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Thanksgiving: “Potluck” Dinner

Lets celebrate Thanksgiving together! We will provide the turkey and all the sites you need for a good Thanksgiving dinner – you bring a good appetite, something to drink or a pie and whatever else […]

4th of July: FREE BBQ

Join us for our FREE 4th of July Barbecue. Enjoy some hamburgers, hot dogs and cold drinks outside the hostel starting at 3:30pm. Then around 5:30pm we will head to the parkway for the largest […]

Monday & Friday: Ghost Tour

Every Monday and Saturday Bradley guides our guests through some of Philadelphia’s most haunted spots.

Visit some scary sites to hear Philadelphia’s haunted stories, experience Philadelphia’s historic buildings by moonlight and wander with Bradley through the cobblestone […]

Wednesday: FREE Pasta Dinner

Join us in our dining area for a FREE Pasta Dinner every Wednesday @ 7pm. Don’t forget to bring your own beverage and have fun meeting new people!

Thursday: FREE Pub Crawl

Come join our tour of pubs in Olde City on every Thursday night! Hosted by Alice. Dress is casual, bring money and you must be 21 years old!

FREE Wine & Cheese

Join us for FREE wine and cheese every Saturday at 8pm in our lounge!

Tours & Seasonal Events

Terror Behind the Walls Tour

The massive Eastern State Penitentiary — a gothic, castle-like structure in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood — is home to one of the nation’s largest and most ambitious haunted attractions, Terror Behind the Walls.

The event has been […]

Ice Skating at Penn’s Landing

Every winter the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation opens up a ice skating ring at Penn’s Landing. You can rent skates for $3 and have fun with other hostel guests. It is also a great chance […]

Free Walking Tours of Philadelphia

Free Tours by Foot is pleased to present the only Free, tip-based guided walking tours in Philadelphia. These unique and entertaining tours will take you through many of Philly’s most interesting neighborhoods.

You can find all […]

Tour of the Magic Gardens

Take a Mosaic Murals Walking Tour at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens every Sunday at 4pm. Get an insiders’ view of this Philly favourite for $10 @ 1020 South Street.

Take an hour-long walk into alleyways along South […]

Self Guided Tour Through Society Hill

When our guests arrive at the hostel we love to recommend a walk through Society Hill to them. Society Hill is one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods in Philadelphia, and it’s just south of the hostel. Its […]

Tours at the Eastern State Penitentiary

Something that most of our guests have never heard of is also nearly always the favourite thing they visit while in Philadelphia. Make sure you take a self guided tour at this National Landmark.

But you […]

First Friday Tour

Hosted by the Old City Arts Association since its 1991 inception, First Friday is a unique cultural event in Philadelphia and one of the city’s most popular evening escapes. Held the first Friday night of […]