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



Si bien esta alejado de la ciudad, la disponibilidad de bicicletas permite conectividad. Lo mejor de todo es la historia de la mansion. Pienso que tendrian que mejorar la salida obligatoria del recinto. A veces uno requiere trabajar o descanzar y no puede si debe salir desde las 11 hasta las 16:30. Y me parece que eso no lo anuncia en la pagina del hostel.


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Fri 22 May 2015