Policy Overview


Guest Compacity

Hostel Hours
Open hours 8:00 AM-11:00 AM and
4:30 PM-2: 00 AM. Guests must leave before 11:00 AM each day and can return after 4:30 PM. There is a 2 am curfew.

$22 per night.

$8 for children under the age of 16 traveling with family.

Group Day Use
Select facilities are available for groups between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM with advance notice.

No sleeping bags. No smoking in the Hostel or Hostel grounds, per The Fairmount Park Commission. Alcohol and illegal drugs not permitted in the Hostel or on the Hostel grounds.

Check Out Time
Before 11:00 AM. Please be prompt. If you have not paid for the upcoming night, you must remove your belongings from the hostel by 11:00 AM.
A $10 late fee will be charged after 11AM and your bed may be sold. Failure to pre-pay may result in your being denied a bed.

Length of Stay
Maximum stay is 7 nights.

Refunds are considered on a case by case basis.

Quiet Hours
Please be considerate of others! Keep dormitories quiet between 11 PM and 7 AM.

Secure your valuables! The Hostel assumes no responsibility for loss, theft, or damage to property. Coin lockers are available for your use.

Air-conditioned dormitories with blankets, linens, and pillows provided, fully-equipped kitchen, dining, TV Lounge, BBQ and Picnic Area.

Handicapped Accessibility
The Carriage House has complete accessibility; The Mansion has limited accessibility.

Free parking , coffee and tea, free DIY pancake breakfast, sports equipment, foosball, piano, large screen TV, public telephone, guest computer, free WiFi, vending machines, lockers, laundry.

Items For Sale
Postcards, t-shirts, stamps, local art work.

A major supermarket and several fast-food restaurants are located approximately one mile away from the hostel. Center City is accessible by public transportation or a fifteen-minute drive by car.

Available upon request.


Individual Reservation Policy

Individual reservations can be secured with Visa, MasterCard, or Money Order. Personal checks are not accepted. 24 Hour notice of cancellation must be given. Failure to provide notice will result in a charge to your account. Hostel guests must be from outside the Philadelphia area. Hostel manager reserves the right to refuse service at his or her discretion.

Group Reservation Policy

All reservation requests for groups of 10 or more guests are tentative until confirmed with a deposit. For a secured reservation, 50% of the total fee is required at least 30 days prior to arrival. The deposit can be made with Visa, MasterCard, check or money order. The balance of account is due upon arrival.

Reservations must be cancelled in writing at least 30 days prior to scheduled arrival. Reservations cancelled less than 30 days prior to the scheduled arrival receive no refund. Any major changes to group size or to male/female count must be made at least 14 days prior to scheduled arrival to avoid penalty. Small changes (less than 10% of group size) may be made up to 48 hours prior to arrival. Group will be held responsible for the total number of beds reserved unless 48 hours notice is given of change in number of beds needed.

(Revised 2018)