Guesthouse City House Hostel Philadelphia, USA -

Guesthouse City House Hostel Philadelphia (Philadelphia, USA)

Guesthouse City House Hostel Philadelphia (Philadelphia, USA)

About City House Hostel Philadelphia

Within walking distance of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, City House Hostel Philadelphia is set in a 19th Century building located adjacent to 2nd Street mass rapid transit station in the City of Brotherly Love. In addition to 12, 8 and four-bed dorms, City House Hostel Philadelphia also has a number of private rooms. Accommodation at this property is spread over four floors and includes free linens, towels and Wi-Fi. Guests can relax in the property’s common and chill-out areas – which feature graffiti-style graphic art – and enjoy full use of the hostel’s lending, movie and game libraries. This property’s reception area is staffed around the clock. Coffee and tea are complimentary here, but guests can make full use of the hostel’s kitchen facilities. Both Pat’s King of Steaks and Geno’s Steaks are located just under two miles from the property. Franklin Square and the Old City area are within walking distance of this hostel.

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi

  • Kitchen / Kitchenette

  • A/C

  • Parking

  • Balcony / Terrace

  • Washing machine

  • TV / Entertainment

  • Hairdryer

  • Pool

  • Non-smoking rooms


17 North 2nd Street, 19106, Philadelphia, USA

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  9.2 / 10
  • Rooms
    Not rated yet
  • Service
    Excellent  8.6 / 10

Positive Reviews


Great location in the heart of historic Philly

Set close to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell as well as the city's historical core, this hostel impressed with its outstanding location. Film buffs keen on visiting the ‘Rocky Steps' (i.e., the entrance to Philadelphia's Museum of Art) were pleased to find that this landmark could easily be accessed thanks to this property's proximity to public transport links. Indeed, many were impressed to find that the 2nd St rapid transit station is located adjacent to this property.


Young and hip vibe, engaging staff

Oozing a young, hip vibe, this property went down a treat with backpackers keen to make the most of their time in Philadelphia. The overall ambience is urban and cool, with many particularly impressed by the common room area. Others also really liked the graphic graffiti art that's featured throughout the building.However, it's the staff in particular that really make this hostel a stand-out stay. Engaging and warm, they organise tours and nights out and seem to be unfailingly friendly.


Sold facilities, clean rooms

This property is something of a triple-threat. In addition to its excellent location and fabulous staff, its facilities have been lauded as all-around top-notch. Rooms and common areas are clean and tidy, the beds are comfortable and the happy hour - hosted and run by this property's all-star staff - is legendary among guests. These points have helped to ensure this hostel's popularity for those looking to explore all that Philadelphia has to offer.

Negative Reviews

All amenities

Hotel facilities
  1. Car park
  2. Non-smoking rooms
  3. Computer with Internet
  4. 24-hour reception
Room facilities
  1. Shower
  2. Television
  3. Hairdryer
  4. Central heating

Cleanliness policies

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