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Reviews of HI Chamounix Mansion Philadelphia Hostel

3250 Chamounix Drive, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, USA

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 85%

Facilities 80%

Location 57%

Safety 86%

Staff 88%

Value 87%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Facilities

  • 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

Policies

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

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Philadelphia?

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Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 85%

Facilities 80%

Location 57%

Safety 86%

Staff 88%

Value 87%

Showing 11-18 of 18 reviews

94% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: J'ai adore l'ambiance de cette grande maison ou l'on se sent comme chez soi ! Un accueil tres chaleureux et une tres bonne organisation ! Nous sommes venus en voiture donc cela ne nous a pas semble trop eloigne : mefiance tout de meme pour les touristes qui viennent a pieds !

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Liked: very friendly staff, great atmosphere

Disliked: not the best place if you don't have a car

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: low cost

Disliked: the bed is small

Customer would recommend this property

37% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 20%
37% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: The greenery and peace around the premises.

Disliked: It is very remotely located with nothing around it no humans on the road, no grocery shop. If you are lost no car will stop to help you. To reach a public transport you have to walk for 30 to 40 minutes. You can not leave earlier than 8.00 am because doors are locked. You have to leave after 11 am even if you have no outdoor work as there is curfew time between 11 am to 4.30 pm. If your flight is late and you struggle to reach the place after 11 am you have to sit outside and wait until 4.30 pm.

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Staff, location-far from the city but in very nice and quiet neighborhod in woods, breakfast a la do it yourserlf, cool bikes for free, nice buildings.

Disliked: Big groups of guests, there are about 8o beds so the place is busy. Aircondition at very low degree, it was very cold in the dorm, we got flu.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Atmosphere was really cool. I felt like at home.

Disliked: Maybe not so good bed.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Fantastic atmosphere of old villa in a forest. It has all that hostel should have.

Disliked: It's really far from downtown Philadelphia. About 40 minutes by public bus and 15 minutes walking.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Set in a beautiful location with relaxing places to sit and meet other people.

Disliked: None

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: really great place, beautiful surroundings and great bicycles to use

Disliked: hard to get to by public transport

Customer would recommend this property

54% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 60%
54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: - Nice place very quiet

Disliked: - Staff very unfriendly- No flexibility on check out, they pulled out from the building after the check out for no reason.- So far from everything- No breakfast- Curfew

Customer would recommend this property

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