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Hostelling International Chicago

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  • Average6%
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“ping pong”(24 reviews)
“bunk beds”(23 reviews)
“the loop”(56 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 3 days ago

i would to say that I truly enjoyed staying at this location. All the rest of the hotels in Downtown Chicago are in the 3 figure range. I liked this place for 2 reasons. The first one is their location. I was able to walk...More

Thank acejarcher8
Response from Ruby M, Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded yesterday

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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

HI Chicago is a really modern hostel. I stayed in a 4 bed female dorm which was more like a mini apartment. I would definitely recommend staying here. The breakfast selection is very good and the common areas are very clean, cool and modern. In...More

Thank thesuitcaserdiaries
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. Also, we appreciate your comments about...More

Reviewed 3 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 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 4 weeks 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 4 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. When your back, remember to purchase...More

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Traveller (347)
Room & Suite (198)
Dining (48)
Hotel & Grounds (203)
Family and Play Areas (30)
Bathroom (13)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (4)
About
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Meeting Rooms
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
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Price range
US$39 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$39 - 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
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
...More
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