Overview of Hostel
Whether you're a backpacker, flash-packer or a budget traveller, Palmers Lodge has everything you need for one of the most unique experiences in London! Combining the grand charm of our historic building constucted in 1882, our friendly team and accessible location, Palmers Lodge has it all.
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 and 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.
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.
Directions From the Different Airports:
. Heathrow Airport:
Take the Underground Piccadilly Line (Eastbound) to Green Park Station and change to the Jubilee Line (Northbound) to Swiss Cottage Station. Once then walk via College Crescent about 400 feet.
. Luton Airport:
Take the Thameslink train to West Hampstead and then take the Underground Jubilee Line (Southbound) to Swiss Cottage Station. Another option is taking the National Express bus (A1) to Finchley Road Station. From there you just need to walk five minutes to the hostel. Just go south on Finchley Road and turn to the left on College Crescent walking up hill. We will be on a corner in front of a flower shop located in the intersection.
. Stansted Airport:
Take the National Express bus (A6) to Finchley Road. From there you just need to walk five minutes to the hostel. Just go south on Finchley road and turn to the left on College Crescent walking up hill. We will be on a corner in front of a flower shop located in the intersection.
. Southend Airport:
Take the train which goes to Liverpool Street Station. Once here, take the Underground Central Line (Westbound) to Bond Street Station, and then take the Jubilee Line (Northbound) to Swiss Cottage Station.
. Gatwick Airport:
This airport has a train which goes to London Bridge Station where you can take later the Underground Jubilee Line (Northbound) to Swiss Cottage Station.
. Eurostar (King's Cross St. Pancras):
If you arrive to London on the Eurostar train, just take the Metropolitan Line (Westbound) from King's Cross St. Pancras Tube Station to Finchley Road Station. This tube station is less than 5 minutes away from our hostel..
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
Conditions & Policy
***Important Information*** Minors, Families and Groups Bookings cannot be accepted from any person under the age of 18 unless they are accompanied by an adult (over 18) who is staying in the same dorm/room. If staying in a single sex dorm room the adult and child must be the same gender. Couples under 18 years old are not able to share a private room. Children Under the age of 16 must be in private room, they cannot be placed in a shared dormitory and must be accompanied by and adult Written authorization signed by their parents and copies of parents ID's are needed, for all under 18 years old. In compliance with Licensing Law, all under 18s will be asked to leave Bar after 8pm. Families travelling with children will need to book private rooms. Children under 2 stay for free in existing bedding (Private rooms). Children aged 2 or over must book their own bed. Please note that we cannot provide extra beds. Group bookings of over 15 persons may be cancelled so leaders will need to contact the hostel groups department directly, to make sure that the hostel can allocate as many of the guests in the same room/s. We reserve the right to reject any booking made for more than 15 people. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property Cancellation All guests checking in require Photo ID. Earliest check-in: 14:00, Latest check-out: 10:00 Late check out may incur a £10.00 charge at hostels discretion. A 24 hours notice (from check in time) in required in order not to be charged for the night. The cancellation notice has to be sent via email. Any no-shows will be charged in full for the first night. Sale bookings are non refundable. At the day of check in, upon payment there will be no refunds given. Please note that reservations for the night of the 31st December will be subject to a no-cancellation policy. We are a backpackers - beds are bunks! If you really need a bottom bunk then please contact the hostel as soon as you make your booking, quoting the reference, and we will try and ensure that you are allocated one! Please note that TOWELS are available to rent for £3.00. BED LINEN is included in the price of the booking. BRING A PADLOCK! CREDIT AND DEBIT CARD PAYMENTS: Balance payments made on arrival using a credit or debit card will incur a £0.50 surcharge. Note that this property has a maximum stay of 14 days..