Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion

3250 Chamounix Drive, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19131-3710, United States | Hostel
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

How has this hostel rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.


This hostel, located in the City Line/Northeast area of Philadelphia, is near Kelly Drive, Pine Breeze Villa Shofuso, Laurel Hill Cemetery, and East Falls Glassworks.
Map this hostel



    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

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion Philadelphia

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

    Travel Blogs from Philadelphia


    A travel blog entry by anah.gagnon on Aug 10, 2014

    15 photos

    3:08pm Ben Franklin bridge into Philly. Picked up Germaine from a place called Big Brother Little Brother. Saw a dude being arrested... Must have been 7 cop cars there. I've never seen so much garbage! Garbage is all over the streets and the buildings are dilapidated, boarded up and/or burned out. This is north philly but Germaine says the really bad parts are in south philly. The job is in Nether Providence ...


    A travel blog entry by kenzie.j.hi on Mar 21, 2014

    7 photos

    ... but my worries were unnecessary, as usual.
    My last fear was getting along with the group (I haven't even met everybody yet) but everyone seemed friendly and enthusiastic at the airport despite it being 5am. Our group is small (5 in total) so everyone should be able to get to know each other fairly well by the end of the trip.
    So, with all my fears behind me, there's nothing left to do but to enjoy my experience and to embark on a new ...

    High Tension on the Philadelphia Turn Pike

    A travel blog entry by mjc63 on Jun 30, 2012

    8 photos

    ... day.
    I'm glad I convinced Fiona to come.
    Daniel and Luke entertained us with tales of sightseeing and tracking down the Rocky statue. Luke even has a clip of himself running up the steps, stopping for pushups, and then doing shadow boxing.
    Tomorrow we head to Washington DC. The weather has been very hot, about 37c today so we are pretty drained by the end of the day.

    PS. I have added pictures to all previous ...

    A rainy weekend in Philly with Allison

    A travel blog entry by deanandmichelle on Aug 13, 2011

    10 photos

    ... was meeting us along Jay. They gave us a brief guided tour of the city, showing us the city hall, the bell...back in the day of the declaration of independence was signed, some of the arts of the city and of course the rocky steps which Dean is insisting that he runs before we leave. We then headed back to her apartment to meet Jackie her Housemate and Bella the white cat....who in fact must be the furriest cat ever...everything turns white (but cute though). we sat and had a ...

    Ideas of necessity often undermine reasons

    A travel blog entry by cariverga on Nov 24, 2010

    ... 1082;т 80;ческа& #1103; инфор 84;ация. Я никог 76;а раньш 77; не выкла 76;ывал подоб 85;ую инфу, но индив ...