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Reviews of HI Chamounix Mansion Philadelphia

Hostel

3250 Chamounix Drive, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, USA

Atmosphere 87%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 80%

Location 57%

Safety 86%

Staff 86%

Value 86%

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
  • DVDs
  • Foosball
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • 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 87%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 80%

Location 57%

Safety 86%

Staff 86%

Value 86%

Showing 21-20 of 20 reviews

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Jan 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Everything. If you're in Philly for a couple of days, stay here!

Disliked: It is a little hard to reach by public transport. I had a car, so it didn't bother me.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Out of town, would be a nuisance if you didn't have a car thoughBig kitchen

Disliked: Toilet cubicles were tiny, I could hardly fit in themExpensive old school airport style lockersShower jet just about cut a hole through me

Customer would recommend this property

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 80%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Charming old mansion, very different to usual hostels

Disliked: Morning staff person was rather rude, barely made eye contact and un helpful. Often there was no one at reception too.It would be a good idea to offer a shuttle service pick up and drop off to the hostel as I arrived late at night and busing/walking there at that time was not ideal.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
05 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Comfortable facilities

Disliked: Hard to approach at night

Customer would recommend this property

29% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 40%
29% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: nothing

Disliked: worst location i've ever stayed in hostel in the states.and most of staff except one guy are very rudeescepcially , one guy!!

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 80%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: beautiful house

Disliked: far away from everything

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 100%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: I liked it was in the middle of the park...very relaxing and peaceful...if you need a break from the city, this is hte right place to spent a weekend!

Disliked: The bus stop is definitely far but if you have a car, this is the best place to go!

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 May 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: It's clean and organized

Disliked: It's too far from downtown

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
26 May 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: The mansion is special as you would stay at someones lovely house away from city hustle and bustle,peaceful and relaxing atmosphere with nice sorroundings(park). Its half an hour by bus 38 And the walk from bus stop is absolutely not long, it took me 15min and it is very easy to find! I would recommend it!

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 May 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Old house

Disliked: You absolutely need a car

Customer would recommend this property

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