COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES: Now through March 30th, 2023 all guests checking in at our hostel must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination. We will no longer be requiring proof of vaccination beginning the 31st of March, 2023.
Philadelphia's most popular hostel, located on a quiet street in the heart of Old City. Less than 50 meters from Independence National Historical Park, home of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, and less than 1 mile from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, this international hostel has great amenities such as free wireless internet, a free iPad station, free Xbox One games, free billiards table, lounge, piano and fully equipped kitchen.
Each bed has its own reading light, two electrical outlets and USB charging ports. There is central air conditioning throughout the building, as well as on-site laundry facilities and free luggage storage.
Meet fellow travelers each evening while enjoying either free beer or free mixed drinks every night. Our $5 Ghost Tour is very popular!
This is the only hostel in downtown Philadelphia that meets or exceeds Hostelling International's standards.
Included in your stay with us:
Free tea all day
Free wireless internet
Free bed linens
Free day-storage of luggage after check out
Free open bar and pub crawl every Thursday
Free: either beer or mixed drinks every night
Free billiards table
Free foosball table
Free Xbox One
Free iPad station with printing capability
$5 walking tours!
Central air-conditioning throughout our building
On-site laundry facilities with free detergent
Fully-equipped humongous guest kitchen
Large lounge for socializing!
Security lockers for each guest
No extra fees for using your credit card
We are chartered as a resource for students and foreign travelers. Due to our limited amount of space, we require that upon check-in each guest must provide a valid foreign passport. US residents must present government-issued ID showing that you live outside a 40-mile radius of Philadelphia.
You must be 18 years of age or older unless accompanied by a parent or a school-appointed chaperone. Children under 12 years of age are not permitted in our dorm rooms, no exceptions. Children under 5 years of age are not permitted in our private rooms.
There is a 14-day maximum stay per 12 month period for all of our guests.
We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Venmo and debit cards.
It should also be noted that you are not viewing the Apple Hostels website, but that of a booking agency.
Men are not permitted in the mixed dorm room unless traveling with women. Women are always permitted in the mixed dorm room.
State and municipal hotel tax totaling 15.5% for private rooms and 8% for dorm beds is not included in the price.
Please note: Check-in from 4pm to 6am. However, you can arrive as early as 7 am to use all of our facilities including free luggage storage.