Chamounix Mansion Hostel, Philadelphia

West Fairmount Park
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In the heart of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park - historic Chamounix Mansion has welcomed overnight guests and groups for nearly forty 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 individuals, families, and groups. The newly restored and handicapped-accessible Carriage House is an ideal facility for group accommodation. The hostel also offers meeting rooms with kitchen/dining areas for workshops, retreats, and events.

Nestled in a wooded setting, Chamounix Mansion offers a welcoming front porch and two communal rooms restored to 1850 and furnished with 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 main hallway.

Chamounix amenities include a TV/VCR lounge (Richard Schirrmann Room), video library, Internet kiosk, vending machines, fully equipped kitchen with dining areas, a recreation room with ping-pong, piano, and foosball. Washer/dryer and lockers are available.

Use our free bikes 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 pristine grounds.

Plenty of free parking is available with ample parking space for buses.

Sleeping accommodations are in comfortable, air-conditioned dormitory-style rooms. A limited number of smaller rooms are available for families and couples. The hostel provides a blanket and a pillow on each bed.

Since sleeping bags are prohibited, guests should bring their own linen or rent linen for $2.00. Although we have towel rental for $.50, guests usually bring their own towels. A limited number of toiletries are available in a vending machine.

Location and Contact


• Directions By Car: take exit #339 (City Ave.) off I-76, south on City Ave., left on Belmont, left on Ford Rd., left on Chamounix Dr. to dead end.
• Directions By Bus: take bus #38 from Market St. in Center City to corner of Ford and Cranston Sts. Continue walking down Ford, turn left at the Stop Sign under the Stone Bridge onto Chamounix Drive, walk to the end.
• Directions By Airport: take the SEPTA R1 train to Suburban Station. Walk outside to JFK Boulevard, take SEPTA bus #38 to Ford and Cranston Sts. Continue walking down Ford, turn left at the Stop Sign under the Stone Bridge onto Chamounix Drive, walk to the end.
• Directions By Train: go to the train platform marked "SEPTA" and take any train to Suburban Station - it's only a 2 minutes ride and it's free with your
• Amtrak ticket stub. Walk outside to JFK Boulevard, and take SEPTA bus #38 to Ford and Cranston Roads. Continue walking down Ford, turn left at the Stop Sign under the Stone Bridge onto Chamounix Drive, walk to the end.



Address: 3250 Chamounix Drive, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Distance to city center: 6.36 km

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Website Chamounix Mansion Hostel Philadelphia
Phone Number: +1 (215) 878-3676
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Solo Traveller




Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental


Wheelchair Accessible

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Lockout: Yes

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: January 15 - December 14

Reception Hours: 8:00 -11:00am and 4:30pm - 2 am

Size: Large (60-100 beds)

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