I have stayed at the Palmers Lodge on College Crescent several times in different types of rooms. I prefer not to sleep in the dorm room because of the fact that you will have lots of people in and out, and you have to be more aware and on your guard; that being said, I haven't had a problem when I've stayed in the dorm. I feel very safe walking to and from the tube station, as well as feeling safe in the actual hostel. I usually just sleep and shower at the hostel, so I don't really use the wifi and restaurant.
The only issue I had was once I was moved to another location because renovations were being done and the type of room I had booked (the 2-bed room) wasn't available, so after checking in we had to go to another building that wasn't that close - it was walking distance, but a long walk (and a couple tube stations away as we found out later). I hadn't been to that part of London, so I did enjoy staying there, but after travelling for 18 hours, it was a bit jarring to find out that we weren't staying where we thought we were supposed to stay.
I will always stay here when I'm in London if I can!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the multiple award winning boutique backpackers Palmers Lodge, where you can experience Victorian elegance in the former home of Samuel Palmer, of the Huntley and Palmer's 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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- Also Known As:
- Palmers Hotel London
- Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage London, England