HI Philadelphia – Chamounix Mansion is a peaceful country setting away from the bustle and noise of the city welcoming guests from across the USA and around the world providing accommodation in a beautiful site for the best price.
In the heart of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, historic award-winning Chamounix Mansion has welcomed guests and groups for over fifty years. Originally built in 1802 as a country home, the mansion rests on a scenic bluff above the Schulykill River, and is less than five miles from Philadelphia’s cultural and historic attractions, sporting events and restaurants. The Philadelphia Museum of Art (yes, you can run the steps and take your photo with Rocky), The Fairmount Waterworks, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, The Please Touch Museum (which makes its home in the 1876 National Centennial Celebration’s Memorial Hall), many of the public sculptures, and the new Paine’s Skateboard Park are just a few of Chamounix’s neighbors in the park.
Chamounix (CHAM’-ah-nee) Mansion provides clean, inexpensive accommodations for individuals, families and groups. The handicapped-accessible Carriage House is an ideal facility for group accommodation. The hostel also offers meeting rooms with kitchen/dining areas for workshops, retreats, and events.
Please note that guests do not have access to the buildings during our lock-out 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.
We look forward to meeting you! America/New_York (?05:00) | 40.0037527 | -75.1963117 Getting to the hostel: Philadelphia International Airport (13 miles): R1 train to Suburban Station. Follow 38 Bus instructions from Rail instructions. SEPTA Bus #38 and #40 stop at the intersection of Ford and Cranston Roads. On bus fare is $2.50 USD exact change. Walk down Ford to stone tunnel take left onto Chamounix Drive. Walk from bus is 20 minutes. In Fairmont Park: take exit #339 (City Ave.) off I-76 south on City Ave. left on Belmont left on Ford Rd. left on Chamounix Dr. to very end of road to the circle drive. FREE PARKING around cul-de-sac. Taxi: take I-76 to Montgomery, left on Montgomery. Pass Car Barn, take right on Belmont Mansion Drive, to Chamounix Drive, take right, come to end of road. 30th St. Station: Go to SEPTA platform take blue line subway to Suburban Station then Bus 38.