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HI - Philadelphia - Chamounix Mansion

3250 Chamounix Drive, Philadelphia, 19131, United States

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Overall Rating 86%

From 21 Reviews

Hostel rating (21)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 92%
Cleanliness 88%
Location 78%
Security 88%
Service 92%
Comfort 78%
Green rating 90%

In the heart of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park, historic Chamounix Mansion has welcomed overnight guests and groups for forty years. Originally built in 1802 as a country home, the mansion rests on a scenic bluff above the Schulykill River, and is convenient to Philadelphia's cultural and historic attractions, sporting events and restaurants. We provide clean, inexpensive accommodations for individuals, families and groups. The handicapped-accessible Carriage House is an ideal facility for group accommodation. The hostel also offers free breakfast, Internet access, laundry facilities and meeting rooms with kitchen/dining areas for workshops, retreats, and events. Chamounix (CHAM'-ah-nee) Mansion is a peaceful country setting away from the bustle and noise of the city welcoming guests from across the USA and around the world providing accommodation in a beautiful site for the best price. Mountainside and a forest make it a perfect starting point for hiking lovers.

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Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

In the heart of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park, historic Chamounix Mansion has welcomed overnight guests and groups for forty years. Originally built in 1802 as a country home, the mansion rests on a scenic bluff above the Schulykill River, and is convenient to Philadelphia's cultural and historic attractions, sporting events and restaurants.

Chamounix (CHAM'-ah-nee) Mansion provides clean, inexpensive accommodations for individuals, families and groups. The handicapped-accessible Carriage House is an ideal facility for group accommodation. The hostel also offers free breakfast, Internet access, laundry facilities and meeting rooms with kitchen/dining areas for workshops, retreats, and events.

HI Philadelphia – Chamounix Mansion is a peaceful country setting away from the bustle and noise of the city welcoming guests from across the USA and around the world providing accommodation in a beautiful site for the best price. Mountainside and a forest make it a perfect starting point for hiking lovers.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 16:00 and 02:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 7 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Only parties of mixed sex may be accommodated in mixed (co-ed) dorms.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning - In selected areas
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - Charges Apply
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Sports Equipment Storage - Skis
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 15/01/2016 to 14/12/2016

Reception:
From 08:00 to 11:00
Check-in:
From 16:30 to 02:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-215-878 3676

Fax. 1-215-871 4313

chamounix@philahostel.org

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art (1 to 2km)
  • Philadelphia Zoo (1 to 2km)
  • Independence Mall (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Lovely mansion in beautiful park setting, friendly outdoor cats and huge trees. Breakfast was make your own pancakes, coffee, tea . Would be nice to have toast, jelly, cereal, juice, milk, etc. Beds slightly uncomfortable due to thin mattresses. Comfortable couches in the large living room with big TV, lots of board games, books. Lots of space in the 3 other large rooms. Computer for guest use, local tourist information, and bus tokens for $1.80 for bus a short 15 minute walk away.

87%

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Jackelene,

Thu 25 Aug 2016

I love cycling so I was very happy to borrow one of the free bikes (beaten-up looking but a smooth ride) to cover the miles to the city and back. A beautiful house and setting - you could happily spend a day wandering through the park and along the riverbank without even going into town. It's a little far from the nearest bus stop to the hostel if you have a heavy suitcase but don't want to pay for a taxi, but I was very happy staying here and would certainly stay there again.

93%

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Duncan,

Sat 28 May 2016

Strong efforts by limited personnel accompanied by some rigidity in sign-in, orientation, and exit regulation, perhaps due to security concerns and internal refurbishing. A beautiful and wholesome environment, but challenging access and egress with limited public transport. On a personal note, I prefer to camp outside rather than in a small room with hostelers who have nocturnal respiratory issues with probable sleep apnea and stentorian gasping snoring.

73%

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Seth,

Mon 23 May 2016

I really like this hostel. A very historic feel, up there on the third floor. I think it's time to consider new mattresses, however. The bed I slept in was pretty "lumpy", and there was a metal frame piece that was felt under some of the thinner sections of the mattress. I checked the mattresses on the unoccupied beds, and they were all thin and really unacceptable.

83%

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Milton,

Wed 23 Mar 2016

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (3 to 5km)
  • City Centre (5 to 10km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (3 to 5km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (2 to 3km)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (3 to 5km)
  • National / State Park (2 to 3km)
  • Nightlife (3 to 5km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (2 to 3km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m to 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (3 to 5km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (2 to 3km)
  • Theatre (3 to 5km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
Philadelphia International Airport (13 miles): R1 train to Suburban Station. Follow 38 Bus instructions from Rail instructions.
Bus
SEPTA Bus #38 and #40 stop at the intersection of Ford and Cranston Roads. On bus fare is $2.25 USD exact change or token. Walk down Ford to stone tunnel take left onto Chamounix Drive. Walk from bus is 15 minutes.
Taxi
Taxi: take I-76 to Montgomery left on Montgomery. Pass Car Barn take right on Belmont Mansion Drive to Chamounix Drive take right come to end of road.
Car
In Fairmont Park: take exit #339 (City Ave.) off I-76 south on City Ave. left on Belmont left on Ford Rd. left on Chamounix Dr. to very end of road to the circle drive. FREE PARKING around cul-de-sac.
Rail
30th St. Station: Go to SEPTA platform take blue line subway to Suburban Station then Bus 38.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walking / Hiking

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