Apple Hostels of Philadelphia
32 Bank Street, Philadelphia, USA

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This is the only hostel in downtown Philadelphia and the only hostel that has a 24-hour reception desk with no lockout and no curfew.

(Please read our check-in requirements at the bottom of this page before making your booking).

We're located in the heart of Philadelphia's old city in center city, less than 3 blocks from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, and just around the corner from the 2nd Street/Penn's landing subway station as well as some of Philly's best pubs, nightclubs and restaurants. We're also walking distance to the Convention Center. You'll love our friendly and knowledgeable staff, comfortable beds, clean facilities, large lounge and fully-equipped kitchen.

Included in your stay with us:

Free foosball table
Free Nintendo wii
Free coffee and tea all day
Free wireless internet
Free bed linens
Free day-storage of luggage after check out
Free pub crawls every Thursday
Free cereal on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings
$2 walking tours!
Central air-conditioning throughout our building
On-site laundry facilities with free washing powder
Fully-equipped guest kitchen
Large lounge for open mic nights and socializing!
High-speed internet kiosks
Security lockers for each guest
$2 discount per night for ISIC cardholders
No extra fees for using your credit card
No curfews
No lockouts

Please note:

Private rooms and mixed dorm rooms are also available but not listed on this website.

We are chartered as a resource for students and foreign travelers. Due to our limited amount of space, we require that upon check-in each guest must provide a valid foreign passport. US residents must present government-issued ID showing that you live outside a 75-mile radius of Philadelphia.

You must be 18 years of age or older unless accompanied by a parent or a school-appointed chaperone. Children under 8 years of age are not permitted in our dorm rooms, no exceptions.

There is a 14-day maximum stay for all of our guests.

We are affiliated with Hostelling International, so if you don't have a yearly membership you will need to pay the $3 daily membership. Yearly memberships can be purchased for $28 and include 2 nights for the price of one coupons that are redeemable at HI hostels in NYC, DC and Boston among others.

Receive a $2 discount per night with your ISIC card

It should also be noted that you are not viewing the Apple Hostels website, but that of a booking agency.

If you're a man and woman traveling together you should know that we have a Couples-only (mixed) dorm room that we don't always list on this site. If the two of you have each booked a bed in male and female dorm rooms, email us right away so to see if there's availability to be moved over to it.

Men are not permitted in the mixed dorm room unless traveling with women. Women are always permitted in the mixed dorm room.

State and municipal hotel tax totaling 15.5% is not included in the price


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Board games
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reading Light
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wii


We're located at 32 Bank Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

From Philadelphia International Airport
Take the R1 train (follow the signs). Get off at the Market East Station. As you exit the train, turn in the direction the train was traveling and exit the platform towards 10th Street. Take Market Street towards 2nd Street (approximately 10 minutes walking distance to the hostel). Bank Street is between 3rd and 2nd Street on the right hand side. A taxi will get you from the Market East Station to the hostel for about $6 plus tip.

Shuttles are also available from airport for about $10 per person plus tip. You have to go to the Transportation desk located near the luggage area of each terminal and ask the person behind the desk to call one for you.

Taxis to the hostel have a flat rate of $28.50 and an additional $0.50 per person, plus tip.

From Greyhound Bus Station
Walk on Market Street towards 2nd Street (approximately 15 minutes walking distance to the hostel). Bank Street is a very small street (like an alley because it's one of the city's oldest streets) between 2nd and 3rd Streets, and the hostel is on the right hand side.

The Megabus ( is cheaper than Greyhound from New York City and Washington, DC. Tickets are often only $1 if you buy them early enough, and their buses have free wireless internet. Get off at their 6th and Market Street stop, then walk down Market Street towards 2nd Street. Turn right on Bank Street. (This is an approximately 5 minute walk to the hostel).

Chinatown Bus
There are a few bus companies that depart from Chinatown in both New York, Baltimore and Washington DC. They let you off on 11th Street between Filbert Street and Arch Street. Walk to Market Street and then walk down Market Street towards 2nd Street. Turn right on Bank Street. (In total, this is approximately 12 to 15 minutes walking distance). Try booking your tickets online at or on (select the red bus for Chinatown). Tickets start as low as $1.00! However, this website only lists the departure times for one of the companies. If the departure time is more important than the price, remember that more departure times are available through the other Chinatown bus companies.

From Amtrak Train Station
Take the blue-line subway from the train station. Get off on Second Street. Bank Street is a very small street (like an alley because it's one of the city's oldest streets) between 2nd and 3rd Street, so if you're walking up from 2nd Street towards 3rd Street, Bank Street will be on the left hand side.