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HI - Philadelphia - Chamounix Mansion

3250 Chamounix Drive, Philadelphia, 19131, United States

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Overall Rating 89%

From 11 Reviews

Hostel rating (11)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 95%
Cleanliness 95%
Location 83%
Security 91%
Service 86%
Comfort 85%
Green rating 88%

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. In the heart of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park, historic award-winning Chamounix Mansion has welcomed guests and groups for over fifty years. Originally built in 1802 as a country home, the mansion rests on a scenic bluff above the Schulykill River, and is less than five miles from Philadelphia's cultural and historic attractions, sporting events and restaurants. The Philadelphia Museum of Art (yes, you can run the steps and take your photo with Rocky), The Fairmount Waterworks, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, The Please Touch Museum (which makes its home in the 1876 National Centennial Celebration’s Memorial Hall), many of the public sculptures, and the new Paine’s Skateboard Park are just a few of Chamounix’s neighbors in the park. 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 meeting rooms with kitchen/dining areas for workshops, retreats, and events. Please note that guests do not have access to the buildings during our lock-out 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. We look forward to meeting you!

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Welcome to our hostel

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.

In the heart of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park, historic award-winning Chamounix Mansion has welcomed guests and groups for over fifty years. Originally built in 1802 as a country home, the mansion rests on a scenic bluff above the Schulykill River, and is less than five miles from Philadelphia's cultural and historic attractions, sporting events and restaurants. The Philadelphia Museum of Art (yes, you can run the steps and take your photo with Rocky), The Fairmount Waterworks, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, The Please Touch Museum (which makes its home in the 1876 National Centennial Celebration’s Memorial Hall), many of the public sculptures, and the new Paine’s Skateboard Park are just a few of Chamounix’s neighbors in the park.

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 meeting rooms with kitchen/dining areas for workshops, retreats, and events.

Please note that guests do not have access to the buildings during our lock-out 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.

We look forward to meeting you!

Prices

Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • If a cancellation is made within 18 hours of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • 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
  • Children under the age of 3 stay free.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 50 mile radius of the hostel.
  • 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
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open from 15 Jan to 14 Dec

Reception:
From 08:00 to 11:00
From 16:30 to 02:00
Check-in:
From 16:30 to 01:30

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

The mansion and staff were just great. Security was good. There happened to be a group of people there and we played board games all night. It was very fun! The outdoor cats are friendly, and the area is quiet and beautiful. I think staying there was the highlight of my trip to Philadelphia.

97%

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Julie,

Sun 17 Nov 2019

As previous, Chamounix Mansion Hi Hostel positive break from urban rush of area.

87%

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Preston,

Tue 05 Nov 2019

The grounds are beautiful and I loved being there. Our food was stolen, despite it being in personal bags and labeled with names and dates. That was the only negative experience we had while there. I will go back my next trip to Philadelphia!!

97%

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Sherise,

Fri 30 Aug 2019

Thank you for your review and for being a part of the Chamounix heritage, Sherise! We are very happy about your overall stay! We also have instituted new food/labeling/fridge guidelines to avoid future issues. Thank you for bringing it to our attention, and for your overall understanding.

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Chamounix Mansion,

Sun 01 Sep 2019

I would like to thank Mr Mark he is very cooperative

83%

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YEHIA,

Thu 29 Aug 2019

Thank you for your review and for your kind words, Yehia! We were very happy to have you with us, and appreciated the thoughtful feedback. We are constantly aiming to improve, and we continue to do so thanks to fantastic guests such as yourself!

Manager avatar

Chamounix Mansion,

Sat 31 Aug 2019

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 $2.50 USD exact change. Walk down Ford to stone tunnel take left onto Chamounix Drive. Walk from bus is 20 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

  • Tennis
  • Walking / Hiking

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