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Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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.

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Nov 2019
    Came to this hostel as the one I’d originally booked had closed down! But glad I did, great hostel with plenty going on, nice beds and the 10 bed room was really spacious and quiet, was able to get plenty of rest
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Nov 2019
    Great I loved the beer , thank you
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Nov 2019
    Great hostel, the ghost tour was awesome!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    14 Nov 2019
    Amazing time in apple hostel ! 5 ⭐️ For the location !
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    09 Nov 2019
    Lovely staff, cool environment and really close to all the main sights!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    15 Nov 2019
    Although 18 bed dormitory always quiet, amazing!!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    14 Nov 2019
    I usually pay around 15-20$ a night for a hostel so this was bit more $$ than I am used to. I stayed in the all girl dorm and it was great! All the people are very friendly. The bathrooms were clean and new looking. They are located in what is called the "Old City" 2 blocks form the liberty bell which was really nice. Stayed for two nights and really enjoyed it. Beautiful kitchen as well. Insomnia cookies right down the block!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    13 Nov 2019
    Pretty good place, everything is nice and clean, good location, good services, good value for money. There wasn't a lot going on when I went, but maybe only because it was a midweek night in November.
    Hungary, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    14 Nov 2019
    I only used this hostel for a clean bed before I went to see my sister in a different part of Philly so only one night for me. The accommodations were a bit old, but Philadelphia is an old city. The staff that I interacted with were very nice and accommodating. While I thought the hostel was clean, the warn nature definitely detracted from the atmosphere. The value and price of the hostel is on the money though! I would probably spring for something more expensive next time.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7

    Rating

    03 Nov 2019
    Great location to explore Philadelphia. Personally I did not find it very safe during the night for a girl. The staff is overall not really friendly and appears not really helpful. It seems they are happy when they do not have to work. I just stayed for one night and was happy to leave this hostel again the next morning! If you are looking for a cheap and convenient place to stay for a few nights - choose this hostels!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 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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