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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?

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Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 85%

Facilities 80%

Location 57%

Safety 86%

Staff 88%

Value 87%

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

Anonymous
25 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
41+

Liked: Ambience & beautiful grounds

Disliked: Hard to get there if no car.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
01 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Bikes

Disliked: Distance from city

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Quiet, cheap, out of the busy area of Philadelphia but still close by.

Disliked: Fairly hard to catch public transport to the City.

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
11 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Shopping, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family, Work / volunteering

Liked: The country setting in the city is nice change from the many hostels I stay in urban settings. The old world charm has such a pleasant feeling when your staying here.

Disliked: There isn't enough outlets in the bedrooms, but was able to find more in other rooms, but I was a little inconvenient.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
02 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Old house

Disliked: Absolutely non-smoking location, also surrondings (due to Fairmount Park location because of Philadelphia law).

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
09 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: 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 price, very good value! I liked that it was set in a park but I was looking for a relaxing stay and not to explore Philadelphia. If you want to spend most of your time in the city then I would recommend staying closer in, having a car or not minding that it will take a little while. I had a great time here and would definitely recommend it to others.

Customer would recommend this property

46% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 60%
46% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Cool, authentic old structure located in Park setting. Nice Hostel but located in Park way out from the city.

Disliked: Rude Staff. Staff does not realize they are here to serve the traveler. No water in Coke machine.......plenty of soft drinks though. Cannot count on getting drinking water here. No Healthy snacks available. You would think that because this place is so far out of the city, they would provide some basic foodstuffs, but no........nothing. Long 2 mile walk from Bus Stop to get Hop-on Hop-off bus or city bus. Come prepared, no services here. Staff does not care.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
25 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Beautiful Old Mansion

Disliked: The Bathrooms Smell awful

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
24 May 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: 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.

Disliked: Easy to hear everyone in the hallway, beds not the most comfortable, no lockers in room, the only breakfast food is diy pancakes, and sometimes the kitchen was too busy to get in to make them. There is no elevator if you have lots of bags (no problem for us).

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
18 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Love the kitty cats. Aaron at the front desk was supremely helpful and had a lot of helpful suggestions. Bed was soft and clean; bathrooms were plentiful; perfect experience overall.

Disliked: Nothing.

Customer would recommend this property

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