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HI Chamounix Mansion

3250 Chamounix Drive West Fairmount Park

Highlights

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Linen Included

Important Information

Guests may DROP OFF LUGGAGE between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM; they may CHECK IN anytime between 4:30 PM and 2:00 AM. We have a 2:00 AM CURFEW. We are closed everyday between 11 am- 4:30 pm. Guests must leave the premises during those hours.

We do not accept group bookings online(any reservation of 9+ people), for group bookings a guest must contact us directly as separate terms and conditions apply.


There is a daily lock-out between 11:00 AM and 4:30 PM. All guests must leave the premises before 11:00 AM each day and can return after 4:30 PM.

Reservations must be cancelled 24 hours prior to check in date, otherwise guest will be charged for one night's stay.

You must present government issued photo identification, and have a permanent residence outside a 50 mile radius of Philadelphia (see below).

You must be over 18 years old to stay without an adult chaperon. Letters from parents or guardians expressing their wish to allow an underage guest to stay without a chaperon will not be accepted. We take the safety of our young guests seriously, as should their guardians.

We accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard, and Travelers' Checks. WE DO NOT HAVE AN ATM.

Hostelling International is a non-profit membership based organization whose mission is to help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling. We have been promoting peace through hostelling since 1909. Non-members will be asked to pay a $3 daily membership fee per night upon check-in. Memberships are available at the hostel or online

The price posted is for Hostelling International members.

We reserve the right to limit our accommodations to those genuine travelers who reside outside of a 50 mile radius of Philadelphia, as we are chartered as a resource for students, travelers, and non-profit groups. If you possess a local ID and a local address, Chamounix reserves the right to 1) inquire about the nature of your wish to stay at Chamounix 2) if accepted, limit the stay at the sole discretion of our General Manager.

Our maximum length of stay is 7 days. Other arrangements may be made by speaking to our manager, and at his discretion.

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In the heart of Philadelphia\'s Fairmount Park, historic Chamounix Mansion has welcomed overnight guests and groups for nearly fifty years. Originally built in 1802 as a country home, the mansion rests on a scenic bluff above the Schuylkill River and is convenient to Philadelphia\'s cultural and historic attractions, sporting events, and restaurants.

Chamounix (CHAM\'-ah-nee) Mansion provides clean, inexpensive accommodations for:

- Individual Travelers: meet like-minded friends from all over the world! Our front porch is the place to make new friends. We even have a wedding story from two people (one American, one French) who met at Chamounix and eventually married!

-Families: (the only hostel in Philly with a crib and family-friendly atmosphere; kids under the age of 16 are WELCOME with parent or guardian, and have a super low rate of $8! WE NEVER PUT YOUR KIDS WITH OTHER GUESTS!

-Groups: For group gatherings, we also offer meeting rooms with kitchen/dining areas for workshops, retreats, and events. Think of Chamounix when planning alternative Spring Break, corporate retreats, The Dad Vail Regatta, anniversary parties, alumni gatherings, and weddings.

Nestled in a wooded setting, the hostel offers a welcoming front porch and two communal rooms restored to 1850 and furnished Federal Period antiques. A marble fireplace graces the 19th-Century parlor and a wonderful mural of the historic Water Works on the Schuylkill River can be found in the entrance hall.

We are happy to offer, for our guests enjoyment and travel needs:

-Free DIY pancake breakfast everyday

-Free wireless internet

-Free bed linens and towel

-Free Parking!

-$3 discount per night for ISIC cardholders

-NO extra fees for using your credit card

-FREE High-speed internet guest computer

-FREE bikes

-an extensive and quirky video library

-vintage board games

-a library of take one, leave one books, as well as a permanent library; vending machines; a recreation room with piano and foosball. Along with free Wi-Fi, we have a computer for guest use, so you can check your email or upload your pictures of Chamounix (and you!) to Facebook while you are here.

-FREE maps and guides of the area, including bike trails and hiking in Fairmount Park

-FREE foosball table

-Central air-conditioning throughout our building

-On-site laundry facilities, washer & dryer as well as drying racks and clothesline/iron & ironing board

-FREE ear plugs for those who need them

-Fully-equipped guest kitchen: three refrigerators, three ovens, three stoves, microwave, cookware

-Security lockers

-Large lounge for game nights and socializing!

-FREE use of two gas grills

You can use to explore Fairmount Park, stroll to Belmont Plateau to see one of the best views of Philadelphia\'s skyline, play tennis nearby, BBQ in our picnic area or just relax on Chamounix\'s historic grounds.

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Important Information

Guests may DROP OFF LUGGAGE between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM; they may CHECK IN anytime between 4:30 PM and 2:00 AM. We have a 2:00 AM CURFEW. We are closed everyday between 11 am- 4:30 pm. Guests must leave the premises during those hours.

We do not accept group bookings online(any reservation of 9+ people), for group bookings a guest must contact us directly as separate terms and conditions apply.


