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"A little noisy, especially at happy hour. Did not get a fresh towel like expected. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 07 Oct 2019

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Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (8-Bed)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Deluxe Shared Dormitory

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4-Bed)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Quadruple Room

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (12-Bed)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Hotel Description

Hostel near Penn's Landing in Philadelphia

City center stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Old City hostel, you'll find Penn's Landing and Liberty Bell Center. Also, Independence Hall is within half a mile (1 km) and Pennsylvania Convention Center is within 2 miles (3 km).

Renovated in 2017

A coffee shop, free WiFi in public areas, and a library are available at this hostel. A 24-hour business center, luggage storage, and locker space are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Offering conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 58 guestrooms also have free WiFi and stovetops. Showers and ironing boards are also available.

City House Hostel Philadelphia ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for City House Hostel Philadelphia

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3 out of 5
A little noisy, especially at happy hour. Did not get a fresh towel like expected.

Posted by on Oct 7, 2019

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3 out of 5
Location in old town was the best thing about this hostel. The female who worked on the day of my checkout on 9/9 was very rude and not helpful at all! I thought she was a guest upon my first encounter with her that morning. She was very tall and large and she practically sat on me when she flopped her big self on the couch to hold a lengthy conversation with other guests. Lacked customer service!💯

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 13, 2019

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About the City House Hostel Philadelphia

Location 17 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from July 24 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. A library, tour/ticket assistance, and a vending machine are also featured at City House Hostel Philadelphia. A complete renovation of City House Hostel Philadelphia was completed in January 2017. This Philadelphia hostel is smoke free.

  • 58 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1761
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Game room or arcade
  • Library
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Water dispenser
  • Lockers available

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Philadelphia Intl. Airport (PHL) (18.1 km / 11.2 mi)
  • Train station: Philadelphia Temple University Station (4.8 km / 3 mi)
  • Metro station: 2nd St. Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)

Room Amenities

City House Hostel Philadelphia offers 58 air-conditioned accommodations with shared/communal kitchens and irons/ironing boards. Full-sized refrigerators/freezers and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers. This Philadelphia hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 17 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 17 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

No onsite parking is available

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No onsite parking is available. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Nearby parking fee: USD 25 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Philadelphia House Hostel
  • Philadelphia House
  • City House Hostels Philadelphia Hostel
  • City House Hostels Hostel
  • City House Hostels Philadelphia
  • City House Hostels
  • The Philadelphia House
  • City House Hostel
  • City House Philadelphia
  • City House Hostel Philadelphia Philadelphia
  • City House Hostel Philadelphia Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

You should know

  • Children 17 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.