Palmers Lodge: Swiss Cottage
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2017

Palmers Lodge: Swiss Cottage

40 College Crescent, Camden, London, United Kingdom, NW3 5LB
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    Palmers Lodge: Swiss Cottage Reviews

    8.3
    Excellent
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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Had a nice stay and everything was clean and the staff were..."

    Cormac

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    August 7, 2018

    8.6
    Excellent value for money
    Recommended by 91% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Palmers Lodge: Swiss Cottage

    Things you'll love

    • 260 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Bar

    • Garden

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    Excellent
    Location
    8.4
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    Excellent location - 2.73 kilometers from city center
    Nearby
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  • Tavistock And Portman NHS Foundation Trust160 m
  • Robert Graham Ltd Est 1874260 m
  • Swiss Cottage Tube Station260 m
  • Hampstead Theatre290 m
  • Finchley Road Tube Station290 m
  • Freud Museum340 m
  • O2 Centre420 m
  • South Hampstead Train Station500 m
  • Finchley Road And Frognal Train Station700 m
  • Camden Arts Center770 m
  • Value for money8.6
    Distance to city center2.0 km
    Location rating8.4
    Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
    Distance to airport16.3 km

    Rooms available at Palmers Lodge: Swiss Cottage

    10-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    10-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • City view
    • 5 bunk beds
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    1 Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory
    1 Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • City view
    • 5 bunk beds
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    1 Bed in 14-bed Dormitory
    1 Bed in 14-bed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • City view
    • 7 bunk beds
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    1 Bed in 12-Bed Dormitory
    1 Bed in 12-Bed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • City view
    • 6 bunk beds
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    Female Dormitory 14 Bunk Beds Room
    Female Dormitory 14 Bunk Beds Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
    1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • City view
    • 3 bunk beds
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    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Double Or Twin Bed with Private Bathroom
    Double Or Twin Bed with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 3 bunk beds
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    Ensuite Double
    Ensuite Double
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    What people love about Palmers Lodge: Swiss Cottage

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "staff is nice and friendly."

      LIN

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      January 1, 2019

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "Pro - Good location 10 minutes walk to tube or bus stop Con - too small kitchen"

      Pisanu

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      December 1, 2018

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "It is clean, it is comfortable, it is well built, the staff is great and helpful and it is pretty well situated with a few minutes walk to the nearest undergrou..."

      Tilen

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      August 24, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The breakfast is delicious and rich."

    LIN

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    January 1, 2019

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    What they offer

    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Overall, a very pleasing stay!"

    Luyao

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    December 27, 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    What to eat nearby

    British cuisine
    British cuisine
    Globe
    320 m British
    Bradleys
    350 m British, European, Gluten Free
    Wetherspoons - O2 Centre
    420 m British, Pub
    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    Byron Finchley Road
    420 m American
    Gourmet Burger Kitchen - Belsize Park
    970 m American
    Favorite Chicken & Ribs
    1.5 km American
    European cuisine
    European cuisine
    Pasticcio Cafe
    180 m European, Italian
    Nando's - Swiss Cottage
    420 m European, Portuguese
    Retsina Restaurant
    530 m European, Greek, Mediterranean

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Palmers Lodge: Swiss Cottage from real guests

    Agoda Reviews (895)
    8.3
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    10
    Cleanliness8.3
    Facilities8.1
    Location8.4
    Room comfort and quality7.4
    Service8.4
    Value for money8.6
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Vanesa from Spain
    Business traveler
    1 Person in 21-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 6 nights in December 2018

    Everything was splendid ”

    The Hostel is not only beautiful but also funcional to so many needs! There are even double bunk beds for couples. The showers are tiny but the was is hot and powerful! The pub downstairs is a really good addition to just chill or talk to people. My only bad comment is that the room in the attic is freezing and also no lift there. :( But all in all I would definetly stay there again.

