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    Hostelling International Chicago

    24 East Congress Parkway, South Loop, Chicago, IL 60605-1226
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    Overview
    • Excellent57%
    • Very good35%
    • Average6%
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    “bunk beds” (23 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 512 reviews

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    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

    Thank seliyakim
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Clean, comfy dorms with nice touches such as a light, plug sockets and usb ports and shelf by each bed. The common area was great and made it easy to meet other guests. The free breakfast had a good selection including pastries, muffins, cereals, porridge,...More

    Thank sophiesuperstar
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This hostel is amazing. Very spacious rooms, very very clean facilities and friendly accommodating staff. The place is great and very safe for solo travelers. Very close to train station and to downtown. There might be some noise from the trains passing by till mid-night....More

    Thank Rajani M
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The one bad thing is that in many of the rooms, you are right at the level of the El-Train. This can be a bummer if you are having trouble sleeping. It's very close to the elevated train and also to the river. The location...More

    Thank Dave P
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    This is one of the best Hostelling International sites I've been to. My favorite is the HI Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada, but this by far the best one I've stayed at in the US of the 7 locations I've been to so far in...More

    Thank eyereen
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Breakfast included
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
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    • Price range
    • US$ 42 - US$ 170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 300
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    • Downtown / The Loop
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    • Hostelling International Chicago Summer Hotel Chicago
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    Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
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    Fabia1903
    28 July 2017|
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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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    27 July 2017|
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    Response from Pechie88 | Reviewed this property |
    It's easy using the train. Just get on the blue line and get off at Jackson station. It's only a 5 minute walk from there. (Google Maps will help you plan it).
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    9 May 2017|
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    Response from Paul C | Property representative |
    Yes, each bedroom door has its own separate lock and key. No other occupant will have access to your sleeping room.
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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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    "Dorm with shared suite bathroom"
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