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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Excellent breakfast in the variety and freshness of fruits, bread, cheese and cereals. Clean , neat and tidy facilities. Cozy and well-lighted everywhere. Wifi included. Adequate location, big rooms, kind service

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Myself and my partner stayed in a private room here in late May/early June. This was one of the cheapest places to stay (if not the cheapest) in the whole city so we were happy with something more basic. We have stayed in private-room, shared-bathroom accomodation like this across the US and Canada before, so we knew what to expect....

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

This place has a great localization. The staff is very helpful. My bedroom was like a suite with kitchen (but with no appliances). They have lockers to keep your luggage in case you arrive early or you check out and you just leave in the night. Well, is a place very organized, they have discounts for attractions, a lot of...

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Sugar Land, Texas
Reviewed 18 June 2014

My teenaged daughter and I stayed here last night. Overall, we were quite pleased. We walked from the South Shore's Van Buren station (just a couple of blocks) and arrived at check in time, 3 p.m. Our room wasn't ready, but the desk clerk checked us in - he didn't seem to know. We went to the room and realized...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Sorry for delayed reviews! Came here during the third coldest winter since their records started and loved it. Warm, great shower facilities and comfortable bed. Lockers provided and lots of space. Breakfast options were also good for a hostel. Staff friendly at check in and helpful when needing help and directions to places. It's in a great location for the...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 5 June 2014

this hostel offers a great location and value. right between State Street, and Michigan Ave, this hostel offers a steal to anyone booking it. The transit is right on State Street, which takes you to all directions in and around Chicago. Hostel staff are welcoming and able to give you deals on some major attractions. If you are going to...

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We are not young anymore, but decided to stay here becuse of the price and location. Our choice turned out to be just the right one. We were especially lucky to get a comfortable private room with a bathroom and toilet. The room was not cleaned during our stay only the garbage was taken away. The greatest plus was the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Easy to find as it's pretty close to several transport options (I caught the line straight down from the airport and then walked a few blocks). Once there the staff were friendly and helpful. They were knowledgeable of the local area and made suggestions to me for places to eat and clubs to go to. The location of the hostel...

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We had a great experience of this hostel. It is in a perfect location, close to everywhere you could need. The rooms are plenty big enough and with a lounge area and kitchen for each room. We had a private room for the two of us. The bathroom area was large, and even though it was shared we didn't find...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2014

This hostel is HUGE!!! Its in a great location for all the Chicago sightseeing/shopping and public transport (and easily accessible from Airports also) The room was very spacious and clean and I didn't feel like I was in a 10 person dorm at all!! I think they could do with my showers and toilets....there was just 2 showers and 3...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: ₹ 2,917 - ₹ 10,372 (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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