Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage

40 College Crescent, Swiss Cottage, London, England, Distance from city centre: 6.5km
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Rating: 84%from 28 reviews

  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 82%Staff
  • 85%Security
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 81%Location
  • 83%Value for money
  • 81%Facilities
Awarded "Best Customer Service 2013" by the British Education Travel Association

Whether you're a backpacker or a budget traveller, you will enjoy Palmers Lodges Swiss Cottage. The grand charm of the historic building combined with our great service and location will be one of the most unique city experiences you will have in London.

Free Wi-Fi
Free breakfast
Free linen

Recently renovated, Swiss Cottage boasts not only a fantastic London city location and building but our services are unbeatable! We have a 24 hour reception so you can be assured we are always there for you if you need us, we have also taken great care when it comes to your safety & security so you don't need to worry and can chill in our bar or relax in the lounge and watch the latest game.

An added bonus is that beds are pre-made and come with linen all for free, so the late arriving lodger can jump straight into bed, or the bar! We do believe that a happy lodger needs a good breakfast, which is why we have a free continental breakfast for you to start you day in a good way! We also offer free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel so you can stay in touch with the rest of the world and explore what's on in London!

It is easy to forget when you stay at Swiss Cottage that there is a vibrant city just outside waiting for you! We are close to the underground (tube to the locals) so you can be in any of London's hotspots within minutes! If it's shopping you're looking for, the tube will take you directly from Swiss Cottage Station to the centre of Oxford Street, or you can shop till you drop at Europe's largest shopping centre Westfield. You could also have a drink or two in Leicester Square, take a spin on the London Eye or spot Kate and William at Buckingham Palace, all this and more with the tube from Swiss Cottage Station just around the corner!

Just some of our facilities and services:
▪ 24 hour reception and staff
▪ Check in time 2pm, but you're always welcome to arrive before as we can store your luggage
▪ Check out time 11am
▪ Logged and coded keycard door access
▪ Free safes and luggage lockers in every room
▪ Ensuite rooms available
▪ Free overnight coach and car parking
▪ Free full continental breakfast
▪ Full restaurant meals from 5
▪ Full CCTV coverage for added security
▪ Free linen and beds which are premade
▪ Group meal menus and packed lunches available
▪ Bar and late night lounge areas
▪ Reading, conservatory and quiet rooms
▪ Disabled access and lift
▪ Large selection of rooms including double, twin and dormitory rooms
▪ Heavy duty laptop and valuables safes at reception
▪ Ground floor reception and rooms
▪ Group and individual luggage storage
▪ Payphone, fax and photocopy facilities
▪ Free Wi-Fi and PC access
▪ Washing and drying facilities available
▪ Theatre and attraction ticket sales at reception
▪ Souvenirs and toiletries sales at reception

Note that this property has a maximum stay of 31 nights.

All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and have a written approval from parents with a copy of their passport or I.D. If staying in a single sex dorm room the adult and child must be the same gender. Please note under 16s are not allowed to stay in dorm rooms. You must book a private room.

Please note that reservations for the night of the 31st December 2012 will be subject to a no-cancellation policy.

This property has a 24HR cancellation policy. Bookings will need to by cancelled via email by 2pm of the previous day the guest is supposed to arrive.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay

Please Note:
Check-in time is 2 pm (we can hold on to your luggage until then for free)
Check-out is at 11 am (breakfast from 7.30 am to 10 am)
We require a photo ID at check-in
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult of the same gender otherwise are not permitted to stay at Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage
Wheelchair accessibility is available, however it is limited in rooms. Please check availability with reception by email
Towels can be hired from reception for just 1.50
Please note that reservations for the night of the 31st December 2012 will be subject to a no-cancellation policy.

This property has a 24HR cancellation policy. Bookings will need to by cancelled via email by 2pm of the previous day the guest is supposed to arrive.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Adaptors
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast not included
  • Cable TV
  • Café
  • Card phones
  • Ceiling fan
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • DVDs
  • Elevator
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Taxes included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • WII

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and have an written aproval from parents with a copy of their passport or I.D. If staying in a single sex dorm room the adult and child must be the same gender. Please note under 16s cannot be in dorms only in private rooms, If you are travelling with children please contact the hostel first.

no cancellation policy for the 31st December 2013

Directions
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Directions:
London Underground

The nearest tube station is Swiss Cottage which is located on the Jubilee line (silver), from central London take a north bound train and we are located 2 stops after Baker Street.

When leaving the station take exit number 2, turn left on exiting the station. Walk up the hill slightly staying on the right hand side of the road, following College Crescent after walking 2-3 minutes you will come to a small fork in the road, to the left is College Crescent and to the right is Fitzjohn's Avenue. Directly in front on the left of you will be big red building which is us.

Video directions from Swiss Cottage Station
Video directions from Finchley Road Station
London Overground

If you are coming via the London Overground the nearest stop to us is Finchley Road & Frognal. Turn right leaving the station and walk down Finchley Road, cross the road after 10minute walk you will see College Crescent on your right next to a petrol station.
Bus and Night Bus

There are many buses which go directly to Swiss Cottage station, the key buses are 82 from Victoria station, 113 from Marble Arch and 13 from Covent Garden.

See a full breakdown of buses to Palmers Lodge: Swiss Cottage London hostel.
From Heathrow Airport

From Heathrow airport take the Underground tube line Piccadilly (dark blue) straight to Green Park, from there take the north bound Jubilee line to Swiss Cottage.

Alternatively take the Heathrow Express to Paddington, from there take any east bound tube line to Baker street station and take the Jubilee line to Swiss Cottage.
From Gatwick Airport

Take the train either to Victoria Station from there you can take the tube directly to us alternatively take the number 82 bus to us; or you can take a train to London Bridge and get straight onto the Jubilee line directly to Swiss Cottage.
From Luton or Stansted Airports

From Stansted Airport take the National Express Coach which will drop you off at Finchley Road, only 4 minutes walk to our hostel on 40 College Crescent.

From Luton Airport take the First Capital Connect train to Brighton and get off at West Hampstead Station and change for the Underground Jubilee line (south-bound) to Swiss Cottage.

Located Near

It's easy to forget when you stay at Swiss Cottage that there is a vibrant city just outside waiting for you. We are two minutes away from the underground (tube to the locals) so you can be in any of London's hotspots within minutes! If it's shopping what you are looking for, the tube will take you directly from Swiss Cottage Station to the centre of Oxford Street. You could also have a drink or two in Leicester Square, take a spin on the London Eye or spot Kate and William at Buckingham Palace

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