If hostelling is for you, The Chamounix Mansion, located in the Philadelphia Fairmount Park, can accommodate a family of five in one room and up to 10 people in a group for a very affordable price. Bathrooms are shared. Children may stay at a rate of $8.00/night. Grownups may stay at $25.00/night unless they are Hostelling International members, in which case they only pay $22.00/night.
Community kitchen facilities are a available as well as free bicycle rental. The Federal style mansion itself has an interesting history dating from 1802. **Please note that this hostel has a “lock out” period between 11:00am-4:40pm, with a curfew of 2:00 am. The staff is helpful and answer the phone promptly. This is a great budget option for the adventurous family.
Fairmount Park is an enormous park with various activities and trails for exploring plus tours of historical homes. Families would need to drive or take public transportation to the Philadelphia City Center attractions.
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Chamonix Mansion Hostel in Philadelphia
3250 Chamounix Dr
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
Telephone: 800-379-0017 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tips and Reservation Info
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