    Reviewed December 12, 2018

    Dear Vanessa! Thank you for your amazing feedback. As for female bed dorm in the attic, we are working on the solution already (re-do sealing of windows or adding additional curtains, we are in the middle of trial and error for those and other ideas). Unfortunately there is no option in our building to have a lift that goes to the third floor. Hence our building is over hundred years old (it is stunning though!) we are not allowed to drill in walls so any changes of this kind are out of our reach. You can always book a bed in one of our smaller female dorms which are situated on other floors. We hope to see you again soon! Take care! Kind regards, Lina Reception Team

    Responded December 13, 2018
    Palmers Lodge: Swiss Cottage
    6.0
    Emily from Australia
    Couple
    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Above average”

    Pros: free tea and coffee, friendly staff, nice communal areas, good location near a train station, cheap drinks at the bar for happy hour Cons: showers are small with bad water pressure, if you get places on the top bunk they are very difficult to reach due to the cramped nature of the dorms, although not the hostels fault the kitchen is abisamally small to the point of being unusable, lift is tiny and old (we became stuck for 15 minutes and the staffs reaction made us think it is a common accurance).

    Reviewed February 14, 2019

    Hi Emily, Thank you for reviewing you stay with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere of the hostel and our location, both are things we pride ourselves on. In regards to the difficulty accessing the top bunks and kitchen size, I am sure you appreciate that with the historical nature of the building we are unable to change room sizes or the floor plans of the original building. We are sorry to hear about your experience in the lift, but again due to the structure of the building it is challenging to maintain at times. We would like to stress that this is not a common occurrence. We hope to see you again soon. Many thanks, Brin (Reception team)

    Responded February 26, 2019
    Palmers Lodge: Swiss Cottage
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Catherine from Belgium
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 28-bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    The best place for me”

    The location (nice area, plenty of shops, near tube station). The staff (friendly, efficient, helpful). The beds (comfortable, clean - the curtains afford the privacy I like). Then WiFi, personal power sockets, lovely house.

    Reviewed November 11, 2018

    Dear Catherine, thank you for your good review. It is always nice to know that our efforts have a positive impact on our guests experience with us. Hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Lina Reception team

    Responded December 13, 2018
    Palmers Lodge: Swiss Cottage
    8.0
    Excellent
    mansoor from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

    STAFF ALWAYS MISERABLE”

    I have been coming to this hostel for the past 5 years due to the work location. This time around i dont seem to find the staff friendly. You ask them a question no smile, they seem fed up and tired. One thing that i found unprofessional was that staff amoungst themselves giving massages to each each other at reception???? The only one person that was helpful was the Manager Tom. He was amazing. just dissapoints. The hotel itself doesnt, the standard hasnt dropped at all. The staff need more training. Seems like they are doing a favor on us, whereas we are the ones increasing the business....

    Reviewed September 27, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    NONA from Canada
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Very good”

    I stayed at the hostel for one night. The bathroom facilities which combine toilet and showers was dirty; trash I'm the bin overflowing; sink area was not attended to either. A towel was not included ; it's rental was not expensive but still I wish I knew that ahead of time. No modern USB type charging stations; only those using the UK electrical system. Good location and friendly staff, clean linens and a lovely historic building but hygiene in the bathroom was definitely lacking.

    Reviewed January 06, 2019

    We are sorry to hear about your unpleasant experiance with lacking of hygine in one of our bathrooms. We take cleaning matteres very seriously. Our housekeepers work all day from early morning until 10pm with hardcore bathrooms check schedule every 2-3 hours. We cannot take full responsibility for a mess that was left by some of our guests though. We will check who was on duty that date and see what happened but it seems to me like a terribly unlucky incident. As for USB sockets: we have them in more-less half of our rooms. We are planning to put them on everywhere but our gorgeous building comes with a price. It is over 100 years old which means we cannot drill in walls or make any changes in the construction of the building which makes it a bit more difficult. Hopefully by your next visit we will sort it out! Best wishes, Lina Reception Team

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    6.4
    Good
    Han from China
    Couple
    1 Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Bad facility”

    Bad facility, no hot water, which means you are going to shower with cold water in the winter! The room is stuffy and smelly. No socket on the bed so you can't charge. Wifi signal is very weak in the room.

