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Our Packages

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Our Weekly Dorm Package; Reserve 7 nights in a dorm room and the last night is only $10.00!

3 NIghts $15.00

Sunday 3 Night Package; Reserve a bed in a dorm room for 3 nights including any Sunday and your last night is only $20.00!

About Apple Hostels Philadelphia

To us, the apple represents the place where you are - the source of knowledge and wisdom. We understand that you've travelled from all corners of the planet seeking new places, new friends, and new adventures. You're not satisfied with simply knowing where you're going or how to get there - you crave an experience informed by newfound sights, sounds, tastes, and ideas. In short, you want to know where you've been.

Apple Hostels was dreamt about for quite some time but finally came together in the spring of 2008 when we purchased the Bank Street Hostel, located in the Old City just steps from Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and surrounded by great pubs, bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Our goal is to have the best reviewed hostel in North America, so having a great building in the perfect location has gotten us off on the right foot. Now we want to be sure to offer each of our guests a clean and safe environment, the friendliest and most knowledgeable employees, and a great variety of tours and activities.

We hope to get the opportunity to meet you and have you as one of our guests. Please be sure to let us know if there’s anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable, either by completing one of our surveys or writing directly to one of our staff listed below. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

A little about…


Mickey’s life is a tale of rags to riches. Mickey was abandoned at the USA Hostels Hollywood hostel when he was just 5 months old. As adorable as he was, the staff took him in and quickly trained him to do their jobs. Before he knew it, he was checking in 20 guests at a time, cleaning the toilets and doing the reports. All this while negotiating contracts with the hostel’s vendors. Realizing that he deserved more for all this than just dog food and belly rubs, he set out to create the world’s best hostel.

Marc has more then 15 years experience in the hostel business. Originally from Montreal, Canada, Marc moved to California in 1998 and joined USA Hostels where he helped grow the company into one of North America's finest chain of hostels. In 2007 he set out with Mickey and Ines to form Apple Hostels, in what they hope will be another success story. At the very least, it should keep them out of trouble for a while.

Marc's interrests include travel, home renovation, hiking and ballroom dancing.

Tim has lived in Philadelphia for the past eight years. He also sucks at saving money, so he is the king of having a good time on a budget; whether it is cheap shopping or cheap drinking. As far as his travels, he recently was able to check Paris off his list of destinations to visit but he still has a list of cities and countries he wants to see. In short, for a good time talk to Tim.

Brian recently moved to Philadelphia from Orlando, Florida. He has traveled with bands and musicians throughout the United States and looks forward to seeing other countries and cultures in the near future. Being new to Philly, Brian is constantly on the prowl for new restaurants, bars, and venues. Brian's hobbies include booking and coordinating events in Orlando and Philly, going to West Philly house shows, and spending his paychecks at used bookstores, vegan restaurants, and coffeeshops. Ask Brian what about Philly he's recently fallen in love with, but beware, it may be long-winded.

Alice is no stranger to hostels. She has done quite a bit of traveling in her life and has stayed in many hostels throughout Europe. She has also traveled all over the United States while touring with bands.  After a brief stint in the traveling circus, she has made her way to Philadelphia from Orlando, Florida.  Alice enjoys drinking coffee, shopping for records, going to dive bars, and singing karaoke. Ask her for advice on the best drink specials in the city, but don't be alarmed if she starts singing Madonna songs halfway through her answer.

Christi grew up in Lancaster and has alternated living between Philadelphia and Cape May since graduating college. She has stayed in hostels all over Europe, Southeast Asia, and both Central and South America. Christi worked at a “brewing” hostel in La Paz, Bolivia and volunteered at a rescue park for elephants in Thailand (since then she winces every time she sees a shovel). Christi loves traveling and wants to go to India next. Her pastimes include cooking, yoga, outdoor markets and meeting new people from around the world.

Matt was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia and has called the city home ever since. He has a long history of haunting local bars for the best craft beer list and specialty grilled cheeses, and can usually recommend some good Philly grub beside our beloved cheesesteaks. He has been to Europe, but has many more destinations to check off of his bucket list. So, travel suggestions are welcome. In his free time he enjoys billiards, local music, bike riding, movies, and nerding out on trivia. His favorite musical hometown heroes are Hall & Oates and The Roots.