Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Philadelphia, USA. You can choose from 5 Philadelphia hostels. In total, there are 6 cheap places to stay in Philadelphia such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $21 for a dorm.
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.
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Party hostels in Philadelphia
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Most Philadelphia hostels are located in
West Fairmount Park
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Philadelphia? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Philadelphia alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Philadelphia. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
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 hostels Mona
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 $25 for a dorm. A hostel in Philadelphia with private rooms costs on average $119.
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HI - Philadelphia, Chamounix Mansion Hostel is the best hostel in Philadelphia for families.
HI - Philadelphia, Chamounix Mansion Hostel is the best hostel in Philadelphia for groups.
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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!
I second the Art Museum! It's fantastic. And the Mutter Museum is great.
Go to the Art Museum!
Its a nice place to visit and Penn University is a place to see. You can a see a whole world is there. People from different countries, races and religions staying over there and all are students having a great time. If you are 22-28 you will go back to your college days and enjoy the place.
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.