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    Hostelling International Chicago

    24 East Congress Parkway, South Loop, Chicago, IL 60605-1226
    (312) 883-8630
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    1 - 5 of 522 reviews

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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

    Reviewed 6 days ago

    Full disclosure, this was my first time staying at a HI property (I was there for one night) and I was quite pleasantly surprised. Check-in/out experience: It was a very simple and smooth process at the times I checked in and checked out. Room -...More

    Thank Matt A
    Response from Ruby M, Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 3 days 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 1 week ago via mobile

    Located in the loop near most of Chicago's top attractions, the HI Chicago Hostel on E. Congress is the perfect combination of location, cost, facilities and friendly folks. The hostel is a manageable walk from Union Station and around the corner from a number of...More

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

    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. When your back, remember to purchase...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Clean, bright and spaciest hostel! Staff were friendly. Common area was relaxed with a lot of tourist leaflets and information! Also a ping pong table for those rainy hours! Breakfast is included. Located with the CTA subway loop making it very easy to commute around...More

    Thank Sinead S
    Response from Ruby M, Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

    Pros: - Good location in the centre of Downtown - Wide variety of food available during breakfast (cereal, bagels, fruit, porridge) Cons: - The rooms are dirty, the carpets need a good steam clean - No atmosphere, a souless place - Seemed to be full...More

    Thank Matthew S
    Response from Ruby M, Assistant General Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 3 weeks ago

    We appreciate your honest feedback and we truly hope you will return for another visit. Our team is always working to clean and repair our carpet. We are sorry that you ended up having to wait 2 hours to check in during your visit. I...More

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    About
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • Air Conditioning
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    • US$36 - US$163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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    • Number of rooms
    • 300
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    • Downtown / The Loop
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    Lawrence W
    3 October 2017|
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    Response from travglobT | Reviewed this property |
    It can be taken on arrival o hihostels online.
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    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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    27 July 2017|
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    Response from Pechie88 | Reviewed this property |
    It's easy using the train. Just get on the blue line and get off at Jackson station. It's only a 5 minute walk from there. (Google Maps will help you plan it).
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