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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Philadelphia’s most popular hostel, located on a quiet street in the heart of Old City. Less than 50 meters from Independence National Historical Park, home of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, and less than 1 mile from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, this international hostel has great amenities such as free wireless internet, free internet computers, free Xbox One games, free billiards table, lounge, piano and fully equipped kitchen.

COVID-19 update: We are keeping all of our dorm rooms at a maximum 50% occupancy. However, if you are a group of 3 or more traveling together please contact us directly to be placed together by yourselves in the same room. We have hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizing spray at your disposal. We're the only hostel in Center City Philadelphia with a large enough lounge, kitchen and dining area to be able to observe social distancing and still make use of all our amazing amenities.

Each bed has its own reading light, two electrical outlets and USB charging ports. There is central air conditioning throughout the building, as well as on-site laundry facilities and free luggage storage.

Meet fellow travelers each evening while enjoying free drinks Thursday through Tuesday evenings, or a free pasta dinner on Wednesdays. The hostel also provides 24 hours free tea and coffee as well as cappuccinos for $1.

This is the only hostel in downtown Philadelphia that meets or exceeds Hostelling International’s standards, the only one with laundry facilities and the only hostel whose common space consists of more than just one couch.

Included in your stay with us:

Free coffee and tea all day
Free wireless internet
Free bed linens
Free day-storage of luggage after check out
Free pasta dinner every Wednesday
Free open bar and pub crawl every Thursday
Free beer every Friday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
Free wine and cheese social every Saturday
Free cereal on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings
Free billiards table
Free foosball table
Free Xbox One
$2 walking tours!
Central air-conditioning throughout our building
On-site laundry facilities with free detergent
Fully-equipped guest kitchen
Large lounge for socializing!
High-speed internet kiosks
Security lockers for each guest
$2 discount per night for ISIC cardholders
No extra fees for using your credit card
No curfews
No lockouts

Please note:

We are chartered as a resource for students and foreign travelers. Due to our limited amount of space, we require that upon check-in each guest must provide a valid foreign passport. US residents must present government-issued ID showing that you live outside a 75-mile radius of Philadelphia.

You must be 18 years of age or older unless accompanied by a parent or a school-appointed chaperone. Children under 12 years of age are not permitted in our dorm rooms, no exceptions.

There is a 14-day maximum stay for all of our guests.

Receive a $2 discount per night with your ISIC card

We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Apple Pay, American debit cards and travelers cheques.

It should also be noted that you are not viewing the Apple Hostels website, but that of a booking agency.

Men are not permitted in the mixed dorm room unless traveling with women. Women are always permitted in the mixed dorm room.

State and municipal hotel tax totaling 15.5% is not included in the price.

Please note: Check-in from 4pm to 6am. However, you can arrive as early as you like and use all of our facilities including free luggage storage. View House Rules


Apple Hostels of Philadelphia is the place to be if you want to hang out, meet new people and get some awesome freebies! Thursday nights kick off with free drinks, followed by a pub crawl around some of Philadelphia's coolest night spots. We also serve free beer four nights of the week. We've got a pool table for showing off your best moves with a cue, and a piano for those who love a good bit of a music. If that's a bit retro for you, there's also an Xbox One that's free to use.


We're 40 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport by public transport, and you'll find us in the heart of the old city. Our hostel is right beside all the main attractions – we're just 7 minutes' walk from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall – so you can have a culture fix when you're not getting involved in our social events. You'll find plenty of places to sample the famous cheesesteaks on Market Street, just a 2-minute walk from us.

Rooms and Dorms

We've got male-only, female-only and mixed dorms, so you can choose whichever you're most comfortable with. We also have private rooms, including two family-sized options that are perfect for groups of up to four people – you don't need to be a family to reserve them. You'll get free linen for your beds and access to your own private locker whatever you go for.

Extras and activities

Loaf around our large lounge and you're bound to make some brand new buddies. Want some help breaking the ice? We throw events every day of the week. Get sophisticated on Saturdays with our wine and cheese evenings, or learn the spooky side of the city's history on our Monday and Friday ghost tours. Our social areas are hard to beat, with a welcoming lounge room fully stocked with board games, books and (of course) free Wi-Fi.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Jul 2020
    The location is perfect! Old City is the historical part of Philadelphia and a walk/subway ride to almost anywhere. Located in a safe neighborhood with lots to do and see. The hostel has many things to do including a ghost tour, movie nights, games,library, pool tables,tv, and xbox. The kitchen is huge and full of everything you need. Each room has a locker for every bed. The only suggestion I would have is bring a small fan for the summer time.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 Jul 2020
    I visited Apple Hostels of Philadelphia while COVID-19 restrictions were still in place, so the daily and nightly events they would normally have weren’t in place so can’t comment on those. The staff were friendly and the facilities some of the cleanest I’ve seen in a hostel. Each room’s capacity was capped to ensure that visitors were able to properly socially distance in their beds. Common areas required masks unless distanced. Would stay again pandemic or otherwise.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Jun 2020
    My experience here has been nothing but amazing! The owner of the hostel Marc, has been so accommodating. Marc helped me carry my bags into the building and allowed me to hold them in the luggage closet. Also, Marc was very informative about places I could park my car at inexpensive rates. In regard to the hostel, it is extremely cozy and I would definitely stay here again. Marc has created an atmosphere that is warm and feels like home away from home. Without a doubt, I would recommend Apple!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Jun 2020
    What a nice hostel! I spend a week and a half here during the summer, and don't regret doing so. The facility is super clean, with modern furniture and photogenic common areas. There are activities, and a fun crowd of travellers hanging out here during the day and night. Mark the owner is super friendly, and runs a really professional operation. I felt secure, and comfortable at all times during my stay. A+ , highly recommended. One of the best hostels I've stayed at.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    04 Mar 2020
    Great hostel, with everything you need, right in the historic centre! The liberty bell is a 5 min walk away. The staff are friendly, and the cleanliness is great! I would highly recommend the $5 ghost walks, and taking advantage of the free pasta nights!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    04 Mar 2020
    One of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in actually. The facilities were super nice and clean. Sweet location even though it’s down a darker alley. Don’t let that disuade you though. The only thing is that the beds are metal frames, but they are study too. Not even bad. Stay here if you’re gonna be in Philly!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    24 Jun 2020
    It is a very nice place, and very well furnished, with even musical instruments.
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    11 Mar 2020
    The atmosphere in the commons area was cool and chill. The billiard table makes for a nice ice breaker, and like that its five minutes from the liberty bell!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    23 Jul 2020
    Nice place to stay in.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Mar 2020
    The position is great, the hotel is cool but being 18 in a small room is not exceptionnal... Since we were not much in the room, it was ok. Otherwise Philly is an exceptional city! The staff was nice too 😁
    France, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2016

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2014

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2010

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