Apple Hostels of Philadelphia
HI - Philadelphia - Apple Hostel
32 S.Bank St
Tel. 1 215 922 0222
Fax. 1 215 689 4555
NOTE: Men are not permited in the Mixed dorm room unless traveling with women. Women are always allowed in the Mixed dorm, regardless of whether they are traveling with someone or not. Private rooms may be available but are not listed on this website. Contact the hostel directly if you are interrested in booking one. Groups of 5 or more must make their reservations through applehostels.com otherwise their reservations will be cancelled and no refund provided on their deposit.
The hostel is in a renovated 19th century building and features central air-conditioning, a modern kitchen, free foosball table, free wii games, internet kiosks and TV area. Wireless internet, tea and coffee are all free. We have no curfew or lockout. The hostel is located in Philadelphia's Old City, surrounded by the city's main attractions, shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. In addition, the hostel is within easy walking distance of the subway, Greyhound, MegaBus and Chinatown buses. Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the Philadelphia Visitor's Center are just steps away.
Every night is a different activity. Our most popular events are the $2 ghost tours, our free wine and cheese Tuesdays, our free pasta dinner on Wednesday evenings, free pub crawl on Thursdays (preceded by by free drinks) and movies on all other nights.
Call us free of charge from anywhere in the world on Skype: go to the Call Phones tab, then select United States, then type 8772751971
Hostel bed capacity
|Beds per room:||Total
|Number of rooms:||2||3||60|
|Opening times (daily/weekly):||24 hours.|
|Opening times (over the year):||all year|
Street Map and Route Planning
|Bus:||From NY City, take the MegaBus for only $1! For info go to www.megabus.com MegaBus lets you off at the corner of 6th Street and Market Street. From there, walk down Market Street towards 2nd Street, and we're just after 3rd Street. Turn right on Bank Street. From all other cities, MegaBus will only let you off at 30th Street Station. Follow the directions from Amtrak Train Station. The various Chinatown bus companies are located right around the corner from the Greyhound bus terminal. Go to www.buszoo.com for tickets between NY and Philadelphia, and between Washington and Philadalphia. From Greyhound Bus Station Walk on Market Street towards 2nd Street (approximately 15 minutes walking distance to the hostel). Bank Street is a very small street (like an alley because its one of the city's oldest streets) between 2nd and 3rd Streets, on the right hand side. For more information, please visit our website at www.applehostels.com|
|Metro:||We're just a 2 minute walk from the 2nd Street subway station. SEPTA: www.septa.org|
|Parking:||There are many parking lots close to the hostel, but we recommend that our guests use the Ritz parking garage on 2nd Street between Chestnut and Walnut. Cost is $18 for 24 hours.|
|Location:||We're located in the Old City in downtown Philadelphia, less than 3 blocks from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, and just around the corner from Philadelphia's best pubs, nightclubs and restaurants. For more information, please visit www.applehostels.com|
|Rail:||From the Amtrak Train Station Take the blue-line subway from the train station. Get off on Second Street. Bank Street is a very small street (like an alley because it's one of the city's oldest streets) between 2nd and 3rd Street, so if you're walking up from 2nd Street towards 3rd Street, Bank Street will be on the left hand side. For more information, please visit our website at www.applehostels.com|
|Airport:||From Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) Take the R1 train (follow the signs). Get off at the Market East Station. Once you exit the train, exit the platform towards 10th Street. Take Market Street towards 2nd Street (approximately 10 minutes walking distance to the hostel). Bank Street is between 3rd and 2nd Street on the right hand side. A taxi will get you from the Market East Station to the hostel for about $6 plus tip. Shuttles are also available from airport for about $10 per person plus tip. Taxis to the hostel cost about $29 plus tip. For more information, please visit our website at www.applehostels.com|
|Cultural centre nearby||Museums/art galleries nearby|
|City centre location||Historical sites nearby|
|River/harbour/lake nearby||Main attractions nearby|
|Nightlife nearby||Restaurants nearby|
|Shopping centre/market nearby||Leisure facilities nearby|
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|Discounts and concessions available||Hostel open 24h|
|TV room||Self-catering kitchen|
|Common room(s)||Sheets in price|
|Laundry facilities||Cycle rental available at or near the hostel|
|Air conditioning||Internet access|
|Credit card accepted||Games room|
|Individual traveller welcome||Luggage Store|
|Lockers available||Non smoking room/area|
|Basic store available at or near the hostel||Green Hostel|
Customer Reviews HI - Philadelphia - Apple Hostel
|05 May 2013 Mariah, USA||97%|
|I stayed at HI hostels throughout the Eat Coast and Apple Hostels was my favorite one. It was the perfect size, the perfect location, the staff was awesome, and the facilities and events offered were great. I will definitely come back if I'm ever in Philly again|
|05 May 2013 Amanda, USA||97%|
|I had a wonderful time staying at Apple Hostel in Philadelphia. The staff were very friendly, as were many of the other travelers. My advice to any hostel traveler, always talk to fellow travelers! You will no doubt have an even greater experience that way. |
|01 May 2013 Kristina, USA||93%|
|Overall my experience was excellent. It was by far the best hostel in the US I have stayed at. My only issue was that male staff walked into the female dorm without knocking to turn off lights at lights out time. No one was in the process of undressing at that moment but it could have been very embarrassing.|
Thank you for the comment regarding a male staff member who entered the female dorm room to turn off the lights. Yesterday (May 14th) we moved the light switch from the middle of the room to the entrance so our employees no longer have to enter the dorm room to turn off the lights. Normally our male staff will knock before entering the female dorm room, I'm assuming because of the late hour he either didn't knock or knocked very lightly so as not to wake anyone up who may have already been sleeping. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us!
