Below is a short list of local accommodations that you may be an option if you haven’t arranged a place to live while studying in Philadelphia. There is specific information below. Please keep in mind that accommodation for your first few nights in Philadelphia should be arranged before you arrive in the U.S. and you will need a reservation to secure a place to stay.


There are many hotels available in Philadelphia, but the two listed below are the closest to SJU. Both can be reached by public transportation.

Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
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Address: 4200 City Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone(215) 879-4000

Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia City Avenue
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Address: 4100 Presidential Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone(215) 477-0200


Below is information about a hostel which is not too far from the university. The cost will be much lower than a hotel, but you will need to be prepared to share common spaces with other guests. Public transportation does not go directly to the hostel, so you may have to take a taxi.

Hostelling International - Chamounix Mansion
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Address: 3250 Chamounix Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone(215) 878-3676