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24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60605, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 1274 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at HI Chicago Hostel.
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Hostelling International Chicago was opened in October 2000 after a complete renovation of a historic 1886 brick building. The original timber can still be seen in the ceiling on the 2nd floor. This building housed a plate glass window manufacturer, Encyclopedia Brittanica printing presses, City of Chicago offices and a large hot dog stand before becoming our beautiful hostel. Not only do we welcome travelers from all around the world, we also work with local students to teach them about culture and travel.
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Pool Table, Ping-Pong, Game Room, Library
Food & Drink
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges apply.
Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Laundry, Meeting/Banquet Facilities
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
French, Spanish, English
From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Extra beds are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 1274 reviews
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This downtown Chicago hotel is next to Millennium Park and 2 blocks from The Art Institute of Chicago. It offers stunning city views, on-site dining and elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi access.
Score from 3185 reviews Good
Just 1 block from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, this hotel has rooms with free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. It features an on-site restaurant and Navy Pier is a 15-minute walk away.
Score from 775 reviews Review score
Just a half a block from the luxury shops of the Magnificent Mile, this historic boutique hotel is in the heart of Chicago, less than 1 mile from Navy Pier and Millennium Park.
Score from 751 reviews Good
Within 2 blocks of Lake Michigan and the Museum of Contemporary Art, this downtown Chicago hotel features free Wi-Fi. Its apartment-style accommodations have a full kitchen.
Score from 1559 reviews Very good
Loved the location to the L and lots of restaurant options in the area. Room was nice and clean.
No private bathroom and lavatory. The rest just fine.
I just loved HI Chicago Hostel! The location is just perfect. You even do not need to take transportation to go to must see in Chicago, you can get by walking and explore the city, the Millennium park is in 10 min walk. So glad had an opportunity to stay in that hostel. Also you can meet a lot of international people and it is a good opportunity to make new friends! If you are planning trip to Chicago I highly recommend HI Chicago Hostel! Do not hesitate, go ahead!
It is near from the hotspots. The cost is quite good. Staff is friendly.
Wide and clean room, safe building, free breakfast and towel, comfortable bed,close to subway station
Friendly staff that were super helpful, very clean rooms and facilities
Rooms and facilities are definitely bare bones. Pillows aren't very good. Metro trains are noisy, but this is hard to avoid unless you stay outside of downtown (I.e. Not the hostel's fault)
I loved the new facilities with on-floor kitchens and meeting spaces. The beds were extremely comfortable and check-in/check-out was a breeze!
The second floor is awesome. They have ESPN, billiards, ping pong, excellent dinning room and living rooms. It's an excellent place to hanging out to someone, or just by yourself. Good wifi signal. They have excellent security also.
I am not use to share my room with other people, but it is not a matter of the hostel, it is just my opinion. You can have a better experience if you share your room with friends or family.
Its location and the facility is really clean
No wifi on 4th floor More a hostel industry no charm
the staff was outstanding
I would like to see more variety of breakfast maybe some pancakes and sausage plus some turkey meat and eggs
I spent two nights here and it's really a brilliant hostel. There are vending machines and entertainment facilities on the 2nd floor, very lovely. And the breakfast is pretty good. This hostel is close to metro station, both red line and blue line, meaning you have easy access to the airport, the Outlets and wherever you want to go. Staffs are friendly. Rooms are neat and comfortable.
The location was great and the staff was nice
The bunk beds and small room space
Great place to set up hq to launch out from. It's situated among lots of landmarks and shopping. Night life is good here as well.
Not much to say in this block.
it was very centrally located, the hostel had a high general standard, it was clean (shower, room), comfortable beds - even in a 10 men room, well working wireless. Overall a very good experience
the breakfast was really simple and offered no variety. could be a bit better (at least some ham or sausage) for the price.
I like everything about it.
The hostel is in a great location, the breakfast is fantastic and the rooms were very spacious. The wifi was great when not many people were on it - so good that I could call my dad on viber and wish him a happy birthday which was awesome.
Location Friendly staff
The magnetic strip of the room key doesn't work well.
I booked a premium 4 bed dorm. The room was great, very spacious and had good lockers as well as an iron. Bed was very comfy and had outlets and a personal light which was great. Toilets were ok. My room faced the L train which was quite noisy so be aware of that. Location wasn't too shabby. Staff were friendly and helpful.
Breakfast was awful.
Like Real Estate, It's ALL about LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!! Everything at hand, excellent client service, and worth every penny!
The vending machines are "exact change only" :/
a fantastic hostel with big room, clear restroom, nice staff.
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