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Hostelling International Chicago

Hostelworld.comUS$ 73*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Miami, FL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

Manila
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what is very much noticeable is the security. if you want a secured hostel, this is where you go. there are many points where you'll need your key card to get in, not to mention the several security cameras. while this may irritate other people, those who are after a secured hostel, this is perfect. lots of free activities that...

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

Thanks for the recommendation and the feedback. It is much appreciated. We try our best to make sure our guests are secure and comfortable in every-way. Thanks for the feedback.

Purcellville, Virginia
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Just what I needed. Simple accommodations with easy access to food and train for one nights stay. Having traveled the world extensively I found myself needing an over night room for one in downtown Chicago. This worked perfect and was reasonable.

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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.

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Very modern welcoming hostel. Breakfast was quite a spread! Not very central to tourism things but Chicago is very flat so easy to walk around. They offer pub nights and events for people to get together and mingle although as I wasn't 21 I wasn't able to join in.

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

Thanks for your feedback. We are within walking distance to a lot of things in the neighborhood and also to public transportation that will get you in any direction you wished to go. Sorry you couldn't join the tours, perhaps next time?!

Wilbraham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I have always enjoyed the energy of a Hostel and this place did not disappoint! We found the staff so pleasant and helpful. Our group of 16 students fit comfortably in their three rooms. The common spaces were big and useful (and fun!). As good as the overall space was, the location is amazing. It is within easy walking distance...

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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 and happy your group was able to utilize the space and have fun.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great hotel. Helpful staff, vending machines are on most floors, the WIFI is very good. The rooms are very big and spacious. I got a room with: 3bunk beds, hairdryer, bathroom, dress area and lockers.

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

Thanks for your feedback. We are very deliberate in making sure our most common amenities meet our guests approval.

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Spent two nights here in the 10-bed room. The staff made it a great place to stay. Great Wifi, clean room and bathroom. Vending machines in the building. Like the public places on the second floor with billiards. However at night i needed to put my coat over the blanket to keep me warm "enough". Others did not have such...

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

Thanks for the feedback. Sorry you felt cold at night. It is difficult to comfortably set the temperature to satisfy everyone in a room therefore we rely on the guests to compromise.

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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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: ₹ 2,955 - ₹ 10,344 (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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“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!”
, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All the 09 sets of rooms, room 4 are the furthest away from the L”
materago, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
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