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24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago Loop, Chicago, IL 60605, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 1208 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at HI Chicago Hostel.
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|One Room female (10)|
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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
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 1208 reviews
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Score from 1615 reviews Very 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 729 reviews Review score
Great location and facilities. Big dining room and good breakfast. Helpful staff in general
Constant use of key card (even on the elevator)
I met wonderful people from foreign lands. The location was great. The staff was very informative. and you can't beat the value! Fantastic time!!!
The mattress was very uncomfortable the first night. I switched to a different room the second night and the mattress was fine.
I like everything,m
I was usually satisfied with other HI hostel in USA, but HI Chicago was even better than those! It was really big hostel, so the room was spacious. Also it is near the every tour spot of Chicago, so you can easily travel by walk.
Near the hostel, there was a railroad. So, it might be a bit noisy in some room. But for me, it was not that much especially at night.
Very clean, spacious rooms, friendly people and staff , great for lonely travellers , great way to make friends from all part of the world ! Excellent location!
The wi-if just worked on the second floor, maybe to force people to not stay inside of the room, and get in touch with other people.
I like the place it is at the heart of the city and the staffs are friendly. I like the most is I saved a lot of money. Keep it up and God bless
Nice & clean facilities. Good location, 10min walking towards Loop center. Has common lounge where you can heaten & eat your food.
The corner where the hostel is located seems pretty dark & unsafe at night. My bed got super cold at night as well, maybe the window wasnt fully closed.
First off all, I think I was pretty lucky with the 4-bed room (female). #501, handicap friendly, was more like an apartment with kitchen bathroom, living room space and two 4-bed dorm rooms. It was clean, beds were made and I had just one friendly roommate. GREAT location, very walkable and save! Wif worked very well. Early check in around 9am was possible!
Breakfast was not nice. Just carbs, carbs and more carbs but probably for that price normal.
The hostel is very nice.
Location was perfect for all doing all the touristy things. Near subway easy to get the international airport.
Price. A staff member were a little rude. We arrived at 230 p.m. and he informed us check in was actually at 3pm. He was condescending, but our room was ready and from then the staff were solid.
Very nice hostel
Being located at the metro rail side. Too much noise
Reception Staff Room Bed Leisure options Central Loop
The last time I stayed at HI was in the summer of 1990 when travelling from northern to southern Italy. After growing up and working for more than 20 years, I have never stayed at any HI in the world. Staying at HI Chicago made me feel nostalgic for the summer of 1990 in Italy, but I am suprised at how wonderful HI in Chicago is in terms of cleanliness, efficient staff, amenities, comfort, price, location and even breakfast The facilities at this HI are wondefully superb compared to any HIs in Italy. Similarly, HIs in Italy are nothing compared to yours.
so cozy room and pretty clean unlike my expectation, and other hostel. also My roommates are also awesome from Texas, and Columbia. We danced together, and learned salsa. 생각보다 많이 깨끗하고 방도 안락하고 편했습니다. 혼자 여행했음에도 편히 쉴 수 있는 공간이 있어서 휴식에 도움이 되었습니다.
bad wi-fi connection.
calmness in the heart of the city
I am grateful to have stayed at HI while I was in Chicago. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The whole place was wonderful and I will definitely return.
Was sCold at the middle of the night
good location, morden design, clean environment and lovely staff.
Facilities are really good. You can find almost everything you need. The location is perfect! The price is very fair.
Wifi connection is very weak! Roommates may come in and leave, and pack and unpack when you are sleeping.
Environment Staff Break fast
Beds Lot of disturbance in the dorm Expensive
The location of the hostel is really good. Near the museum area and train/bus station. Excellent value. I really enjoy the stay here. I lived in 4 bed bedroom, and knew two girls from Brazil. It is a good experience to talk to people from different country and make new friends.
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