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HI - Chicago Hostel
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24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, Chicago, USA

90%Rating

  • 88%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

Property Information:

Experience the excitement of Chicago at this beautiful historic hostel, offering comfortable and contemporary accommodations in the heart of downtowns thriving university district. A place where you can learn and play, meeting other travelers from all over the world while breaking down the walls of international communication while playing the universal equalizer: ping pong. When you're done you can share your experience with your friends and family back home on Skype with our free Wi-Fi. Share a meal, share a day, share an adventure, share a smile at the greatest Chicago hostel!

Hostelling International (HI) Chicago is Americas 2nd largest hostel with over 500 beds, offering safe, clean, quality accommodations. Spacious gender-separated dorm rooms have either 8 or 10 beds, many with bathroom ensuite. Travelers also have access to our newly rehabbed shared hall bathrooms. Private rooms have a full-size bed with a single size bunk above, which opens to a shared living area and restroom with shower. All dormitory rooms have individual lockers for personal belongings and free luggage storage is available near the front desk.

The hostel is located within walking distance of the Willis (Sears) Tower, Michigan Avenue/Magnificent Mile shopping, Lake Michigan, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, Art Institute, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium. All other attractions are just a short bus or train ride away. HI-Chicago is within 2 blocks of all the major train and bus lines to help get you anywhere easily within the city and to/from the airports.

What you can expect at HI-Chicago:
-FREE Daily continental breakfast, typical breakfast buffet includes: cereal, toast, waffles, cheese, fruit, orange juice, milk, coffee and tea
-FREE WiFi throughout the building
-FREE bed linens, towels and pillows
-FREE guided tours of the city
-FREE maps of Chicago as well as discounts to museums and attractions
-FREE daily activities to explore the city with fellow travelers including pub crawls, walking tours, outings to blues and jazz clubs, festivals, and much more!
-FREE weekly welcome receptions with ice cream or cookies
-FREE body wash and shampoo in the showers
-Large, fully-equipped self-service kitchen
-Self-service laundry
-24-hour access, 365 days a year, NO CURFEW
-24-hour luggage storage and 24 hour front desk and security
-Great knowledgeable staff and volunteers to answer all your questions and give you local insiders tips
-International standards for comfort, cleanliness and security
-Computers with internet access in the lobby for a nominal cost
-Fully wheelchair accessible
-NO age restriction - all ages welcome; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
-Groups welcome
-TV room with FREE movies

HI-Chicago is committed to being as environmentally-friendly as possible. Our goals to conserve energy and protect the environment include:
-Using a linen re-use program to conserve water (during a hosteller stay, linens are washed only by request)
-Using paper that is from at least 30% recycled materials
-Recycling aluminum, glass, paper, plastic and cardboard
-Using compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) throughout the hostel
-Having re-usable products in the kitchen and for breakfast
-Using environmentally-friendly cleaning products

Hostelling International is a non-profit membership based organization whose mission is to help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling. We have been promoting peace through hostelling since 1909. Non-members will be asked to pay a $3 daily membership fee per night upon check-in. You can visit the official website of Hostelling International USA for more information at www.hiusa.org. City and state taxes of 16.4% are not included in the rates.

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  • Latest Review

    The hostel itself was pretty good although the room itself was cold, colder than everywhere else in the hostel. Also the bathroom situation was silly, one shower had extremely low pressure and you were required to hold the shower handle the whole time as the holder was over 6ftf and pointed at the other wall rather than down, the other shower had extreme pressure buy not very hot. And the exhaust fan while preventing too much steam left a freshly clean person shivering.
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      Anonymous, Australia, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wii


Hostel Awards

  • 2014 Hoscar Winner
  • 10th
  • Worldwide Extra Large Hostel
  • 2014 Hoscar Winner
  • 3rd
  • Best Large Hostel Chain
Hoscar Nominations
  • Nominee 2012
  • Worldwide Extra Large Hostel
  • 2014 10th Worldwide Extra Large Hostel
  • 2014 3rd Best Large Hostel Chain
  • 2013 9th Worldwide Extra Large Hostel
  • 2010 1st Best Large Hostels
  • 2010 2nd Hostel Chain
  • 2008 Best Large Hostels
  • 2007 Best Large Hostels

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Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Not Included


Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).




HI - Chicago Hostel Located at 24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, Chicago.
HI - Chicago Hostel
USA
Chicago IL IL, 60605 24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago
90% 2243
41.8759200 -87.6263952
HI - Chicago Hostel
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