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Hostelling International Chicago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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 

St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, I have to say hostels have come a long way since my youth! We brought our troop of 7 teenage girls to Chicago for a long weekend, and this hostel was the perfect home base for us. You can't beat the location - right in the heart of downtown, steps from an L station, and within walking distance... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We try to maintain the facility in a way for you to feel at home while you are away from home. Looking forward to your next visit to Chicago. More 

Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in HI Chicago for a week and it has a great location, very good facilities, excelent staff, I would reccomend it to anyone. Great value for an expensive city. This is one of the best hostels that I have stayed.

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

Thanks for the review and recommendation More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hi Chicago is in a prime downtown location at the edge of the loop. Everthing is accessible on foot or by train or bus. The hostel is clean, and I feel secure. Nice front staff. A small delay on check-in as room was not ready but there is storage for luggage. They have a 2 hour walking tour which was... More 

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

Thanks for the review and happy you were able to take part in our activities. More 

Campeche, SC
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location! Reception: excellent, cleanliness: excellent! informations: great, breakfast: very good! totally recommend it! very close to everything: parks, museums, subway stations, very safe area.

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Zane, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stay... I've been for 3 days in july during the indipendence day celebration. In addiction it close to all the main attractions of the city. Fantastic living room, very clean room and great breakfast (included). It would be perfect except for the elevated that passes just below my room... At least it is close to the stop... More 

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

Thanks for the review. We are in a great location but unfortunately hears the sound of the train when it passes by. More 

Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

HI Chicago is probably the best hostel I have ever been to. Affordable , amazing location - very easy to find and close to some of the main attractions. There are lockers , so you can leave your stuff there if you need , after check out. In the price - which was very good , there were included breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

This hostel is very well located near everything. I did most of my visit by walking. The hostel offers basic services but they are enough for young people. There is a game room very well equipped and the rooms and bathrooms are very clean upon arrival.

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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 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: $43 - $153 (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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