Apple Hostels of Philadelphia

32 Bank Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, Philadelphia, USA, Distance from city centre: 1.7km
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Rating: 94%from 5 reviews

  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 96%Staff
  • 92%Security
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 96%Location
  • 92%Value for money
  • 96%Facilities
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!

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 Philadelphias safest neighbourhood, steps away from Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Visitors Center, the subway, and were 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.

State and municipal hotel tax totaling 15.5% is not included in the price

We require that upon check-in each guest must provide one of the following: a valid foreign passport; or a government-issued ID showing that you live outside a 75-mile radius of the hostel.

You must be 18 years of age or older unless accompanied by a parent or a school-appointed chaperone. No children under 12 years old are allowed in our dorm room, no exceptions.

There is a 14-day maximum stay for all of our guests.

Men are not permitted in the mixed dorm room unless traveling with women. Women are always allowed in the mixed dorm room.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Dryer
  • DVDs
  • Telephone/Fax Facilities
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Taxes not included
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Towels Included
  • Utensils
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing Machine
  • Wi-Fi
  • WII

Cancellation Policy

This 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 Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

State and municipal hotel tax totaling 15.5% is not included in the price.

We are affiliated with Hostelling International, so if you don't have a yearly membership you will need to pay the $3 daily membership. Yearly memberships can be purchased for $28 and include a coupon for one free night when staying 3 nights or more at an HI hostel in NYC, DC or Boston among others

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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), there is a stop located at each terminal. Cost is $8 cash only, payment is collected on the train. Get off at Jefferson 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.

Shuttles are also available from airport for about $12 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 $29.50, 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.

Megabus from New York City:
The Megabus ( is cheaper than Greyhound from New York City. 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).

Chinatown Bus
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).

From Amtrak Train Station (including Megabus from cities other than New York)
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.

Located Near

Independence National Historical Park
Museum of the American Revolution
2 Blocks to Liberty Bell
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 from New York City
10 to 15 minute walk to/from Greyhound and Chinatown buses.
15 minute walk to/form the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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