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

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Socialising

Green rating

75%

Reviews

I liked the location. I think having lockers available in the room would help with security, rather than lockers in basement. Check-in process was lengthy. The top bunk in the room I stayed in was too close to the ceiling for my comfort.

63%

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THOMAS,

Fri 26 Jun 2015

It's always great! I stay there every time I visit Philadelphia, and I absolutely love it!

100%

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Richard,

Thu 25 Jun 2015