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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
  • 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 87%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 80%

Location 57%

Safety 86%

Staff 86%

Value 86%

Showing 31-18 of 18 reviews

86% Overall Rating
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  • 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

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

Anonymous
07 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: I was suprised (in a good way) when I arrived to this Mansian.I saw families with their children playing infront of the Mansian and the Staff is very firendly.House,rooms and the restrooms are very clean.

Disliked: The location is a little bit farther away from Downtown,but it`s very easy to get to the Manson by car, by bus (the 38th to Conshohocken Av & County and get off at Ford St & Cranston Rd. Then you have a 15min. walk)

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Dec 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
57% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Nov 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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.

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Nov 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

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.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Nov 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Everything is perfect !

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

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Oct 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture, Work / volunteering

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.

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
11 Oct 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

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

Disliked: no

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Oct 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa

Liked: it's good

Disliked: the bathroom

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
22 Sep 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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!

Customer would recommend this property

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