This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Philadelphia. To help you make friends with Philadelphia before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and is situated on the Delaware River. Philadelphia consists of eight boroughs, several of which are reasonable options if you are looking for a hostel in Philadelphia. Center City is centrally located and accommodates lots of shops and enterprises. Manayunk is famous for its vibrant nightlife, funky cafes, and cutting-edge designer boutiques, whereas Old Town is a more tranquil choice. Chestnut Hill is a good choice for shopping addicts and art enthusiasts since it hosts numerous boutiques and art galleries. For lots of museums and historic sights, you could look for a Philadelphia hostel in Germantown or the Parkway District.
The airport is only about 30 minutes from the city center and can be accessed by both buses and trains. Getting to your Philadelphia hostel or around town is easy since there is an extensive public transport system.
While in Philly, visit the Independence National Historic Park with its historic buildings, admire the Philadelphia City Hall, and take a picture in front of the famous LOVE sculpture by architect Edmund Bacon. Explore one of the numerous museums such as the Franklin Institute, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Rodin Museum, which holds the largest collection of work by Auguste Rodin outside of France. At the end of an exhausting day before you head back to your Philadelphia hostel, pamper yourself with a legendary Philly cheesesteak.
Written by local enthusiast for Philadelphia hostelsMona