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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?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 85%

Facilities 80%

Location 57%

Safety 86%

Staff 88%

Value 87%

Showing 41-18 of 18 reviews

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

Anonymous
20 Sep 2011

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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).

Customer would recommend this property

54% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 40%
54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Sep 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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.

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

Anonymous
20 Aug 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

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.

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
18 Aug 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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 :(

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
15 Aug 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Work / volunteering

Liked: Nice atmosphere!

Disliked: bad location!

Customer would recommend this property

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