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3250 Chamounix Drive, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, USA

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395 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 58%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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A bit out of the way, but if you have a car, it's a great place to stay. My GPS had trouble finding it - it's a good idea to have directions with you before you start out. The surroundings are peaceful with a nearby horse barn and several cats outside on the porch. The staff were friendly and helpful. The building and furnishings are charming antiques. The bathrooms were clean but the showers were tiny and the shower heads were not adjustable. No 3-prong outlets in the bedrooms.

  • 10th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


The place is pretty weird and was closed when I got there. It's pretty far from downtown.

  • 21st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


If you like quiet, It's good place for stay.


The host is very nice. The hostel is in a very beautiful area and good for those who have a car. But if you don't have a car it will be a far distance to the first bus stop.

  • 3rd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Iran
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Cool place , quirky staff, location was out but super easy to get into town!! Great kitchen and huge rooms but heating was pretty bad it got cold at night.. Goodbye white cat!


If you don't have car, consider whether you can walk 20-30 minutes to the bus station. Actually, the public transportation in the district of the hostel is inconvenient.


I had a great time staying here and even returned after staying in another hostel for a few nights. The common rooms have a very good atmosphere and the kitchen is very well equipped. While a little out of the city, it was a great place to retreat in a natural environment after spending a day in the city. Staff is very friendly and overall made it a cozy place.

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