For the most part, everything was great. The only thing I didn't like was that twice I couldn't cook food in the kitchen before I headed to work. (I was in town to work at a festival.) Kitchen cleaning was from 10:30-11:30 so I made plans to sleep in and then cook before, but two days in a row the kitchen was closed until 3pm with no notice. This caused me to spend extra money I wasn't prepared to which was rough because I'm traveling on a micro budget.(Hence why I chose HI in the first place.)
Good hostel with a lot of activities! Really enjoyed my stay in Philadelphia!!
This was my first time staying in a North American hostel after staying in hostels all over Europe and Australia. I have heard it said that hostels in this part of the world are overall less fun and less friendly, and this hostel has completely dispelled that notion. On my first night there the hostel provided a case of beer and the game Cards Against Humanity, and my friend and I had a great time partying with a dozen travelers from all over the world.
Really friendly and well equipped hostel. They've thought of everything! Fab location. Great activities, I wouldn't have met so many people there if not for the activities. Only downside was there were so many beds in the dorm! I wasn't expecting that but then it didn't really cause any problems, it just would've been more comfortable with fewer people. Great hostel!!