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About Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is known as the ‘Keystone’ state, in part due to its central location in the original 13 US states , as well as being the location for so many important events in the founding of the country. Hostels in Pennsylvania offer several great locations to see the historic sites of the state, whether you prefer urban excitement, or a chance to slow down and get away from it all. Philadelphia, often referred to as the “City of Brotherly Love,” is the sixth largest city in Pennsylvania, and, in the 18th century, the first capital of the United States. Known for its prominent arts and culture, Philadelphia is home to several art galleries, including the famous Philadelphia Museum of Art, whose stairs were made famous in the film Rocky – tourists and residents often make the run up the museum steps. The Philadelphia - Bank Street hostel is located within the city’s historic district, close to two of the city’s most popular sites - Independence Hall , where the Declaration of Independence was signed, and the Liberty Bell. The Old City and South Street sections of Philadelphia are known for their exciting night life, while the Avenue of the Arts in Center City is lined with many restaurants and theaters, including the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the home of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Philadelphia is also known for its cheesesteaks, with two of its most famous stands – Pat’s and Geno’s, located in the Italian Market in the south section of the city. The Philadelphia – Chamounix Mansion hostel is located in the city’s Fairmount Park, close to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the famous Boathouse Row along the Schuykill River, and the Philadelphia Zoo, the nation’s first zoo. Fairmount Park is known for its 215 miles of beautiful recreation trails, athletic fields, and picnic grounds. Located in Newtown, Pennsylvania, the Newtown – Tyler State Park hostel is located within the park, which contains scattered original stone dwellings of early Pennsylvania, and is known for its beautiful Schofield Ford Covered Bridge. Newtown was founded in 1684 by William Penn, intended to support farming communities and country homes for city residents. Newtown’s entire historic district is on the National Register of Historic Places, and the town claims to have the nation’s oldest operating movie theatre, built in 1831, and showing its first move in 1906. Newtown sponsors historic walking tours, which is an ideal way to learn Newtown’s rich history first-hand.

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Lounge area of HI Philadelphia Apple Hostel

HI Philadelphia Apple Hostel

Apple Hostels of Philadelphia was ranked as America’s 3rd best hostel in 2009, and the highest rated HI hostel in all of North America. NOTE: Men are not permited in the Mixed dorm room unless traveling with women. Women are always allowed in the Mixed dorm, regardless of whether they are traveling with someone or not.

The hostel is in a renovated 19th-century...

Lounge area at HI Philadelphia Chamounix

HI Philadelphia Chamounix Mansion Hostel

A Philadelphia hostel in a quiet park setting

In the heart of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, the historic HI Philadelphia-Chamounix Mansion offers a quiet retreat within the city limits of this classic American destination. HI Philadelphia Chamounix Mansion is a peaceful country setting away from the bustle and noise of the city, welcoming guests from across the...