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Hostelling International

5,435 reviews
+1 312-360-0300

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Breakfast
Bar or Lounge

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" "Beautiful city of Chicago"
98% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Near to public transport, according to 97%.
"Knowledgeable staff" "Staff was VERY helpful and friendly"
94% found the staff to be very friendly.
82% said the reception staff was great.
"Free WiFi connection" "Wifi available in the rooms"
88% said the wifi quality was great.
92% thought it was a great value.
"Spacious lounges" "Amazing architecture"
93% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
87% complained about the elevator.
Value for money
"Local phone call for free" "Excellent for the price"
98% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
100% were happy with the price.
"Great buffet style breakfast" "Fabulous breakfast"
98% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
"There was no hot water" "AC didn't work"
Beds were acceptable for 58%.
Only 65% said rooms were clean enough.

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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...