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HI - Chicago Hostel Reviews

24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, Chicago, USA

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91%

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2538 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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100%

Excellent location with very clean facilities and a helpful staff. I will definitely stay here during future trips to Chicago!


86%

Best Hostel International I've been to very well organized


100%

Awesome location, great space and friendly staff. The best~

  • 25th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Cameroon
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

There was 2 groups of 50 youth people enjoying their summer holidays, there were really noisy did´t respect the silence hours. n top of that is a great place to stay at Chicago


69%

The hostel was clean, safe and had good facilities. However, the very big hostel was full of school children on a residential during my stay. Literally 100's of children meant the atmosphere was poor and there was a significant lack of like minded travellers to meet - pretty disappointing!


94%

A little bit noisy during the night.

  • 21st Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

The hostel was clean and spacious. The room was huge compared to some dorms in other countries. A truly wonderful experience. The location was excellent as well within walking distance to most attractions with access to public transportation.


86%

This hostel is right in the centre of the city. The information booth is great for planning your days out. They do have social evenings, but the hostel is so big people tend to keep to themselves. The staff are helpful and the facilities are great.


100%

Beautiful city with a lot of history and amazing buildings


100%

Amazing location! soooo clean.... so big the rooms its like a hotel love it


80%

It's a very big hostel, a tourist factory. So the atmosphere is quite special, you have to be aware of this before booking. But good location in the Loop, a free buffet breakfast, a huge lobby and the habitation is fair.


83%

I was, and still am, somewhat confused re billing, though Chicago assures me that the sum is correct. What is the service charge that you take at central reservations as a share of the 12% deposit I paid?


100%

Wasn't sure what to expect when going to HI Chicago. However, it turned out to be such a great decision! You truly cannot beat the location or the fun events that they plan. My only regret was not booking my room soon enough to stay a second night.


97%

Only suggestion is to improve the beds as the springs have aged and sag a lot. Just place/replace the springs with slats or plywood sheets. The mattresses are good and so are the pillows and linen. No complaints just a suggestion.


97%

Great time! Met a ton of new people and went out with them and experienced Chicago! This place is great!

  • 7th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Best hostel I've ever stayed in!

  • 6th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Great place to stay! Great location!


100%

Great stay as always! Glad to see the dorm rooms advertised as 8 beds were split into two separate rooms.


100%

Best hostel i have been so far.

  • 3rd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Mixed Group, 31-40


94%

I stayed in a private with my brother to attend a wedding at Adler Planetarium. This is the first time I stayed at a HI hostel (usually I find them too expensive) and it was very nice. The facilities were awesome; lots to do in the hostel. Breakfast standard-fare; great location downtown by Grant Park and nearby el stations. Room and bathroom were clean but I did find the stray hair here & there. Hot showers, helpful staff. I'd stay here again!


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