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Hostelling International Chicago

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“the loop”(57 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Wheelchair Access
1.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Response from Ruby M, Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 2 weeks 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. Also, we appreciate your comments about...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

I was delighted to be hosted in the HI Chicago. The hostel is very well centrally located. The breakfast is unbeatable. The staff is very friendly and working hard to make that place functions well. The dorm rooms are very efficient with hair dryer and...More

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Response from Ruby M, Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 14 November 2017

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, amenities and convenient location, as well as, the delicious breakfast we served. Also, we are delighted that you mentioned that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Response from Ruby M, Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 2 weeks 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. Also, we appreciate your comments about...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018

Best location, wright in the middle of Chicago centre, walk distance to mostly all the touristic attractions. Best structures, big and spacious rooms and bathrooms, lounge areas, kitchen available for your use, and a lot more. Free breakfast every morning! love it!!More

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Response from Ruby M, Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 4 weeks 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 17 January 2018

Frugalicious Traveling in Chicago!! If you’re looking for frugal accommodations, lots of free activities, great location to good eats, the library, shopping and the “L train”, check out the Hostelling International hostel. This sign explains exactly what this place encompasses. I spent $35 for one...More

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Response from Ruby M, Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 4 weeks 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

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
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Meeting Rooms
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
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Air Conditioning
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US$35 - US$162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$35 - US$162 (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
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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Lawrence W
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It can be taken on arrival o hihostels online.
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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
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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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"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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