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HI Chicago, The J.Ira & Nicki Harris Family Hostel

24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, Chicago, USA, Distance from city centre: 3.5km

Rating: 94% from 42 reviews

  • 95%Atmosphere
  • 92%Staff
  • 94%Security
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 98%Location
  • 90%Value for money
  • 96%Facilities

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  • Everything was great, once I figured out how to use the elevator.Living area was super nice and laundry facilities were very easy to use. The only minor thing was that the water pressure in the girls bathroom on the third floor sucked. I was very appreciative that you guys were able to hold my bag during the day and one awesome employee let me use the second story bathroom to change out of my suit and heels for my interview and back into comfortable clothes. I would go back again!
  • 86%
  • 16 Sep 2016 Amanda USA
  • We stayed for 3 nights and we schecked out ALL three nights crazy! one night sheets were from previous people waited for the sheets they did not come so we went to play pool.Management got mad we were not in room really? We also paid more than what was quoted on HI website. but needed the room ,checking out every night seemed ridiculous due to the GREEN policy of changing sheets? Also for no reason the front desk manager? didn't like us for no reason rude and irritated with us, We spent 450.00
  • 71%
  • 11 Aug 2016 Spencer USA
  • in my past when I was working I stayed in almost all star hotels and when I compare value for money , I would put J Ira / Nick Haris hostel no 1 when I red it will be dormitory accommodation I was a bit concerned , but this was much much more , a fridge , cooking range , micro wave , an ante room to one,s room , v good breakfast buffet and friendly staff ? all for $ 38.00 + tax ? it was a great experience - thanks hostel / danke schone , mucho gracias , shukran , bahoot abhar
  • 100%
  • 04 Aug 2016 shahab India
  • I think HI Chicago hostel is the best HI hostel. Actually, I'm staying at the different city's HI hostel now, but CHICAGO HI HOSTEL IS MUCH MUCH BETTER WITH EVERYTHING! The room is much bigger, and bed is comfortable too, and the shower is also pretty good. And the location is perfect! I can go everywhere on my foot from the hostel. If I visit Chicago again, I'm sure I'll stay at the HI Chicago hostel again. I fully recommend this place to everyone.
  • 100%
  • 26 Jun 2016 Seunghee South Korea
  • I love the place. Thank you for existing.
  • 100%
  • 18 Jun 2016 Esther Haiti
  • Really excellent hostel! Great lounge area, spacious rooms, HUGE lockers-- and very close to all El trains! This was my sister's first time in a hostel, and I think she's spoiled now! I loved that there was a specific, self-serve room for storing luggage before check-in/after check-out... nobody squirreling your things away to a backroom that you can't access without permission. I do wish there were a few more toilets/showers per floor, but overall a great experience!
  • 97%
  • 12 May 2016 Anonymous USA
  • Have already recommended this hostel.
  • 100%
  • 30 Apr 2016 Alexandra USA
  • This was the first time I was staying in a hostel, that too in a completely unknown city. Hi Chicago is a really good hostel to stay. It is in the core of the downtown. Walkable distance to Millennium Park, Willis Tower & Art Institute of Chicago. Subway stations at a walkable distance as well. Breakfast was pretty decent. The cleaning staff was a little slow, but overall the service was highly satisfying.
  • 89%
  • 29 Apr 2016 Anonymous India
  • This hostel is very accessible. It is located at a great spot at downtown Chicago and you can easily walk to the main sightseeing places and the metro runs around the corner too! Staff was being nice and helpful every time I needed something. Free breakfast and activities such as walking tours and get together dinners were a big plus!
  • 91%
  • 17 Mar 2016 Anonymous Finland
  • my first time in a HI hostel. Great place. A little weird sleeping in a room full of strangers. Got a sleep mask because wasn't sure if it would be rude to ask people to turn off the light at night.
  • 100%
  • 06 Jan 2016 Bethany
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