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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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28 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here 1 night and it was wonderful. Had the premium double bedroom .. shared with 3 other girls that were polite and quiet. It had a kitchen and livingroom area, lockers in the bedroom, great breakfast, 1 block off of Michigan .. very clean, I would stay here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Compared with other hosteling experiences, I felt this hostel had more of a college dorm feel. I stayed here and at the Lincoln Park Getaway Hostel. This hostel had a younger crowd. The beds were comfortable, clean and sturdy. Bathroom/shower was clean. Small but convenient feature was the personal light at the head of each bed. I felt the staff... More

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Dublin, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely loved my stay here. Came with 7 girls and we were all put in the same 8 person dorm. The room was clean when we arrived, only complaint is they didn't come in to clean the room during our stay. Location was fab, 5 min walk from Grant Park, 10 min walk from Lake, right beside the L train... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No matter how cold it was in Chicago we were warm at the Hostel. After a difficult day of travel we were so happy to finally be checking in. And even better was the unexpected upgrade to a private room! The staff was most helpful at any time of day or night. There were several activities to sign up for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having stayed in hostels around Europe, the first place I check for now when I travel, is a hostel, preferably an international one. Hostelling international has become my new favourite chain in the USA and in fact I have joined their membership programme. My past experiences with the overpriced and crampy hostel chains in Europe makes me always want to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I stayed here in August 2013, for two nights apart of a travelling trip and was in a mixed 8 bed dorm. The room was very spacious, seperate toilet and en suite which was also very clean. Next to my bed was a light and plug socket which was very handy to charge my electionics also there was lockers in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

It is not always easy to find a good hostel in any US city, especially one in such a great location, but i stayed in this HI nearly 10 years ago and was happy with it when i stayed in a larger dorm room in my early 20's. Now in my early 30's i was a little apprehensive about staying... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I spend 3 nights in the hostel in a lovely room on the 5th floor, better than the rooms in YMCA (Boston/NY). The location is perfect, and the breakfast is good too. A lot of free maps, guides, tours, free Wi-Fi and information provided. Even if you travel alone like me you can make friend and have fun.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I spent two nights at HI Chicago. This was my first trip to Chicago and the concierge made it very easy to find my way around the city. The hostel is in a great location that is very close to the city's core. Many of the sights are just a short cab ride, or bus trip away. The room, bathroom... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I spend a night in Chicago in 2012 and found HI Hostel Chicago on the hostel bookers website. It is very conveniently located two blocks from the train station, and well positioned in the loop district. I could easily walk to the lake, to Willes tower and through the streets of downtown Chicago. The room was spotless, with a comfortable... More

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Also Known As:
Hostelling International Chicago Summer Hotel
Hostelling International Chicago Summer Hotel Chicago
Address: 24 E. Congress Pkwy., South Loop, Chicago, IL 60605
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > The Loop
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 51 Specialty lodging in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hostelling International Chicago 1.5*
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