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Hostelling International

5,119 reviews
+1 312-360-0300

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Breakfast
Business Center

Discover Chicago With People From all over the World at Hostelling International

What Does a Hostelling International Room Include?

Whether you choose a private or dorm accommodations at the Hostelling International, your room comes with a shared bathroom, daily housekeeping, shower, air conditioning, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, and free Wi-Fi. If you do choose a dorm, you also get the added fun of meeting new people from all over the world.

What Amenities/Features Does the Hostelling International Offer?

Hostelling International has many amazing benefits. Mingle with other guests or play a round of pool in the arcade and game room. Grab a free breakfast each morning or check out the self-service kitchen or the cafes. The hostel hosts different daily activities, so you can get out and explore the city with your fellow travelers.

How Much Will a Stay at Hostelling International Cost?

Out of all the Chicago hotels, Hostelling International is definitely one of the most affordable. When you stay at Hostelling International, you can choose a private room or a dorm and stay with other guests. If you choose a private room, expect to pay around $100 a night, while staying in a dorm only costs about $30 a night.

What Activities Are Popular Near Hostelling International?

Hostelling International is located right in the center of the city of Chicago, making it easy to explore many shops, restaurants, and exciting nightlife. Stop by the Art Institute of Chicago to gaze at the fabulous works from different eras. Don’t forget to check out Millennium Park, which features art exhibits, films, tours, workouts, music, and other special events.

What’s the Bottom Line?

A stay at Hostelling International is an unforgettable experience. Surrounded by other travelers who want to discover Chicago, you can make new friends, and you’ll always have someone to talk to. 

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24 East Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605
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User Highlights
"Excellent position" "Superb location"
98% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Near to public transport, according to 96%.
"Good wi-fi" "Good wifi speeds"
87% said the wifi quality was great.
70% thought it was a great value.
"Friendly atmosphere" "Friendly fellow guests"
91% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
87% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
"Helpful front desk staff" "Staff properly"
76% said the reception staff was great.
85% thought the service was very professional.
"Exceptional buffet breakfast" "Good variety in breakfast"
99% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
"Fantastic common area" "Amazing infrastructure"
87% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
100% loved the outdoor sports facilities.
"Local phone call for free" "Hostel at a decent price"
99% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
70% thought it was a great value.
"Spotless place." "Lobby clean"
Only 69% said rooms were clean enough.
90% thought it was clean.
"Huge flat screen tv" "Great kitchen facilities"
Beds were acceptable for 63%.
Only 69% said rooms were clean enough.
"Peaceful environment" "Huge flat screen tv"
Beds were acceptable for 63%.
84% thought rooms were spacious.
"Bananas out of date" "No dishes"
For 85%, the dining experience was not enjoyable.
Unclean dining area, according to 90%.

Good to know...

Bathroom is ok
Spacious rooms
Expert Reviews
Not For Tourists
Bustling, friendly hostel on the edge of The Loop.
Time Out
The 500-beds makes this Hostel International quarters the second largest hostel (in capacity) within the US.
The budget Hostelling International Chicago is a step above typical hostels in size, cleanliness, and location. Rates are fantastic, given its location inside Chicago’s downtown Loop. Its...
Hotel Information
Business Center
Free Breakfast
Free Wifi
No Smoking
From 4:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible