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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 6 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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wever ia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
27 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good location and clean. Subway rattles by outside. Nicer than New York. Free breakfast. Looks to be converted hotel. Ten minutes to lakefront, in summer, maybe fifteen to museum campus. Easy access to subway, including travel to either airport.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The stay was good but some of the staff needed some attitude adjustment. If you need something fixed (like refiling soap/shampoo in bathroom) one has to wait for the housekeeper to come next morning. They would not offer an alternate arrangement. The WiFi never worked since it did not have enough capacity. Very noisy in the night.

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Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time at a hostel, and very impressed! Easy to get to: take the CTA from O'Hare, and get off at LaSalle. Clean, updated installations, great location! Fall out of bed and into the loop, right after the complimentary breakfast. Would recommend!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best hostels I have been to! Excellent location ..just mins from the Union Station & the Greyhound station. I easily walked to all of the top attractions. The rooms & bathrooms were awesome ..very spacious, comfortable and clean. The breakfast was quite busy & I couldn't find a lot of options when I was late. Would definitely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here for 7 days during Thanksgiving week 2014. I will try and present a fair and balanced review. Pros 1. GREAT location, centrally located 2. Staff was nice and helpful 3. Post checkout storage was much appreciated 4. The Thanksgiving dinner was very good and the dining room is the warmest place in the building! CONS 1. The... More 

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HI-Chicago, Manager at Hostelling International Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Karen, Thank you for your observations and input. Here at HI Chicago we strive to do our best to provide a great experience for all our guests. With your feedback we can learn from our mistakes and strive to do better. We will look at the areas where we are lacking and use this as continued training for our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for affordable group accommodations for a long weekend trip to Chicago and decided to try out the hostel. I have fond memories of traveling through Europe 20 years ago and staying at hostels, but after a horrible experience at a hostel in Mexico, was a bit nervous to try it out all these years later. It turned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel is located downtown, if you don't want to use the bus/metro, you can. They have a good breakfast, until 10pm. The beds are pretty comfortable, the rooms have good space, I stayed in a 8 bed room. I felt safe inside the hostel, to use the elevator you need to swipe your key card, the rooms have lockers,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything was great, the service, the rooms, the bathrooms the bedding itself and the location. Only downer was the wifi, very intermittent and wouldn't connect, then you had to login again then try again

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't expect a hostel to have much space in dorm rooms, but HI Chicago does, I lived in a 10-person room and it was spacious and very clean. They have a bunch of activities year round including city tour and music events that you can join. If you prefer to travel alone, check with the info desk as you... More 

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Banff National Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I loved my stay at this hostel in september. I was in a 12 bed dorm that was extremely spacious and cosy. The breakfast is buffet with lots of different options. Also they had many activities offered including walking tours of the city. The location is very central aswell.

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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*
Number of rooms: 300
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