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Reviews of HI - Chamounix Mansion

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

79.5% Overall Rating

213 out of 259 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (31/05/2014)

"Cool atmosphere, liked the historic property setting. The park location is also very nice. The bathrooms were modern. Big common rooms, wifi and free parking were great."

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Facilities

  • 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

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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79.5%

Overall Rating

213 out of 259 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - Chamounix Mansion'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
53.6%
Facilities
79.2%
Cleanliness
83.2%
Staff
83.2%
Value
88.0%
Safety
83.2%
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71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 December 2011

Liked: Cool old house, resident cat is lovely.

Disliked: Unless you are travelling by car, this place is a bit of a chore to get to. Long bus ride from downtown, then a fair hike from the bus stop. If you are travelling with luggage rather than a backpack, forget it.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Andy Bennett

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 November 2011

Liked: If you're looking for peace and quiet this is the place for you. If you're looking for fun it probably isn't.

Disliked: 2am lock out was a bit of a nightmare - my cab driver got lost and I got back ten mintues after 2. Was locked out. Had to spend the night sat on the doorstep. Freezing. Only place this has ever happened to me at.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: In a beautiful park, lovely old house with beautifully furnished common areas. Good info provided, helpful staff. Very well priced.

Disliked: Very difficult location - 40 minutes by bus PLUS a 25 minute walk (which is challenging with a huge heavy backpack). Showers & beds are okay but not amazing quality.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

KyuDong Park

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 November 2011 KyuDong would recommend this property

Liked: Everything is perfect !

Disliked: But for beginner, it might be difficult to find the hostel.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

28 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There is really a good atmosphere and plenty of possiblities to meet other travelers. Good faciliteis to cook and complementery pancakes!

Disliked: It is difficult to reach with public transport.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

xin qu

Alone

City break

20 October 2011 xin would recommend this property

Liked: all, you can park car near bus station.

Disliked: no

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

paul marcombes

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 September 2011 paul would recommend this property

Liked: Huge ancient house with nice old furniture in the middle of a park. Looks like a four star hotel for the place, living room, kitchen... If I really look for drawbacks, the beds are not that comfortable. But that's all I can see.

Disliked: 1h away from the city center. But it's really worth it to go there!

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Susanne Kleverwal

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 September 2011 Susanne would recommend this property

Liked: I absolutely loved it. It is a beautiful Mansion with kind staff and good facilities.

Disliked: My bed was not so good. (all the beds were the same).

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Tom reilly

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 September 2011

Liked: Staff were nice and it was cheap. Setting amongst trees was nice

Disliked: Bathroom was a breeding ground for athletes foot and the building was in disrepair. Way too far away from anything. I only stayed here as other places were booked out. Was really cold as the blankets they gave were thin - I ended up getting a second one from a spare bed in the middle of the night.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere of the hostel was really exceptional! I felt like at home! The staff is awesome, very helpful, they even wanted to lend me an umbrella, in a rainy day! Strongly recommened it!

Disliked: The only thing that bothered me about the hostel was that it was far from the city centre, around 45 minutes :(

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the house and the place is really nice

Disliked: Very difficult to find the hostel. Dangerous road and no indication how to get the hostel.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

18 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere!

Disliked: bad location!

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 August 2011

Liked: Nice kitchen in the basement, but there are no supermarkets near anyway. So you won't carry your groceries all around town to get to the hostel and cook there.

Disliked: Almost everything.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Joe Terzeon

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 August 2011 Joe would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful building. Friendly staff

Disliked: A bit far from central Philly

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday
Romantic getaway
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

31 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was a really cool area

Disliked: it was far away from everything

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Jantje Feldmann

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 May 2011 Jantje would recommend this property

Liked: nice location and beautiful house. Very nice for a stay that might even be longer than a few nights.

Disliked: nothing but if u travell alone u should be there before its dark, because its a walk on a not very busy road.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is just awesome The facilities are really nice Very clean Cheap and value for money

Disliked: Location is very far unfortunately. 45 Mins to downtown by the bus 38 :(

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Ruth Saltuari

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 April 2011 Ruth would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly, the hostel clean and with a nice atmosphere.

Disliked: It´s a little bit far away from the city center.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Joanne Smith

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 April 2011 Joanne would recommend this property

Liked: very homely feel, free pancakes for breakfast, lots of communal space and large clean room.

Disliked: location is a bit out of the way, we were ok as we had a car but its a bit of a walk to the bus stop

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The place on the top of the Hills is really nice...The place is really clean and the staff is really helpfull...You ca get bus fare for cheaper than if you buy it in the bus

Disliked: The curfew is too much... The place is a bit far from the dowtown...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything!

Disliked: It does not have public transportation too close.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 March 2011

Liked: the classic style of the mansion and the historic atmosphere

Disliked: the location

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Rebecca Benzion

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

16 March 2011 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: I loved staying at the Chamounix Mansion. The property was very nice and the staff were very helpful. The other people staying there were very nice and fun to meet.

Disliked: The Mansion is outside of the city, so it inconvenient to get to. It is also not in the best part of the city, so it is not so comfortable walking from the bus stop to the hostel at night. The rooms were also cold, it would have been nice if there were more blankets.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Beatriz Costa

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 January 2011 Beatriz would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and confortable! Very good. It doesn't even look like a hostel.

Disliked: A little bit far from downtown if you don't have a car. But if you do, you're good to go!

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Loved the mansion and the surroundings (despite being in an 'inconvenient' location); the staff members were very friendly and hospitable; lots of brochures and other travel info available for guests to peruse.

Disliked: Honestly, the 'mattress' was terrible, no springs or support whatsoever; while I appreciated having a bed for the night, it was an uncomfortable one nonetheless. That would be my only complaint, really. Everything else was fine, and it was cool to see a hostel outside the center city area.