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Palmers Lodge

4 Self rated

40 College Crescent SwissCottage, London, NW3 5LB

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Free Wi-Fi Free Linen VOTED ONE OF THE TOP TEN HOSTELS WORLDWIDE - SILVER AWARD IN VISITLONDON'S BEST HOSTEL CATEGORY 2006 AND AGAIN IN 2007, BRONZE AWARD IN 2008 Welcome to Palmers Lodge, where you can experience Victorian elegance in the former home of Samuel Palmer, of the Huntley and Palmers 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. We have a wide selection of dorms; from private rooms to a 28-bed dorm for the really price conscious traveller.

Great care has been taken in furnishing our spacious rooms to the highest standard with top quality bunks and secure storage facilities, but please remember to bring your own padlock. Guests can enjoy free Internet and WiFi access in the lobby, relax in the lounge or have a drink with friends in our bar. Our large and beautiful lounge is a great place to meet new friends. Our bar is a great place to hang out with cheap drinks every night of the week!! Hostel reserves right to pre-authorize a card upon booking. Bookings cannot be accepted from any person under the age of 18 unless they are accompanied by an adult (over 18) who is staying in the same dorm/room. Please note that under 16's not being able to share a private room.

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Showing Tuesday 9 February 2016 to Wednesday 10 February 2016

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Hotel services
24 Hour Reception , Laundry/Valet Service
Car parking available onsite
Wi-Fi Available
Restaurant , Bar
In room facilities
Safety Deposit Box
Ground floor bedrooms , Lift to all floors

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From 14:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
Important information
20/10/2011 to 22/10/2020 - Please check your room information carefully as many of our rooms are dormitory's sold per bed. The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets are not allowed

Customer Reviews

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Very Good

All reviews (13)

77% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Danielle O

  • November 2015

Best hostel I've ever encountered and I've been in a lot!

What a charming, calm, friendly, clean and lovely period hostel.

Full of charm from the wood and panels to lovely comfortable beds that were a delight to get into. Great clean fresh duvet, great idea of curtains around the bed. I really recommend this hostel. It seems to have families, all ages and a huge aray of nationalities. Staff were really friendly, it just felt so lovely. I didn't get to see the bar or taste the food but I loved that there was free tea on offer !

  • Melanie D

  • June 2015

Travelling Alone

This was a good, low-cost way to spend a night in London while I was there for a couple of days on business.

The building makes an interesting environment - a cross between a stately home and old boarding school. It was warm, quite comfortable and relatively quiet considering how many people were staying there. Don't forget your own towel, padlock for the lockers and a universal plug for the sink if you want one. Would definitely use it again.

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