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Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion

3250 Chamounix Drive, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19131-3710
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Granville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friends and I really enjoyed our stay here! The hostel closes from 11am-4:30pm, but that isn't a problem if you plan on sight-seeing. They had free coffee, tea, and pancake mix every morning. The wifi was free and had a good connection. We had a car, but it would be a bit difficult to stay here if you did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Of all the hostels I have stayed in, this was by far one of the best. Clean, roomy, wonderful staff and the grand porch was exactly the same as it was over 100 years ago. Also, there was very easy access to downtown Philly. Below, is some of the information from their web page. Snugged right up to the woods,... More 

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

First, this hostel is not in the most convenient location for those using public transportation becuz the closest bus stop is still a mile away. If you have a car this makes it much easier. Being a remote location there are no restaurants close by. The treat for those visiting here is the setup in a completely colonial period. Complete... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Stayed here in the fall with a large group of college students. Good stay for the price. Expect a hostel - group bunking, separate baths for men and women. We had lodging with dorm style rooms. Bed are kind of sparse and not too comfortable if you are older. They also provided a kitchen area in the main house for... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My friend & I from the UK had been travelling across the US by car and decided to stay at Chaminoux Mansion. It was a very serene drive up to the Mansion, which is in a cul-de-sac. As we parked up, there were people sat on the porch of the mansion house, chilling on the benches and chairs. It had... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Accom: The building itself is very big, old and pretty. It is a little far out of town (45 mins walk/public transport from downtown Philly) but we liked the trip past the river and through the suburbs. The hostel also sells bus tokens which was handy. If you have a car the distance obviously wouldn't be a concern. They also... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Our Boy Scout Troop went to Philadelphia in February. We stayed at Chamounix for three nights. The staff was great - friendly, accommodating, and they enjoyed hearing stories from our Scouts. Rooms were clean, as were the bathrooms and kitchen. Since we had such a large group, they gave us our own fridge and cupboards. We will definitely go back.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This hostel is definitely cheap but if i ever return to Philly, i would pay more to stay somewhere nicer. The hostel is miles for anywhere. The closest bus stop and local shop is about a mile walk. Not great when you have a suitcase to carry around with you. The general feel of the hostel was not to my... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

It's the oldest hostel in Philly and the first in America: it shows. The staff are friendly, the place is clean, but it's old. The floor creaks. There aren't many power points. The layout is strange. There are forgotten books and crannies. That said: the place is serviceable and well-maintained. It's outside central Philly, so it isn't as accessible as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Greeted by a friendly happy man named Aaron who was so accommodating and took the time to point out some places to eat and show us videos. The rooms are spotless as are the bathrooms. There's separate girl and boy dorms with about ten people in a dorm. It's cheap and fantastic!!! Free loan of bikes too:) Ill definitely be... More 

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