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Hostelling International Chicago

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a flight get cancelled and decided to stay here and meet a few people instead of a hotel. Super friendly staff, clean dorms, and awesome layout. Walking distance to pretty much everything. Will definitely be back next time I am in Chicago!

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I booked HI Chicago for three nights after checking out TripAdvisor for hostels. This was the highest hostel listed for my available dates and I immediately booked it for about $30 per night (including an extra $3 per night due to me not being a...More

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Response from Ruby M, Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 8 February 2018

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 1 week ago

I am 70, stayed in a Europe hostel just for the experience many years ago, and a colleague who stayed here twice suggested I give this one a try. If you are an experienced user of hostels, you won't need this information. If not, hopefully...More

Thank Jan_from_Atlanta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff (friendly, bilingual), good value, fun common area, and clean rooms (in suite bathrooms, linens provided). Breakfast and wi-fi are included, and they provide event programming for those that are interested (HI does this pretty well across the board from what I see). The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Chicago HI is basically a perfect hostel provided you are not seeking a party hostel.The location is very central- close to 2 el train lines, including a direct route to Ö'Hare airport plus many amenities.There is an easily accessible locker room next to the...More

Thank peter k
Response from Ruby M, Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 3 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. Also, we appreciate your comments about...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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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
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Response from travglobT | Reviewed this property |
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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
27 July 2017|
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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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