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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 1280 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
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 1280 reviews
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Featuring an all-season rooftop pool encased by a glass ceiling, Chicago's Essex Inn offers a terrace with city views and free high speed Wi-Fi access.
Score from 390 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 778 reviews Review score
The location is fantastic and the facility far exceeded my expectations.
Bed, breakfast, location...Everything!
You could be as private or join in group for discussions which I did both. I am a senior and was well received and met other seniors as well. It was like meeting with the world. Canada, south Korea, China and Pa. of US
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
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)
Friendly staff that were super helpful, very clean rooms and facilities
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!
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.
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.
Its location and the facility is really clean
No wifi on 4th floor More a hostel industry no charm
I would like to see more variety of breakfast maybe some pancakes and sausage plus some turkey meat and eggs
the staff was outstanding
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 bunk beds and small room space
The location was great and the staff was nice
Not much to say in this block.
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.
the breakfast was really simple and offered no variety. could be a bit better (at least some ham or sausage) for the price.
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
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.
The magnetic strip of the room key doesn't work well.
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