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Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage

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40 College Crescent | Swiss Cottage, London NW3 5LB, England (Formerly Swiss Cottage)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Clean amenities and lockers are available for personal belongings. Each bed comes with electric plug outlets, which is very convenient. The hostel is conveniently located rather near to the Swiss Cottage tube station. Bathing facilities are very clean, with a hair dryer available. Remember to bring along slippers, and also a lock to lock your belongings in the room lockers... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and I have stayed at Palmer's Lodge Swiss Cottage on two separate occasions. The first time we stayed here, we were in a 12 person female room. The second time we were in a 6 person female room. Personally we both liked the 6 person room better than the 12 as we thought 12 was too many people... More 

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Tom W, Manager at Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. It's good to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We understand the fact that the WiFi has sometime not worked consistently, so we are currently upgrading our system to ensure better coverage. Otherwise thank you for the good comments and the advice for guests coming... More 

Athens, Georgia, United States
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this hostel. It's right on the Tube in an upscale neighborhood with helpful staff and fun guests. I really enjoyed meeting people on the pub crawl and while drinking at the basement bar. The rooms are a bit warm and stuffy in the summer, but offered nice safety and privacy with huge below-bed lockers and bed curtains. The... More 

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Tom W, Manager at Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Dear guest, thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback! It's always great to hear from guests who enjoyed their stay! Hope to see you here next time! Thanks again, Tom More 

Bilbao, Spain
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall I enjoyed my stay at Palmer's Lodge and I will strongly consider it again the next time I'm in London. It has a great social feeling and it was a very neat place for independent travellers. The biggest upside is the people, crew and cohabitants alike. Sleeping quality was so-so, the seemed to have potential to become a bit... More 

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Tom W, Manager at Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Dear guest, thanks for taking the time to leave some feedback. We are pleased that you found our hostel to have a positive atmosphere, we are currently working hard to improve that side of the guest experience and it is nice to see it worked for you. Thanks again for the recommendations and of course you should come back next... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Couldn't be happier with Palmer's Lodge. The hostel was clean, close to public transport and had good facilities such as a bar/restaurant, pool table. Rooms are comfortable, the dorms have lockers to store your baggage in and there's no noise problem to disrupt sleep. The building itself is beautiful and there is a nice atmosphere around the place. One of... More 

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Tom W, Manager at Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Dear guest, thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback, I'm glad that you enjoyed London and that we could help! Of course come back next time you're passing through! Thanks again, Tom More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my friends had an amazing stay. Staff were lovely and we had no problems for the whole week. Entertainment was great and the hotel had plenty to offer for everyone. Plenty of amazing places nearby to explore and enjoy days and nights out.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in 9 bed mixed dorm and found it excellent for those travelling on a budget. Yes, you are sharing with other people, but by and large people are respectful. I was on the top of a triple bunk which is a bit tricky if you need to pee at 5am. All beds have curtains so I found privacy fine.... More 

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Tom W, Manager at Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Dear guest, thanks for taking time to leave a review, and well read galactic hitchhiker will hopefully agree with you! Welcome back anytime! Thanks, Tom More 

Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clean, amazing staff, awesome breakfast buffet, confortable, nice environment, close to all public transportation, I really couldn't ask for more, next trip to London I won't think twice and I'll go strait to Swiss Cottage.

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Tom W, Manager at Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, we are so glad that you enjoyed yourself and would be happy to welcome you back next time. Regards, Tom More 

Saginaw
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place to stay for a hostel - it was kept very clean, and is right by the subway making the location convenient (and near a bus stop from Stansted airport, if you fly a budget airline in). I certainly agree with other reviewers that there was not a social environment, but quite honestly I liked that... More 

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Cristian R, Front Office Manager at Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your review! As a youth hostel we do encourage guests to meet each other and socialize. We have a lively bar area complete with pool table, darts, beers on tap and in bottles and also nonalcoholic options. The doors to the bar are kept closed during the evening to keep the noise from affecting other guests.... More 

Macclesfield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleased with this hostel, good bar, pool table and outside area. Bathrooms are cleaned regularly and not too busy. Also windows open fully onto a nice balcony. Friendly staff one of which kept the bar open late so that we could finish our game of killer (pool).

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Tom W, Manager at Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Dear guest, thanks for taking the tie to leave some feedback! Glad that you enjoyed yourself and hope you won at killer! Tom More 

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