City House Hostel

Old City Philly

Old City Philly

City House Hostel Old City Philly is the ideal travelers hostel for access to the Old City Philly, Conference Center, or to explore the quiet side of Old City Philadelphia, home to the United States founding.

City House Hostel Old City Philly is the smaller, more intimate sister to our other location, City House Hostel Old City is perfect for small groups or professional nomads ready to really get a feel for the city of Brotherly Love. Sofas, tables, and desks to work from, a quiet side cobblestone street to get a good night’s sleep, City House Hostel Old City Philadelphia keeps the traveling professional and other worldly guests comfortable and ready to explore!

Located on a brick paved street lined with old trees, City House Hostel Old City Philly is the closest hostel in Philadelphia to the Old City Philly, the Independence Center, and the US Mint – not to mention some of the best bites to eat and little coffee shops in the city – all at City House Hostel Old City Philadelphia.

City House Hostel Old City Philadelphia offers 4 bed and 6 bed mixed dorms. All bathrooms are shared. A fully fitted kitchen and plenty of space to get work done or kick back and watch television.

See why travelers love City House

Happy hostel guest Agnes C

Agnes C.

” It’s somewhere in my top 10 hostels that I’ve ever stayed at for a couple of reasons. Great location, friendly staff, clean, lots of things to do indoors!

It’s a bit more low key, but it’s still super easy to chat with people and make new friends.“…  More

Happy hostel guest Angel A.

Angel A.

“I loved the atmosphere here. It’s the perfect location to explore the City of Brotherly Love.” …   More

Happy hostel guest Jane S

Jane S.

“The common area was cozy and the kitchen was spacious and clean. I was happy to get a bottom bunk in a 4 bed dorm and never had problems sleeping.” …  More

Happy hostel guest Stefano S.

Stefano S.

“We definitely will stay here again when we come back to the city! We felt welcomed regardless of our age and it was nice to get to meet so many other friendly travelers!” …  More

Location and Directions

325 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

+1-267-318-7062

oldcity@cityhousehostels.com

Getting to City House Old City Philly

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From the Greyhound Bus Depot
Megabus, Boltbus, and others have a different drop off – see below!

Exit the bus depot building and walk WITH TRAFFIC onFILBERT ST toward North 10th Street.

After one block, Turn LEFT onto North 9th Street

Walk WITH TRAFFIC to ARCH STREET

Turn RIGHT onto Arch Street.

Take a moment to look around as you walk down Arch Street- you are in front of the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Independence Visitors Center – amazing to see!

Walk five block to N. 4th Street

Turn LEFT onto N. 4th Street

Walk one block and turn RIGHT onto CHERRY STREET

City House Hostel Old City Philly is 1/2 block on Cherry St on the LEFT

You’ll see our sign – just ring the bell and one of our friendly staff members will welcome you to Your House in Our City!



Megabus, Boltbus, and other bus lines
From 30th Street Bus Station

The 30th Street – MFL Metro Station is just OUTSIDE of the 30th Street Train Station at the corner of 30th Street and Market Street

Look for the MARKET STREET exit door.

Take the Blue Line Metro (MFL) towards Frankford Transportation Center – B

Exit the train at 5th St Independence Hall Station.

Take a moment to look around – you are in front of the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Independence Visitors Center – amazing to see!

Walk towards North Independence Mall E / 5th Street

In one block turn LEFT onto N. 4th Street

Walk two blocks and turn RIGHT onto CHERRY STREET

City House Hostel Old City Philly is 1/2 block on Cherry St on the LEFT

You’ll see our sign – just ring the bell and one of our friendly staff members will welcome you to Your House in Our City!

Arriving by Train – 30th Street Station

In the main lobby of 30th Street Station all of the main exit doors have the street they are facing labeledABOVE the door.

The 30th Street – MFL Metro Station is just OUTSIDE of the 30th Street Train Station at the corner of 30th Street and Market Street

Look for the MARKET STREET exit door.

