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Reviews of HI-Chicago Hostel

Hostel | 24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, Illinois, USA IL 60605

90.1% Overall Rating

1214 out of 1257 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/08/2015)

David Lodge thinks…

"Incredibly helpful staff, excellent breakfast, good location and very clean. Air conditioning in rooms works well."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

MEMBERSHIP: While purchasing a membership is recommended, it is not required: all non-members will be asked to pay a $3 non-membership fee per night upon check-in. Please note that we do not accept group bookings for 9 or more people via Agency. All such bookings must be processed via http://www.hostelbookers.com/groupbkg/ . Group bookings for 9 or more people via agwncy will be automatically cancelled and the deposits will not be refunded.` Please note that after you have made a booking via an agency the hostel will do a pre-authorization on your bank card. This is not a charge, but a validity check on your card to guarantee your booking. The pre-authorization will then be removed from your card within a few days.”

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90.1%

Overall Rating

1214 out of 1257 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI-Chicago Hostel'

Atmosphere
82.4%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
94.4%
Staff
92.0%
Value
84.0%
Safety
93.6%
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

David Lodge

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 August 2015 David would recommend this property

Liked: Incredibly helpful staff, excellent breakfast, good location and very clean. Air conditioning in rooms works well.

Disliked: A little sterile in that it feels a bit more like a hotel.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

14 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very nice clean place

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

LUIS SOTO

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 August 2015 LUIS would recommend this property

Liked: Very good hostel. Almost a hotel. Beatiful and helpful staff. good location.

Disliked: nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

13 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the room is large. the facilities are nice.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Pieter Verhoeven

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

13 August 2015 Pieter would recommend this property

Liked: Nice, clean hostel with lots of activities.

Disliked: The hostel presents itself as a 'family hostel' as a result lots of people that are slightly older than the regular hostel visitor are staying there. This gives a different vibe to the place. As well most of the tours are offered by older tour guides and don't differ as much from 'regular' tours as other hostel tours do.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location for sights, very clean

Disliked: Not a place to party at all, not so close to good bars and not too many people 21-30yrs old. Mostly scouts when we were there.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Melanie Dukes

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2015 Melanie would recommend this property

Liked: Location, cleanliness, helpful staff, very comfortable hostel despite being very big.

Disliked: The number of bathrooms per dorm. 1 for 8/10 beds, not good. The idea of a separate lounge and kitchen might seem good but it was such a waste of space. I was there 3 nights and it was inky used once. The kitchen although having all the appliances had no utensils, pots, pans plates, cups, nothing. It was full of empty cupboards. Perhaps just have a small fridge and microwave and create more bathrooms in the space.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

05 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very central location, we walked all of the time, train would have been possible also

Disliked: Train tracks right in front of the window, pretty loud, OK with earplugs

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

06 July 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The good: - The location! Very close to Buckingham Fountain, Millennium Park, L train and subway stations, and some good food places. - Comfortable, clean beds each with a light, a shelf, and a dual socket power point with two USB ports. - Secure lockers and rooms, (bring your own padlock for the lockers - mine didn't fit, but there's a CVS Pharmacy across the road where I was able to buy another one cheaply). - Friendly, knowledgeable staff. - I never woke up in time for breakfast though I hear it was good. - Free welcome drinks and popcorn on Wednesday night. - Pool tables in common room.

Disliked: The not-so-good: - Not many showers/toilets on each floor, though I never had to wait long for one. - Wifi was unreliable, at least from my bed. It was better in other areas. - Heavy fire doors on the dorm rooms are loud wake you up when people enter/exit the room at night. - It could have been made clearer that the room price shown on HostelBookers does not include local tax. - The hostel doesn't have a bar, which would have been a welcome addition to the common area.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

23 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff. Great volunteers with advice and recommendations. Great options/activities (walking tours, hot dog nights, welcome nights). Great location. Fantastic breakfast.

Disliked: Bathroom only had 2 showers/2 toilets per floor. Didn't cause problems for me, but could lead to rush hour

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

03 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, clean and spacious dorms, helpful staff, good breakfast.

Disliked: N/a

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: breakfast, workers in the kitchen (funny and friendly)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Nigel Dawson

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 May 2015 Nigel would recommend this property

Liked: Location is excellent also the breakfast.

Disliked: 1 shower am toilet between 4 triple bedded rooms is challenging !

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, safe, very large rooms

Disliked: No alcohol on the premises so no parties

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Simon Rogers

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 May 2015 Simon would recommend this property

Liked: The place is great! Close to all sorts of public transport it's easy to get anywhere. There are also plenty of great attractions with in walking distance. The free breakfast is a blessing as you fill your stomach for the day on a great selection of cereals, fruits, coffee etc. I had a bathroom in my dorm but used the communal ones in the hall so I didn't wake my room mates and was pleasantly surprised at how clean and well maintained they were. I will be staying here again!

Disliked: The people in my dorm but that's not the hostels fault!

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Peter Campion

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

16 April 2015 Peter would recommend this property

Liked: Bed, location and showers. Your guide (Bill, I think)

Disliked: Front desk could have been more welcoming.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

31 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the facilities were all there.

Disliked: It wasn't an easy place to meet people.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Gareth Clark

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 March 2015 Gareth would recommend this property

Liked: Was a good place to stay loction and just really enjoyed it

Disliked: Nothing

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

City break

03 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: bland, and there was a hug group of kids that were loud

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kelsey Bagwill

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

23 February 2015 Kelsey would recommend this property

Liked: GREAT environment. Big facilities, everything is well decorated and inviting. The free breakfast is good, and the location is unbeatable.

Disliked: Kelsey left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Xiaye Zhong

With friends / other travellers

City break
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

17 February 2015 Xiaye would recommend this property

Liked: A lot of extra comfort in the dinning area like pool tables and table tennis. Located near transit stations and easy to find.

Disliked: Perhaps knowing how many people will be sharing the suites is good information.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

02 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, all you need from a hostel really. Loads of events and even free beer to help the socialising! Good mix of ages too.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

19 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness and facilities available. Continental breakfast

Disliked: Absence of a waffle machine

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was really cool in the HI Chicago ! I met new nice people and had a great time

Disliked: Maybe they could have more events on the evenings !!

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping

02 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it is better than I thought!! It is the best hostel I've ever experienced!! It takes 3-5Min from any the nearest Station! you can get everywhere easily!

Disliked: Nothing! I was really happy to stay here!