Apple Hostels of Philadelphia
One of USA's highest rated hostels and located downtown in Old City, near Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. NO curfew and NO lockouts!
(Please read the check in requirements at the bottom of this page prior to making your booking)
At one of the highest rated hostels in North America, we strive to provide each of our guests with friendly, courteous and knowledgeable service, clean facilities, lots of activities and an environment that encourages our guests to socialize with one another. The hostel is located in Philadelphia's safest neighbourhood, steps away from Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Visitor's Center, the subway, and we're surrounded by a myriad of restaurants, pubs and nightclubs.
The following are FREE: billiards table, wireless internet, cereal on weekends, tea and coffee, Thursday-night pub crawls and more. Our hostel has central air-conditioning, large modern kitchen and a large lounge. ISIC cardholders receive $2 off per night.
A foreign passport is required. US residents must have both a valid college ID as well as government ID showing that they live outside a 100-mile radius of Philadelphia.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Air Conditioning
- Board Games
- Cable TV
- Card phones
- Common Room
- Fax Service
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Non Smoking
- Reading Light
- Taxes not included
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Towels Included
- Vending Machines
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
State and municipal hotel tax totaling 15.5% is not included in the price.
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We're located at 32 Bank Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
From Philadelphia International Airport
Take the R1 train (follow the signs). Get off at the Market East Station. As you exit the train, turn in the direction the train was traveling and exit the platform towards 10th Street. Take Market Street towards 2nd Street (approximately 10 minutes walking distance to the hostel). Bank Street is between 3rd and 2nd Street on the right hand side. A taxi will get you from the Market East Station to the hostel for about $6 plus tip.
Shuttles are also available from airport for about $10 per person plus tip. You have to go to the Transportation desk located near the luggage area of each terminal and ask the person behind the desk to call one for you.
Taxis to the hostel have a flat rate of $28.50 and an additional $0.50 per person, plus tip.
From Greyhound Bus Station
Walk on Market Street towards 2nd Street (approximately 15 minutes walking distance to the hostel). Bank Street is a very small street (like an alley because it's one of the city's oldest streets) between 2nd and 3rd Streets, and the hostel is on the right hand side.
The Megabus (www.megabus.com) is cheaper than Greyhound from New York City and Washington, DC. Tickets are often only $1 if you buy them early enough, and their buses have free wireless internet. Get off at their 6th and Market Street stop, then walk down Market Street towards 2nd Street. Turn right on Bank Street. (This is an approximately 5 minute walk to the hostel).
There are a few bus companies that depart from Chinatown in both New York, Baltimore and Washington DC. They let you off on 11th Street between Filbert Street and Arch Street. Walk to Market Street and then walk down Market Street towards 2nd Street. Turn right on Bank Street. (In total, this is approximately 12 to 15 minutes walking distance). Try booking your tickets online at www.buszoo.com or on www.megabus.com (select the red bus for Chinatown). Tickets start as low as $1.00! However, this website only lists the departure times for one of the companies. If the departure time is more important than the price, remember that more departure times are available through the other Chinatown bus companies.
From Amtrak Train Station
Take the blue-line subway from the train station. Get off on Second Street. Bank Street is a very small street (like an alley because it's one of the city's oldest streets) between 2nd and 3rd Street, so if you're walking up from 2nd Street towards 3rd Street, Bank Street will be on the left hand side.
Independence National Historical Park
2 1/2 Blocks to Liberty Bell
2 1/2 Blocks to Independence Hall
1 Block to 2nd Street/Penn's Landing subway station
Around the corner from:
3 Blocks from the Market Street Megabus stop - a cheaper bus to or from New York City and Washington, DC than Greyhound.
10 to 15 minute walk to/from Greyhound and Chinatown buses.
15 minute walk to/form the Pennsylvania Convention Center.