Take the Blue Line Metro (MFL) towards Frankford Transportation Center – B

Exit the train at 5th St Independence Hall Station.

Take a moment to look around – you are in front of the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Independence Visitors Center – amazing to see!

Walk towards North Independence Mall E / 5th Street

In one block turn LEFT onto N. 4th Street

Walk two blocks and turn RIGHT onto CHERRY STREET

City House Hostel Old City Philly is 1/2 block on Cherry St on the LEFT

You’ll see our sign – just ring the bell and one of our friendly staff members will welcome you to Your House in Our City!

Philadelphia International Airpot (PHL)
Metro from Philadelphia International Airport

Collect your baggage from baggage claim. Once you have collected your baggage from baggage claim, go back UP the stairs you had just descended.

Look for the signs saying TRAIN TO CENTER CITY also known as the PURPLE AIRPORT LINE towards CENTER CITY PHILADELPHIA

You will buy your fare from a kiosk before entering the platform. It will be approximately $7 one-way to 30th Street STation (Amtrac)

Stay on the train until it arrives at 30th STREET STATION, the primary train/metro hub in the city.

You will now transfer to the MFL / BLUE LINE train going TOWARDS FRANKFORD TRANS CTR

The 30th Street – MFL Metro Station is just OUTSIDE of the 30th Street Train Station at the corner of 30th Street and Market Street

Look for the MARKET STREET exit door.

Take the Blue Line Metro (MFL) towards Frankford Transportation Center – B

Exit the train at 5th St Independence Hall Station.

Take a moment to look around – you are in front of the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Independence Visitors Center – amazing to see!

Walk towards North Independence Mall E / 5th Street

In one block turn LEFT onto N. 4th Street

Walk two blocks and turn RIGHT onto CHERRY STREET

City House Hostel Old City Philly is 1/2 block on Cherry St on the LEFT

You’ll see our sign – just ring the bell and one of our friendly staff members will welcome you to Your House in Our City!

Parking
Paid Parking is located at: 304 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

There is no free parking in the historic section of Philadelphia unfortunately.

This paid parking lot is just 1 block from the hostel! The cost is approximately $10 – $20.

This parking garage has an attendant to collect payment and help keep things secure.

After you’ve paid for parking and exited the parking garage:

Turn LEFT and walk AGAINST traffic. In about a block there is a cobblestone side street called Orianna Street on your LEFT

Turn LEFT onto Orianna Street

One block later you’ll hit Cherry Street – turn RIGHT

City House Hostel Old City Philly is right beside the small private parking lot on your RIGHT

You’ll see our sign – just ring the bell and one of our friendly staff members will welcome you to Your House in Our City!

City House Amenities

Nightly Events

Free nightly events

Common Areas

Common Areas

Wifi

Free Wifi

Kitchen

Fully Stocked Kitchen

Reception

24-hour Reception

Games and Movies

Free Games and Movies

Linens

Free Linens

Rooms

Every City House Hostel room features comfortable bedding, linens, complimentary wifi, and secure lockers. Whether you’re vacationing or “staycationing”, our state-of-the-art accommodations will provide the quintessential home away from home.

4 Bed Mixed
4 Bed Mixed Room

For sharing with a small group of friends or making new ones! Bunk up and get ready to make some new friends in our spacious smaller shared rooms. Bed linens, blankets, and bath towels are provided. Rooms are air-conditioned and include secure lockers, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

6 Bed Mixed Room
6 Bed Mixed Room

A little more space than a quad, a little less than an 8 bed! Bring friends or make new ones - don't worry there are secure lockers, free wifi, and all your bed linens.

8 Bed Mixed Room
8 Bed Mixed Room

Our large, shared Super 8 rooms have four twin-size bunk beds. Bed linens, blankets, and bath towels are provided. Rooms are air-conditioned and include secure lockers, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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