Palmers Lodge - Hillspring at Willesden Green London Hostel Review and Information

I had an incredible stay! The staff were really friendly and welcoming, the atmosphere of the place was really nice, and my room was great too. - Cynthia
Overall Rating
8.2
Beds Starting At $13.37

What sets them apart?

This hostel is all about bang for your buck. It's one of the most affordable options in London and there's a free breakfast included in the price of the room. It's also near an underground station so you can hop into the city with ease.

Who's staying here?

This hostel has an eclectic mix of people and it's not always your typical traveler crowd. The rooms are some of the most affordable in London, so you'll find guests who prioritize price over convenience. That being said, the beds are comfortable and the staff is nice.
  • Small Groups (<8)
  • Large Groups (>8)
  • Students

Insider Tip

Many guests suggest avoiding the basement rooms as they're less comfortable.

Palmers Lodge - Hillspring at Willesden Green

Palmers Lodge Hillspring offers affordable rooms that are basic but comfortable. The hostel is one of the cheapest options in London so you'll find a variety of different guests hoping to take advantage of the cheap prices. The location is a bit outside of the main tourist area, but it's close to an underground station so everything's accessible. There's also parking available if you brought a car.

The Facilities

Dorms
Dorm Bed $13.37
This hostel has dorms that range in size from 4 to 22 beds. Guests are given their own security lockers and there's a safe where you can store your smaller valuables. Each bed has its own privacy curtain and bed linens are provided. There are both mixed and female only rooms available. The rooms are a bit small, but this is common of most hostels in London.
Private Rooms
Private Room $11.03
There are also a range of private rooms available. For couples there are doubles that have basic furnishings and a comfortable bed. There are also larger rooms that sleep more people. These are perfect for groups who want their own space. Depending on your travel style and budget, you can also choose between rooms with ensuite bathrooms or rooms with shared bathrooms in the hallway.
Bathrooms
Some rooms use shared bathrooms while others are available with their own private ensuites.
Bar
Bikeshed Bar is the hostel's on-site bar. It has a chill environment and is the perfect place to play ping pong or challenge other guests to some board games. There are drinks and simple meals available like burgers or other bar food. The prices are reasonable, but make sure you ask about any specials. They're not always advertised.
Common Areas
Head to the lounge to relax in a quiet oasis. Grab your book or connect with friends back home on the computer. This is the perfect place to take a break from sightseeing and unwind in a quiet space.
Outdoor Space
Head to the terrace to soak up the elusive sunshine. When the weather's nice you can enjoy a meal or drink on the hostel's terrace.

The Location

Willesden Green
What's Nearby?
This hostel is located a bit outside of London's main tourist area to the city's north. The location gives guests a quiet retreat and a comfortable place to sleep, while still offering access to the most popular attractions the city has to offer. Another added benefit of being outside of the city center is plenty of parking. If you've brought your own car you'll appreciate the readily available parking spaces.
Nearby Transportation
Despite being outside of the city center, this hostel is easily accessible to public transit. It's about a ten minutes walk to the Willesden Green Underground Station which is on the Jubilee Line. It'll take you about 20 minutes to get to Oxford Street and less than half an hour to get to the famous London Eye.

Amenities

The free breakfast, which includes a croissant, cereal, toast, an apple, and juice, is a favorite of guests at this hostel. Other popular amenities include laundry facilities, a shared kitchen, vending machines, and an ATM.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast (Free)
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Self Catering Kitchen
  • Bike Parking
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking
  • Microwave
  • Board Games
  • Hair Dryers
  • Housekeeping
  • Keycard Access
  • Plug Adaptors
  • 24h Reception
  • Bed Linens
  • Reading Light
  • ATM
  • Security Lockers
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Vending Machines
  • Tour & Travel Desk
  • Elevator
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • City Maps
  • Pool Tables / Foosball Tables

Staff

The staff here are generally helpful and friendly. There's a relaxed environment and check in and check out are smooth and efficient.

Heads Up

This hostel is a bit outside of the touristy part of London, but guests don't seem to mind because the underground is close by. The hostel is very basic and all about value. There's an eclectic mix of people and it's not really the most social place to stay, but if you're looking for a cheap place to crash, then you can't beat the price.

Palmers Lodge - Hillspring at Willesden Green

Beds From $13.37
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