Hostels in Philadelphia, USA

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Get to know Philadelphia (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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!

 Get to know Philadelphia (no more

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 hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Philadelphia hostels Mona

FAQ about Philadelphia Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Philadelphia. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Philadelphia. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Philadelphia costs on average $35 for a dorm. A hostel in Philadelphia with private rooms costs on average $122.
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Your Packing List for Philadelphia

Your Packing List for Philadelphia

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Philadelphia and USA.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Philadelphia Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Philadelphia, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
4 Total number of hostels
$35 Average dorm price
$122 Average private room price
$30 Cheapest hostel in Philadelphia
Philly Hostel is the cheapest
Most Philadelphia hostels are located in
West Fairmount Park
7.5 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Philadelphia - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Philadelphia. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Philadelphia. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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