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Hostelling International Chicago

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Reviewed 25 March 2016

Stayed at hostel for big convention. Four of us bunked together. We knew each other so I was fine with it. Otherwise would have gotten a private room. Desk staff nice. Facility okay. Breakfast boring. Beds were great!More

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Response from Paul C, General Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 4 April 2016

Hello On the road love travel: Thanks for your review and for giving us the opportunity to host you. My apologies that you found the breakfast to be boring. We offer a simple, free continental breakfast to our guests. We have been looking at ways...More

Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

I've stayed at the HI Chicago several times and it truly is one of the best hostels in Chicago! The hostel is always clean and safe. The bunk beds and room accommodation are of the best. High Wooden bunk beds with plenty of room room....More

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Response from Paul C, General Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 4 April 2016

Hello Steven: Thank you for the wonderful review and for making HI Chicago your choice when you visit Chicago. We try to offer accommodations that will make our guests feel at home when away from home. Most amenities throughout the hostel was based on suggestions...More

Reviewed 12 March 2016

Location in the Loop is perfect for exploring downtown attractions and the lake shore. Hostel is very well kept and provides you with everything you need as a backpacker. Staff is friendly and helpful. But all of this comes at quite the price tag for...More

Thank Ally T
Response from Paul C, General Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 5 April 2016

Hi Ally: Thanks for the feedback. Our location is perfect for the budget travel, as we are in walking distance from a lot of attractions and within a few block of public transit stations. We do try to be as affordable as possible but understanding...More

Reviewed 3 March 2016

25 - 30 August, 2014. I was on a very tight (financial) budget, on this conference trip. Chicago being a huge city, I wanted to stay in the Downtown area (for that was where the conference was, at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers), and avoid...More

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Response from HI-Chicago, General Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 4 March 2016

Hi Sumantra_Travel : Thanks for the great review for our hostel! We take a lot of pride in making Hostelling International Chicago the best it can be! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best regards, Paul Coley, General Manager

Reviewed 16 January 2016

What I liked the most about staying at this hostel was the atmosphere. At the second floor of the hostel, people can gather to eat, watch tv or play pool. I was happy to see the variety of options one can have for breakfast. Good...More

Thank Tania G
Response from Paul C, General Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 27 January 2016

Hello Tania: Thanks for the great review - I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere on our second floor. We love for our guests to have a place to gather and have the opportunity of learning each other's different stories and experiences. Glad you...More

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Air Conditioning
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US$ 46 - US$ 169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Lawrence W
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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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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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"Bring earplugs if you're a light sleeper - it's next to one of the train tracks. I spent three nights..."
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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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"Bring your own lock."
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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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