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Palmers Lodge

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   40 College Crescent | Swiss Cottage, London NW3 5LB , England (Formerly Swiss Cottage) (Camden / Primrose Hill)
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Ranked #54 of 580 Specialty lodging in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Gosford, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

People might be put off by the location of the hostel - the fact that its not right in the city. But what it lacks in location, it makes up for in character and facilities. I loved Swiss Cottage. Its a 2 min walk from the Tube station. The give you a free breakfast (and sometimes free dinner/snacks at night).... More

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Cristian R, Manager at Palmers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Palmers Lodge We are really sorry to hear that about our staff as we are always trying to provide an extremely good service to our customers,and our crew is well known for doing it in the best possible way! :) Thank you again for your review and... More

Suffern, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best review I can give this hostel is that it has a cute lounge, a roof over your head, and curtains on the beds. However, we would never stay here again and dissuade others to absolutely look elsewhere. This was the worst place to stay upon first arrival and completely failed to represent this great city, and it all... More

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Cristian R, Manager at Palmers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment! We are sorry to hear about your experience,our staff members are known to be really helpful and friendly,but we've reported this problem anyway to help us to be on top of it. Although most of the bathrooms are mixed,the hostel also has female bathrooms available,with toilets and showers,hairdryers,etc. Thank you again for your review and... More

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here one night, and was really under the impression that it was a hotel for backpackers: very clean bathrooms and toilets (unisex), no real kitchen, a big lounge and reception..it was by all means more like a hotel. I had a good enough sleep though, I was in a 10-bed female dorm, and every bed had a reading... More

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Cristian R, Manager at Palmers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment! The self cathering kitchen is operative and ready to use for all of our guests! We also have female only facilities for the showers and toilets,which you can use anytime. :) About the location,the hostel is two minutes walking from Swiss Cottage Station and from there,you could take an underground ride to be in Oxford... More

Saskatoon, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me start by saying when you book a 21 female dorm, most don't expect that much. I didn't go in with high expectations but the reviews I read before booking this hostel with my friends I expected more. The 21 female dorm is in the attic, stuffy musty and bunk beds crammed in with no personal space minus your... More

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Cristian R, Manager at Palmers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for your review. I am sorry to read that you had loud people in your room.Although the guest behaviour is behind our control,we need to know about any issue happening in the room in order to solve the problem,the reception is 24h open and you could let us know, for us to help not only you,but... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff. VERY CLEAN place. They clean their bathrooms 6 times a day. I think this is the cleanest big hostel I have ever stayed. I like that the hostel is located in a quiet nice neighbourhood. It is only 3 minute walk away from the closest tube station. The building itself looks very charming. Free WIFI, good reception through... More

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Cristian R, Manager at Palmers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay!! Please contact us if you need to make any special arrangements for your next trip! Thank you again for your review and hope we'll see you soon! Best regards, Cristian. More

London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We all know hostels are no more than pit stops, but Palmer's feels so much more than that. Of course depending on who get in your room sways you one way or the other but the hostel itself is fantastic. The staff are compotent and friendly the building is fantastic the beds are slightly larger than average in the dorm... More

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Cristian R, Manager at Palmers Lodge, responded to this review

Hello ! Thank you for your nice review! We are glad to hear you had a great experience here at Palmers Lodge. Please come back soon! More

Morfa Nefyn, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Staff were very friendly, and helpful. Communal bathroom had a cleaning schedule of half a dozen or so times a day, and always looked clean to prove it. Stayed in a 14 bed female dorm, in bunk beds. Beds came ready made with clean laundry, and had privacy curtains, and a small shelf with a light. Lockers were availible under... More

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Thank you for your nice review !! We are really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you again for your comment!! Please come back soon Best regards More

Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This hostel was a saving grace - it has plenty of space to relax in- upstairs or down in the kitchen or at the bar. Kitchen amenities were limited but still exist. The dorms are set up well and if there were 20 other people I did not notice. The bunks are private with curtains, a reading light and outlet.... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Hostel staff was very helpful with any issues we found, including directions etc. It was a overall pleasant stay. Good quiet location, 4 minute walk to a main tube station, really good. There is a bar on the lower floor if you want to enjoy a pint without getting out of the hostel. Not too crowded. No external alcohol is... More

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Also Known As:
Palmers Hotel London
Palmers Hotel
Palmers Lodge London, England
Address: 40 College Crescent | Swiss Cottage, London NW3 5LB , England (Formerly Swiss Cottage)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Camden / Primrose Hill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 580 Specialty lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Palmers Lodge 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winner of London's Most Popular Accommodation 2011 by Hostel World Guests!Welcome to the boutique backpackers Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage, where you can experience Victorian elegance in the former home of Samuel Palmer, of the Huntley and Palmers biscuit empire. Built in 1881, this substantial house has been restored to its original glory in order to offer our guests not just budget accommodation but also a unique experience during their stay in London. ... more   less 
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