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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

15 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, cheap, breakfest ok, close to a metre station, night buses go close to it and secure. For the best nightlife, go to east london ( shoreditch, there is a street named brick lane etc )

Disliked: Was a bit far from the downtown london, its not 18 to 35 only.

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

Samantha Schmelter

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

14 May 2011 Samantha would recommend this property

Liked: The restaurant

Disliked: The shower facilities

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

08 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very nice,even though I was living in the dorm of 14 people:)very clean,quite by night,bed light,curtain so you ll have some privacy...

Disliked: Actually nothing,from center about 20 min by metro,and don't forget to buy oyster card,other way you have to pay 4 pounds one way:)

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

07 May 2011

Liked: Its location, and the lounge areas have got good sofas and seating and ventilation in them inorder to relax. And the carpets in the 4 bed dorm areas appears to be new and attractive.

Disliked: The toilets need to be more clean. And the travellers must learn to flush the toilets after use. As the toilets were not flushed and it prevents travellers from using the tiolets, since it is a sheared toilet for the entire floor. There must be adequate ventilation in the shower and toilet areas. The overall outlook can be further improved by keeping the lounge areas and smoking areas more clean. Eggs (either fried or boiled ) must be included in the morning free breakfast.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

03 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were friendly and helpful. Great facilities - breakfast was great and nice to have access to cafe/bar etc. as well as kitchen for cooking your own food.

Disliked: Location. Lovely grounds and close to a really lovely park but about 20-25 minutes (or longer - depending on tube problems/rush hour traffic). Closest tube (Willsden Green) is on the Jubilee tube line which was very unreliable with poor service while I was there (obviously nothing the hostel could do about this!). Also the tube station is about a 10 minute walk from the hostel. Other than that - a great place to stay.

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

Jana Deters

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

28 April 2011 Jana would recommend this property

Liked: It was still in zone II of the tube so we could ride around on it fairly cheap! Great location and GREAT staff! they helped us out a lot! Also, the breakfast was good: cereal, toast, jam, crossiants, coffee, etc.

Disliked: nothing..it was great!

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

Heather Nelson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 April 2011 Heather would recommend this property

Liked: Very spacious and clean

Disliked: far away from the city center, but good value for money

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

25 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean, the beds were new and comfortable, well organized.

Disliked: The kitchen is far too small for so many people.

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

Daniel Wimmer

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

24 April 2011 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, clean facilities, convenient location

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It has nice facilities and a great decking area for dining and socialising

Disliked: Not really the property but the area is a little bit quiet. Having cheap eateries is good but besides that there is nothing appealing about the borough.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

23 April 2011

Liked: Breakfast was better than most

Disliked: Internet is very unreliable Showers are impractically designed Bathrooms do not have plugs in wash basins

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

19 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice surroundings,breakfast inclu

Disliked: location

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Relaxation/spa

19 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, 7 mins walking to underground station, 15mins to center... daily/nightly bus in front of the hostel.. great.

Disliked: nothing at all

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

18 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, safe, friendly staff.

Disliked: A bit far from the city center.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

18 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and safe, friendly staff. Privacy curtains around beds in the large dorms and individual lamps. There are people coming and going late and early, depending on individual schedules, and there were some large school groups when I was there, but everyone was pretty respectful and it was not an all-night party (which I liked!). Free wifi was great -- works best in the common areas and isn't super fast, connection drops periodically, but it's free!

Disliked: A little far from the center of London -- the last Tube stop in Zone 2. The walk to the station wasn't bad (about a half mile); the ride into the city was about 20 minutes. It wasn't horrible but next time I will probably look for somewhere closer in, for convenience.

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

john lynch

Alone

Work / volunteering

13 April 2011 john would recommend this property

Liked: it was a good laugh, sound staff and every1 der was sound too.it was more like a hotel really to be honest.

Disliked: nothing

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

Chye Hing Siaw

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

13 April 2011 Chye Hing would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, nice atmosphere. The food at the cafe was very nice as well, my regards to the chef!

Disliked: The immediate surrounding area is quiet, but the walk to the Willesden Green tube station can be a bit daunting due to the youths hanging out after dark. But it could just be me being overly sensitive!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

12 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere, friendly staff, nice and tidy. The included breakfast gets a big plus!

Disliked: The only problem I had was that the undergound line to the hostel (Jubilee) was shut for the weekend, but thankfully there were replacement busses and normal ones that did the job, just slower.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

11 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff is great, nice service, nice restaurant for an evening meal after a long day in the City

Disliked: no dislikes

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

10 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very tranquil and near enough to Central London to be in a good location. The breakfast was excellent, and there was still a lot of breakfast even though we got downstairs at 9.50am...

Disliked: It was quite noisy at 8am with guests whooping in the corridors whilst waiting for the showers, but other than that I enjoyed my stay.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

04 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the property was clean and well maintained.

Disliked: The location is slightly far from the city centre,but was close to the tube station and had a bus stop in front of it. Showers are few and unisex.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

29 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleaniness, free wifi and low noise

Disliked: location.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Work / volunteering

28 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I loved it!

Disliked: Nothing

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

STEVEN CHADWICK

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

28 March 2011 STEVEN would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful and friendly staff, really safe, secure place...great free breakfast, cosy rooms with 4 to a dorm, with free electronic safe storage areas...just a cool vibe around the place!

Disliked: I cant really think of anything...maybe the location?

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

Mary Fattor

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 March 2011 Mary would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere was friendly at the hostel and I did not feel intimidated. There of course was an added bonus when one of the desk clerks was really cute and such a gentleman. He reminded me of Sean Connery in James Bond.

Disliked: What would have been helpful is having oyster cards sold at the hostel. It was hard for me to find my way around, even using the underground rail, overground rail and bus.


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