Overview of Hostel
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 am
We're located at 32 Bank Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
From Philadelphia International Airport
Take the R1 train (follow the signs), there is a stop located at each terminal. Cost is $8 cash only, payment is collected on the train. Get off at Jefferson Station. As you exit the train, turn in the direction the train was traveling and exit the platform towards 10th Street. Take Market Street towards 2nd Street (approximately 10 minutes walking distance to the hostel). Bank Street is between 3rd and 2nd Street on the right hand side.
Shuttles are also available from airport for about $12 per person plus tip. You have to go to the Transportation desk located near the luggage area of each terminal and ask the person behind the desk to call one for you.
Taxis to the hostel have a flat rate of $29.50, plus tip.
From Greyhound Bus Station
Walk on Market Street towards 2nd Street (approximately 15 minutes walking distance to the hostel). Bank Street is a very small street (like an alley because it's one of the city's oldest streets) between 2nd and 3rd Streets, and the hostel is on the right hand side.
Megabus from New York City:
The Megabus (www.megabus.com) is cheaper than Greyhound from New York City. Tickets are often only $1 if you buy them early enough, and their buses have free wireless internet. Get off at their 6th and Market Street stop, then walk down Market Street towards 2nd Street. Turn right on Bank Street. (This is an approximately 5 minute walk to the hostel).
There are a few bus companies that depart from Chinatown in both New York, Baltimore and Washington DC. They let you off on 11th Street between Filbert Street and Arch Street. Walk to Market Street and then walk down Market Street towards 2nd Street. Turn right on Bank Street. (In total, this is approximately 12 to 15 minutes walking distance).
From Amtrak Train Station (including Megabus from cities other than New York)
Take the blue-line subway from the train station. Get off on Second Street. Bank Street is a very small street (like an alley because it's one of the city's oldest streets) between 2nd and 3rd Street, so if you're walking up from 2nd Street towards 3rd Street, Bank Street will be on the left hand side..
Independence National Historical Park Museum of the American Revolution 2 Blocks to Liberty Bell 2 Blocks to Independence Hall 1 Block to 2nd Street/Penn's Landing subway station Around the corner from: Nigthclubs Pubs Restaurants 3 Blocks from the Market Street Megabus stop from New York City 10 to 15 minute walk to/from Greyhound and Chinatown buses. 15 minute walk to/form the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Conditions & Policy
Credit Cards Accepted
State and municipal sales tax totaling 15.5% is not included in the price We require that upon check in each guest must provide one of the following: a valid foreign passport; or a government-issued ID (such as a driver’s license) showing that you live outside a 75-mile radius of Philadelphia. You must be 18 years of age or older unless accompanied by a parent or a school-appointed chaperone. No children under 8 years old are allowed in our dorm rooms, no exceptions. There is a 14-day maximum stay for all of our guests. We are an independently operated Hostelling International hostel. So while we meet or exceed all of Hostelling International's standards, we do not require our guests to have an HI membership. There is no longer a $3 fee imposed on non-members. Receive a $2 discount per night with your ISIC card. Please note: Check-in from 4pm to 6am. However, you can arrive as early as you like and use all of our facilities including free luggage storage.