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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having never stayed in a hostel befor I didn't know what to expect. The dorm was small but made the best of available room by using bunk beds three high. I actually expected a large room with six separate beds. Privacy curtains were quite thick I had a middle bunk and it was very dark in there with them closed.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First off, I'd like to say this is a hostel. I'm not sure what all the different accommodations are, but I stayed in a co-ed 12 bed room. Price: can't beat it for what you get! Location: just outside of London zone 1, in zone 2, on the Jubilee Line. All the sites are easily accessible on the tube. Load... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Reception staff were nice enough but cleaning staff were very very rude and didn't speak a word of English. Hostel is located in an area 20 minutes on a bus from the Central London and I found myself at night times having to pay £15 on a taxi because busses going to Swiss cottage from Central are hard to find... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent six nights in a 14 bed room on the second floor. The hostel was the cleanest, that I´ve ever stayed in. They cleaned toilets and bathrooms all the time to keep it nice. Most of the staff were friendly. The location was brilliant. It was very easy to go anywhere. I liked the common rooms very much. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here twice. The staff are friendly, location is great, social room seems cozy. In my second stay I booked for two bed sets in 21 or something female dorm. They arranged two bed that are almost at the beginning and the end of the room, not ideal but I didn't try to ask them to re-arrange either. The... 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 feedback. I am sorry that you didn't like the room. Actually some of the guests prefer this room as it is the quietest one at the top of the building and most of the beds are single beds. However any guest can come and request a change of bed... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with a school group I was looking after three times over a two week period. Nice old building. Staff helpful and friendly. Close to Swiss Cottage tube station and shopping area. North Star pub is nearby and has a good atmosphere. Guggly indian restaurant very good. Breakfadt at hostel £4.50 all you can eat continental is good.

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

Dear guest, thanks for leaving comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for leaving some useful advice for other travellers! Thanks again. Tom More 

Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here a few months ago and absolutely loved this place. It is very cozy and unique. You have a big lounge bar with free coffee and tea all the time, computers and wi fi. Rooms are big but you still have some privacy. I would like to come back again :)

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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 these comments. We are happy that you enjoy your stay with us! Please come back again if you are in London! Thanks again, Tom More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first time I have used Palmers Lodge or this type of accommodation. It is what it is, a comfortable bed for the night, with clean showers and toilets. There is free wifi in every room but it was a bit flakey when I used iplayer. Worth the money.

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

Dear Guest, thanks for taking time to leave feedback. We're happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We are working to improve the consistency of the WiFi. Otherwise I hope you will stay with us again if you come to London again. Thanks again, Tom More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great experience. The staff was great and knowledgeable of locations and things to do in the evening. The bed swere made and clean. The rooms are cleaned daily. It's a community bathroom and shower but it's cleaned daily and bleached. The dorms have a secure locker for each bed that would fit a daypack and some others things... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From comfy matresses, clean bedding and little curtains you can draw closed for privacy in the dorms to really helpful and relaxed staff! Meet people from all over the world and just have a great time! 5min walk away from the tube! Super convenient! One thing though... People who go on travels rarely carry any cash on them! Your bartenders... More 

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

Dear guest, thank you for the great review! Glad you enjoyed yourself with us and I'm happy to hear your positive comments about our staff! Hope you can make it back next time you're in London. Tom More 

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