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Gold Coast, Australia
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed in this hostel for 2 nights in a shared dorm. Clean and tidy. Friendly staff. Good location What more can you want? Clean shared bathroom facilities. Breakfast is simple, fresh fruit, cereal, toast, bagels and muffins. Nice view of the El from the dinning room, you know which city you are in that's for sure.

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Paul C, General Manager at Hostelling International Chicago, responded to this review

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic location which puts you in a great location for getting on the cta train, visiting millennium park, navy pier and the aquarium (I could go on.....). The staff were really helpful at all times and were available whenever required. I did not have any issues which I needed to discuss with them but was confident they would do... More 

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Paul C, General Manager at Hostelling International Chicago, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and happy you chose HI-Chicago for your accommodation needs. More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That's by far my favourite Hostel Branch, but the one is Chicago is amazing. It has a huge common area, rooms are clean comfortable and organised. I was there last time many years ago and still remember the great experience I had. I went back and still great! Do recommend.

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Milan, Italy
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

⊕ Let's be honest, this is not the cheapest place around. But is it worth the money? Yes. The showers are clean, each bed has its own plug, breakfast is included and let me tell you it is one of the best breakfasts I've experienced at a hostel. Plenty of choices and tasty too! One thing that for me is... More 

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Paul C, General Manager at Hostelling International Chicago, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback and the recommendation. We are also travelers and recognize the need for all these amenities (and more) to make your stay pleasant. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to accommodate you. More 

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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is one of the best I've stayed in. Rooms are a good size. Beds are very comfy. There is also free wifi and breakfast included. There is a CVS located across the street, along with a giant panda and panera bread. Good access to L trains including Blue line to OHare.

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Aldridge, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of the hostel is perfect, in the centre of town near to transport links and tourist sites (Cloud Gate, Michigan Av etc), clean, comfortable and with friendly and helpful staff. I stayed in both a 6 person shared dorm and private room both of which were a great experience, with good kitchen, bathroom and common room spaces

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New Haven, Connecticut
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for three nights for a solo sightseeing trip. I stayed in the 10 bed economy female dorm and I have no complaints. The beds were extremely comfortable and ever though it was a 10 bed room, the room was very spacious with localized lighting so if someone was up late it wasn't bothersome. It took some getting... More 

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Alberta
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is so perfectly located in downtown Chicago and costs a fraction of the price of hotels in the area. I stayed in a private room that shared a kitchen, common area, and bathroom with another 3 private rooms. The shared area was locked so only people staying in those 4 rooms could access it, and our room behind... More 

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Thanks for your feedback. Looking forward to your next stay. More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in the HI hostel for about 3 nights on a weekend in august. I was traveling by myself for the first time. The hostel is really nice and clean. The bedroom was comfortable and big as well. We had a shower and bathroom in our room which was really cool. The breakfast in the morning was free and... More 

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Paul C, Manager at Hostelling International Chicago, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. While we try to have events as often as possible, we have found that weekend events in the hostel do not work as most people are out of the building. Hopefully you were able to participate in some other events. More 

Oxford
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112 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Out of the three US hostels that I have stayed in so far this summer, HI Chicago is setting the bar highest. It is a spacious and well-kept hostel, clean throughout. The 'en-suite' dorms have their own private living areas, which are in addition to the whole hostel communal area on the second floor. The beds are extremely comfortable, which... More 

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Thank you for your review. We are happy we were able to accommodate you. 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $49 - $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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