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.
What travellers think
It should have less lock in period during day time.
Sun 20 Dec 2015
Free use of bicycle and accessibility to bike paths made this stay special. Fortunately, the weather was sunny. Not sure what I would've done on a rainy or snowy day though with the daily lock-out. Grocery store is a fair distance from hostel. Bus station is also a fair distance, would be hard to manage with heavy luggage, nasty weather or tired and achy muscles. Free coffee and pancake breakfast were nice. Very kind staff. Unique, memorable experience!
Sun 06 Dec 2015
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is exceptional
Tue 06 Oct 2015
If you don't have a car, you can still reach any large city in the Northeast Corridor -- DC, Baltimore, Wilmington, NYC, or Boston. If you have a car, you can travel north to the Pocono mountains or west to Pennsylvania's Amish Country.
Thu 22 Oct 2015