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Apple Hostels of Philadelphia

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8.7
Excellent
2,430 reviews
+1 215-922-0222

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Business Center
Air-conditioned
No Smoking

Low-Cost Hostel Rooms at Apple Hostels of Philadelphia

What’s an Apple Hostels of Philadelphia Room Include?

Rooms at Apple Hostels of Philadelphia are gendered, though co-ed rooms for people traveling together are available. Most rooms are shared, dormitory-style accommodations. A small number of semi-private rooms with locked access are available. All guests must use shared, gendered bathrooms located on different floors. Fresh linens and bath towels come with all rooms, as do free coffee and tea service. All rooms at the hostel are smoke-free.

What Amenities Are Available?

There are several options for on-site entertainment at Apple Hostels of Philadelphia. The game room features free foosball and video games. Social events include open mic nights, pub crawls, and free coffee and tea in the lounge. There is complimentary Wi-Fi Internet service in public areas, free day storage service for luggage after checkout, and there are frequent $2 walking tours for guests.

What Are the Rates Like?

Gendered and co-ed dorm rooms go for $30 per person per night. Semi-private rooms cost $75 per night for up to two people, with an optional third person for an additional $22. Hostelling International members receive discounts, and there are several package discounts available for week-long stays, three-night stays that include a Sunday, online booking, and coupons.

Internet Kiosks and Laundry

For guests without laptops or tablets, there are complimentary Internet kiosks at the hostel. There are also on-site coin-operated laundry machines with free laundry soap.

What’s the Bottom Line?

Apple Hostels of Philadelphia is a hostel associated with Hostelling International. It's located in Old Town Philadelphia, close to many famous historic sites, mass transit, and the Delaware River. Apple Hostels is a great low-cost option for travelers who don't need exclusive privacy. It's not as cozy as other Old Town Philadelphia hotels, but the prices and social amenities can't be beat.

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Olde City
32 South Bank Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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User Highlights
8.7
Excellent
Location
"Wonderful neighbourhood" "Close to all sights"
99% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
City centre within easy reach, said 93%.
Bar and Beverages
"Free beers" "Free booze"
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 97%.
98% thought beverage prices were a great value.
Value for money
"Great value for the money" "Great value for the price"
98% thought beverage prices were a great value.
84% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
Service
"Excellent staff" "Staff was nice and helpful"
97% found the staff to be very friendly.
68% said the reception staff was ok.
Food
"Supper for free" "Steak just right"
98% were happy with the price.
61% thought the dining experience was appropriate.
Vibe
"The friendliest hostel" "Large lounge area"
84% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
77% thought, the hostel was modern.
Room
"Showers excellent" "Modern room equipment"
For only 59%, the bathroom was ok.
Only 69% said rooms were clean enough.
WiFi
"Free pc" "Clean WIFI"
62% said the wifi quality was bad.
89% thought it was a great value.
Amenities
"Large lounge area" "Noisy stairs"
98% complained about the elevator.
73% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
Breakfast
"Breakfast not much" "There was no breakfast"
84% were happy with the price of the breakfast.

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Good kitchenette
Friendly atmosphere
Clean bathroom
Spacious rooms
Expert Reviews
Rough Guide
Friendly hostel wedged between Independence Hall National Park and Old City, with bunk beds from $30, some private rooms and free games, tea and coffee. No curfews.
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This upgraded jewel is sparkling clean and in a safe neighborhood, just a short walk from major sights.