Old City

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Located on a brick paved street lined with old trees, City House Hostels : Old City Philadelphia is the closest hostel in Philadelphia to the Philadelphia Convention Center, 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 Hostels : Old City Philadelphia.

The smaller, more intimate sister to our Liberty Bell location, City House Hostels: Old City is perfect for small groups or professional nomads ready to really get a feel for the city of Brotherly Love.

 



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Free Uber Ride
From Train Station, Bus Terminal, or Automobile Parking!

Get a free $20 ride from Uber when you sign up and use our code below.  It really is free. No catches.

Please note – Uber is currently UNABLE to pick up from Philadelphia International Airport

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Enter “325 Cherry St Philadelphia PA” as destination
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Arriving by Bus
Options below for:

Greyhound Bus Depot
Megabus / Bolt Bus Bus Depot

Greyhound Bus Depot

Exiting the station, head walk WITH TRAFFIC on Filbert St toward N 10th Street

In about 1 block, turn LEFT onto N 9th Street.

Walk WITH traffic one block to Arch Street.

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

Turn RIGHT onto Arch Street

Walk five block to N. 4th Street

Turn RIGHT onto Cherry Street - you'll see you sign and your new home in the City!


Megabus / Bolt Bus Bus Depot

 

The Megabus / Bolt Bus drops off and picks up at 30th Street Station - the train station for Philadelphia.

Take the Blue Line Metro (MFL) towards Frankford Trans Ctr – B

MFL Station - From 30th Street Station on map   The 30th Street - MFL Metro Station is just OUTSIDE of the 30th Street Train Station at the corner of 30th Street and Market Street MFL Station - From 30th Street Station
Here is the view of the 30th Street - MFL Metro Station from the 30th Street Train Station
MFL Station - From 30th Street Station closer
  A little closer of a view of the 30th Street - MFL Metro Station
MFL Station - From 30th Street Station Side View
A side view of 30th Street - MFL Metro Station

Exit train at 5th Street 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!  You will exit the station on Independence Mall E.  Walk WITH traffic one block to Arch Street.

Turn RIGHT onto Arch Street

Walk one block to N. 4th Street

Turn RIGHT onto Cherry Street - you'll see you sign and your new home in the City!


Arriving by Train – 30th Street Station

( Amtrak, Philadelphia Metro )

The Philadelphia House address is:
17 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia PA 19106

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

MFL Station - From 30th Street Station on map   The 30th Street - MFL Metro Station is just OUTSIDE of the 30th Street Train Station at the corner of 30th Street and Market Street MFL Station - From 30th Street Station
Here is the view of the 30th Street - MFL Metro Station from the 30th Street Train Station


MFL Station - From 30th Street Station closer
  A little closer of a view of the 30th Street - MFL Metro Station
MFL Station - From 30th Street Station Side View
A side view of 30th Street - MFL Metro Station

Exit train at 5th Street 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!  You will exit the station on Independence Mall E.  Walk WITH traffic one block to Arch Street.

Turn RIGHT onto Arch Street

Walk one block to N. 4th Street

Turn RIGHT onto Cherry Street - you'll see you sign and your new home in the City!

Arriving by Airplane

Philadelphia International Airport

City House Hostels: Old City Philly address is:
325 Cherry Street, Philadelphia PA 19106

By Metro ( a little more walking, but less time overall! )

From the Airport Terminal A
Take the Purple airport Line towards Center City Philadelphia

Stay on-board the train as it changes names until it arrives at 30th Street Station, the main train / metro hub in the city.

Exit train at Jefferson station. When you exit the train, turn right to Filbert Street. Filbert Street is a one way street – so go with traffic.

Turn Right at Filbert Street ( 2 blocks )
Turn Left at 9th Street ( 1 block )
Turn Right at Arch Street ( 5 blocks )
Turn Left at 4th Street ( 1 block )
Take your first right onto Cherry Street – and you’re home!

 

By Bus Line ( less walking, takes a little longer )

Take the 37 Bus towards Broad-Snyder via Eastwick Industrial Park

Exit at 20th St & Passyunk Ave
Take 17 Bus towards Front Market

Exit at Market St & 4th St

Turn left onto 4th Street ( going against traffic )

Walk one block to Arch Street

Continue straight ( onto 4th Street )for 1 more block and turn your first right onto Cherry Street – and you’re home!


Automobile Parking At:
304 Race Street

City House Hostels: Old City Philly address is:
325 Cherry Street, Philadelphia PA 19106

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:

Exit the lot

Turn LEFT and go AGAINST traffic. There is a cobblestone side street called Orianna Street

Turn LEFT onto Orianna Street

One block later you'll hit Cherry Street - look to your RIGHT and you'll see our sign and your new home in the City!