|20 Apr 2013 Jose Antonio, Spain||97%|
|destaco sobre todo la muy buena amabilidad y buen servicio de todos los integrantes del equipo de recepción. Y muy bueno el detalle de ofrecer cada tarde noche una invitacion o similar...
El desayuno no puede tomarse como tal, practicamente no hay desayuno.|
I'm so happy that you loved our staff and our hostel. We don't offer breakfast at our hostel every day of the week because we offer free things in the evenings instead to help our guests socialize. We have a free pasta dinner on Wednesdays, a free open bar from 8 pm to 9 pm on Thursdays before our free pub crawl, free wine and cheese on Fridays and free beer every other night.
If you come back be sure to make your reservation next time on www.applehostels.com which has our lowest rates and we don't charge a deposit or a booking fee.
|18 Apr 2013 Jean, USA||93%|
|The only thing that I wish had been different is that the kitchen and eating area wouldn't close at 10:30 am. |
The kitchen and dining area are only closed for 30 minutes from 10:30 am to 11:00 am for cleaning. As soon as housekeeping is done everything is accessible again. If we didn't clean the kitchen every day you would have said "I love that the kitchen is always available, but I wish it wasn't so dirty". ;-) I'm happy that you enjoyed everything else! Next time be sure to book through our own website www.applehostels.com where our rates are lower and we don't charge a deposit or a booking fee!
|03 Apr 2013 Tianying, USA||100%|
|Such a nice place to stay|
|01 Apr 2013 Paul, Canada||93%|
|Staff were extremely good about accommodating special requests, and were helpful and friendly at all times.|
We also have lower rates on our website www.applehostels.com and we don't charge a deposit or a booking fee!
|07 Mar 2013 Evelyn, USA||100%|
|This little gem of a hostel is the best travel stop-over ever. So clean and attractive, the modern apple-green decor provides a boutique hotel feel. The large ladies dorm room is spotless and spaciously laid out, with adjoining modern bath facility for all (28 roommates!). The huge kitchen is spotlessly clean, modern, and has every utensil possible with a great six-burner modern stove. The hostel offers wonderful "freebies" like 24-hour great coffee and Wed. night pasta dinner (yum!). A fabulous "extra" in the communal t.v. room is several big binders full of menus from local and center-city restaurants. A marvelous idea to save us time, instead of stumbling around on our own looking for who knows what. The cheerful staff (Bradley on night shift) are great kids, very helpful with answers and extra info tips. They make Apple Hostel the best experience ever.|
|01 Mar 2013 Jo Ann, USA||100%|
|Just wish they would have hotter water in the showers! and breakfast other than Fri-sat-sun!|
I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay! I have a feeling that you maybe didn't turn the handle in the shower far enough towards the Hot end, because we've never ever run out of hot water. We have twice the capacity of hot water needed for everyone even when we're completely full.
Instead of providing cheap breakfast every morning we have free things in the evenings such as a free past dinner on Wednesdays, free open bar on Thursdays before our free pub crawl, free wine and cheese on Fridays and free beer every other night.
The next time you come to Philadelphia be sure to make your reservation through our own website www.applehostels.com which has our lowest rates and we don't charge a deposit or a booking fee.
|23 Feb 2013 Elizabeth, USA||100%|
|It was a great place to stay. Very clean. Affordable. I would come back here again.|