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Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage provides award-winning budget accommodation in a beautiful Victorian Grade II listed building. The Lodge offers a bar and free Wi-Fi access in public areas, just 2 miles from the West End. Both the dormitory and individual guest rooms have quality furnishings. Guests can socialise in the common room and the Chapel bar serves drinks every night. The conservatory has a flat-screen TV. Laundry facilities are available and there is a 24-hour reception. Swiss Cottage Tube Station is 0.3 miles away, providing 10-minute links to the historic attractions of Westminster. Camden’s vibrant market is 1.5 miles’ walk from the Lodge.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage has been welcoming guests since 28 Jul 2011.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.7)

Breakfast info


Private parking available on-site

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Room type
2 single beds
1 double bed
1 single bed
1 large double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property has told us they’re making considerable investments and efforts towards sustainability by taking steps that can have environmental and social impact. We’ve worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable programme – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


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Free WiFi
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  • Ariadna
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The bathrooms and rooms are very clean. Beds are small but the mattress is very comfortable and the blackout curtains and a nice bonus. Laundromat service paying with coins.
  • Robert
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The Staff were Awesome! Very helpful, very friendly and accommodating. I really cannot emphasise how great they were! Really chilled and peaceful stay. Just what I was hoping for. Unbelievably clean bathrooms for a hostel too.... Many thanks all...
  • Marc
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Staff amazing and helpful beds great hostel in general fantastic.
  • Kei
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Friendly and helpful staff, Comfortable and clean room!
  • Ugne
    Great hostel Amazing location Comfortable beds Very helpful staff, posted a jacket for me which i forgot
  • Yuliia
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Big old cottage. Our room was clean, a bed as well. A kettle, mugs, tea&coffee were in the room. A shower room was fine. There was a hairdryer. Good breakfast for reasonable price. Very good location to travel to the center. The stuff was nice.
  • Stone
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Place clean good and helpful staff and good location
  • Pe'ta
    Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Exceptional, the best hostel in London, feel so comfortable, clean, quiet, amazing interior, pleasant personnel, lovely breakfast👍👍
  • Zilvinta
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Absolutely stunning place to stay, helpful staff, good facilities, clean,comfy bed, great location! 😊 Will come back.
  • Chloe
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    We stayed in the double room with a shared bathroom, it exceeded our expectations. Bed and pillows were super comfy, everything was perfectly clean, check in/out was smooth and there were plenty of toilets/showers to accommodate the floor. Would...

Property questions and answers
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  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    We offer several different planned events! 1. Wine tasting experience - £10 - Monday @ 18:30pm 2. Trivia Night - Free of Charge - Wednesday @ 19:30pm..
    Answered on 13 October 2019
  • What does the kitchen offer? Would guests be able to cook fully in there?

    Hello, We do have a self-catering kitchen with a hob, oven, microwave, fridge etc. I hope this helps
    Answered on 14 March 2020
  • Is it quiet at night?

    Yes, rooms are unsually quiet and we offer free earplugs at reception as well!
    Answered on 12 October 2019
  • Hi , is breakfast included in room price?

    Hi there, Breakfast is not included, and is an additional £6.50 a day per person. We serve an continental buffet, so you are able to eat as much as y..
    Answered on 17 August 2022
  • have stayed many times with touring Australian Rugby places, my Q is if the Virus is still around my booking Jan 5th 2021--Jan 10th and I cannot trave..

    We strongly recommend you to book a Fully Flexible rate and then you will be able to free cancel your reservation up to 24h before check in time.
    Answered on 30 July 2020
  • como me traslado del aereopuerto Stanted al hostal? voy por Easy bus?

    Hi, The National Express coach is the best form of transport from Stansted Airport to Finchley Road which is 2 minutes walking from the hostel. See y..
    Answered on 3 March 2020
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Property surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Mind the Bar
    • Cuisine
    • Ambiance
    • Dietary options

Facilities of Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage
Great facilities! Review score, 8.3

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Terrace
  • Lift
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Pub crawls
    Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment
  • Darts
  • Karaoke
  • Table tennis
  • Games room
Food & Drink
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs £10 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
    Additional charge
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • Safety deposit box
    Additional charge
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Polish

House rules

Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 00:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


Until 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash is not accepted Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that this property does not accept American Express.

All guests checking in require photo ID.

Please note that bookings cannot be accepted from any person under the age of 18, unless they are accompanied by an adult over 18 years of age who is staying in the same dorm/room.
Please note that couples under 18 years old are not able to share a private room.

Guests under 16 years of age must be in a private room (with an adult) and cannot stay in the dorms sharing with other travelers. Written authorization signed by their parents and copies of parents ID’s are needed, for all guests under 18 years old. In compliance with Licensing Law, all under 18 will be asked to leave Bar after 20:00.

Group bookings of over 15 persons will need to contact the hotel’s groups department directly, to make sure that the hotel can allocate as many of the guests in the same room/s.

Please note the property only allows 14 days maximum stays.

Guests are reminded that once they have paid on the day of check-in, no refunds will be issued.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage

  • Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage has 1 restaurant:

    • Mind the Bar

  • Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Games room
    • Table tennis
    • Karaoke
    • Darts
    • Evening entertainment
    • Walking tours
    • Live sport events (broadcast)
    • Pub crawls
    • Happy hour

  • Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage is 3.1 miles from the centre of London. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Check-in at Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • The prices at Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.