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Hostelling International Chicago Summer Hostel - 9 Reviews - 24 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL - Hotels & Lodging Reviews - Phone (800) 909-4776

Hostelling International Chicago Summer Hostel

24 E Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60605
(800) 909-4776
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very nice place to stay, friendly staff espically the overnight staff. Nice place to meet people from around the world and find out about about other people Pros: friendly, cl...


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Editorial review from Citysearch 9/25/2012

My first time here and I find this place nice quite with friendly staff. more

Good location and nice price BUT ... 3/18/2011

Good location and nice price. However, the lady in the front desk was unfriendly during my check in. I feel like being laughed at because of my accent. The interesting thing is the lady herself has an accent. Also, it is easy to hear people next door talking and the noise in the street. more

nice place 9/21/2002

very nice place to stay, friendly staff espically the overnight staff. Nice place to meet people from around the world and find out about about other people Pros: friendly, clean, convenient Cons: parking more

Affordable, Clean and Friendly 9/6/2002

One of a kind Hostel! The price is right for it's location, accommodation and friendly staff. Great for meeting and learning about different cultures! Pros: location, inexpensive Cons: parking more

worldbeat 8/28/2002

What a deal - hang with people from around the world, in the heart of chicago, steps from downtown & the lake! more

More than an affordable bed 8/27/2002

Very helpful staff. Great place to meet other travellers and learn about Chicago more

what you need where you need it 8/26/2002

With out the hostel we would not be able to visit Chicago as often as we do. With the affordable rates it means more mini vacations a year for the family. Hostelling gives you more opprotunity to visit high price areas on a small budget. We salute Mayor Daily for his support of the Chiago hostel, and Hostelling International. Pros: location, price, things to do Cons: no ladders on bunk, slow web access more

No fountain in the lobby, but 8/24/2002

You will not find a better located, more safe and less expensive place to stay. Everything a visitor needs is within a stonethrow: the library for free e-mail, the park and lake front for strolling, the opera, restaurants, transit and name it. The staff couldn't be more helpful---they are volunteers, and do not work for pay. You feel protected passing the 24-hour guard and CCTV when you walk in from the street, and you get to meet the most interesting people from all over the world in the lounges, the reading rooms, dining room and the kitchen. This is what staying in a hostel is all about. Pros: Safe, Very Convenient, Helpful staff Cons: Intimidating decor more

real chicago 8/14/2002

great location- great security - close to all the festivals, the el, the trains and buses- great staff- wouldn't stay anywhere else Pros: location, price more

Hosteling in Chicago Takes Off 7/20/2002

Great experience...location, interaction with other doemstic and international travelers. Lots of great programs for travelers from out of town. more
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  • The Scene
    A bright, airy lobby sets the stage at this posh branch of Hostelling International (named for donors J. Ira and Nicki Harris). Travelers happily take advantage of amenities...

  • 10/31/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Loop, Central