Join us for our FREE 4th of July Barbecue. Enjoy some hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, beer and cold drinks outside the hostel starting at 3pm. Then around 5pm we will head to the parkway for the largest FREE outdoor concert in the US and to watch the explosive fireworks finale over the Philadelphia Museum [...]
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Our $5 Ghost Tour happens every Monday evening. Visit some scary sites to hear Philadelphia's haunted stories, experience Philadelphia's historic buildings by moonlight and wander with Bradley through the cobblestone streets of Old City to hear about Benjamin Franklin's ghost. Free beer when the tour gets back to the hostel! Date Details: Meet in [...]
Lets celebrate Thanksgiving together! We will provide the turkey - you bring a good appetite, something to drink, a side dish, or a pie and whatever else you like to share with your new friends in the hostel. The dinner is FREE but please be sure to sign up at reception.
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 ranked one of the nation's Top 5 haunted attractions by America Online, and called "perfect for Halloween" by The [...]
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 to see the Benjamin Franklin Bridge at night. For a $1 off regular admission coupon please click here. Penn's Landing [...]
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 the information related to the offered tours by clicking here. The Freedom Rings in Philly Tour will take you [...]
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 Street and Bainbridge to view Isaiah Zagar's glittering creations! Led by a trained Philadelphia's Magic Gardens interpreter, you'll learn [...]
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 streets are filled with red brick buildings from the 18th and early 19th century that you cannot find anywhere else [...]