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Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion

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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good26%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible14%
22 Feb 2018
“Great location, nice facilities”
10 Aug 2017
“Ok location, atmosphere a bit lacking.”
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A fun and fascinating alternative to expensive hotels, Chamounix Mansion is a Federal Period mansion with a Gothic Revival carriage house. 80 beds in dorm style rooms, set on a wooded hill above the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park. Popular with international hostellers, crew teams...
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3250 Chamounix Dr, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19131-3710
15.2 km to Philadelphia Intl Airport
69 restaurants are within a 2 km radius
3.2 km from Philadelphia Zoo
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

This location has friendly people and nice facilities. There are multiple buildings. There is also sufficient parking. This is a very nice park-like setting.. This hostel does have a policy of guests not being there in the day time. This was fine for us since...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

They have bed bugs - particularly on the 3rd floor where my kids and six friends stayed on a school trip. Four kids came home with bites. Two kids brought them into their bedrooms. It has been a nightmare.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The reason I gave a low rating was because of the treatment my guest and I received when we initially arrived by a lady named Clare. She seemed very unapproachable, rolled her eyes when I asked to use the restroom and rushed me out the...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely setting and scenery but if you don't have a car the location is a bit remote - free bikes to rent a great though, make use of these! Staff are friendly enough but not all that sociable. Warning, only open for check in/check out...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The staff is amazingly nice. The view is second to none. Full kitchen and pancakes for breakfast. You can't drink there. They have a 2am curfew 😐. Oh and they have a lockout from 11-430pm. I still don't know why. The walk to this hostel...More

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A fun and fascinating alternative to expensive hotels, Chamounix Mansion is a Federal Period mansion with a Gothic Revival carriage house. 80 beds in dorm style rooms, set on a wooded hill above the Schuylkill River ...More in Fairmount Park. Popular with international hostellers, crew teams rowing on the Schuylkill and Cooper Rivers. Plenty of free parking, Adirondack chairs on the front porch. Veranda, bar-be-ques and picnic areas out back. Free guest computer and WIFI throughout for laptops. Free bicycles, tennis, videos, foosball. Less
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"avoid the bed bugs"
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"male and female dorms. bunk beds. I always have a bottom bunk. Usually only lower bunks are used."
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"Small women's room has 4 bunk beds, larger room has eight."
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"This is dorm living so be prepared. Staff is friendly. There are cats in the lobby."
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