Swiss Cottage, London Hostel - Palmers Lodge

Swiss Cottage

London Hostel

An award winning boutique hostel in central London housed in a legendary building with superb facilities, impeccable service and the best of the city just around the corner.

Our Rooms

We have a room type to suit every guest. Deluxe rooms, both private and shared, have an ensuite bathroom and we have a good number of female only rooms. Our extra comfy beds will be already made for you (with free linen).

Private Rooms

Sleeps 1-4
From £38

Our private rooms, including doubles and twin bunks up to 4 bed privates. Only you will have access to these rooms giving you all the space and privacy you want!

Small Dorm

Sleeps 1-4
From £22

Small shared dormitories accommodating between 4 to 6 people. All beds come with lockers and privacy curtains. There are also Female only rooms available.

Medium Dorm

Sleeps 8-12
From £23

Medium sized shared dormitories accommodating between 8 to 12 people. All rooms lockers and privacy curtains for each bed. There are also Female only rooms available.

Large Dorm

Sleeps 14-28
From £18

If you are feeling more social we have large dormitories accommodating between 14 to 28 people. All rooms have lockers and privacy curtains for each bed. There are also Female only rooms available.

Our Facilities

Our boutique London hostel boasts not only an impressive building with uniquely decorated interiors but also an unbeatable service.

  • 24 hour reception and staff
    • You can be assured we are always there for you if you need us
  • 24 hour CCTV and security
    • We take great care when it comes to your safety & security so you don’t need to worry
  • No Lockout Curfew
  • Keycard rooms access
  • Free Internet
    • We 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
  • Free lockers in every room
    • Padlock’s available to rent at reception or bring your own
  • Linen included
    • Our comfy beds will be ready made for you with fresh linen and towels can be rented from reception
  • Common and reading rooms
  • On-site bar and snacks
  • Full Continental breakfast
    • A happy lodger needs a good breakfast, so for a small charge, we offer a full continental breakfast from 7.30 am to 10.00 am
  • On-site Car parking
    • £5.00 per day

Check in Palmers, Check out London

It’s easy to forget when you stay at our London boutique hostel that there is a vibrant city just outside waiting for you.

We are two minutes away from the Underground (the Tube) so you can be in any of London’s hotspots within minutes.

Location Map

London Eye

18  mins

Wembley Stadium

18  mins

Common Areas

24hr reception

We have a 24 hour reception so you can be assured we are always there for you if you need us.

  • Travel Shop and tickets available
  • Open and staffed 24 hours
  • Tour and local advice

Lounge

Relax in our lounge and reading room? Filled with sofas and seating, and decorated like no other hostel in London, it is the perfect place to hang out.

  • Quiet relaxed reading room
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Vending machines

Bar & Dining

Watch the latest football game, meet new friends, chat or just chill in our fully licensed bar.

  • Enjoy full meals or bar snacks
  • International beers and drinks
  • Group meals available
  • Pool table and board games

Conservatory & BBQ area

We have an awesome BBQ area and conservatory where we regularly host intimate live music events.

  • Live events
  • Relaxed garden area
  • Open all year

Any questions?

If you have any questions we would be delighted to hear from you.

Speak to a friendly & knowledgeable member of staff, call +44 (0) 20 7483 8470

  • Kirsten D. Avatar
    Kirsten D.



    I’ve stayed here many many times. The staff have always been lovely and the people here are friendly.
    Marked down a star because it’s a little bit of pot luck…
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    10/14/2019

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    nikk m.



    This place is beautiful. Friendly staff. A hostel of this calibre for low prices is amazing. It’s a huge building with a restaurant,showers, toilets and a room to chill out… read more

    10/13/2019

    Ignaziods Avatar
    Ignaziods


    5 star rating

    Good place and good people I found myself very well, hospitable environment and staff always available. Highly recommended, experience to be redone

    mi sono trovato molto bene, ambiente ospitale e personale sempre disponibile.
    consigliatissimo, esperienza da rifare More

    10/13/2019

  • Mariusz W. Avatar
    Mariusz W.



    My favourite hostel☺️.
    Staff extremely polite and resourceful at any time of day and night.
    Lovely atmosphere and plenty of activities.
    Great breakfast and bar. Excellent facilities and very tidy.
    Love big dorms really…
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    10/12/2019

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    snowwlex


    5 star rating

    Unusual, amazing, with proper air conditioning! We stayed at "Double Bed in 9-Bed Mixed Dormitory", which is quite interesting & unusual way to stay in hostel if you travel like couple 🙂

    What was the most… read more

    What was the most amazing, that they have policy for windows to be opened, for proper air conditioning. Guys, you won’t believe how important is that, and how many hostels get it wrong!

    That was my best sleep in the hostel ever! Highly recommended!

    PS building itself is just a piece of art

    10/07/2019

    Carruthers77 Avatar
    Carruthers77


    5 star rating

    Great Choice in London Palmer’s Lodge is a great place to stay in London. It’s only a few subway stops away from Oxford Circus, but in the relatively quiet and peaceful Swiss Cottage area…. read more

    10/06/2019

  • James G Avatar
    James G


    5 star rating

    2nd Stay Stayed at Palmer’s Lodge for my entire London stay (2 weeks) back in February of 2017 and enjoyed it so much I booked the Lodge for my short holiday in… read more

    10/06/2019

    Andrea S. Avatar
    Andrea S.



    Nice hostel and amazing breakfast. Clean and tidy. Some members of staff might do with a little more passion for their job!

    10/04/2019

    Sightseer511672 Avatar
    Sightseer511672


    4 star rating

    Pretty good for a big hostel My partner and I stayed in the double bed dorm for 2 nights. The dorm room was really cool, it felt like something out of Harry Potter! The privacy curtains… read more

    We had one issue with the lamp by our bed not working, which appeared to be an electrical issue, as a part of the cord was damaged. The staff said that this has happened before with that bedside lamp and the only way that they could fix it was to “get under the bed and jiggle the cord around” which didn’t sound overly safe if it was a true electrical issue…

    However, they did end up fixing the lamp for us which was great, and we were able to use the luggage storage room after we checked out too! More

    10/04/2019

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