catering kitchen is tiny, and some of the stove doesn't work, so it can get crowded in here. Though most people don't cook!

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

31 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It felt safe and secure.

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

30 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A little out of Central London but close to Underground Station. The Hostel was clean and security was reassuring.

Disliked: When arrived didn't expect an additional charge for using a debit card. Luckily just had enough cash to avoid it.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2011

Liked: The hostel was in an area that felt safe and relatively quiet. It was easy to get to central London via tube or bus, although the trip took about 20-40 minutes. The hostel was clean, and the bar had a selection of pretty cheap food. There were also self-catering facilities. The staff were around 24 hours a day and were very friendly.

Disliked: We were unlucky enough to share the floor with some very noisy teenagers who talked through the night and kept their doors open. The sound insulation in the rooms was maybe a bit lacking. It was a bit odd to have an en-suite shower and washbasin but no toilet, although the (mixed male-female) toilets were just down the hall. Light sleepers should note that airplanes fly over the area and make some noise, especially if the room windows are open.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

24 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This was the best hostel that I have ever stayed in in London. It felt like staying in a hotel, but with more places to chill out, great, cheap bar food and a really warm and welcoming atmosphere for families, groups and lone travellers.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Damien Martin

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 July 2011 Damien would recommend this property

Liked: helpful staff, nice and clean

Disliked: a bit far from city centre

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a really nice hostel, the staff was helpful and the restaurant was pretty awesome as well.

Disliked: It was quite a ways outside of London and it was fairly expensive.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place and location

Disliked: We were supposed to stay in a female's room and had to sleep with 2 men in the room!!!

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff, very clean, free breakfast and computer/internet access.

Disliked: More bathrooms/showers would have been nice.


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