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Hostelling International Chicago

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24 E. Congress Pkwy., South Loop, Chicago, IL 60605
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Ranked #11 of 54 Specialty Lodging in Chicago
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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Awesome building, awesome location, awesome dorms, super clean bedrooms and bathrooms, awesome breakfast, friendly staff! You should consider stay here even if you are not on a budget! :) it's close to everything and there-s this great restaurant in the same building that serves great food by fair prices

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the check-in to the check- out the entire experience was perfect! The service was great, lovely staff. I stayed in a private room, very clean and private for four girls! I stayed here for Pitchfork Festival 2015 and it was so easy to get around, I received help from front desk and got there and back with no problem.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi Everyone!!! It's Singlemamatravelista! Our first stay in a Hostel was truly an unique experience and a definite option for the budget conscious traveler. Here are my top 3 reasons why HI Chicago may just be the right fit for you and your budget! 3. LOCATION: In the heart of Chitown's loop, this hostel is a godsend for those who... More 

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Verona, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a Cadette Girl Scout troop on the MegaBus from Cincinnati to downtown Chicago and walked to this hostel. We felt safe in and around the bldg. and the location was within walking distance of so many sites. The rooms were spacious, clean, and perfect for our group (two rooms of 4 bunks each). We utilized the refrigerator for leftover... More 

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Seattle, Washington
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed in HI Chicago for the last two nights of my stay. Before that I stayed at Urban Holiday Lofts ("UHL") (which is also very popular according to the review and rating in hostels.com). HI Chicago is situated at the prime site of the downtown. It's about 10-15 mins walk from the Jackson Station (on blue line -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had the most wonderful time while my stay in HI Chicago! great accomodations, clean and met great people. Also took free tours. And the location is more than excellent. I barely used transportation. Great experience.

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Lara,Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was my 1st time at a hostel and it was amazing. We got a suite to have more privacy. It's like a small apartment. Breakfast is delicious and you have the chance to choose what you want from a variety of things. The staff is always kind and very helpful. There are activities to get to know the city,... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This hotel is located OK but I have to say it's quite a bad value. I paid $130 for a spartan room with bath down the hall, which would have been fine for $49 a night. You can get a room across the street for the same price but with a TV, and private bath. Breakfast is no big deal... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The location can't be beat, esp. when price is considered. Chicago is an expensive town but HI Chicago is a good alternative. The private rooms are small but clean with a bathroom shared by multiple rooms. The staff was pleasant and very helpful. Public transportation is close by. The only negative is the breakfast. The food wasn't plentiful and the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It cost me 50 british pound to stay 2 nights here. I have to say, it is really a bargain. I was in a 8 person's room, with private bathroom and shower room. it's really a large room, clean and tidy. WIFI is fast. there is a function room at level 2 and a full functionalized kitchen in each level.... More 

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Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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