Lodging and Travel Information


The event blocks at the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport, Hampton Inn by Hilton Philadelphia Airport, and Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Airport are now full. Please consider one of the alternate lodging options below.

Shuttles will be provided from each of the three hotel locations to the convening at the beginning and end of each day Monday and Tuesday. More details to follow as we approach the convening dates.


Philadelphia offers many traditional and non-traditional lodging options. In addition to the aforementioned hotels, we also suggest the following well-located hostel and rental options within the city.*


The following hostels earned top-notch reviews and currently price under $100/night:

Chamounix Mansion | $44/night
3250 Chamounix Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131

Apple Hostels Philadelphia | $68/night
32 S. Bank St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

The Philadelphia House | $76/night
17 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Rentals: Airbnb & VRBO

The following rentals earned top-notch reviews, at a variety of prices:

Roommate Matching

If you are interested in sharing a space with a fellow convening participant to further reduce your costs, please contact Wisconsin HOPE Lab Associate Director Alison Bowman at ambowman@wisc.edu or 608.890.3481. Our team will do our best to connect you with another participant. 

* We are unable to officially endorse these hostel or rental options, including the guarantee of availability during convening dates or listed prices. 


Philadelphia offers a variety of transportation options that will allow you to travel between your lodging location and the #RealCollege Convening at Temple University.  For more information, see Visit Philadelphia, the official Philadelphia visitor and travel site. 

In addition to public transportation, both Lyft and Uber (including UberPool) are available.