Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion

3250 Chamounix Drive, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19131-3710, United States | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Philadelphia

Philadelphia and no cream cheese in sight

A travel blog entry by jocelyn_


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 …

Day 8: Philadelphia

A travel blog entry by westwardbound

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. …

I Heart Benjamin Franklin

A travel blog entry by vicaroo


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 …

Boxing Day

A travel blog entry by mcgovern43

... other exceptional bonus of a 'flurry'. A snowing of small proportions - it came down, but went to water as soon as it hit the ground. Andrew has photos (on the camera - which we haven't downloaded yet) and will upload over the next few days. Quite exciting :) So we got our snow (if only for 20 minutes and only a small amount) Following that we boarded the bus again and hit the streets. I hope our boys love and ...

With Liberty & Ice Cream For All

A travel blog entry by travel4eternity


... to me that this city really isn’t a walking city, because the bad sections are interspersed with the good. And cars certainly do seem to have the right of way, at least in practice if not in law – pedestrians dodged around them as best they could.

The historic district was very neat, a little package of small, 200-year-old buildings tucked amidst the shine and grime of Philadelphia. Reminded me of D.C. – green, with museums ...

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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 East Falls Glassworks.
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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.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion Philadelphia

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent