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Hostelling International Chicago

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed today NEW

This is located at best location.Form this hostel all major chicago attractions are near by(walkable distance) and safe place. Rooms are clean and breakfast is good.I have stayed here for a night.Only problem we had was night it was noisy. Price was reasonable.

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Hanoi
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

The hostel is located right in the center just few minutes away from the clound gate ( known as the bean). But location is not everything. I was given a room which was facing to the railway line and i could not sleep much during the stay as tre train went past every ten minutes. Breakfast was good.

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice hostel! Dorms are separated into smaller rooms which provides more privacy. Rooms are quite spacious with nice living room area. The hostel is a bit outside of the city centre but still a very good location within the downtown area for the price. Very easy to take the train or bus to all major attractions....

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

HI Chicago was my first hostel experience and it couldn't be better. The staff is friendly, the hostel and rooms are very clean and organized and the general atmosphere of the place is pretty cool. I particularly enjoyed the sockets and USB ports available at each bed, which is great for charging portable devices. The hostel offers a basic, but...

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

Thank you for your feedback. It is much appreciated. We do get groups in the building from time to time. These groups participate in some of the educational programs that we offer. My apologies if there were any inconvenience. Thanks for the recommendation.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was a great surprise, even though the pictures of the hostel portrays exactly the reality of it. Big rooms, bathroom, laundry room and kitchen on each floor. I found everything alway clean and the highlights must be the amazing breakfast and location. The hostel is located in the Loop, close to two subway stations, you can walk to Millennium...

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

Thank you for your feedback. We try our best to make our guests as comfortable as possible.

Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for a night last month on a last minute visit to Chicago. I booked the private room in the hostel just a few hours before check in. Location is central close to millennium park in the Loop. Subway is a 5 min walk away. Very good location I opted for a private room with shared bathroom. The room...

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

Thanks for your feedback.

Reviewed 17 April 2017

I really enjoyed this Hostel. THE HIGH POINTS. 1. The rooms are HUGE! by far the largest I have EVER stayed in. 2. Friendly service. 3. Close to everything, easy to get around. 4. Easy device plug in at bedside for USB and AC. 5. Fun common area with pool and table tennis lots of HUGE seats and a couch(s)....

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

Hi, Thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated. My apologies for any inconvenience that the large group of kids may have caused. We do offer educational programs to high school students. It is a part of our mission toward cultural understanding. Looking forward to your next visit and perhaps having you participate in one of our many programs/activities...

Miami, FL
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This was my first hostel experience, and it was really positive. I chose a private room. (There are options for shared "dorm" rooms with four bunks in the room for a very modest price.) My room had a double bed with a single bunk above, a small nightstand, a light, towels, and an iron and ironing board. (I could have...

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

Thank you for your review and happy you were able to experience everything our hostel has to offer.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Excellent location in the Loop, with free wifi, free breakfast, free towel, and reading lights and power socket at each bed. However some rooms are facing the L train track so it may be a bit noisy from 5am to 1am.

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

Thank you for your feedback. It is much appreciated. While we have an excellent location, we do have to deal with the noise of downtown Chicago, including the trains.

Reviewed 31 March 2017

This Hotel/Hostel has the concept of - Youth Empowerment. And I did observe it during my stay. I got the Shared premium dorm at about 34 USD. I think this is value for money. Now the guests at this Hostel are not restricted only to youth. I saw some ladies in their sixties put up at the hostel too. Breakfast...

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

Thanks for your review, we appreciate it. Hostelling International does not discriminate in way, therefore, we host the young and the young at heart. Thanks again.

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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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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Hostelling International Chicago

Address: 24 East Congress Parkway, South Loop, Chicago, IL 60605-1226
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: €38 - €146 (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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“Some rooms are very close to the train tracks which can be louder at night”
Canadian_Girl613, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“Bring something to cover your eyes and ears incase you are a lite sleeper.”
V6323KProbertd, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on higher floors (six or higher) have less street noise”
gablesptsa, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors will be quieter because the lower floors have a train line outside the window.”
JakeHRose, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“they even up-graded to a private room!”
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