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Chamounix Hostel
3250 Chamounix Drive
Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Cross Street: Greenland Drive
Hostelling International & ISIC members $20; nonmembers $23; children 16 and under $8

This renovated 1802 Quaker farmhouse isn't just the cheapest overnight in town, it's also the most bucolic. Chamounix Mansion is a Federal-style edifice constructed as a country retreat at what is now the upper end of Fairmount Park. It has six air-conditioned dormitory rooms for 44 people, with limited family arrangements, and another 37 spots in a fully renovated adjoining carriage house. Guests have use of the renovated self-serve kitchen, the TV/VCR lounge, videos, and bicycles. Write or call ahead for reservations, since the hostel is often 90% booked in summer by groups of boat crews or foreign students. You can check in daily from between 8am-11am and 4:30pm-2am (which is the hostel's curfew) and show a Hostelling International card for member rates. Checkout is from 8 to 11am. Call HI-USA directly at tel. 301/495-1240 for information on hostel trips in the area.

  • Cross Street: Greenland Drive
    Rooms: 80 Units
  • Payment:
    VISA, MasterCard, Money Order or Check

    Fax:: 215.871.4313

    Facilites: Free bike loan; game room w/Ping-Pong, foosball and piano; coin-op washer and dryer; TV/VCR lounge; Internet kiosk; access to kitchen, AC

  • Season Closed: Dec 15 - Jan 15
  • Public Transit: Bus: Take SEPTA route 38 from JFK Blvd near City Hall to Ford and Cranston Sts (a 30-min ride), then walk under the overpass and left onto Chamounix Dr to the end. By car: Take I-76 (Schuylkill Expwy) to exit 33, City Line Ave, turn right (south) on City Line Ave to Belmont Ave, left on Belmont to first traffic light at Ford Rd, left on Ford, through stone tunnel to stop sign, then a left onto Chamounix Dr and follow to the end

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