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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Cary, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rented an entire suite of 4 co-Ed double rooms. It was perfect for 2 families for a weekend at Lollapalooza. Somewhat spartan conditions, but clean and comfortable. Nice breakfast in the morning. Can get a little tight in the bathroom.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I needed somewhere to stay for a weekend in Chicago and were looking to save money. I had stayed in Hosteling International locations before with success, so we went for it! We had a private room, which consisted of a bunk bed with a full sized bed on the bottom and a twin sized bed on top.... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Hostel really goes above and beyond what you expect from a hostel. We called it a ''Posh-tel'' as it was so well done. The rooms were really good and spacious, the public space and common areas were large and comfortable, the breakfast was great. Really everything was exceeding expectations. Well done. Oh and it is in a great location!

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Orland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel made or trip experience amazing!!! The view was gorgeous. Perfect for any age especially teens. Very safe (you need a key for every doorway). The rooms were very modern and spacious and clean. This hostel was even better than a hotel- it has a game room, a breakfast buffet and is centered in the heart of downtown. Also... More

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend & I from the UK have been travelling for 5 months and have stayed in all types of hostels, including HI/YHAs in Canada and Australia. This brand of hostel has always been very good, but the HI Chicago is the best we've stayed at. The dorm rooms are huge - ridiculously roomy floor space, to an extent that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Got there after we ran away from a sketchy motel, staff was super helpful, place is exceptionally clean, especially considering the price and crowd... Great breakfast too. Crowd is very young. And the location is absolutely perfect!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This without is probably the most impressive hostel I've ever stayed in. In a way, it's almost like staying in a communal hotel. The place is incredibly clean, with large rooms, large bathrooms and showers and kitchen areas. In addition to the main communal lounge, dinning room and kitchen, each floor has it's own smaller kitchen and fridge which is... More

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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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