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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
  • Superb Staff
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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

Overview

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.

Location

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 9.5

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Jul 2019
    I accidentally ended up staying the night in Philadelphia after my flight was canceled, and it was the greatest mistake ever! Apple Hostel staff were friendly, helpful, and the facilities were some of the best I've had in a hostel in the states.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    03 Jul 2019
    I have stayed in a LOT of hostels in many countries & this comes out on top. One point rocky posters indicating which floor are maddening..there are 2 systems & simple signs on each floor saying 'Floor 2' 'Floor 3' on the relevant floor doors solve everything. Why make fabulous staff remember to tell every hostel user? This hostel does *not* use uk Ground floor equals zero. What a faff! I dont have a 'gender' i have a biological sex female female & male r descriptors of biologocal sex.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    13 Jul 2019
    Poor breakfast
    Chile, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    04 Jul 2019
    The Hostel is really close to all of the historical sites so it's a great location if you're there to see the major sites. There's a really cool outdoor bar around the corner and Independence Hall is literally 2/3 blocks away. I met a lot of great people at the hostel and the owner and staff are welcoming. I didn't really have any issues while at my stay, aside from the showers being broken one day, but they were fixed pretty quickly.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    05 Jul 2019
    The hostel's location is excellent for touring the Old City. Nice touches: Rocky music on a loop in the stairwell; complimentary breakfast, tea. and coffee. Overall nice facilities; bathrooms/showers can use more shelves and hooks. Main complaints: (1) hair (on "clean" towel and sheets, on floors in bathroom, in shower); noise (from street & stairwell & a not-quiet roommate coming in late at night).
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    12 Jul 2019
    To boost recycling, need more recycling bins. For every garbage bin a recycling bin should be adjacent to it. Else folks just throw recyclables in garbage. E.g. Bathroom. Dorm room.
    Canada, All Female Group, 41+
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    03 Jul 2019
    West building needs to be renewed butbtye east part was very nice!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    13 Jul 2019
    A good place to stay for a few days. Ample places to lounge and hang out and in a great location. But, do not advertise that you have breakfast when it is only one canister of corn flakes! Very misleading as I had planned on eating breakfast here and had to go somewhere else after. Overall, I would stay here again
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    09 Jul 2019
    A well priced hostel in an excellent location. I imagine this is the best option out there for a budget trip. Staff were variable in terms of helpfulness. The place was nicely set up but the bathrooms were not that clean, and they also didn’t change the blankets between guests, just the sheets. A blanket was necessary due to the horrendous aircon which half froze me to death in the night... Essentially, great location but be prepared to put up with less than clean facilities.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    04 Jul 2019
    Good bang for your buck. Location was nice. Building was split in two, two separate buildings across from each other. The west building (with most of the larger dorm rooms was very dated. Single person wood stair case only get to rooms. East building was more modern (where all the pictures online are taken). Gets the job done
    USA, Male, 31-40
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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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