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Apple Hostels
2 out of 5
32 Bank Street, Philadelphia, PA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $83 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 12
Located in Old City, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of the American Revolution, Independence Hall, and Liberty Bell Center. Pennsylvania Convention ...
4.2/5Excellent! (484 reviews)
"Very Good"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

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Club Quarters Hotel in Philadelphia

Club Quarters Hotel in Philadelphia

4 out of 5
1628 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
The price is $139 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
4/5Very Good! (2,297 reviews)
"Very nice hotel."

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Club Quarters Hotel in Philadelphia
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City

DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City

4 out of 5
237 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA
The price is $183 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
4.2/5Excellent! (1,594 reviews)
"Great location, superb view."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton

The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton

4.5 out of 5
One Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA
The price is $197 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
4.2/5Very Good! (999 reviews)
"Staff was very friendly"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

What Is a Hostel?

If you're looking for an affordable place to stay in Philadelphia, there are 430 accommodation options here to pick from, including hostels. No two hostels look identical, but these dormitory-style accommodations all feature the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)
  • Low prices
  • A social setting

Hostels are a great way to stay in Philadelphia for a good value, so you can save your money for exploring. You can check out the museums and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.

Hostels in Philadelphia

Ready to book a hostel in town? These options have the best reviews from our guests and could be a good place to look first:

Apple Hostels - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of 2nd St. Station. You can take advantage of free continental breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a nightclub. Rooms come with free toiletries and hair dryers.

City House Hostel Philadelphia - 2-minute walk from 2nd St. Station for easy access to public transit. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and 24-hour check-in. Rooms come with showers.

City House Hostel Old City Philly - Located within a 10-minute walk of Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with showers.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Philadelphia?

Good weather's always better when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 58° F and nighttime temperatures average 25° F
  • April-June: 86° F is the daytime average and 39° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 87° F and nighttime averages are around 54° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 72° F during the day and 27° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 41.46 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Philadelphia?

Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might appreciate these places:

Top Sights
  • Liberty Bell Center
  • Independence Hall
  • Reading Terminal Market
Natural Features
  • Washington Square Park
  • Independence Mall
  • Independence National Historical Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Museum of American Art
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Generally, Philadelphia is known for its:

  • Museums
  • Art
  • Historical sites
  • University life
  • Theater
  • Sports
  • Live music
  • Entertainment
  • Shopping

How to Get to Philadelphia and Around the Area

You'll find the nearest airport in Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.), located 6.5 mi (10.5 km) away from the city center. An alternative is Philadelphia, PA (PNE-Northeast Philadelphia), located 11.8 mi (19 km) away. Once you're on the ground, you may want to use public transit during your trip. You can walk to nearby metro stations including City Hall Station, 13th St. Station, and Walnut Locust Station. To explore more of the surrounding area, take a train from Philadelphia 30th St Station, Philadelphia University City Station, or Philadelphia Temple University Station.

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