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    Hostelling International Chicago

    24 East Congress Parkway, South Loop, Chicago, IL 60605-1226
    (312) 883-8630
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    • Excellent58%
    • Very good34%
    • Average6%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
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    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
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    1.5 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Best location, wright in the middle of Chicago centre, walk distance to mostly all the touristic attractions. Best structures, big and spacious rooms and bathrooms, lounge areas, kitchen available for your use, and a lot more. Free breakfast every morning! love it!!

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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Frugalicious Traveling in Chicago!! If you’re looking for frugal accommodations, lots of free activities, great location to good eats, the library, shopping and the “L train”, check out the Hostelling International hostel. This sign explains exactly what this place encompasses. I spent $35 for one...More

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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    This hostel is really lovely. It’s quite big, and the kitchen/dining/lounge area is massive! Plenty of room to accomodate the amount of people it can hold. Breakfast was amazing, so much choice! The room I stayed in was very spacious, and was handy to have...More

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    Response from Ruby M, Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for staying at the HI Chicago and for rating us so high. We are delighted to read that you loved our clean accommodation, convenient location, as well as, the delicious breakfast we served. Also, we are glad that you enjoyed our friendly associates...More

    Reviewed November 30, 2017

    HI Chicago is a really modern hostel. I stayed in a 4 bed female dorm which was more like a mini apartment. I would definitely recommend staying here. The breakfast selection is very good and the common areas are very clean, cool and modern. In...More

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    Response from Ruby M, Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded December 7, 2017

    Thank you for choosing to stay at HI Chicago and for sharing your wonderful experience online. We are delighted to read that you loved our convenient location as well as, our comfortable accommodation which was perfect for your needs. Also, we appreciate your comments about...More

    Reviewed November 17, 2017

    This is without a doubt one of the finest hostels anywhere in the world! If you are a budget conscious traveler coming to Chicago (and even if you aren't budget conscious come to think of it), you owe it to yourself to check this place...More

    Thank dalijon
    Response from Ruby M, Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded November 18, 2017

    Thank you for your amazing feedback of the HI Chicago and for rating us so high. We are glad to read that you loved our comfortable accommodation, as well as, the complimentary breakfast we served. Also, we are happy that you were impressed with our...More

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
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    • $38 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 300
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    • Downtown / The Loop
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    Lawrence W
    October 3, 2017|
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    Response from travglobT | Reviewed this property |
    It can be taken on arrival o hihostels online.
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    July 28, 2017|
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    Response from debbyR700 | Reviewed this property |
    There are private rooms, but I didn't stay in one, so I'm not sure if it is still a shared bathroom. There are shared bathrooms for each area of suites, so it is just across the hall and not a lot of people using each one.
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    July 27, 2017|
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    Response from Makenzie F | Reviewed this property |
    I caught a train to a station near by and then walked. you should be able to find what train to catch from google maps :)
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