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Apple Hostels of Philadelphia


At the only hostel in downtown Philadelphia, you can count on finding the best accommodation for international travellers!

Dorms $29+, Private $77+

We offer an affordable, clean hostel with loads of free activities, friendly & knowledgeable staff and plenty of outside tours you can book at our reception desk that's open 24 hours. We're located in the heart of Philadelphia's Old City in downtown, less than 3 blocks from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, and just around the corner from some of Philly's best pubs, nightclubs and restaurants. You'll love our friendly and knowledgeable staff, comfortable beds, clean facilities, large lounge and fully-equipped kitchen.

At Apple Hostels of Philadelphia, we make sure we've taken care of the important details so that you can spend your time concerned with more important things - like what to do first! Included in your stay with us:

  • Central air-conditioning throughout our building
  • On-site laundry facilities with FREE washing powder
  • Fully-equipped guest kitchen
  • Large lounge for open mics and parties!
  • High-speed internet kiosks
  • Security lockers for each guest
  • $2 Discount per night for ISIC and VIP Backpackers cardholders
  • NO extra fees for using your credit card
  • NO curfews
  • NO lockouts

All of these things make staying at Apple Hostels of Philadelphia a great value, but it's our friendly staff and daily tours and activities that make us the travelers' favorite hostel in Philadelphia!

Please note: In order to safeguard our guests and to uphold the atmosphere of our travelers' hostel, we require that upon check-in each guest must provide a valid foreign passport, a Canadian driver's license or out-of-state college ID and government-issued ID. You may also be asked to provide proof of current international travel. As well as having out-of-state identification, the ID must also show that you live outside a 100-mile radius of the hostel. You must be 18 years of age or older unless accompanied by a parent or a school-appointed chaperone. There is a 14-day maximum stay for all of our guests. We are affiliated with Hostelling International, so while a membership is not required, you will need to pay a $3 fee per night if you are not a member. Receive a $2 discount per night with your ISIC or VIP Backpackers card.

FREE billiards table
FREE coffee and tea all day
FREE wireless Internet (for travelers with laptops)
FREE bed linens
FREE day-storage of luggage after check out
FREE pub crawls every Thursday
FREE walking tours (seasonal)
FREE musical performances in our lounge Friday nights
We're located near: Constitution Center (where Barack Obama gave his famous speech on race in America) 2 1/2 Blocks to Liberty Bell 2 1/2 Blocks to Independence Hall 1 Block to subway Around the corner from: Nigthclubs Pubs Restaurants 3 Blocks from the 6th Street Megabus stop - a cheaper bus to or from New York City than Greyhound. 10 to 15 minute walk to/from Greyhound and Chinatown buses.

We're located at 32 Bank Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

From Philadelphia International Airport
Take the R1 train (follow the signs). Get off at the Market East 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. A taxi will get you from the Market East Station to the hostel for about $6 plus tip. Shuttles are also available from airport for about $10 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 $28.50 and an additional $0.50 per person, 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.

The Megabus (www.megabus.com) is cheaper than Greyhound from New York City. Get off at their 6th and Market Street stop, then walk down Market Street towards 3rd Street. Turn right on Bank Street. (This is an approximately 5 minute walk to the hostel)

Chinatown Bus
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 3rd Street. Turn right on Bank Street. (In total, this is approximately 12 to 15 minutes walking distance). Try booking your tickets online at www.buszoo.com Tickets start as low as $1.00! However, this website only lists the departure times for one of the companies. If the departure time is more important than the price, remember that more departure times are available through the other Chinatown bus companies.

From Amtrak Train Station
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.

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Internet Access
  • TV/Common Area
  • Private Rooms
  • Free Linen
  • Free Tea & Coffee
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool Table
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Reservations & Contact Info

32 S. Bank Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
24 hour reception. Check in time is 2:00 pm.

Tel: 215-922-0222 or 1-877-275-1971
Web: www.applehostels.com 
Email: philly@applehostels.com
Skype Address: (USA)8772751971

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