Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHostelling International - Chamounix Mansion Philadelphia
If you are backpacking around and are thinking of staying here, don't unless you have a car. The bus takes approx 50 mins one way to get from the city to the closest stop and that is without the wait for the unreliable, infrequent bus and then the walk to hostel. The hostel itself is fine if you keep in mind that it is an old house. Power points are infrequent, wifi only really available in the lounge area, the beds are narrow and the showers don't have any water pressure. The up side is that you do meet a lot of people as everyone is forced into the lounge for the wifi and the hostel hosts are pretty good at getting everyone chatting. I would only stay here again if everything else was booked out and I really wanted to go to Philly.
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... my stuff up and stay with the neighbour instead. I was totally shocked and went to talk to him about it, and he said he had problems with the guy before, and if I wanted to watch a movie with him I had to get out his room right then - at 11.30pm on a Sunday night. I was so shocked and offended he did this, that I didn't even want to stay with him after he gave me an ultimatum like I am a child. So I packed up and stayed with his neighbour for the rest of my time in New York. ...
... be walking apparently. Dogs getting us into trouble again! Anyway, she happened to recommend the Mutter Museum so –hooray, we made a good choice.
The Mutter Museum is a medical history museum, housed in the The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, which displays anatomical specimens, models, and obsolete medical instruments originally made for teaching purposes, to help understand the human body and the diagnosis and treatment of disease. ...
... tried a new (to me) cocktail, called a Pimms #1...very tasty. Sandy and I shared a steak while Laura and Kevin shared a cheeseburger. Outstanding food. A bit pricey, but we are on vacation!
Back to the hotel where Laura took Kevin swimming (again) while Sandy read and I blogged. Tomorrow we start "touristing" in earnest. Even with a nap, I'll sleep well tonight. More tomorrow!
Take care my friends!
... the town where the signing of the
declaration of independence happened (traitors). Along with the parks with
several memorials and excavations. After luch I ventured Downtown where the
architecture was beautiful, I eventually got fed up of the rain and took refuge
in an underground shopping mall where I quietly passed the time. Having ...
So I've now switched gears and am now spending time in one of our own historical cities. I got into Philly about 6:30 Fri night. Unfortunately, Dave was stuck in bumper to bumper traffic on I 76 for about an hour after that coming to get me. I hear that apparently that is a common occurrence around here. We wanted to go out to dinner in the city, but unfortunately neither of us know it well yet. So after a wonderful tour of the ghetto, seriously Sue you were right- Philly can be a ...