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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here, for 1 night on 22nd September. Following a previous not very comfortable first hostel trip, with 2 other people, I was a bit weary of what to expect. I travelled to London mainly for the hostel experience as I know London very well, with view to if I could make hostel stays alone a regular thing, as... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I only spent two nights in this hostel. The only bad thing is that you cannot cook in the kitchen, due to the poor facilities. Also, as it has been mentioned before in other reviews, I had booked for a free breakfast but finally had to pay £4.50 every morning (the good thing is that you can eat as much... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I can say that the building is really beautiful and that the cleaning service is perfect. The only negative thing that I encountered was the fact that I had booked for a staying with breakfast and I ended up paying for it. Apparently there had been some complaints during August. I think that it would have been a good thing... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great hostel. I stayed here 2 nights and felt very safe and convenient to everything. They have lockers in the common area large enough for a big (85ltr) backpack that can be secured for 24 hours and accessible with a key card. I used it to store 20k worth of camera gear and felt totally safe. The... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have stayed in Palmers Lodge many times over the years, the last time being four years ago before our most recent stay. There have been many changes in that time, we like the fact that there are double beds in dorms that close off with a curtain for privacy, last time there was more than one... More

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Nico C, Director of Sales at Palmers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you guys don't like our place as much as before. It is true, we have done many changes over the years but most of them were done with our minds set to bring a better service. The breakfast is no longer free, but this is because... More

Fougeres, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a regular customer and stay here quite often. I like the house, the atmosphere, it's quite safe and clean, and easy. But my latest stay has been quite disappointing : like several other guests, I discovered that, in June, I had booked for a bed + FREE breakfast (breakfast had been free for years), and things had changed... More

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here hoping for a great time. Staff unpleasant and unhelpful ( didn't know popular local pub, events, or shots) location is hidden and difficult to find, ABSOLUTELY no kitchen!!!!! More like a microwave and kettle, totally unable to make food on a budget forcing you to buy more food, terrible for students on a budget. Kicked you out of... More

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Nico C, Director of Sales at Palmers Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there, We truly apologize if a staff member was not helpful with you. It's really sad to hear such thing since the customer service is very important to us. We are in the process of having new receptionists so some of them are still on training. We will investigate further and take the correspondent measures. As for the lounge... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very smart and attractive hostel - probably one of the nicest I've stayed in, and that's saying a lot. There's even a suit of armour halfway up the staircase! The idea of having curtains around the beds is also a great idea, though sadly for me (needing to wake up around 3am to catch a flight), the... More

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Perth, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in a 12 all girls dorm which was super squishy and hot but you do have a curtain which is lovely for privacy. The hostel itself was good, good breakfast and really cool, chilled bar. Had a few drinks with some of the team who were awesome, but understand the other reviews regarding uninterested receptionists - very bland... More

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm amazed that the cleaning of the toilets were done so often. The rooms gave a very rustic feel. Wifi was very stable. Only complaint was the lockers. It looked big on the surface but was very narrow.

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Palmers Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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