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Hostelling International Chicago

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  • Excellent58%
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  • Average6%
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
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Family Rooms
Multilingual Staff
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

Would thoroughly recommend this hostel! It is in walking distance to the Chicago Zoo which is free entry and amazing Also very close to a Discount Urban Outfitters store if you're into UO you'll find some great bargains there!

1  Thank aayil
Response from Paul C, General Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 25 August 2016

Thanks for the feedback.

Reviewed 31 December 2015

Ideally located in "The Loop", just a short walk to Millennium Park and many other Chicago attractions. Extremely friendly staff that always go the extra mile to make guests feel welcome and bond with their fellow-travellers. Practically unlimited free breakfast and free beer on some...More

1  Thank aneil4lom
Response from Paul C, General Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 28 January 2016

Hello aneil4lom: Thanks for your great review - We appreciate your feedback and I’ll pass along your compliments to the staff. We look forward to seeing you the next time your travels bring you to Chicago!

Reviewed 21 December 2015

This place gathers so many assets. First, it's right in the loop, in the centre of the city. Second, it's a huge hostel, with large dorms, a big and pleasant living room with confortable couches, billiards, extra-wide tv screen, and a breakfast room with a...More

Thank Sisouk
Response from Paul C, General Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 25 August 2016

Thanks for the feedback.

Reviewed 18 December 2015

I stayed at HI- Chicago in early-mid december for 6 nights. It was my first time at a Hostel , I was traveling solo, and I am fluent in english. It was a really good experience. They give you a swipe card that you will...More

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Response from Paul C, General Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 25 August 2016

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Reviewed 18 December 2015

My first time staying at a hostel, and it was amazing. We walked from Union Station. Checking in was speedy with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Loved the entry way. One needs a key to access the elevator and again to use the elevator. I had...More

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Response from Paul C, General Manager at Hostelling International ChicagoResponded 25 August 2016

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Air Conditioning
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USD 40 - USD 160 (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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Lawrence W
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Response from travglobT | Reviewed this property |
It can be taken on arrival o hihostels online.
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Fabia1903
29 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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"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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"The rooms close to the elevators are better since the EL circulates around the bloc but I think that the..."
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