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HI - Philadelphia - Chamounix Mansion

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.

86 %

  • Dorm
    From €19.62
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What travellers think

Travellers that stayed here think this hostel is best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Socialising

Hostel rating (23)

86 %

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 86%
Location 79%
Security 89%
Service 92%
Comfort 75%

Green rating



It should have less lock in period during day time.


Avatar for Vidhya


Sun 20 Dec 2015

Free use of bicycle and accessibility to bike paths made this stay special. Fortunately, the weather was sunny. Not sure what I would've done on a rainy or snowy day though with the daily lock-out. Grocery store is a fair distance from hostel. Bus station is also a fair distance, would be hard to manage with heavy luggage, nasty weather or tired and achy muscles. Free coffee and pancake breakfast were nice. Very kind staff. Unique, memorable experience!


Avatar for Candace


Sun 06 Dec 2015

very friendly staff


Avatar for chongjun


Sun 29 Nov 2015

The hostel was in a very quiet culdesac in the park. I felt confident I could leave my car there while I took the bus siteseeing. It's not a long walk to the bus stop, so travel around Philadelphia wasn't hard at all. The only issue I would have on a future visit is the closest grocery store is closing, so visitors will have to bring food with them or plan to eat out.


Avatar for Karyn


Wed 04 Nov 2015

I like their service - free bicycle rental service ! excellent! When I stayed at the hostel, the room was often quite cold to sleep.


Avatar for EUN HWA


Mon 26 Oct 2015