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Baku, Azerbaijan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had experience with HI hostels beforehand in New York City, that is why I prefered to stay in HI hostel in Chicago as well, what met my expectations. Very comfortable place, easy access to train and bus stations(especially if you travel by amtrak). Location is perfect for downtown travelers. Rooms are clean, provided with all necessery stuff. Totally recommended.

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Thanks for the recommendation. I am happy we met your expectation. Safe travels... More 

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

i've stayed in Hi Chicago three times and it is by far the best hostel I've been to in the US. Great location, right in the Loop and close to bus stops, L stations and a short walk to the Museum Campus and Millenium Park. I stayed in a female dorm and the beds are comfortable, the lockers are very... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel is right in central Chicago - great location! Short walk to Grant Park and Millennium Park and very close to all the train lines! Rooms are spacious and clean and there's an awesome common room on the second level with tables, a full kitchen, couches, pool tables and more. Great facilities. Breakfast was awesome too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

HI Chicago is a wonderful, clean and spacious hostel.The rooms are bright and big .Friendly staff. I enjoyed the second floor as it had entertainment, kitchen and vending machines. The hostel has good discounts on tours. It was an amazing experience.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went into the experience a little nervous. I was scared the hostel wouldn't be clean or would not have decent air conditioning. It ended up being a great experience. My roommates were amazing! The breakfast that was included was good. The place was SO clean. The rooms were cheery and bright with windows and lights. The beds were comfortable.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best hostel I've been to! Staff are very friendly and helpful. Rooms are big and comfortable, a lot of activities going on (pubcrawl is the best!), the place is very beautiful and clean, awesome location - near everything. I will come back for sure!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelled to Chicago with my daughter for an event in July. As a single mom I was looking for a more affordable place to stay downtown in Chicago. The hostelling idea sounded like it would be a fun experience and it was! The first night we were able to get into a private room - room with a bunk bed... More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: The location - right in the centre of town, 10 minute walk from the lake (probably 3 minutes without cars holding you up) Value for money - I had a private room, it was still very cheap and comfortable Breakfast - keep in mind it's continental but the bagels were fantastic Things to do - I only made use... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for five nights and had a blast in this great city. Hostel has excellent facilities and the staff are really helpful. Rooms are as you would expect for a hostel but they are clean which is the most important thing! Bathroom was shared but clean and never had to wait to use it. Activities organised by the hostel... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We booked a room at this hostel in part due to its very good reviews on Tripadvisor, however, we decided this is not our type of place and decided to leave after the first night. Thankfully, the management agreed to cancel the second night of our reservation without dispute, and staff were kind, overall. What de did not like so... More 

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Hello: Thanks for the review and sorry to hear we did not meet your expectation. Hopefully we will have another opportunity to accommodate you so that we can show you how excellent we really are. Take care. More 

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Downtown / The Loop
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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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Hostelling International Chicago

Address: 24 E Congress Pkwy, South Loop, Chicago, IL 60605-1226
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: $48 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hostelling International Chicago 1.5*
Number of rooms: 300
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