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HI - Chamounix Mansion

Hostel | 3250 Chamounix Drive, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 19131

80.5% Overall Rating

221 out of 268 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/06/2015)

Rita Bengermino thinks…

"The country setting in the city is nice change from the many hostels I stay in urban settings. The old world charm has such a pleasant feeling when your staying here."

Read all HI - Chamounix Mansion reviews


  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bicycle hire
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 16:30
Latest Check-out: 11:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Philadelphia?

Contact us directly

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Please note that during the Pope's visit September 25-28, 2015, there will be extremely limited service on public transportation; that many roads and entire areas of Philadelphia will be CLOSED to AUTOMOBILES, however, open to bikes and pedestrians; and public transportation from Chamounix to Center City will be affected during this time. For more information please visit www.worldmeeting2015.org

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

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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.