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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 yesterday
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hostel was quite nice however we did have alot of trouble trying to pick up the wifi in our room which was a major downfall. We had a private room and it was quite nice and big enough for two people. This was one of the better hostels I have stayed in.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wifi is non-existent in the rooms. Major con. Very modern. Very clean. Great bedding which never happens. Stellar location near transpo, Big lobby. Friendly staff. I had a deluxe female dorm which was two 4-bed separate rooms with a private bathroom: single toilet and shower, double sink. It stunk having to wait to use the bathroom when someone is in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nestled in the curve of the L tracks in the heart of the college town the South Loop has become stands The J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Hostel - an amazing facility I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone who'd consider staying in a hostel in the first place. I went for a bunk-bedded private room in a... More

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot speak highly enough of this hostel. It's in a fantastic location - just 5 minutes walk to Millennium Park and the lake front and a 2 minute walk to the metro which takes you to all the Chicago attractions within 15 minutes. I was staying in a 4 bed dorm with my friend and we instantly hit it... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in a private room (double bed with single bunk on top) - 8 of these rooms share 1 women's bathroom and 1 men's (1 shower & 1 bathroom stall each), plus lounge and kitchen space. I stayed for a week (over Riot Fest weekend, too) and never had to wait for the bathroom or shower. Rooms, kitchen and lounge... More

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wever ia
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28 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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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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