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Featured Hostels in Philadelphia

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Apple Hostels
Apple Hostels
2.0 out of 5.0 32 Bank Street, Philadelphia, PA
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4.2/5 (376 reviews)

Shared Bathroom and shower are spacious and clean. The dorm room floor and stairs look quite dusty. Lower bunk bed doesn’t have much overhead room - one with long torso can barely sit up on the bed. Overall, it’s quite comfortable and worth the money.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2019
Located in Old City, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Museum of the American Revolution and Independence National Historical Park. Penn's Landing and ...
City House Hostel Philadelphia
City House Hostel Philadelphia
1.5 out of 5.0 17 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA
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4.3/5 (121 reviews)

Loved the location of the hostel, it is within Old City itself which is great if you want to be exploring the local history

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2019
Located in Old City, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Christ Church, Penn's Landing, and Liberty Bell Center. Independence Hall and Independence National ...

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Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square

Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square

220 S 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA
    4.0 out of 5.0
    4.3 out of 5 (3,096 reviews)

    Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square$113

    Jul 1 - Jul 2

    Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square$113
    Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

    Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

    1201 Market St, Philadelphia, PA
      4.0 out of 5.0
      4.2 out of 5 (3,205 reviews)

      Philadelphia Marriott Downtown$119

      Jul 2 - Jul 3

      Philadelphia Marriott Downtown$119

      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.