    Reviewed December 27, 2018

    Hello Han, thank you for your feedback. It seems like you could not crack our water system unfortunately because I know for a fact that we do have hot water. Next time just ask at the reception for assistance, we will help with a smile! Next time you can try booking a different type of room, maybe...? Hence our building is over one hundred years old we cannot drill in the walls, dependant on the room - there might not be plugs in all of them. We are working on improving our wifi connection, we are thinking of changing this provider hence we had plenty of complaits about it. We hope you will give us chance to rehabilitate in the future! Kind regards, Lina Reception Team

    Responded December 28, 2018
    Palmers Lodge: Swiss Cottage
    6.4
    Good
    Han from China
    Couple
    1 Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Bad facility”

    Bad facility, no hot water, which means you are going to shower with cold water in the winter! The room is stuffy and smelly. No socket on the bed so you can't charge. Wifi signal is very weak in the room.

    Reviewed December 27, 2018

    Hello Han, thank you for your feedback. It seems like you could not crack our water system unfortunately because I know for a fact that we do have hot water. Next time just ask at the reception for assistance, we will help with a smile! Next time you can try booking a different type of room, maybe...? Hence our building is over one hundred years old we cannot drill in the walls, dependant on the room - there might not be plugs in all of them. We are working on improving our wifi connection, we are thinking of changing this provider hence we had plenty of complaits about it. We hope you will give us chance to rehabilitate in the future! Kind regards, Lina Reception Team

    Responded December 28, 2018
    Palmers Lodge: Swiss Cottage
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Luyao from Japan
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 21-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Exceptional”

    Very cosy and looked like one of those cottage houses from movies. 28 people in a "room" might seem a lot, but the "room" was actually a whole floor and the bunk beds made of very sturdy wood. I had curtains at my bed, and each person faces a different way when they exit their bed, so you won't come into any awkward encounters. Lighting could be better, and more power outlets, but it's very worth the money. Bathrooms were much cleaner than expected. Overall, a very pleasing stay!

    Reviewed December 27, 2018

    Thank you for your review, Luyao! We are happy you liked your stay with us. We are working on improving an access to electric plugs in this room. It is tricky though hence our building is over 100 years old. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Lina

    Responded December 28, 2018
    Palmers Lodge: Swiss Cottage
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ashleigh from Australia
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

    Best Hostel. Would highly recommend”

    This hostel ticked all the boxes. They were cleaned every day to a high standard both in the bedrooms and the bathrooms. I stayed in a 28 room dorm & a 12 room dorm and I never felt cramped and all the beds have a privacy curtain a personal locker for your valuables. There are plenty of facilities on all floors so you never have to wait for a bathroom. The bar downstairs is really good with happy hour everyday. The staff were also great. The only downside is that when i was staying there they didn't have a cook so the kitchen wasn't open, however the area has plenty of options to purchase cheap food. And the lift was broken but it was being fixed when i left

    Reviewed July 16, 2018

    Hello Ashleigh. Thanks for spending time for such a usefull rewiev for our future guests. In regards the kitchen, we provide a self catering kitchen for the guest and we can prepare inexpensive pre-ordered meals and dinners for big groups. At the morning we serve breakfast. It is all that you can eat for £4,5 only. Thanks Ashleigh, we hope to see you back again very soon!

    Responded August 29, 2018
    Palmers Lodge: Swiss Cottage
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ji from South Korea
    Group
    Double Or Twin Bed with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

    Friendly staff and cool building”

    The room was bigger than I expected and the bed was quite nice for a bunk bed. Staff were super friendly. The bathroom could be little bit more clean though. Location was convenient. Overall, the place was quite nice considering general accommodation situation in London.

    Reviewed July 12, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Man from China
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 21-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

    Nice location and Good stay!”

    Overall it's very good :) I stayed at the top floor and slept well every night. The girls shared with the home were good, always kept silence. The breakfast is nice, you can have bread, fruit, ham&cheese, muffin, coffee... and you only need to pay 4.5 pounds. Very helpful and warm stuffs. Places are clean and they always clean up the washroom. I think it's worthy with the price, cheap, warm house, nice breakfast and close to many attractions.

