City House Hostel Philadelphia

17 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, USA, Distance from city centre: 1.8km
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Rating: 94%from 13 reviews

  • 95%Atmosphere
  • 96%Staff
  • 92%Security
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 98%Location
  • 93%Value for money
  • 90%Facilities
Free Wi-FI
Free DAILY House Happy Hour
Free towel use
Free linen use
Free use of hi-tech common space and media room
Free daily events

The Philadelphia House is located across the street from the historic Christ Church in the heart of Olde City, Philadelphia. Two blocks to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, we are ideally situated to help you explore and fall in love with the "City of Brotherly Love" - Philadelphia.

The building is over 100 years old and we just completed a full renovation with a brand new state of the art kitchen, bathrooms, common areas, and shared space.

The Philadelphia House's Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 10:00 .

Breakfast not included.
Taxes are not included in the rates shown online. This is an additional 15.5% as mandated by the government.

General:
24hour Reception.
No curfew.
Non smoking.

Due to the close communal quarters share by our guests and our staff, we need to consider the safety and needs of the many. In doing so Management reserves the right to deny stay/use of the facilities to anyone for the following reasons but is not withheld to the reasons listed. These reasons are up to the manager's discretion and may include Overall Health, Cleanliness and Mental State.

Cash, Visa, American Express, Discover, and Master Card. If you have a debit card, it must have been issued by Visa. To Note: No Laser cards are accepted.

No one under the age of 18 allowed. All guests in a party must be over the age of 18. No one under the age of 18 allowed without prior written approval of Property Manager.

We are a 'shoes free' hostel to help ensure cleanliness and to provide a 'homey' feeling. Please feel free to bring an extra pair of slippers for indoor use.

For groups of 5 guests or more we will pre-authorise the credit card prior arrival.
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Café
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Playstation
  • Steam Room
  • Taxes not included
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • WII

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 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.

City House Hostels: Philadelphia Liberty's Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Check in from 15:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 10:30.

Breakfast not included.
Taxes are not included in the rates shown online. This is an additional 18% as mandated by the government.

General:
24hour Reception.
No curfew.
Non smoking.

If you are a resident of the city or zip codes within a 10 mile radius are permitted, as this is a travelers hostel - you MUST provide proof of ongoing travel. Otherwise, you are not permitted to stay.

Due to the close communal quarters share by our guests and our staff, we need to consider the safety and needs of the many. In doing so Management reserves the right to deny stay/use of the facilities to anyone for the following reasons but is not withheld to the reasons listed. These reasons are up to the manager's discretion and may include Overall Health, Cleanliness and Mental State.

Cash, Visa, American Express, Discover, and Master Card. If you have a debit card, it must have been issued by Visa. To Note: No Laser cards are accepted.

No one under the age of 18 allowed. All guests in a party must be over the age of 18. No one under the age of 18 allowed without prior written approval of Property Manager.

We are a 'shoes free' hostel to help ensure cleanliness and to provide a 'homey' feeling. Please feel free to bring an extra pair of slippers for indoor use.

For groups of 5 guests or more we will pre-authorise the credit card prior arrival.

There is a limit for reservations of 14 days in any given calendar year.

By checking in the guest acknowledges all statements herein.

By checking in the guest understands that this is not a lease and their stay at The Philadelphia House is temporary only. This is not accommodations for long term. As such, the guest understands and agrees that they have no legal tenant rights as prescribed by law; rather they are held to the short term housing and hoteliers law and statutes.

Check-in Conditions
By checking in the guest agrees to abide by all rules set forth herein as well as follow the legal direction of The Philadelphia House staff, employees, managers, and its agents.

Should a guest fail to comply with any of the herein agreed to terms and conditions, The Philadelphia House reserves the right to charge the guest $25 per infraction and / or request that the guest vacate the property immediately.

Your bed will be ready by 3pm on the day of your check-in

Check-out Conditions:
On the day of your check out:

We request that you vacate the property by 10am. This means all of your belongings must be out of the room.

You are more than welcome to leave your luggage in our secure closet area while you spend the rest of the day in the city, but if you are checking out today, you must be out of the bed by 10 am so we can change it for the next guest.

Additional information:
If your bed sheets, linens, and towels are not returned your credit card on file will be charged for any missing items.

