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Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed in the hostel for 7 nights, in a Men's 8 bed dorm room. At first, i was bit skeptical, however finally the experience was very good. Only for one night the room was completely full, that means all the 8 beds occupied, otherwise most of the nights, there were only 4 persons. It is a good way to...

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. It is much appreciated. As a not for profit and a travel organization, we understand that it can be very expensive to travel and therefore we are priced with that in mind. Cultural understanding and tolerance is our mission, therefore we try to encourage that in every way possible.

Hawthorne, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the most affordable place I could find when I went to Chicago. The rest of the downtown hotel prices were well in the 3 figure range and I wasn't willing to pay that kind of price. The best part is that it's located near Lake Michigan so going anywhere in the Downtown area was not a problem at...

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

Thanks for your feedback. Our price is certainly the best for the great location. Sorry about the noise from the train.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Conveniently located and not too expensive. The train to/from the airport is on a few blocks away (no more than five minutes walking). They have happy hour on Wednesday and Friday which is nice. Clean facilities and breakfast provided every morning, and activities/guides posted throughout.

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

Thanks for your feedback. Much appreciated.

Sumaré
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hello! I stayed in Hi Chicago a couple of weeks ago and want to comment here about my stay. First of all I wanted to say that I have always respected the cultures and diversities in all the countries I have been to, especially the United States where we have people from all over the world. I stayed at the...

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

Hi: My apologies about your experience at check-out. You should not have been treated this way for you to feel disappointed. We will certainly use your experience for training. Thanks for bringing this to our attention and hopefully next time you return your experience will be different.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for the week and my time here was great. The staff were very friendly and there was always activities to do. The Breakfast that they put on was also a really good way to start the day. Would definitely come back!

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

Thanks for your feedback.

Reviewed 25 October 2016

Stayed here for four nights with a group from my school. This was my first time staying in a hostel and I was pleasantly surprised! It was very nice. We arrived from O'hare and took the blue line to the La Salle stop and then walked a couple blocks. It is right in the middle of the action and very...

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

Thanks for your feedback. Happy we could accommodate you and the group.

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was my second stay at HI Chicago and once again, I was very pleased. This time I stayed in a 4-bed female room. My favorite thing about this hostel is the staff. They are always friendly and helpful. On this visit, I went out for a run and had an accident. Well...I tripped up some stairs and hit my...

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

HI: Sorry about your accident but happy you were able to get some assistance. Thank you for your feedback and looking forward to hosting you on your next trip.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016

So, landing at Chicago Airport, I then took a train and a bus to get to "The Loop" to find the Hostel... I walked right past it because its not greatly shown (signs etc) - but maybe that's just me and my tourist self. Travelling Solo, and as my second HI Hostel (and Hostel, ever!) I had reasonable expectations, which...

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

Hi - Thank you so much for your thorough feedback. It is much appreciated. I am happy you chose us for your accommodation needs and that you were satisfied with your stay. Looking forward to your next visit and thanks again.

Boise, Idaho ~ Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Took a quick trip to Chicago with my hubby and 9 month old. Picked a private room for us to stay in overnight. The room was part of a suite that had 4 private rooms that share a common area and a bathroom. Even though you still have to share a bathroom it is nice to know that it is...

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

Thank you for your feedback. Happy we could accommodate your family during your visit.

Juiz de Fora, MG
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great place and fair price! I shared place with different people and that was great because allowed to get along with folks from different countries. This hostel is close to Chicago Downtown, Wrigley Field, Chicago Museum field...

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Thanks for your feedback.

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about Hostelling International Chicago

Address: 24 E Congress Pkwy, South Loop, Chicago, IL 60605-1226
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: RM168 - RM700 (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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“they even up-graded to a private room!”
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“All the 09 sets of rooms, room 4 are the furthest away from the L”
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“The bigger the better (the more roommates, the less awkard it is for me)”
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“Rooms closer to the elevator are quieter than out rooms, because of the Metro line outside.”
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