    Reviewed April 08, 2018

    Hey Man, Thanks for staying with us, I really appreciate your detailed review. Its great when your dorm mates are easy going and drama-free! - Tom, Hostel Manager

    Responded May 19, 2018
    Palmers Lodge: Swiss Cottage
    8.0
    Excellent
    jeongah
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    most people are nice and bed is clean and comfortable...”

    price is cheap but clean and comfortable.. location is also good

    Reviewed February 24, 2019

    Dear guest, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write about your experience. We hope you visit again us again in the future. Best, Anna

    Responded February 25, 2019
    Palmers Lodge: Swiss Cottage
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Tilen from Slovenia
    Couple
    Mixed Dormitory with Double bed
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    One of the best values for the money ”

    If you are staying in London and want an iconic experience I would definitely recommend taking a look at this hostel. It looks like a very old building, but it is very nicely equipped. The rooms are very comfortable and one of the best dormitory rooms I have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed September 14, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Vanessa from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    very nice place”

    One of the best hostels in London, everything is cleaned regularly without the use of common areas. I recommend. There are travelers from all over the world.

    Reviewed January 24, 2019

    Dear Vanessa, It makes us very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hostel. Thank you for sharing your opinion and experience. We look forward to having you back here in the future! Best, Anna

    Responded January 29, 2019
    Palmers Lodge: Swiss Cottage
    10.0
    Exceptional
    LIN from Taiwan
    Group
    10-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2018

    Exceptional”

    Good location. Room is clean and comfortable. Also, staff is nice and friendly. The breakfast is delicious and rich.

    Reviewed January 01, 2019

    Thanks for your amazing feedback! We are happy that our efforts come across so nicely. We hope to see you again very soon! Take care, Lina - Reception Team

    Responded January 04, 2019
    Palmers Lodge: Swiss Cottage
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kris from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 12-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in November 2017

    My Favourite Hostel”

    I've stayed in lots of London hostel, Palmers Lodge is by far my favourite, really clean, unique decoration, i love the lounge, great value for money, awesome staff, I've met some really nice people passing through, i regularly recommend this place :-))

    Reviewed December 03, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    See from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 10 nights in October 2017

    Comfortable stay”

    The breakfast is value for money. The bunk bed is comfortable and there is sufficient storage area to keep the stuff. The toilet can be busy at certain part of the day so it's best to go early if wanted to avoid crowd. It's within short walking distant to nearest tube station. Supermarkets and small eateries can be found near to the tube station.

    Reviewed November 25, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Yoko from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

    About Dwiss Cottage”

    Swiss Cottage is convinience place go around in London. Nowadays, new staffs are working at Front section, so they need more tranning. Because their action is so slow. But original stuffs are very nice service . I but customers attitude are not good. They are making dirty, specially western people. They don't care..... Specially night time, they are talking with friends or new people outside. It is already midnight or one or two morning time. We cannot sleep well. They drunk and talking very loudly. Sometime nighttime stuff is don't care to them,. Hope staff say to them BE QUIET Or go to bed. I cannot recommend my friends to stay there,.

    Reviewed July 30, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Yoko from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    1 Bed in 18-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in June 2017

    Weather recommend or not”

    I like this hostel. Specially stuffs! But nowadays, this hostel accepted students group. This is very annoying.... We cannot relax at hostel and always noisy. We don't have a space if students are here. So I don't want to recommend this hostel To adult.

    Reviewed June 21, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Yoko from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    1 Bed in 28-bed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2017

    Excellent”

    Palmar Lodge stuffs are very friendly and helpfull. but after the evening time, toilet become dirty. Why does customers cannot use toilet clearn ? also late night time, some customers are talking outside, this is very very annoying for another customers. nawaday, some customers, especially old people are using this hostel, they are treating this hostel their room, they are sleeping early time, for example from 8:00pm. they are turn off light immidetely and they are argue to young customers. ' if you want to talk with your frinds, go to the lounge etc' this hostel isn't their home and this hostel is their room. AS they are staying for long time this hostel, so very very annoying. They seems to work for constraction company. Atomospher is getting worth. also palmar lodge is not accept student group before, but nowaday, they accept student group as well. this is very annoying for individual customers. They are talking late time and make a noisy. even Told their teachers, but they don't care. if this hostel continue like this, we will give up use this hostel. hope hotel manager should thinking about these more.

    Reviewed May 27, 2017
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