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Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion Reviews

3250 Chamounix Drive, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, USA

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351 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 61%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Great hostel. I would definitely recommend staying there. It is a bit far from the downtown, so you have to plan your day. To get to the city, you have to walk 15-20 minutes to the bus stop and then take the bus for 30 minutes. Other than that, everything else was perfect.


The staff is so warm, friendly and accommodating. The area is beautiful, tucked away in this beautiful forest park and surrounded by old, towering trees. Very magical. And the hosts are so kind! The only complaint is that they kept double booking my bed, and often found someone sleeping in it when I got home. Maybe not the most organized, but defintely the friendliest hostel I've ever stayed in. There's pancakes in the morning!

  • 12th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


A friend and I just stayed there overnight on a road trip. It was far away from the city, but we drove there, so it wasn't really an issue for us. Cute hostel and generally great atmosphere -- loved chatting with the guy at the front desk!


Worst beds ever! So thin like a pillow and We all suffered back-pains later. I woke up hitting my head on ceiling! Its pathetic!! Makes lots of noise once anyone walks Location is far away from city, around $24 taxi one-way! To add to that they have 2am curfew and Lock-out time.


nice ostel a little bit outside of downtown...20min. walking from the bus stop...


it's very strange that people have to leave the building from 11am to 4:30 pm, when people travel sometimes we are very tired and need to rest, so they shouldn't have this rule!


The staff (Andrew, Aaron, and Abbe) were extremely helpful and kind. I felt very safe and all my needs were completely taken care of! Thank you...!

  • 2nd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Little far but it's actually pretty good to be out from the city to experience something different. The hostel building has pretty long history and it feels amazing.


Very cool old house - has a lot of character. It's a bit of a drive to get to things, but the area is gorgeous.


Very far from downtown. We walked a lot then we left the bus. We were cold all night. Nice staff. Good place...

  • 15th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Paraguay
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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