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Top tips for finding Philadelphia hostel deals
If you are looking for a value-for-your-money accommodation and want to stay in the heart of the city, book a hostel in Philadelphia. The cheapest way to stay in the city, with the advantage of being close to all the local attractions, Philadelphia hostels offer low-cost yet comfortable rooms for all sorts of travelers. To be central to local attractions, book a bunk in the City House Hostel in downtown Philadelphia. A 0.5 mi walk from the hostel down the cobbled streets to Independence Hall, you are right in the heart of the historic district.
If you are a couple looking for hostels in Philadelphia, City House Hostel Old City Philly is perfectly located for those who want to get a real taste of city. Situated in the historic district, it is within walking distance of a vast selection of restaurants, including sushi bars, Italian eateries, and cafes, perfect for foodie travelers. Another hostel in Old City, Apple Hostel is also suitable for couples, as it offers mixed dormitories as well as private bedrooms.
For those who want to explore the city, particularly solo travelers, Apple Hostel offers a walking tour, which is a great way to see the sights and socialize. If you want to discover Philadelphia by night, there is a free weekly pub crawl, plus the hostel has no curfew, so the main doors are unlocked all night. You can opt to stay in and relax in the community lounge or the onsite bar, where there are plenty of themed nights—perfect for making new friends.
When you look for a hostel in Philadelphia that caters to groups, check out Apple Hostel in Old City. Perfect for groups of travelers, this hostel provides a host of activities and events to enjoy with friends. From free pasta and beer nights to ghost tours and a foosball table—ideal for team bonding—the hostel offers male, female, or mixed-sex dorm rooms, depending on your group.
If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Philadelphia, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Philadelphia in August and March.
Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Philadelphia if you stay on a Saturday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Monday.
If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book more than 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a Philadelphia hostel.
FAQs when booking a hostel in Philadelphia
Rittenhouse Square is a popular area in Philadelphia and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Alina & Fanny - Philadelphia Convention Center or City House Hostel Philadelphia for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Rittenhouse Square.
Hostels are safe environments for travelers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hostels in Philadelphia. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
Where to find the best hostels in Philadelphia?
Our map will help you find the perfect hostel in Philadelphia by showing you the exact location of each hostel.