Hostelling International Chicago, Hostel in Chicago

24 East Congress Pkwy, Chicago, USA

48 reviews

About Hostelling International Chicago

Guests staying at Hostelling International Chicago will enjoy great services including 24-hour access, 365 days a year, no curfew and no age restriction.

Right in the University district, Hostelling International Chicago is one of the most popular hostels in Chicago. Walking distance to the Willis Tower, it provides private and dorm style rooms. Guests can use the free wifi connection, prepare meals in a fully equipped kitchen, rest in the TV room.

Accommodation info

Check-infrom 15:00 to 0:00
CurfewNo curfew
Room lockoutNo lockout

Room types

With 500 beds, guests can stay in dorms with 8 or 10 beds, many with bathroom ensuite or shared hall bathrooms. Private rooms come with a full-size bed with a single size bunk above and opens on a shared living area and restroom with shower. All dormitory rooms are equipped with individual lockers while free luggage storage is available near the front desk.

Location and surroundings

A short walk takes to the Willis (Sears) Tower, Michigan Avenue/Magnificent Mile shopping, Lake Michigan, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, Art Institute, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium. Hostelling International Chicago' is only 2 blocks to Chicago's major train and bus lines.

Services and facilities

Guests can use the free Wi-Fi connection, join one of the several social activities to explore the city with fellow travelers like pub crawls, walking tours, nights at blues and jazz clubs. A large fully-equipped self-service kitchen and a TV room are alwasy available.

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Reviews (8.5 Excellent)

For my review I suggest to read the comment in the lonely planet chicago. Besides: When I wanted to check in, I had to wait for more than 30 min., although there were 3 staff behind the counter: (1) dealing with a guest, (2) eating, (3) at the computer. Then I had to ask to change my room four times, as it was never the one I booked. Staff response is really low - checkout was even worse. But except for that and the slow Internet, the Hostel is ok.
8.8ExcellentExpand details
It's a really good place for students.
9.0ExcellentExpand details
Wifi very unrealiable but I love this place
9.2WonderfulExpand details
I am going to get to 200 caracters. I only have to say, it's a cool place, the people there are nice and serving; there is always some one doesn't like you or you don't like him, but there is no personal stories; professionally they do things right, and more, to satisfy your needs as client. then just one step out there is Cafecito cafe, it is a beautiful place with beautiful people, so nice and kind, food hummm, and service with a big real smile... have a nice sejours there guys
8.2ExcellentExpand details
I can definitely recommend this hostel. It's the best hostel I've been so far. The rooms were clean and the staff was really helpful... There is just one bad point: Internet access is only available in the 2nd floor lobby and the connections is very poor. I lost it quite a few times...

Important to know

Animals policyAnimals NOT accepted
Children policyChildren accepted
Private rooms age restrictionNo restrictions
Dorms age restrictionNo restrictions
Smoking policyAll rooms and the common areas are non smoking
Wheelchair accessLimited wheelchair access (some common areas and/or some rooms).

Terms and conditions

Cancellation policyFree cancellation at least 24 hours before arrival date, first night of stay fee for late cancellation or no show
Special conditionsAll ages are welcome: under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Accepted PaymentsThe property accepts the following credit card brands for balance payments: Visa, Mastercard, Visa Electron, American Express, JCB, Aura, Diners, Debit Cards
TaxesTaxes not included: City and state taxes of 16.4%
Other chargesHostelling 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” Non-members will be asked to pay a $3 daily membership fee per night upon check-in.
48 reviews