Thursday, February 28, 2013

Budget Stay in Palmers Lodge Hillspring @ London

Palmers Lodge Hillspring located within 10 minutes walk from Willesden Green Underground Station with easy access into central London via Jubilee. The trip from Heathrow airport takes around 1 hour & 10 minutes via London tube which is the cheapest mode of traveling from airport. It offers free Wi-Fi, luggage storage, and a large TV lounge. Free continental breakfasts including croissants, toast, cornflakes and juice. The hostel provides a self-catering kitchen that guests can make use of to fix their own meals. The hostel has both 24-hour reception and 24-hour access to guests via a key card security system. Guests can also use their room keys to access their own in-room safes, and security lockers are available for hire at 1 Pound per day or 5 pound per week.

Review:8/10(Good. This hostel is suitable for backpacker. Near to London tube station and located within zone 2. Free water as water dispenser provided in the kitchen. Breakfast is provided as well from 7.30am until 10.30am. The breakfast is just toast, cornflakes, milk, croissant and juice. The hostel seems crowded during breakfast as they seems to cater for many school functions. The wifi however is only moderate as the signal is not that strong and weak signal in the room. Plus there are many visitors there and the wifi device may not able to cope with the load. Nearby there are many convenience stores and the best thing is that the there is a bus stop in front of the hostel where you can take bus direct to Oxford Circus (bus no 98). And the bus is operated 24 hours. So you will have transport option after the tube operating hours which terminates around 12.00am daily).
Price: The price is 20 Pound a night. It really a budget accommodation in London.


Finally found this hostel. Google maps gives wrong direction and this is my first time that I need to contact the hostel directly to ask for exact location.

This is where I am going to stay for 1 week in London.

4-Bed Dormitory Room

In the room sink.

Large locker for each person.

Shower room.

corridor to my room.

Clean shared toilet.

View from hostel.

Daily breakfast. Whole mill & white bread toast. Croissant and cornflakes.

The next day breakfast.

Back to school style of breakfast. I notice that the hostel is quite crowded during breakfast and mostly are school children. Maybe they are on some boot camp.

Coordinate/GPS: 51.547129,-0.222993
Address: 233 Willesden Lane, Brent, NW2 5RP London.
London tube: Willesden Green station.

Comments:

  1. Hi there! Lovely blog and great article about Palmers Lodge Hillspring. I was wondering, do you have any photos of the self-catering kitchen? And where in the hostel is it actually located? I've been there before but I didn't know there was a self-catering kitchen! Thanks! :)

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    1. Hi Wendy, the self catering kitchen is actually shown in one of the photos in this blog. The hostel information as below. Hope you enjoy yourself there.
      Coordinate/GPS: 51.547129,-0.222993
      Address: 233 Willesden Lane, Brent, NW2 5RP London.
      London tube: Willesden Green station.

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  2. I probably should have explained my question a bit more... maybe I misunderstood what 'self-catering kitchen' meant... Because I've read that you can PREPARE your own meal in the hostel. Like with there being a microwave, oven.. maybe even a stove where I can cook my own dinner? Is there such a thing in this hostel? I've tried emailing the hostel but they are not replying. Thanks again :)

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    1. Hi Wendy, I don't think they have any self catering kitchen for you to prepare your own food there. I don't see any microwave or stove there. Even on their booking website, I don't see that mention that either. Hope that helps and enjoy your trip in London.

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