What travellers think
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- Unique atmosphere
Really enjoyed staying here. A little way outside the city but very easy to catch the bus into town. Staff very helpful. AC was broke in the main house when I arrived and I was given a choice about where to stay which I thought was good. The gentleman on the desk was very helpful when it came to sorting out change for me to do my washing. Doors are shut during the day but this didn't me as I was in the city. I would definitely recommend staying here.
Tue 23 Dec 2014
I was going to stay at the hostel downtown but it was full. Glad I ended up here. One of my most enjoyable hostel stays anywhere, and worth the small trek to get there!
Fri 01 Aug 2014
Watch out for ticks in the woods!
Thu 15 May 2014
Surprisingly quiet and remote hostel in a historic mansion and carriage house, located only a few minutes by car from downtown Philly in a scenic corner of Fairmount Park. Abundant parking for cars and bicycles. Mattresses are somewhat uncomfortable, lockers scarce, and bathrooms on the wee side, but the facility itself couldn't be cozier, more inviting, or more relaxing. Pancake batter and coffee available mornings after 8 a.m.. Daily lockout 11 to 4:30, curfew 2 a.m. Ideal for cyclists.
Mon 28 Apr 2014
The recycling should be IN the kitchen and labeled. The location isn't ideal, but this is more than made up for by the atmosphere and the staff.
Mon 28 Apr 2014
The location is quite far from downtown and in a forest. For consideration of safety, you should try to arrive there before the sunset. I went there by walk from another side of the river. I saw deer, geese on my way. When it got dim, I felt nervous. But when I got the hostel, everything is great for just $20 /night in dorm.
Tue 15 Apr 2014
If you don't have a car, which is highly likely for most of you, it will take a bit long time for you to get to the hostel. The nearest bus stop is about a mile away from the hostel and you have to walk at least 15 minutes to get there. Next to this mansion is a stable. You can see several tennis courts along the street named Chamounix Drive, which leads you to the hostel. Aside the location, it is reasonably or even cheaply priced and very cozy. Recomended.
Sat 05 Apr 2014
Staff was awesome and very helpful. It's a bit of a walk to the bus stop, but I knew that going in. It's a really cool old house. Would stay again!
Wed 05 Feb 2014