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  • Type And Size
  • Quality Hostel
  • Independent Hostel
  • 250 rooms
40 College Crescent London Swiss Cottage NW3 5LB

Palmers Lodge

If you want to stay somewhere truly different then try the former home of Samuel Palmer, owner of the Huntley and Palmer biscuit empire! This substantial Victorian building has been tastefully converted and many original features have been retained for your enjoyment. You can book anything from a private ensuite room at Palmers Lodge to a bed in a dormitory that sleeps up to 14 people. If your budget does restrict you to a dorm bed you will find plenty of toilets and showers nearby.

After a good night’s sleep you will welcome the fresh continental breakfast that’s served in the dining room every morning (at an extra charge). In the evenings you can relax in the large lounge or head to the bar for a few drinks and the chance to chat to other people staying here. You will find flat screen TV’s dotted all over the place and if you need to contact friends and family there is free internet access and WiFi available in the lobby. Central London is only a few stops away on the tube from Palmers Lodge.


Nearby Finchley Road has two cinemas, a shopping centre. The Hampstead Theatre and plenty of pubs and restaurants to keep you occupied. You should also take the time to visit nearby Hampstead Heath and Regents Park during your stay. If you want to visit the tourist attractions of central London, hop on a tube on the Jubilee line from Swiss Cottage tube station near Palmers Lodge. This will take you directly to places like Green Park and Westminster, home of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

Palmers Lodge Facilities


24 Hour Reception / Bar / Central Heating / Fire Escape / In Room Safe / Interior Room Entrance / Internet Terminal / Laundry / Parking / Self-Catering Kitchen / Shared bathroom / Shower / Sitting Area / Smoke Detectors / Television Lounge / Toilet / Wireless Internet Access / Wireless Internet Access in Rooms

Food and Drink

Palmers Lodge has a bar and restaurant open from 18:00 - 22:00


Palmers Lodge offers FREE WiFi and wired internet in public areas.


Palmers Lodge offers FREE parking on-site (a reservation is required). Palmers Lodge is located outside of the London Congestion charge zone.

Communal areas and activities

Enjoy fun times in the games room, play billiards and darts, sing karaoke, read in the library and join in with the entertainment staff at Palmers Lodge, and when the weather's good make the most of the garden, sun terrace and BBQ.


Children over 3 years of age are welcome at Palmers Lodge. Extra rollaway beds are not available.

Other Services

Towels are available and charged at GBP 3.00 each.


PLEASE NOTE: Maximum stay of 30 nights applies to this property.

Check in / Check out

Check in from: 14:00 - 00:00
Check out by: 11:00

Customers will need to provide some form of photographic ID upon check-in (e.g. driver’s license, etc.).

Palmers Lodge does not accept guests under the age of 18, unless accompanied by an adult staying in the same dormitory/room.

Breakfast Info at Palmers Lodge

SPECIAL OFFER: Continental Breakfasts are available for GBP 4.50 per person per day (payable direct at reception)


By Tube

The closest tube stations to Palmers Lodge are Swiss Cottage which is on the Jubilee line and Finchley Road which is on the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines.

On Foot

Palmers Lodge is only a 3 minute walk from Swiss Cottage Tube Station (Jubilee line) and only 4 minutes from Finchley Road Tube Station (Jubilee and Metropolitan lines).

From Swiss Cottage tube station exit onto Avenue Road and turn to your right. Start walking and turn right again onto College Crescent. You will find Palmers Lodge on your left as you walk up this crescent.

From Finchley Road tube station exit onto Finchley Road and turn to your right. Start walking and then turn left into College Crescent. You will spot Palmers Lodge on your right as you continue walking.

Palmers Lodge Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 4.4'Excellent' Based on 10 Hotel Reviews
World Traveller, Japan

What a good deal! I have backpacked around many countries and I have stayed in several hostels in London, but Palmers Lodge is the best value. The ambience, staff and facilities are different from other hostels. It is nice experience for all

Istvan Szeman, Hungarian

A very nice old-fashioned house with dedicated staff and good working facilities and car park - perfect altogether. There is even an ATM at the reception. Congratulations!

Martin Fahy, British

Very enjoyable stay, initially daunted by the size of the room, but the design allows fantastic comfort and privacy. Facilities both modern and immaculate. Would recommend Palmers Lodge over any other hostel to friends and family

Saranna , American

Great customer support and amazing hostel booked through them

Faye, Australian

This was a great hostel for my 4 nights in London. It wasn't in Central London but so easy to get into. The tube station isn't far away. The rooms were really nice and very clean.  Breakfast was ok and the bar was a great way to meet people. I enjoyed my stay at Palmers Lodge and I will be back in the future.

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