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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TripAdvisor Reviews Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion Philadelphia
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... an experience that was! The front part of the house was circa 1780 and they had the original wide plank floorboards. The staircases were narrow and creaky. They said the front windows were hard to keep the warmth in as they were historical glass and to replace them was very difficult. I've been wondering what the insides of these houses were like and we were very fortunate to find out! After this we went back to the ...
It took us about 2 hours to get to Philadelphia from D.C. and about $58 in tolls! We're actually staying in New Jersey but it only takes about 25 minutes to get to downtown. Our first full day here we took a 2 hour drive to Hershey. I thought the scenery was beautiful. Rolling farmland as far as the eye could see and beautiful barns and silo's. We went to Hershey Park, but it was a waste of time. It ...
... I didn’t know existed. An experience I wouldn‘t have expected. And... here are a couple of city sights I discovered this visit and fell deeply in love with:
1. The Italian Market.
The Italian market is way down 9th street, starting below Christian. I’ve never been this far south before, and the walk takes me down through what I’ve dubbed the ‘hospital ...
... is a nice city. It was good to get back to a nice city filled with friendly people after my previous trip to Atlantic City. I really wanted to get back to DC to finish of the things that I hadn’t as it’s a walking friendly city that is quite spread out and somewhere I really enjoyed so it made sense to spend a few more days in a great city before leaving the Americas.
Only 3 more days left on this section of my trip.
Until then, stay safe and happy ...
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