Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion

Address: 3250 Chamounix Drive, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19131-3710, United States | Hostel
 
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This hostel, located in the City Line/Northeast area of Philadelphia, is near Kelly Drive, Pine Breeze Villa Shofuso, Laurel Hill Cemetery, and Mellow Massage Therapy Center.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsHostelling International - Chamounix Mansion Philadelphia

      Reviewed by jocelyn_

      Country Getaway perhaps?

      Reviewed May 11, 2013
      by (2 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

      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.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion Philadelphia

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
       

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