Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES: All guests checking in at our hostel must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

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 have hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizing spray at your disposal. We're following all municipal, state and federal guidelines. 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 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
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.

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

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% for private rooms and 8% for dorm beds 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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Jun 2022
    I was solo traveling. I love this place. It’s a neat and affordable place in a good area. Train and bike station is close which is awesome when you want to see the city. Staff is helpful and nice. 10/10 recommended.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Jun 2022
    Super nice Hostel. They had some activities and free drinks! Its easy to make friends there and the Location is perfect. Kitchen is modern and staff really friendly:) They gave my friend a Credit, bc she couldn‘t come with me, even they didn‘t had to do it! Only thing: In the kitchen were sooo many fruit flies, it was really annoying… they jumped in my plate when I tried to eat, but otherwise I can really reccomend this Hostel!!!
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Jun 2022
    I loved Apple Hostels of Philadelphia. It was clean, the staff was nice and it was in the perfect location. I made so many new friends and had a blast hanging out in the common room. I would definitely come again!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Jun 2022
    Nice place for female-solo traveler. Safe, clean, quiet. I would return. What could improve: 1) The check-in process could have been smoother. There was only 1 person so they were under-staffed. There should have been 3 people at peak time to help with check-ins and there was a line. 2) The parking situation. There should be a voucher system or discounted parking with a lot nearby. Granted, most are arriving via Uber or taxi, but some drive. It was too expensive to pay and park.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    04 Jun 2022
    Loved it, fantastic staff
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    17 Jun 2022
    Great hostel near historic district in Philly. Friendly check-in and towel and body wash (dispenser in shower) included in price! I was in the 18-bed male dorm but still slept well. Small privacy curtains are a plus too, but as always eye mask and earplugs are a must! No breakfast, but nice kitchen and a free bin in fridge and pantry where you may be able to find treasures. Plan to return!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 Jun 2022
    Lovely staff, well equipped kitchen and plenty of available hostel organised activities throughout the week (though most you would need to be over 21 for). Would highly recommend
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    06 Jun 2022
    My best hostel experience so far! Great location and the staff are all more than happy to help with any advice I needed! The best part of my experience was the people, including the staff and other travellers. This hostel puts on a meet-up night in the hostel with drinks, allowing a chance for travellers to meet one another - a really nice opportunity to make connections. The rooms were nice enough, however mine was a little sweaty smelling, but I guess that's what you get for an 18-bunk dorm!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    16 Jun 2022
    In this hostel for the second time. I really appreciated the friendly atmosphere and all the facilities they provide. Its location in the historic city center is definitely the best pro!
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    10 Jun 2022
    Very awesome spot. Right within walking distance of Independence Hall along with a few other museums and landmarks. Rooms are clean along with the bathrooms. A very good spot.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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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
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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

    2nd, Hostel Chain

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