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Apple Hostels Philadelphia

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32 Bank Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Formerly Bank Street Hostel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really great experience. Was easy to find and the staff were very helpful with tourist suggestions, especially Bradley the receptionist who checked me in. Would definitely come back and he also aided me with my continuing travels. Would recommend to anyone planning on visiting Phily on a budget.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the absolute best hostel I have ever stayed in. I have stayed in hostels from Texas to New York and this is the is no doubt the top of the line, 5 star, first place, of hostels in the USA. The staff are very friendly and will go out of their way to help you and make a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel is a great choice. It may not be the cheapest by any standards but the free extras and activities they put on make that completely worthwhile. Each of the reception staff, who I believe I have met all, are very friendly and approachable. The fully equipped kitchen is a big bonus and helps cut down costs. The beds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this hostel! Very clean and everyone is so hospitable! Highly recommend to everyone! The beds are very clean and I loved lights after 10! Everyone is quiet and respectful! The wine and cheese night was so fun! Always something to do! If you don't know anyone, it's a really fun way to meet people!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this place on kind of late notice - it was the only place I could find that was in a good location (i.e. you could walk to all the tourist places, and the train station) and was even remotely in our price range. I booked the semi-private room - would have preferred a private room, but there were... More 

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AppleHostels, Owner at Apple Hostels Philadelphia, responded to this review

It was great having the two of you! Most of the beds in the dorm room are around the corner so you wouldn't have noticed the other guests, nor they you. Enjoy the rest of your travels and get back to Australia safely! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of staying at Apple Hostels for about 5 weeks on business. While there, I was constantly assisted by Bradley. He helped me with storage, city logistic questions, and great running routes. He surely works above and beyond his job title. Alice also has fed my team with loads of pasta on Wednesdays as well as has... More 

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AppleHostels, Owner at Apple Hostels Philadelphia, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you stay with us - come back soon! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I contacted the manager of the Apple Hostel about traveling with an Emotional Support Animal. The deal with ESA's is that they are allowed in places like the cabin of an airplane, but are not given the same allowances as a service dog--which is why I called ahead to check. It wouldn't have surprised me if they said no. Unfortunately,... More 

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AppleHostels, Owner at Apple Hostels Philadelphia, responded to this review

In the past several years we've had a few service animals stay with us. And in the email exchanges that you and I have had, I kept repeating that you are absolutely allowed to bring a service animal into our hostel. I never said (and the quote you posted proves it) that allergies are a reason to turn away a... More 

Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

first the room was the wrong room i booked on the website i booked for an 8 bunks beds room and i was in 16 bunks bed room second this hostel is very dirty room smell like a cloakroom and the bathsroom is very dirty too i was very disapointed about an HI hostel

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AppleHostels, Owner at Apple Hostels Philadelphia, responded to this review

I'm very sorry that you were disappointed with your stay and that you confused the number of beds remaining with the number of beds in our dorm room. I'm not sure what the smell was that bothered you, no one else complained and the room is inspected by our staff every couple of hours and they didn't report any problems... More 

Groningen, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very well located hostel in old town Philadelphia on walking distance of all attractions in the city. Facilities were excellent and good beds, very friendly service of Bradley and the other guys working there!

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AppleHostels, Owner at Apple Hostels Philadelphia, responded to this review

Thank you for the very nice review! Regarding the lights in the dorm rooms: The reason that only the employees can control the lights is to prevent other guests from turning them on in the middle of the night. A common scenario would be a guest who comes in at 2 in the morning turns the lights on to find... More 

Rocky Point, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I spent five days at this hostel in March of 15. The hostel is very well run with an extremely helpful, friendly staff that includes Alice who not only helped me figure out some bus routes but also cooks a mean sauce for pasta night. Everything was super clean. The kitchen is large and they have everything you need to... More 

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