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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
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

1-Friendly staff, very clean, but warm. I was at room of six, some beds have no power sockets. Make sure of that before u accept the bed space. 2- very near to swiss cottage underground station. 3- near to wait rose store. 4- near to small store and coffee shop. 5- small lobby but it is ok.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here with my daughter for 2 nights in a room with private facilities. Superb former biscuit baron's London mansion made into a unique place to stay. Very good for London prices and the bathroom, although titchy, was very, very clean - I was seriously impressed. Used the shared facilities on the way out as well and they too were... More 

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Salon-de-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I thought that the Palmers Lodge Hotel was a beautiful place in a nice area. It was clean and the matresses were confortable. The underground was close to the hotel, the neighborhood was silent and friendly. I guess we paid for the walls and the beauty of the place because I was disappointed when I saw the size of the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed staying here. The staff is friendly, polite and helpful. It's really close to downtown London by tube - all the main attractions. They keep the hostel really clean- especially the bathrooms which is awesome. We stayed in the 28 person room which was fine because it was cheaper- if you want more sleep maybe the 18 would... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my time in palmers lodge Swiss cottage was amazing. Great place to stay and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I recommend everyone to go there if you are looking for a great experience in London.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it was quite an experience staying in a hostel, got a bar, however, lot of guests couldn't find the place, lost on Finchley road, I prefer to exit at 'swiss cottage' tube take the left exit, walk up the road (a slope) and u will find the big old house.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel was so great - clean, friendly staff, safe, quiet and adorable neighborhood. The only thing is that it's a bit out of the way from any of the tourist attractions. Super accessible by metro, though.

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Cody, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property was great, service great. I stayed in a 15 bed female dorm, it was very loud (girls in and out till wee hours in the am) the dorm was in the basement and the music from the bar was very loud as well. Breakfast was good and the sitting areas are nice. I would stay in a small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to stay, real close to camden by foot 30 mins. Building itself is grand and so are the staff! Showers hot, beds big enough i had a single not a bunk.Breakfast was fine for the price £4.50 luckily i had booked well in advance so didnt have to pay!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for 3 nights, the bed was comfortable and was quite quiet considering i was in a 28 bed dorm. The curtains around each bed made it a bit more private and having bunk bed 3 high. Although it says free wifi it cut out alot and could bearly get any in the dorms. Also found it a... More 

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