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Modern Coed Dorm!! 15 Min Train to Center City!! - Philadelphia
Modern Coed Dorm!! 15 Min Train to Center City!!
5.1 Fair
Near Northeast Philadelphia$86+
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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 September and November.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Philadelphia if you stay on a Monday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Tuesday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 18 days before your stay to get the best price for a Philadelphia hostel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in Philadelphia found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $135, while the most expensive was $860.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in Philadelphia for 3 days.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Philadelphia

  • How much does a hostel cost in Philadelphia?

    Hostel prices in Philadelphia can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in Philadelphia is $84 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as $42 in the last 3 days.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in Philadelphia?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in Philadelphia is $84 compared to $300 for a night in a hotel.

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Apple Hostels of Philadelphia - Philadelphia - Bedroom
Apple Hostels of Philadelphia
8.7 Very good
Center City$129+
Free Wi-Fi
The Philadelphia House - Philadelphia - Bedroom
The Philadelphia House
Center City$93+
Free Wi-Fi

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