The Philadelphia House

325 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, USA, Distance from city centre: 1.5km
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The hotel is OK. the decoration is good. But it requires you to take off shoes wthout providing slippers. It's so... more...

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Rating: 92%from 132 reviews

  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 95%Staff
  • 92%Security
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 93%Location
  • 91%Value for money
  • 89%Facilities
No lock out! 24-Hour Reception!

The closest international hostel to the Liberty Bell / Independence Hall park.

The iconic, trend-setting Philadelphia House is a 'Philadelphia must' for travelers in the know.

At our hostel, we believe that just because you aren't at home, doesn't mean that you can't have a home. Whether you stay for business or pleasure, our location is a convenient, friendly place from which to experience Philly's culture and history.

With a downtown historically significant location conveniently situated in a hip mixed use district, The Philadelphia House is surrounded by a plethora of shops, restaurants, amazing historical sites, bars and clubs.

Philadelphia buzzes from early morning until late night. Travelers are connected via 4 bus routes on the same block, a metro line just 3 short blocks away.

At The Philadelphia House we aim to provide you with comfortable, affordable, and fun accommodations where you can feel at ease and meet fellow budget travelers in a lively and relaxed environment. We provide a unique backpacker experience which offers great facilities including internet, chill out areas, lockers, tourist information, internet access, movie nights, luggage storage, telephone facilities and more!

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!

Please note:
Cancellation policy: 48h advance notice
Late cancellation or no show - one night charge
Payment upon arrival by cash or credit cards
Check in from 14:00
Check out flexible
Taxes not included : 13%
No guests under the age of 18

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Age Restriction
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Postal Service
  • Taxes not included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • Washing Machine
  • 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.

Payment upon arrival by cash or credit cards (Visa or MasterCard)
Check in from 14:00
Check out flexible
Luggage storage available
Taxes not included: 13%
No guests under the age of 18

Cancellation policy: 48 hours prior to arrival time.
Late cancellation or no show: 1 night charge
2 full days notice is required for any cancellations/change of arrivals/early check outs to avoid additional charges. If you have a reservation that is more than 1 night and you do not arrive (also known as a 'no show'), the first night of your reservation will be charged.

Locks for lockers must be supplied by guests to ensure highest possible security.

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 Market East station. When you exit the train, turn right to Filbert Street. Filbert Street is a one way street - so go with traffic.

Turn Right at Filbert Street ( 2 blocks )
Turn Left at 9th Street ( 1 block )
Turn Right at Arch Street ( 5 blocks )
Turn Left at 4th Street ( 1 block )
Take your first right onto Cherry Street and we're the second building on the left -- welcome home!

By Bus Line ( less walking, takes a little longer )

From the Philadelphia International Airport

Take the 37 Bus towards Broad-Snyder via Eastwick Industrial Park

Exit at 20th St & Passyunk Ave
Take 17 Bus towards Front Market

Exit at Market St & 4th St

Turn left onto 4th Street ( going against traffic )

Walk one block to Arch Street

Continue straight ( onto 4th Street ) for 1 more block and turn your first right onto Cherry Street and we're the second building on the left -- welcome home!


Philadelphia Amtrak Train Station

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

Exit at 5th Street Station

From 5th Street Station head east onto Market Street towards 4th Street

Turn left onto 4th Street

Walk one block to Arch Street

Continue straight (onto 4th Street) for 1 more block and turn your first right onto Cherry Street - we're the second building on your left. Welcome home!

Megabus

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

Exit at 5th Street Station

From 5th Street Station head east onto Market Street towards 4th Street

Turn left onto 4th Street

Walk one block to Arch Street

Continue straight (onto 4th Street) for 1 more block and turn your first right onto Cherry Street - we're the second building on your left. Welcome home!

Megabus Independence Mall Stop (from NYC only):

From Market Street head towards 4th Street

Turn left onto 4th Street

Walk one block to Arch Street

Continue straight (onto 4th Street) for 1 more block and turn your first right onto Cherry Street - we're the second building on your left. Welcome home!

Located Near

1.5 Blocks to Liberty Bell Plaza!
1.5 Blocks to Independence Hall Plaza!
4 Bus Routes on the same block!
Metro line just a few short blocks away!

We are on a quiet street just around the corner from amazing little coffee shops and cafes, restaurants, boutiques, and the founding history of the United States!

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