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Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to Chamounix for a week stay and from night one, it was like I was staying in an, I don't know what, a nightmare maybe? Yes, a nightmare. I found out more about the place from people in Philly, then began to understand why it has select guests that are a little, well, let's say "hostile" and "antagonistic."... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here while seeing some concerts at The Mann. It was clean, friendly, there was a kitchen. Hot as hell but what can you do? It was $25 per night with an 11-4:30 lock out and 2am curfew. I'd stay there again when visiting Philly. It is in Fairmount Park, very quiet section and only about 2 miles from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

What a gorgeous and peaceful building they have here . . . It's not the most social hostel, and it draws a different crowd because it's not in the inner city, but if you want to spend a peaceful time in the pleasant Fairmount Park, you can't do much better than this. You can rent a bike for free, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

If you have car the location is great; bus is about 1 mile away. The staff is friendly. Clean with linens. I use it as a quite place to relax after long days of research and study. A great place to relax. The kitchen is clean. There were few quests when I visit so privacy and quiet is abundant. The... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

I cannot recommend this place highly enough! The management was super nice, and the cats outside were really cute. The location was really great because it was quite and there was plenty of parking, although if you had a car I think it would have been a problem because it was far from downtown. The showers were super nice and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This is a lovely hostel set in Fairmount Park. The staff were friendly and eager to help. The rooms were bursting with character. The free breakfast of pancakes and coffee set us up for the morning. As they say, it is maybe not for you if you are looking for a bustling hostel downtown, but we had three children and... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

This was one of the worst places I ever seen. Horrible service. Sketchy worker that stays there as previous post suggests. Beds are a joke. Very uncomfortable. Not close to anything for the price. There's a lot of hostels in that area that is way better to stay at. I wouldn't recommend this to an enemy.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

One of the worst experiences I ever had. Me and my friends stopped over from Australia and wish we never stayed here. It's not even really a bed. Thin mattress like a yoga mat. Dirty. Negative staff. Homeless man that stays that all the hostellers talk about on all social networks. Only hostel you'll go to that you have to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Pros in general: Gorgeous mansion, super cheap, free parking (though few actual spaces), though a towel charge is listed I was not charged for 1, air conditioned, hot water in showers, free pancakes (that you have to make yourself) & coffee in the mansion kitchen after 8am, free bike loan Cons in general: sketch neighborhood surrounding bus stop & sketchy... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Some staff were very helpful , some may just have been having a bad day when I was there. It was great that you could take bikes out for free and that he price was low. It was inconvenient that they kicked guests out at 11am and you weren't aloud back until 4:30pm. Also there is a curfew of 2am.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A fun and fascinating alternative to expensive hotels, Chamounix Mansion is a Federal Period mansion with a Gothic Revival carriage house. 80 beds in dorm style rooms, set on a wooded hill above the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park. Popular with international hostellers, crew teams rowing on the Schuylkill and Cooper Rivers. Plenty of free parking, Adirondack chairs on the front porch. Veranda, bar-be-ques and picnic areas out back. Free guest computer and WIFI throughout for laptops. Free bicycles, tennis, videos, foosball. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion

Address: 3250 Chamounix Dr, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19131-3710
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > Fairmount Park
Price Range: $22 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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