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HI Chamounix Mansion Hostel

3250 Chamounix Drive, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, USA

Chamounix Mansion provides clean, inexpensive accommodation for individuals, families and groups in one of Fairmount Park's Historic Villas. Read more

82% Overall Rating 44 out of 57 customers would recommend this property based on 57 reviews

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 85%

Facilities 80%

Location 57%

Safety 86%

Staff 88%

Value 87%

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  • Air conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots available
  • DVDs
  • Dryer
  • Foosball
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • Utensils
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • WiFi

Important Information

We do not accept group bookings online(any reservation of 9+ people), for group bookings a guest must contact us directly as separate terms and conditions apply.

Hostelling International is a non-profit membership based organization whose mission is to help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling. We have been promoting peace through hostelling since 1909. Non-members will be asked to pay a $3 daily membership fee per night upon check-in. Memberships are available at the hostel or online

We are open from 8 am -11 am. Luggage may be dropped off at this time, but you cannot check in until after 4:30 pm
We are CLOSED 11 am- 4:30 pm every day, for every guest.
We are open 4:30 pm – 2 am (curfew).

We are located 1 mile from the 38 bus stop. There is a shorter route, but it is a trail through the woods, and shouldn’t be used until you are familiar with the park.

Fairmount Park is, by order of the mayor, no smoking. Hostelling International policies do not allow us to have alcohol.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00


  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Curfew
  • Lockout
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Philadelphia?

Contact us directly

Chamounix Mansion provides clean, inexpensive accommodation for individuals, families and groups in one of Fairmount Park's Historic Villas. Read more

Shared Rooms

10 Bed Male Dorm

Sleeps 10

Room types

Shared Room


Shared Bathroom

Standard 16 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 16

Room types

Shared Room


Shared Bathroom



About HI Chamounix Mansion

In the heart of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park - historic Chamounix Mansion has welcomed overnight guests and groups for over forty years.

Originally built in 1802 as a country home, the mansion rests on a scenic bluff above the Schuylkill River and is convenient to Philadelphia's cultural and historic attractions, sporting events, and restaurants.

Nestled in a wooded setting, Chamounix Mansion offers a welcoming front porch and two communal rooms restored to 1850 and furnished with antiques. A marble fireplace graces the 19th-Century parlor and a wonderful mural of the historic Water Works on the Schuylkill River can be found in the main hallway.

Use our free bikes to explore Fairmount Park, stroll to Belmont Plateau to see one of the best views of Philadelphia's skyline, play tennis nearby, BBQ in our picnic area or just relax on Chamounix's pristine grounds.

Plenty of free parking is available with ample parking space for buses. Located 1 mile from the #38 Bus, which runs frequently, it is a pretty walk through the park, canopied with 200 year old trees. Chamounix Mansion, located in the largest city park in the world, is just under four miles from Center City, and guests find it the perfect respite from a hectic day of urbansightseeing.

We are family-friendly and families with children under 18 will be accommodated with exclusive use of a room. All guests under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult. Kids under 3 stay free.

Hostel hours: 8:00 - 11:00 am and 4:30 – 2 am (curfew)

Please Note: We do not accept group bookings online, for group bookings a guest must contact us directly as separate terms and conditions apply.

The maximum stay at Chamounix Mansion is 7 nights. Any reservation for more than seven nights will not be accepted, nor will it be confirmed, if you make separate consecutive 7 night reservations. Longer stays are possible on a case-by-case basis and can be discussed with our General Manager once you are on the premises.

Location Information

Located in Fairmount Park, just north of the ZOO (which is easily located by the ever-present hot air balloon!), along with many other Philadelphia treasures, including the Japanese House and Garden ; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Water Works; the central entrance to the Centennial--Memorial Hall; and Boathouse Row, historic Chamounix is worth the 10-15 minute walk to the bus stop, so most of our guests tell us. In a city filled with history, Chamounix is its best kept secret!

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.