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HI - Chicago

24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, Illinois, 60605, United States

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Overall Rating 94%

From 167 Reviews

Hostel rating (167)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 98%
Security 95%
Service 94%
Comfort 91%
Green rating 91%

HI-Chicago is the only hostel located in Downtown Chicago, a short walk to great museums and attractions with 550 beds.

  • Dorm
    From $36.00
  • Private
    From $126.00
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hi-chicago

Chicago Hostel

Hostel Chicago

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago in a vibrant university district, HI Chicago hostel is America’s second largest hostel, offering comfortable and contemporary accommodation in an historic building. It has excellent transport links, is very close to Lake Michigan and within walking distance of Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium.

Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the building, free daily continental breakfast, a big self-service kitchen, two cafes, weekly welcome receptions with ice cream or cookies and free daily activities to explore the city with fellow travellers including pub crawls, walking tours, outings to blues and jazz clubs and festivals.

HI Chicago hostel also offers discounts to many of Chicago's best attractions, including Chicago Architecture Foundation, Bobby's Bike Hike, Sears Tower and Hancock Observatory.

Additional taxes of 17.4% due upon arrival

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Additional tax of 17.4% USD is payable at check-in.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 14 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 1 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Only parties of mixed sex may be accommodated in mixed (co-ed) dorms.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 10 mile radius of the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Pool table / snooker table

Accessibility

  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car parking nearby - Less than 500 m
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available pre check in
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (312) 425-4302

Fax. (312) 428-4645

reserve@hichicago.org

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Art Institute of Chicago (500m to 1km)
  • Willis Tower Skydeck (1 to 2km)
  • Millennium Park (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

i love staying here nice place,clean,comfortable and a nice breakfast selection to start the day.its in a great location too and is my first choice to stay in when in fantastic chicago

90%

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neil,

Tue 19 Jun 2018

We booked an all girls dorm and there were 3 men in it Upon arrival into the room there was only one clean bed and one spare locker for the 2 of us

67%

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Nicole,

Thu 14 Jun 2018

Thanks for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. Our team always strives to give the service our guests expect & deserve. I appreciate the comments as we are always looking for ways to improve the hostel & service we give our guests.

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HI - Chicago Hostel, Front Desk

Sat 16 Jun 2018

The female dorm room is amazingly comfortable! The AC is a bit too cold at night though. I love how clean the facility is and its great/convenient location. Will definitely come back again!

100%

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Kai Yuan,

Sat 02 Jun 2018

We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your hostel experience! Thank you for taking the time to highlight some of the parts of our hostel that made your visit so memorable. Our staff is happy to hear that you would return to stay with us again. Please be sure to visit more of our hostels around the world to get further insight into how the world travels. Thanks for taking the time to share your kind words!

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HI - Chicago Hostel, Front Desk

Mon 04 Jun 2018

Top of the line hostel.

100%

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Josh,

Fri 01 Jun 2018

We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your hostel experience! Thank you for taking the time to highlight some of the parts of our hostel that made your visit so memorable. Our staff is happy to hear that you would return to stay with us again. Please be sure to visit more of our hostels around the world to get further insight into how the world travels. Thanks for taking the time to share your kind words!

Manager avatar

HI - Chicago Hostel, Front Desk

Sun 03 Jun 2018

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (2 to 3km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (Less than 500m)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
O'Hare Int'l (ORD): 18 miles Pkwy. Midway (MDW): 11 miles.
Bus
Greyhound Bus station: Bus # 7 board the bus on the south side of Jackson heading east to Congress Plaza.
Underground/Metro
Brown purple orange line – Library. Red line - Jackson/State. Green line - Adams/Wabash. Blue line - LaSalle.
Rail
Amtrak/Union Station.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Cycling
  • Team-Building
  • Walking / Hiking

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