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Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion

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Glendale, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The staff is amazingly nice. The view is second to none. Full kitchen and pancakes for breakfast. You can't drink there. They have a 2am curfew 😐. Oh and they have a lockout from 11-430pm. I still don't know why. The walk to this hostel is crazy if you don't have a car. Stay here if you're looking to relax...

Thank Antonio C
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I have been coming here for about 7 years. There are events nearby that I enjoy, but I come by myself, and while there are nearby hotels, they are quite expensive. The setting is really pretty and restful. I have always found the staff to be friendly. There are budget tours and high schools who come here on a regular...

1Thank Traveler531
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely place, gorgeous surroundings. Really not that much of a walk to the bus stop, it's literally two roads, you can't get lost! You don't need a car to stay here, some people are clearly very lazy. Only about a 10 minute walk if that, bus goes straight into city and stops at loads of great places on the way....

1Thank Phoebe C
Vestal, New York
Reviewed 2 October 2016

As others have noted, this is not a downtown location - which is reflected in the price. That said, it is removed from a lot of noise and offers a secure place to sleep. The staff is friendly enough, once they are sure you aren't going to bite them. (Ie., you reap what you sow.) If you are a HI...

2Thank EliFin24119
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I came to Chamounix for a week stay and from night one, it was like I was staying in an, I don't know what, a nightmare maybe? Yes, a nightmare. I found out more about the place from people in Philly, then began to understand why it has select guests that are a little, well, let's say "hostile" and "antagonistic."...

2Thank karmareviews1
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed here while seeing some concerts at The Mann. It was clean, friendly, there was a kitchen. Hot as hell but what can you do? It was $25 per night with an 11-4:30 lock out and 2am curfew. I'd stay there again when visiting Philly. It is in Fairmount Park, very quiet section and only about 2 miles from...

1Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 11 July 2016

What a gorgeous and peaceful building they have here . . . It's not the most social hostel, and it draws a different crowd because it's not in the inner city, but if you want to spend a peaceful time in the pleasant Fairmount Park, you can't do much better than this. You can rent a bike for free, and...

Thank Nathan B
Newport News
Reviewed 9 June 2016

If you have car the location is great; bus is about 1 mile away. The staff is friendly. Clean with linens. I use it as a quite place to relax after long days of research and study. A great place to relax. The kitchen is clean. There were few quests when I visit so privacy and quiet is abundant. The...

1Thank Leslie H
Rochester, New York
Reviewed 28 March 2016

I cannot recommend this place highly enough! The management was super nice, and the cats outside were really cute. The location was really great because it was quite and there was plenty of parking, although if you had a car I think it would have been a problem because it was far from downtown. The showers were super nice and...

Thank Christine Z
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2016

This is a lovely hostel set in Fairmount Park. The staff were friendly and eager to help. The rooms were bursting with character. The free breakfast of pancakes and coffee set us up for the morning. As they say, it is maybe not for you if you are looking for a bustling hostel downtown, but we had three children and...

Thank Deborah H

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A fun and fascinating alternative to expensive hotels, Chamounix Mansion is a Federal Period mansion with a Gothic Revival carriage house. 80 beds in dorm style rooms, set on a wooded hill above the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park. Popular with international hostellers, crew teams rowing on the Schuylkill and Cooper Rivers. Plenty of free parking, Adirondack chairs on the front porch. Veranda, bar-be-ques and picnic areas out back. Free guest computer and WIFI throughout for laptops. Free bicycles, tennis, videos, foosball. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion

Address: 3250 Chamounix Dr, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19131-3710
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Price Range: RM90 - RM280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“male and female dorms. bunk beds. I always have a bottom bunk. Usually only lower bunks are used.”
Traveler531, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Small women's room has 4 bunk beds, larger room has eight.”
EliFin24119, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“This is dorm living so be prepared. Staff is friendly. There are cats in the lobby.”
LeslieH274, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
““Nightlife” is a huge park. Dorm rooms. Loosely "Romantic" - but you'll meet young folks from abroad (I liked the Hungarian collegians)...”
bazi43, 27 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If you would like a quieter stay, request to stay in the Carriage House. It's right next to the Mansion but is a bit more secluded from large groups.”
brittanybF2661MK, 23 Mar 2015 | Read review
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