Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion
In the heart of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park, historic Chamounix Mansion has welcomed overnight guests and groups for nearly fifty years. Originally built in 1802 as a country home, the mansion rests on a scenic bluff above the Schuylkill River and is convenient to Philadelphia's cultural and historic attractions, sporting events, and restaurants.
Chamounix (CHAM'-ah-nee) Mansion provides clean, inexpensive accommodations for:
- Individual Travelers: meet like-minded friends from all over the world! Our front porch is the place to make new friends. We even have a wedding story from two people (one American, one French) who met at Chamounix and eventually married!
-Families: (the only hostel in Philly with a crib and family-friendly atmosphere; kids under the age of 16 are WELCOME with parent or guardian, and have a super low rate of $8! WE NEVER PUT YOUR KIDS WITH OTHER GUESTS!
-Groups: For group gatherings, we also offer meeting rooms with kitchen/dining areas for workshops, retreats, and events. Think of Chamounix when planning alternative Spring Break, corporate retreats, The Dad Vail Regatta, anniversary parties, alumni gatherings, and weddings.
Nestled in a wooded setting, the hostel offers a welcoming front porch and two communal rooms restored to 1850 and furnished Federal Period antiques. A marble fireplace graces the 19th-Century parlor and a wonderful mural of the historic Water Works on the Schuylkill River can be found in the entrance hall.
We are happy to offer, for our guests enjoyment and travel needs:
-Free DIY pancake breakfast everyday
-Free wireless internet
-Free bed linens and towel
-$3 discount per night for ISIC cardholders
-NO extra fees for using your credit card
-FREE High-speed internet guest computer
-an extensive and quirky video library
-vintage board games
-a library of take one, leave one books, as well as a permanent library; vending machines; a recreation room with piano and foosball. Along with free Wi-Fi, we have a computer for guest use, so you can check your email or upload your pictures of Chamounix (and you!) to Facebook while you are here.
-FREE maps and guides of the area, including bike trails and hiking in Fairmount Park
-FREE foosball table
-Central air-conditioning throughout our building
-On-site laundry facilities, washer & dryer as well as drying racks and clothesline/iron & ironing board
-FREE ear plugs for those who need them
-Fully-equipped guest kitchen: three refrigerators, three ovens, three stoves, microwave, cookware
-Large lounge for game nights and socializing!
-FREE use of two gas grills
You can use to explore Fairmount Park, stroll to Belmont Plateau to see one of the best views of Philadelphia's skyline, play tennis nearby, BBQ in our picnic area or just relax on Chamounix's historic grounds.
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Installations & Politiques Auberge
- Sécurité 24h/24
- Location de vélos
- Parking à vélos
- Jeux de société
- Échange de livres
- Petit déjeuner inclus
- Télévision par câble
- Ventilateur de plafond
- Adapté aux enfants
- Salle commune
- Cartes bancaires acceptées
- Plans de ville gratuits
- Accès gratuit à Internet
- Parking gratuit
- Wifi gratuit
- Salle de jeux
- Douches chaudes
- Nettoyage et entretien
- Accès à Internet
- Linge de lit inclus
- Casiers à bagages
- Salle de réunion
- Terrasse extérieure
- TVA inclue
- Machines à thé / café
- Serviettes incluses
- Distributeurs automatiques
- Accessible aux fauteuils roulants
Politique d'annulationCette propriété a une politique d'annulation de 1 jours. Si vous n'annulez pas dans cet intervalle de temps, vous devrez payer des frais d'annulation du montant de la première nuit de votre séjour.
Infos à connaître sur HostelCette propriété dispose de conditions générales spécifiques.
Chamounix Mansion is in one of the most remote and beautiful areas of Fairmount Park. Therefore it is a bit ‘off the beaten path but only a 15 minute walk through the tree-lined Chamounix Drive from the 38 Bus.
We have a daily ‘closed’ period, from 11-4:30. All hostellers must leave the facility during that time.
We have a curfew: 2am
We are family friendly: all ages of hostellers get to know one and other here.
The maximum stay at Chamounix Mansion is 7 nights. Any reservation for more than seven nights will not be accepted, nor will it be confirmed, if you make separate consecutive 7 night reservations. Longer stays are possible on a case-by-case basis and can be discussed with our General Manager once you are on the premises.
Chamounix is great for hostellers who enjoy the city life, but are ready for the privilege of sleeping in a Colonial-era mansion surrounded by 200 year old trees, walking trails, bike paths, and our huge porch with cozy Adirondack chairs and friendly outdoor cats. Borrow a bike and ride up to Belmont Plateau where the best view of the Philly skyline can be seen.
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The #38 and #40 Bus will get you to the closest bus stop at Ford and Cranston Roads. Get off the bus and continue down Ford Road, into Fairmount Park, and through the stone tunnel. At the end of the tunnel, take a left, and walk to the end of Chamounix Drive. The walk from the bus is one mile. For additional directions, consult our website.