Reviews - Palmers Lodge


40 College Crescent SwissCottage, London, NW3 5LB

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Very Good

All reviews (16)

81% would recommend it to a friend


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  • 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.

  • Jason H

  • May 2015

Great for a quick stay

As Hostels go, it's great.

As London goes, it doesn't get cheaper. Minutes to the tube and parking for just £5 outside the congestion zone.

  • Colin B

  • February 2015

Fantastic, as always

It's always great service and a good stay here.

  • J Collins

  • November 2014

Excellent hostel!!! Very friendly and clean

I was pleasantly surprised by how nice the hostel was for such little price.

The room as clean and showers/toilets. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Was in a good area with good transport links. I would definitely stay again.

  • Megan N

  • October 2014

OK for the price & location

We literally wanted a bed for the night, as my other half and I were in London for a gig.

It ticked the boxes of being cheap and relatively central, but I probably wouldn't stay there again as a couple. We wanted our own room, which we got, but it was tacked on to the end of the toilets and showers. Could hear everything through the thin walls. It was really cold, too, and the heating didn't do anything. We also very nearly got shut in our room when someone propped the bathroom door open - had to squeeze out of a tiny gap to get out.

Overall, yeah it was OK. The staff were friendly enough, and it's a great location. I think it's good value for money.

  • Martins Jansons

  • March 2014

To meny peoples for so small room.

  • Jill T

  • March 2014

Fabulous hostel

Amazing place to stay in London.

Beautiful building, helpful staff and fantastic value.

  • Hamish H

  • March 2014

A pleasant (k)night with a hostel with lots of character and a suit of armour guarding the stairs

Palmers Lodge had a good write up, for me it had close access to Underground stations, very reasonably priced, had free WIFI and the dark wood throughout took it beyond just another hostel to an English house of distinction.

  • P Pinder

  • March 2014

Overpriced for what you get

Firstly I was aware this was a hostel and not a hotel, however we booked an en-suite room that cost £92.00 and told we would be charged an additional £1.00 for paying by debit card, something not mentioned when you book.

The room itself was clean, but lacked all the little extras you would expect at this price - in fact a Travelodge would have been a better experience. The room I stayed had been squeezed in next to the lift shaft, so was noisy. Only two thin pillows were in the room, along with very small towels. The breakfast was simply toast and a croissant, but pleasant enough. The room also lacked a TV, as basic in even budget hotels. All in all for half the price, this would have been good value for money, but at over £90 per night very bad value for money.

  • J Grace

  • March 2014

Very welcoming to me and my bump

I am very grateful to staff who saw to it that I had a bed on the mezzanine floor as at 6 months pregnant I struggled to get onto the top bunks.

Quiet dormitory even though I was sharing with over twenty people. Would be lovely to have some fruit at breakfast but really that's just being fussy. Clean, beautiful building, efficient service.