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HI - Philadelphia - Chamounix Mansion

3250 Chamounix Drive, Philadelphia, 19131, United States

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Overall Rating 89%

From 10 Reviews

Hostel rating (10)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 95%
Cleanliness 93%
Location 77%
Security 91%
Service 95%
Comfort 81%
Green rating 91%

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.

  • Dorm
    From $22.00
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Philadelphia Hostel

Hostel Philadelphia

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 acro
ass 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.

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

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 Jan to 14 Dec

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

I stayed only one night. Arrived by car so can't comment on public transportation but parking was good & felt safe. Being in the park there were few others around. Historic house is nice. Dorm holds about 14 beds, a bit too many but luckily there were only 3 ladies there at the time. The mattress could use replacing, is way too thin. People were friendly, the kitchen was nice & clean, a couple restaurants deliver so didn't need to go out.

93%

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Linda,

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Nice to have a place where staff made me feel welcome, lots of common space, and room space. The bed was not comfortable with a thin mattress. Parking is super easy. With a car, it's not hard to get to at all. It's nice and quiet.

83%

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Robert,

Fri 13 Oct 2017

Night lights should be installed outside in the parking area. I went to my car after dark without a flashlight and walked into a knee-high, 18-inch tree stump. It was so dark that I had to feel of it to determine what I had hit. The office manager was very helpful, providing hydrogen peroxide and bandages.

97%

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David,

Thu 31 Aug 2017

Loved the delicious pizza dinner.

100%

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David,

Wed 23 Aug 2017

I think this place was great in the fact that it was clean & quiet. I have a car so distance wasn't really a problem for me, but I can see where location would hinder others without a car. I didn't like the lock out from 2 - 8 am, then again in the afternoon from 11 am to 4 pm. Other than that, everything was really good.

93%

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Jo,

Sat 15 Jul 2017

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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