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Hostelling International Chicago

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“ping pong”(23 reviews)
“the loop”(57 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Wheelchair Access
1 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was very good value for money. Though, breakfast room was quite dirty, some of staff rude. My co-roommate maked a lot of noice, a German girl started to shout early in the morning. Later I got a bigger room. Still nice location, safe and...More

Thank Laura P
Response from Ruby M, Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. Our team always strives to give the service our guests expect & deserve. I appreciate the comments as we are always looking for ways to improve the hostel & service we give our guests.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I booked HI Chicago for three nights after checking out TripAdvisor for hostels. This was the highest hostel listed for my available dates and I immediately booked it for about $30 per night (including an extra $3 per night due to me not being a...More

Thank AKAshon
Response from Ruby M, Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 8 February 2018

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 1 week ago via mobile

Read all the positive reviews on this place & went ahead & booked it for my son & I. Worked great. We had a private room with bunk beds, place was clean, staff were friendly & helpful, safe location, continental breakfast wasn’t great but saved...More

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Response from Ruby M, Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 1 week ago

We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your hostel experience! Thank you for taking the time to highlight some of the parts of our hostel that made your visit so memorable. Our staff is happy to hear that you would return to stay with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for four nights. The previos experience with HI Hostel was good however this time we were really disappointed. First of all key-cards did not work at all. We ended up to activate the keys three times. When we reached our room, the...More

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

Thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent visit to HI Chicago. It was disheartening to read about the issues you encountered during your stay. We take these concerns seriously and place great emphasis on maintaining a clean and healthy safe environment for all...More

Reviewed 2 February 2018

The location of this hostel is superior--on the Loop, a short walk to main attractions like the Art Institute & Millennium Park. Our King Room-spare, clean and very hot-shared a bathroom with three other rooms.. Staff were great, very helpful for finding free and low-cost...More

Thank Kathleen C
Response from Ruby M, Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 8 February 2018

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

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Meeting Rooms
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
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Air Conditioning
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US$40 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$40 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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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
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Response from travglobT | Reviewed this property |
It can be taken on arrival o hihostels online.
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Fabia1903
28 July 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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Chafikone R
27 July 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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"The King Room had two beds, which we pushed together. Choose a Queen Room if you want one bed."
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"Bring your own lock."
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"Get a room that faces south or get a room on a higher floor to avoid hearing the trains tonight."
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"The rooms close to the elevators are better since the EL circulates around the bloc but I think that the..."
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