Apple Hostels of Philadelphia
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 51%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (3)
- Apple Hostels of PhiladelphiaMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 3Jun 21, 2013
This was my first stay at a hostel. I came up to PHL for an interview and needed something inexpensive but well-located at the last minute. When Apple Hostel first popped up, I thought "oh, NO."
1) I didn't want to die (have you seen the movie Hostel?! No thanks.) and
2) I'm have a serious fear of public restrooms, so how on Earth would I handle a public SHOWER?
In this case though, cost trumped fear so I booked the reservation and prayed for the best. When I arrived, I was surprised. It was clean, modern, people seemed normal. The folks at the front desk were so friendly and efficient. The room (which had 32 beds, I think) was clean and quiet. Despite the numerous beds, it wasn't crowded or packed. I definitely didn't feel like a sardine. I was able to take a nap and, later on, sleep with no problem.
The bathrooms were clean as well, thank GOD. The showers were decent and it wasn't difficult to get in and out of one, even with the number of girls in one room.
The hostel itself is located on South Bank and I know they call it a street, but it really does seem like an alley. I didn't have any problem or feel unsafe walking to the hostel late at night (I returned at 11:30/12:00am I believe) but I understand why people would feel a bit uncomfortable.
There are several restaurants & bars within walking distance so if, after a long day of sightseeing, you didn't feel like traveling far for a drink, you can literally walk two minutes and be upon a bar, a pizza place and more.
All in all, it was a great stay. If I find myself in a pinch again, I'll definitely stay here again.
- Apple Hostels of PhiladelphiaFeb 01, 2013
So my first thoughts were, whoa, it's loud in here. Not loud as in noisy, loud as in BRIGHT, colorful, busy, GREEN, are those bean bags? Do they have bongos and video games in the corner? What is this place? As I settled in it all kinda gelled though. I got the weird logic of the place and I liked it. They can pull it off because they keep everything really clean and organized--labels for everything--and I kinda felt like I had run of my weird bosses cabin for the weekend. There were I don’t even know how many bars just a couple blocks away. You should definitely check out 2nd street (like a block over) for an entire row of great bars, from quiet, divey, cheap spots, to crowded party scenes.
- Apple Hostels of PhiladelphiaFirst to ReviewDec 17, 2012
I was a bit overwhelmed by the size and all the amenities of this hostel. Not just a kitchen--a large, fully-stocked, meticulously labeled kitchen with vending machines and a giant island for prep. Not just a washer/dryer, a full laundry room with two walls of units. It was like a playground for college kids--Nintendo and TV, instruments lying around, chess board and foosball, bean bag chairs. I felt totally secure inside. They really watch who’s coming and going, and you can tell it’s a well-oiled operation. I missed the charm and local flavor that usually comes with a local hostel, but I have to say it’s nice having everything you need on hand, and having enough of it (you’re not fighting the next guy for use of the sole computer or waiting for someone elses clothes to dry).Recommended for:Family Travelers
Excellent!593 reviews across the web.
- Hotel100% thought it was clean.
- Ambiance100% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
- Food100% were happy with the price.
- Service99% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Location93% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
- PricePrice is tolerable. Only 68% of guests gave positive feedback.