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HI - Philadelphia - Apple Hostel

32 S.Bank St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, United States

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Overall Rating 92%

From 28 Reviews

Hostel rating (28)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 98%
Security 93%
Service 90%
Comfort 86%
Green rating 83%

The hostel is located in the Old City district of downtown Philadelphia, close to the Liberty Bell and the city's bars and nightclubs.

  • Dorm
    From $29.22
  • Private
    From $92.21
10 or more people?

Philadelphia Hostel

Hostel Philadelphia

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Apple Hostels of Philadelphia is located in Philadelphia's Old City, in a renovated 19th century building. Surrounded by the city's main attractions, shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, the hostel is within easy walking distance of the subway and bus stops.

The hostel has free Wi-Fi, free tea and coffee, a modern kitchen, free foosball table, free Wii games, Internet kiosks and a TV area. Every night at Apple Hostel Philadelphia there’s a different activity on, including ghost tours, wine and cheese nights, pasta dinners, pub crawls and movie nights.

Take advantage of a discounted walking tour of Old City Philadelphia, or visit Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell or the Philadelphia Visitor's Centre, which are just steps away.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax of 15.5% is payable at check-in.
  • If a cancellation is made within 18 hours of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 16:00 and 06:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 14 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 8 are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 12 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Only parties of mixed sex may be accommodated in mixed (co-ed) dorms.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 75 mile radius of the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - Less than 500 m
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
From 16:00 to 06:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-215-922 0222

Fax. 1-215-689 4555

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Liberty Bell (Less than 500 m)
  • Independence Hall (Less than 500 m)
  • Visitors Centre (Less than 500 m)

See the full list of attractions



i am the one who freaked out losing my keys. i get home and they are at the bottom of my backpack!!! great location, next to metro and historical points of interest.


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Mon 16 Sep 2019

Enjoyed the ghost tour. Liked the large lounge and the film night with beer! Only problem found the bedrooms (for 4) a bit small. Great location and helpful staff.


Avatar for Helen


Mon 19 Aug 2019

Hi Helen I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay! We have two floorplans for our 4-bed dorm rooms. One is L-shaped, which is the one you were in, and the other is square. Our square-shaped 4-bed rooms are quite large and could actually fit a 3rd set of bunk beds. The L-shaped rooms don't have as much floor space, but what I like about them, is that they give you a sense of more privacy because when you're in bed you don't see your roommates. When I'm checking in a single person I tend to put them in the L-shaped room. I've never heard a complaint about the amount of floor space before.

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Philadelphia - Apple Hostels,

Wed 21 Aug 2019

More could be done to encourage careful recycling by guests. It was good to have china crockery rather than the polystyrene we’d had in our previous hotel. The pasta dinner was great. The staff were extremely helpful when my husband lost his camera. We were able to confirm that he hadn’t left it at the hostel and given details of how to contact the metro lost and found.


Avatar for Sally


Sun 18 Aug 2019

I'm really glad that you enjoyed your stay! I was very sorry to hear that you lost you left your camera on the subway. At least we were able to use our security cameras to confirm that your husband had it in is hand when you walked out of the hostel and towards the subway station. I hope someone turned it into the transit system's lost and found! We have more recycling bins than we do trash bins, but don't put any in the rooms. We tried putting recycle bins in each room, but guests wouldn't separate their rubbish from their recycling and it was becoming too much of a burden on our housekeepers to do the seperating (plus it was gross).

Manager avatar

Philadelphia - Apple Hostels,

Tue 20 Aug 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (2 to 3km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (2 to 3km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (Less than 500m)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (Less than 500m)
  • Wooded Area (1 to 2km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Philadelphia International Airport > Take R1 train > Get off at Market East Station > 10th Street then Market Street.
From NY City take the MegaBus > Walk on Market Street towards 2nd Street Hostel end of 3rd Street.
2 min walk from 2nd street subway station.
Ritz parking garage on 2nd Street between Chestnut and Walnut. Cost is $18 for 24 hours.
From the Amtrak Train Station take the blue-line subway from the train station. Get off on Second Street.

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