Should a guest fail to comply with any of the herein agreed to terms and conditions or cause damage to the property, The Philadelphia House reserves the right to charge the guest and/or request that the guest vacate the property.

1) No smoking inside the building, nor out of the windows. Guests may smoke outside on the sidewalk and not blocking the door.

2) If you use any of the dishes, please wash them as soon as you are finished with them and place them in the drying rack so that they are available for other guests to use -- do not leave them in the sink or on the counter.

3) Please dispose of any trash that you bring into/make in any of the commons areas and guest rooms. Please remove your shoes upon entering the property (Slippers are OK) -- Help us keep the hostel clean and comfortable for everyone!

4) If you leave personal belongings out in common areas or bathrooms, they will be placed in lost and found -- Please help us keep common areas free of clutter!

5) Please sleep in the bed assigned to you - beds are assigned automatically by the computer and often times someone else is already assigned to the bed you want to take. Please see an r.a. with any other questions regarding bed assignments.

6) No sleeping on the sofas or in any of the commons areas.

7) Please keep your towels either on your bed, hanging off your bed, or leave them in the laundry basket at the end of the hall.

8) If you wish to have a friend visit, please have them in the common areas only, and not in the guest rooms.

9) Please label your food with your name and your check-out date and store it in the kitchen. All food items without a name and/or date may be discarded. All food is to be eaten in the kitchen or living room. Please do not store or eat food in guest rooms so as to not draw bugs.

10) No illegal drugs on the property. No alcohol consumption between the hours of 10 pm and 10 am.

11) Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 10 am each day -- please no drinking or excessive noise during this time so as not to disturb other guests.

12) Guests may only eat or drink what they bring into the hostel -- If you take something from another guest or staff member, your card may be charged to replace what was taken

13) Items turned in to Lost and Found will be discarded every seven days. If you think you've lost something, please contact us within this time frame.

14) Any disturbances caused by a guest to other guests, staff, or the property itself may result in the guest being asked to leave the property.

150 Each guest is required to clean up after themselves and keeping tidy, including but not limited to their bedding, clothing and personal belongings in the bedroom and common areas, keeping clean of dishes and utensils that the guest uses, and anything else that is left in any common area.

All common areas are secured with CCTV digital recording cameras. By checking in to the property, you acknowledge that recording is in progress.

While every attempt is made to provide a safe and secure housing solution, The Philadelphia House, its management, staff, and associates take no responsibility for any personal belongings; the guest is responsible for the security of all their personal belongings.

Guest understands that The Philadelphia House, its staff and management are not responsible in any way for any injuries caused while guest is on the property. Guest assumes all risk and any subsequent responsibility to their well being while at The Philadelphia House. Furthermore, by agreeing to the Terms & Conditions Guest agrees to waive all perceived or actual responsibility against The Philadelphia House, its staff, and management for any injuries occurred while at The Philadelphia House.

Directions
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** Philadelphia International Airport **

By Metro ( a little more walking, but less time overall! )

From the Airport Terminal A
Take the Purple airport Line towards Center City Philadelphia

Stay on board train at the University City station (train becomes the Orange Fox Chase Line) towards Fox Chase.

Exit train at 2nd Street Station. Head NORTH on 2nd St ( or towards the park and big church! ). We are 1 block NORTH on 2nd Street at the corner of 2nd St and Church Street.



** Philadelphia Amtrak Train Station **

Take the Blue Line Metro (MFL) towards Frankford Trans Ctr – B

Exit train at 2nd Street Station.

Head NORTH on 2nd St ( or towards the park and big church! ). We are 1 block NORTH on 2nd Street at the corner of 2nd St and Church Street.

** Mega Bus **

From Market Street head towards 4th Street.

Turn LEFT onto 2nd St.

We are 1 block NORTH on 2nd Street at the corner of 2nd St and Church Street.

Located Near

Everything you might need or want is at your fingertips at City House Hostels: Philadelphia Liberty.

You are only:
in the heart of Olde City
in the heart of First Friday Art Exhibit
1/2 block to the bus line
1 block to metro line
1 block to Penns Landing Water Front
1 block to the supermarket
1 block to many famous bars and restaurants
2 blocks to Liberty Plaza with the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall

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