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Hostelling International Chicago

1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   24 E. Congress Pkwy., South Loop, Chicago, IL 60605 (The Loop)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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131 reviews 131 reviews
27 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good location in the south loop, this converted building was quite nice. I stayed in a two room, four bed suite. Common area was next to kitchen, rooms clean and comfortable. Roommates took wrong beds at checkin but no big deal. Mass transit a block away. Fifteen minute walk across park to lakefront. Security good with room cards required not... More

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Thornton, Colorado
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15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's in an awesome location, historic building but totally renovated and clean inside. The rooms were fairly spacious and the lockers in the room are plenty big. I loved meeting new people at breakfast and in the room. Most travelers are really friendly and open to conversation. Only downside was staying in a handicap room meant we had a bathroom... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had never visited Chicago as a tourist, in part because I had no free place to stay. I joined Hostelling International just so I could take advantage of the low rates at HI Chicago. My expectations were not very high, so I was really excited when I found the great location, thoughtful accommodations, and general ambiance at HI Chicago.... More

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Alajuela, Costa Rica
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great environment, super clean rooms and facilities. They provide a free walking tour through the city. The train passes in front of some rooms so it was difficult to fall asleep but is not a deal breaker.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best Hostel we have ever stayed in. Large spacious room, clean facilities, generous breakfast, free guided tours and activities. This is a hostel mainly for the young ones but we didn't feel out of place, there were plenty of over 50's who were budget minded. A top hostel with helpful staff. Highly recommended.

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel has been purpose built, I booked a private room which you had to share the bathroom with other females. It was really clean & comfortable, really quiet. All amenities were excellent. Would recommend if you are wanting to be close to city centre without paying hotel prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location to most sites and also shopping. The beds were so comfy and the rooms was very clean! Thank you so much, breakfast was average but did the job. The reception were very helpful and thank god they had washing facilities! Thanks a lot! I would return!

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9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Hosteling international Pros and cons I stayed here for 15 days, more than enough time to evaluate the place . Pros : 1. Location, this is the best, in the heart of downtown, you can basically walk to the most emblematic places of Chucago. 2. Rooms, these are by enough for you to feel you continue to have your personal... More

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Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We've stayed in many hostels but nothing as big as this one!! Staff weren't overly helpful. We had arrived v.early after a long flight. We were told we couldn't get into our room (fair enough) this early and was told to come back after 3:30pm. Check in is in fact 3pm so we went back then. Unsure why we were... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is the second time I have stayed at HI Chicago, and I love it. It has clean and user friendly facilities , the staff are helpful and the beds are comfy. It is also super close to the city loop, which has shopping galleries and sightseeing galore. I highly recommended HI Chicago!

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Address: 24 E. Congress Pkwy., South Loop, Chicago, IL 60605
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > The Loop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hostelling International Chicago 1.5*
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