Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage
Lonely Planet review
Reminiscent of a period murder mystery (in a good way), this former children's hospital has bags of character. Listed by English Heritage, it's stuffed with cornicing, moulded ceilings, original fireplaces and imposing wooden panelling. Ceilings are high, rooms are spacious, there's a chapel bar with pews, a grand stairway and a roomy lounge. Privacy curtains make the 28-bed men's dorm bearable (imagine you're in the hold of a pirate ship), but they don't shut out the amorous noises in the couples dorm. From Swiss Cottage tube station, cross Finchley Rd, turn left and take College Crescent which heads straight up the hill.
Services & facilities
- Internet access
- Free internet access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Bicycle parking
- Free parking
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Tours/travel desk
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Board games
- Book exchange
- Cable tv
- Common room
- Games room
- Breakfast included
- Meals available
- Ceiling fan
- Wheelchair accessible
- Housekeeping service
- Laundry facilities
- Linen included
- Washing machine
- Luggage storage
- Safe deposit box (front desk)
- Outdoor terrace
Awarded “Best Customer Service 2012” 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.
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 2013 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.