Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion
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Philadelphia to me is that lovely cream cheese spread that is oh so delicious and oh so not good for you, not the town where America's Independence was forged and it's first seat of government. The next two days will change that. I arrived bright and early, at 6 am, to a wet and cold reception. Knowing that I couldn't check into the hostel until 8 …
I'm about to head off again after spending two great days in Philly. Before I go any further though, I have to make an editorial correction I have been informed that the Philadelphia baseball team, while called the Philadelphia Brewsters, are referred to colloquially as the Phillys. Now, that that weight is off my mind I can get on with the news. …
OK, my first trip on Greyhound. Thought I'd do a short one, ease my self in gentle like. New York to Philly = 2 hours. It went OK. No weirdos...this time! My bus driver was LaVerne, and she looked exactly how you would imagine a LaVerne to look! It was all going swimmingly until...the windscreen wiper broke, and it was raining. LaVerne couldn't fix …
Today we went to old Philly! We started the morning nice and early, by getting on the train, we had no idea where we were going but Hannah, Meghan, and Dwaine figured it out. After getting of the train we headed straight to the liberty bell, most of the time the wait is like 3 hours but it had just opened when we got there so we only waited like 20 minutes. When entering the ...
... treatment; his cell was filled with lavish materials that covered his furniture, a mirror and dressing table. He was also allowed to play music! Look out for the pic of his and than the other cells. The difference is quite shocking. One of the most exciting things about the visit was a nearly successful escape mission whereby 2 men planned to dig a tunnel underneath the building. The plan before they started was extremely detailed and clever for the time, the tunnel ...
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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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