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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

Important Information

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.

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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%

Stephanie Tarrant

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 September 2014 Stephanie would recommend this property

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.

Disliked: Stephanie left no negative feedback.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

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.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

03 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful Old Mansion

Disliked: The Bathrooms Smell awful

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

31 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

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).

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

19 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

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.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Alix Mabire

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

17 March 2014 Alix would recommend this property

Liked: J'ai adore l'ambiance de cette grande maison ou l'on se sent comme chez soi ! Un accueil tres chaleureux et une tres bonne organisation ! Nous sommes venus en voiture donc cela ne nous a pas semble trop eloigne : mefiance tout de meme pour les touristes qui viennent a pieds !

Disliked: Alix left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Alice Morassi

Alone

Business / conference

07 December 2013 Alice would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly staff, great atmosphere

Disliked: not the best place if you don't have a car

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

Lusheng Zhong

Alone

Visiting friends or family

17 November 2013 Lusheng would recommend this property

Liked: low cost

Disliked: the bed is small

37.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Seema Changlani

Alone

Work / volunteering

30 September 2013

Liked: The greenery and peace around the premises.

Disliked: It is very remotely located with nothing around it no humans on the road, no grocery shop. If you are lost no car will stop to help you. To reach a public transport you have to walk for 30 to 40 minutes. You can not leave earlier than 8.00 am because doors are locked. You have to leave after 11 am even if you have no outdoor work as there is curfew time between 11 am to 4.30 pm. If your flight is late and you struggle to reach the place after 11 am you have to sit outside and wait until 4.30 pm.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff, location-far from the city but in very nice and quiet neighborhod in woods, breakfast a la do it yourserlf, cool bikes for free, nice buildings.

Disliked: Big groups of guests, there are about 8o beds so the place is busy. Aircondition at very low degree, it was very cold in the dorm, we got flu.

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

Marek Slusarczyk

Alone

City break

10 July 2013 Marek would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic atmosphere of old villa in a forest. It has all that hostel should have.

Disliked: It's really far from downtown Philadelphia. About 40 minutes by public bus and 15 minutes walking.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jana Prehradna

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 June 2013 Jana would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere was really cool. I felt like at home.

Disliked: Maybe not so good bed.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Set in a beautiful location with relaxing places to sit and meet other people.

Disliked: None

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Julian Berlin

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

05 April 2013 Julian would recommend this property

Liked: - Nice place very quiet

Disliked: - Staff very unfriendly - No flexibility on check out, they pulled out from the building after the check out for no reason. - So far from everything - No breakfast - Curfew

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Mark Crookes

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 April 2013 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: really great place, beautiful surroundings and great bicycles to use

Disliked: hard to get to by public transport

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

Harry Schrefer

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

08 March 2013 Harry would recommend this property

Liked: nice historic building

Disliked: it is far away from downtown Phili although the bus stops nearby and runs frequently

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

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.

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

Thomas Harvey

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

13 October 2012 Thomas would recommend this property

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

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

62.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

katherine brown

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

09 October 2012 katherine would recommend this property

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.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

06 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfortable facilities

Disliked: Hard to approach at night

28.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

hyung hoon kim

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 July 2012

Liked: nothing

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

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: beautiful house

Disliked: far away from everything

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

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!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

30 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's clean and organized

Disliked: It's too far from downtown

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

KATARINA MAHER

Alone

City break

27 May 2012 KATARINA would recommend this property

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!

Disliked: KATARINA left no negative feedback.