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Reviews of HI - Chamounix Mansion

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

80.1% Overall Rating

216 out of 262 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/09/2014)

Stephanie Tarrant thinks…

"This hostel is really different to your average hostel which I liked. The mansion is beautiful and has so much character. The stage were very friendly and open and facilities were very good for the…"

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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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80.1%

Overall Rating

216 out of 262 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - Chamounix Mansion'

Atmosphere
88.0%
Location
55.2%
Facilities
80.8%
Cleanliness
81.6%
Staff
83.2%
Value
87.2%
Safety
84.8%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

11 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I've stayed here 7 days in the past 2 years, and it's a beautiful hostel. Quiet, with lots of common space for people to sit quietly or socialize, separate common space for TV, gorgeous grounds, and friendly staff. You can bike easily to downtown Philadelphia through a beautiful park. It's just 3-4 miles along the river (beautiful!) Kitchen has lots of space and utensils and brand new microwave, but not otherwise updated. It's all perfectly good, though. Much better than Apple Hostel, which is more convenient but located in an alley that smells like urine and has surly staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Casper Ferwerda

18 September 2009 Casper would recommend this property

Liked: I was completely blown away by this hostel. So beautiful!! It feels like an hotel. I fell in love with the building, an old mansion with wooden floors, old chairs and beautiful tables. There is a huuuughe kitchen and flat screen tele as well. It's maybe not in downtown Philly, but the long way to it is absolutely worthwile. The park area is very nice and peaceful. And the people working there are superb! I've seen a lot of hostels during my world travel, this is propably number one!! Had a fantastic time!

Disliked: Casper left no negative feedback.

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

Marat Sitdikov

12 September 2009 Marat would recommend this property

Liked: good hostel, i suggested everyone to stay here, because you can enjoy inteserting life in poor districts while arriving to the hostel

Disliked: Marat left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

11 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was in a very nice area a bit out of town so it was very relaxed. people that ran the hostel were nice and it had a good kitchen and good tv room for a nice in.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

denis belotelov

10 September 2009 denis would recommend this property

Liked: Very good staff!

Disliked: denis left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Patrick Holzer

01 September 2009 Patrick would recommend this property

Liked: nice mansion but very very far from downtown. 30 min.. walk to bus station, then 45 min with bus to downtown.

Disliked: Patrick left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

27 August 2009

Liked: I wasn't sure that a curfew for adults is a great idea or the closing all day

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

26 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and a peaceful environment, offering a great spot to explore Fairmount Park

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Lloyd Turcotte

05 August 2009 Lloyd would recommend this property

Liked: It felt like a very safe place to stay without the fear of any crimes and yet within a major city - something that is rare!

Disliked: Lloyd left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

10 July 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice staff, and location is beautiful in the park, really relaxing, 15 min walk to bus and then half an hour to get into the city, bus runs often enough. No bikes available, unfortunatly, but we had a good time. Be sure to bring some anti mosquito stuff if you like to sit on the porch in the evening. And off course stupid HI-policy: no alcohol allowed on premises, but hey, you get used to that.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

SArah hodgson

22 June 2009 SArah would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked the hostel itself, it is set in an old mansion and the atmosphere is lovely. The location is great if you've got a car but otherwise the bus ride from downtown Philadelphia is pretty lengthy and is followed by a walk of a mile or so. However the hostel will let you use their bikes for free and that was a great way to see the city. Would definitely recommend, rooms are very clean and staff are impressively helpful.

Disliked: SArah left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

14 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a beautiful building in Fairmont Park. The lock out from 11am-4:30pm is annoying. Its a 15 min walk to the bus but the price is right. $20 a night you can't beat that!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

JIE LIU

12 May 2009 JIE would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice house and staff,but close to a super highway,quite noisy at night

Disliked: JIE left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Cheng-Ta Chou

17 April 2009 Cheng-Ta would recommend this property

Liked: huge kitchen with many stoves and ovens, utensilshuge TV, sofa set and on-site laundrythe house itself has got many histories

Disliked: Cheng-Ta left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

09 March 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: historic house, nice living room

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lauri Viitanen

20 October 2008 Lauri would recommend this property

Liked: The historical style of the mansion is very romantic and beautiful! The mansion's located lamost one hour away from downtown in the middle of forests so if you love nature you'll love the hostel!

Disliked: Lauri left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Andrew Brookes

24 September 2008 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Its a stunning old mansion with good facilities and a nice atmosphere. A perfect hostel if you want relaxing evenings and sightseeing in the day. Not so good if you want to see Phillys nigtlife as its a long way from the centre.

Disliked: Andrew left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

24 September 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very nice restaureted house,situate close to Philadelfia in a forest,is just a place for relax.Has a very nice landsites,whit many common room..for reading for tv...just for you.The most important think to be on,is just the hostel is about twenty minutes far from the center of the city,and onces you are here you must leave the hostel before 11PM until 4AM.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

William Malone

10 September 2008 William would recommend this property

Liked: For those with classes or meetings at UPenn the Chamounix Mansion Hostels is very "accommodating." It is just 4-1/2 miles from UPenn on city streets, and three-and-a-half of those miles provide bike lanes or wide shoulders. The site also offers a bike path along the river. The desk clerk was notably accommodating.

Disliked: William left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

22 August 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing building and location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

21 August 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Hostel has a lot of charm and character. Distance from town isn't too much of a problem, but the curfew is very annoying...as is the creaky floorboards!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Christopher Fan

19 August 2008 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: Secluded, young crowd. Quiet areas tend to be quiet.

Disliked: Christopher left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

17 August 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: in a buitifull park and a very nice hostel

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Matthias Maier

24 June 2008 Matthias would recommend this property

Liked: The location with lots of "green" around, the nice rooms and the clean and spacious baths.

Disliked: Matthias left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

10 June 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Surrounding, quietness

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.