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Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage

40 College Crescent, London NW3 5LB England
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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.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Game room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Secured parking
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Vending machine
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Laptop safe
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Residential Neighborhood
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German


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Grade: 88 out of 100
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Daniel N wrote a review Apr 2021
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
I possibly used Palmers Lodge, 10-20 times in the past few years. The great thing about them is you can arrive at 1-2 am and they will sort you out. They even once let me park my van in their yard (I think there is a fee for it normally), but there are plenty of single yellow lines just opposite so you can leave your vehicle until 8.30 am without a problem. You have the very basic, and where to charge your phones and tablets, so the next day you can crack on with your day refreshed and ready.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Mathias D wrote a review Jun 2020
Montreal, Canada5 contributions11 helpful votes
Beautiful place indoors and outdoors. The food is great. The rooms are really nice for a group. Within a five minute walk from the Swiss Cottage tube station that can get you anywhere in London. Also within a five minute walk from the O2 center where you can get good food like Nando's, Wagamama and Pizza Express. You can play darts in the pub downstairs, there's a ping pong table and a pool table which you have to pay for but it's great fun. Would highly recommend I
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
2 Helpful votes
Nat wrote a review Apr 2020
Mexico City, Mexico537 contributions209 helpful votes
• Pros: - Excellent Wi-Fi in all the building - Clean and we’ll structured place - Good price - Good location (not the best, but still good; near Abby Road btw) - Kind staff • Cons: - The breakfast is too simple for the price (£7), so skip it if you can; they lack things like pancakes, cereal or more variety of food in general - In the big shares rooms people can be annoying (turning the light off early, making a lot of noice with their alarms in the morning, etc), so I would recommend staying in a smaller room
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
2 Helpful votes
karlamorais2017 wrote a review Mar 2020
9 contributions12 helpful votes
Just loved everything about it! Very well organised. Vibrant. You meet people of all ages. Very well located. Zone 2 in London. In a very wide road. Leafy. The bunk beds are only fantastic. Wide spacious bed with individual lamp for reading. Big drawer to place your bags. Clean organised bathrooms. Nice basic breakfast offered. And great friendly atmosphere. For those looking for a really nice and comfortable stay in a central area, that’s an amazing choice. Actually I stayed there in November 2011.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from Palmers Lodge SC, Other at Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage
Responded 30 Mar 2020
Hi Karla, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we always appreciate hearing back from our guests. We are overjoyed to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us, along with the facilities and location, amongst other things. We hope to see you with us again, and we shall endeavour to maintain such standards, if not surpass them, in the future. Kind regards, Kearunn - Reception
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bruno t wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
Looked like a great place to stay, but unfortunately I was made to leave with nowhere to go. Stayed here during the lock down of London, wasn't given any clarity as what was happening and then was told that hostel would be closing on March 30, but wasn't allowed to extend stay until this date, even though guests with existing bookings were. Management is not human, nor does it have an ounce of compassion. Very disappointed in the way this situation was handled. If you would like to know more, you can find me sleeping in the bus stop around the corner.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Kitchen is the size of a phone box, get used to eating microwave dinners
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Response from Palmers Lodge SC, Other at Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage
Responded 29 Mar 2020
Dear Bruno, We had to make this difficult decision in the best interests of the safety of all our staff, guests and the wider community. No more extensions were allowed as we needed to close the dorms for deep cleaning and to make sure that too many guests were not staying in our remaining rooms. We also ask that you appreciate that these are difficult times for all of us. Our staff have been fantastic and agreed to work to keep the hostel open and honour the reservations that guests have already made. Regards, Nik - Reception
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage?
Nearby attractions include Freud Museum (0.3 km), Hampstead Theatre (0.2 km), and London Improv Theatre (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage?
Yes, paid public parking on-site and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include My Tortellini, Fiddie’s Italian Kitchen, and Bradley's.
Are any cleaning services offered at Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (5.8 km), Houses of Parliament (6.2 km), and Westminster Abbey (6.1 km).
Is Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.