City House Hostel

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

City House Hostel Philadelphia is two blocks from the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, and all the cheesesteaks you can eat!

Come check out City House Hostel Philadelphia in the middle of cobblestone backstreets and get inspired by rich history; the birthplace of American independence and famous debates during the founding of the United States of America; and mouth watering food that has all made Philadelphia famous. Sound good? Come to City House Hostel Philadelphia to experience it all!

The newest and highest rated in Philadelphia, City House Hostel Philadelphia is directly across from the historic Christ Church and just a beautiful stroll down cobble stone streets to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. When you’re ready to sink your teeth into a Philly Cheese-steak we have you covered there as well, just a block away – all at City House Hostel Philadelphia.

City House Hostel Philadelphia offers private rooms and a variety of mixed dorms from 4 beds to 12 beds. All bathrooms are shared. Huge clean common area’s to catch up on your sports or House of Cards, an upscale fully fitted kitchen to cook in, and plenty of well kept bathrooms to boot!

See why travelers love City House

Ivan C.

Ivan C.

I loved this place. It had a really homey vibe to it where you can make your own food and coffee in the mornings with a great common area to meet people.

The hosts were super hospitable and each night there is a meet up or event of some kind then they go out with the other sister hostel for a great time. I went out Friday night to a pub crawl with some friends and it was a blast.

A must recommend for international as well as domestic travellers!“…  More

Marcus B.

Marcus B.

“First time in a hostel and I was impressed. Hostels aren’t really an American type of accommodation but I wanted to try something different than a hotel since I knew I wasn’t going to spending too much time in my room. I reserved a bunk in a 4 bedroom and it was clean. There was plenty of room for myself and roommates.


The location is perfect. Literally a block from the Liberty Bell and two blocks from the subway where you can access all of Philly.


In this area both males and females can feel pretty safe walking alone at night. I would stay here again.” …   More

Miranda C

Miranda C.

“This was my first hostel experience and had me wondering why I have never stayed at a hostel before. First it’s very affordable especially for what you get for the price. The best part about this place is the staff. They are all very kind and welcoming right from the start. They make you feel like you’re part of a little family or something. Also they have free Wi-Fi, TV with Netflix and wii, and a charging station for phones and tablets.

I will never stay at a hotel in Philadelphia or another hostel as long as this place is open. I had such an amazing experience.” …  More

Valerie S.

Valerie S.

“It has been years since I’ve stayed in a hostel, and … I was a single woman traveling alone who doesn’t know Philly at all.

It’s an adorable place, very clean and coordinated, lots of space, games, charging areas and charging stations, fabulous location – walkable to all over Center City, Reading Terminal Market, Liberty Bell, Chinatown, much closer, close to Elfreth’s Alley.

Felt very inclusive and safe, and it really fostered a spirit of everyone being super friendly and nice. Just a great vibe. They were super accommodating when I needed storage of my backpack beyond the standard 8 pm hour, too.

I’ll be back to Philly and I’ll be very, very happy to stay here again.” …  More

Location and Directions

17 North 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106


Getting to City House Philadelphia

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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 RIGHT onto North 9th Street

After one block, Turn LEFT onto MARKET Street

In seven blocks, Turn LEFT onto North 2nd Street

City House Hostel Philadelphia is 1 block NORTH on 2nd Street at the corner of 2nd St and Church Street. We’re the building on the RIGHT hand side.

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 2nd Street Station.

Once on 2nd Street, walk AGAINST TRAFFIC. City House Hostel Philadelphia is 1 block NORTH on 2nd Street at the corner of 2nd St and Church Street. We’re the building on the RIGHT hand side.

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 2nd Street Station.

Once on 2nd Street, walk AGAINST TRAFFIC. City House Hostel Philadelphia is 1 block NORTH on 2nd Street at the corner of 2nd St and Church Street. We’re the building on the RIGHT hand side.

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 2nd Street Station.

Once on 2nd Street, walk AGAINST TRAFFIC. City House Hostel Philadelphia is 1 block NORTH on 2nd Street at the corner of 2nd St and Church Street. We’re the building on the RIGHT hand side.

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!

Automobile Parking

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

The address of the nearest parking lot is:39 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, Pa 19106

This paid parking lot is just 1 block from the hostel! The cost is approximately $15 – $20.

PLEASE NOTE:City House Hostel Philadelphia does NOT own, operate, or have any relationship with the parking lot! If you don’t like the prices, the atmosphere, or the tickets that they give – please feel free to park ANYWHERE you like. This is just the most convenient option!

Look for the little cash box near the exit of the parking lot!

Exiting the parking lot, turn LEFT and proceed in the same direction as traffic

The entrance to City House Hostel: Philadelphia is on your LEFT at the corner of 2nd Street and Church Street.

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.

2 Bed Private Room
2 Bed Private Room

Perfect for travelers times two! Double sized bunk bed just for you and your companion! Bed linens, blankets, and bath towels are provided. Rooms are air-conditioned and include secure lockers, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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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.

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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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12 Bed Mixed Room
12 Bed Mixed Room

Perfect for social butterflies. You’ll be sure to make friends for life. So bunk up in one of our larger shared rooms. Bed linens, blankets, and bath towels are provided. Rooms are air-conditioned and include secure lockers, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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