There is a daily lock-out between 11:00 AM and 4:30 PM. All guests must leave the premises before 11:00 AM each day and can return after 4:30 PM.

Reservations must be cancelled 24 hours prior to check in date, otherwise guest will be charged for one night's stay.

You must present government issued photo identification, and have a permanent residence outside a 50 mile radius of Philadelphia (see below).

You must be over 18 years old to stay without an adult chaperon. Letters from parents or guardians expressing their wish to allow an underage guest to stay without a chaperon will not be accepted. We take the safety of our young guests seriously, as should their guardians.

We accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard, and Travelers' Checks. WE DO NOT HAVE AN ATM.

Hostelling International is a non-profit membership based organization whose mission is to help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling. We have been promoting peace through hostelling since 1909. Non-members will be asked to pay a $3 daily membership fee per night upon check-in. Memberships are available at the hostel or online

The price posted is for Hostelling International members.

We reserve the right to limit our accommodations to those genuine travelers who reside outside of a 50 mile radius of Philadelphia, as we are chartered as a resource for students, travelers, and non-profit groups. If you possess a local ID and a local address, Chamounix reserves the right to 1) inquire about the nature of your wish to stay at Chamounix 2) if accepted, limit the stay at the sole discretion of our General Manager.

Our maximum length of stay is 7 days. Other arrangements may be made by speaking to our manager, and at his discretion.

In the heart of Philadelphia\'s Fairmount Park, historic Chamounix Mansion has welcomed overnight guests and groups for nearly fifty years. Originally built in 1802 as a country home, the mansion rests on a scenic bluff above the Schuylkill River and is convenient to Philadelphia\'s cultural and historic attractions, sporting events, and restaurants.

Chamounix (CHAM\'-ah-nee) Mansion provides clean, inexpensive accommodations for:

- Individual Travelers: meet like-minded friends from all over the world! Our front porch is the place to make new friends. We even have a wedding story from two people (one American, one French) who met at Chamounix and eventually married!

-Families: (the only hostel in Philly with a crib and family-friendly atmosphere; kids under the age of 16 are WELCOME with parent or guardian, and have a super low rate of $8! WE NEVER PUT YOUR KIDS WITH OTHER GUESTS!

-Groups: For group gatherings, we also offer meeting rooms with kitchen/dining areas for workshops, retreats, and events. Think of Chamounix when planning alternative Spring Break, corporate retreats, The Dad Vail Regatta, anniversary parties, alumni gatherings, and weddings.

Nestled in a wooded setting, the hostel offers a welcoming front porch and two communal rooms restored to 1850 and furnished Federal Period antiques. A marble fireplace graces the 19th-Century parlor and a wonderful mural of the historic Water Works on the Schuylkill River can be found in the entrance hall.

We are happy to offer, for our guests enjoyment and travel needs:

-Free DIY pancake breakfast everyday

-Free wireless internet

-Free bed linens and towel

-Free Parking!

-$3 discount per night for ISIC cardholders

-NO extra fees for using your credit card

-FREE High-speed internet guest computer

-FREE bikes

-an extensive and quirky video library

-vintage board games

-a library of take one, leave one books, as well as a permanent library; vending machines; a recreation room with piano and foosball. Along with free Wi-Fi, we have a computer for guest use, so you can check your email or upload your pictures of Chamounix (and you!) to Facebook while you are here.

-FREE maps and guides of the area, including bike trails and hiking in Fairmount Park

-FREE foosball table

-Central air-conditioning throughout our building

-On-site laundry facilities, washer & dryer as well as drying racks and clothesline/iron & ironing board

-FREE ear plugs for those who need them

-Fully-equipped guest kitchen: three refrigerators, three ovens, three stoves, microwave, cookware

-Security lockers

-Large lounge for game nights and socializing!

-FREE use of two gas grills

You can use to explore Fairmount Park, stroll to Belmont Plateau to see one of the best views of Philadelphia\'s skyline, play tennis nearby, BBQ in our picnic area or just relax on Chamounix\'s historic grounds.

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

This was your old style youth hostel full of young students noisy even at night staff not over helpful and a long way from any where. A mile and a half walk to bus stop then an hours ride to downtown or $23 in taxi no shops close to buy anything so if you did not know the location before you arrived you would have to order in tahe out or walk back to bus stop. Not for your more mature traveler if walking is a problem

Overall
2
Location
1
Cleanliness
3
Value
2
Facilities
3
Service
1

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Hotel Amenities

  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Wi-Fi
  • Free breakfast

general

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities

laundry

  • Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Washing Machine

parking

  • Bicycle Parking
  • Free Parking

entertainment

  • Board Games

inroom facilities

  • Ceiling Fan
  • Cots Available

sport& leisure

  • Cable TV

kitchenfacilities

  • Cooker
  • Microwave
  • Utensils
  • Map
  • Streetview
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