Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage
40 College Crescent, London, England

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Awarded “Best Customer Service 2013” by the British Education Travel Association and 'Silver Award for Best Accommodation' in the UK youth travel.

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:
â–ª24 hour reception and staff
â–ªCheck in time 2pm, but you're always welcome to arrive before as we can store your luggage
â–ªCheck out time 11am
â–ªLogged and coded keycard door access
â–ªFree safes and luggage lockers in every room
â–ªEnsuite rooms available
â–ªFree overnight coach and car parking
â–ªFree full continental breakfast
▪Full restaurant meals from £5
â–ªFull CCTV coverage for added security
â–ªFree linen and beds which are premade
â–ªGroup meal menus and packed lunches available
â–ªBar and late night lounge areas
â–ªReading, conservatory and quiet rooms
â–ªDisabled access and lift
â–ªLarge selection of rooms including double, twin and dormitory rooms
â–ªHeavy duty laptop and valuables safes at reception
â–ªGround floor reception and rooms
â–ªGroup and individual luggage storage
â–ªPayphone, fax and photocopy facilities
â–ªFree Wi-Fi and PC access
â–ªWashing and drying facilities available
â–ªTheatre and attraction ticket sales at reception
â–ªSouvenirs 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.


  • Adaptors
  • 24 hour security
  • 24 hour reception
  • Internet
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Elevator
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers for Hire
  • Hot showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key card access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Playstation
  • Pool Table
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facil
  • Tours/Travel desk
  • Towels for Hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing Machine
  • Wii
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes included
  • Cable TV
  • Reading Light


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 Fitzjohns Avenue. Directly in front on the left of you will be big red building which is us.

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.