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HI - Chicago

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

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Overall Rating 93%

From 47 Reviews

Hostel rating (47)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 94%
Cleanliness 91%
Location 97%
Security 96%
Service 93%
Comfort 88%
Green rating 90%

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

  • Dorm
    From $23.00
  • Private
    From $65.00
10 or more people?
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
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - Less than 500 m
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - 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

This is my go-to place to stay in Chicago - it was my 3rd visit. It's well worth the amazingly reduced price for a private bedroom with a "shared" bathroom, compared to a standard hotel in downtown Chicago. It's also fun to mingle with the young international travelers.

93%

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Jerry,

Sat 16 Feb 2019

HI Chicago na minha opinião está entre os 3 melhores da rede HI Hostel, junto com o de NYC e Amsterdam. Aliás gostaria muito de registrar meu agradecimento ao gerente de HI chicago, pois ele pessoalmente atendeu a um problema que tive lá, e resolveu de maneira sensata e justa.

100%

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ELISA MIEKO,

Mon 04 Feb 2019

Obrigado por escolher ficar no HI Chicago e por ser um convidado fiel à nossa organização sem fins lucrativos. Estamos felizes em saber que você ficou satisfeito com sua recente estada conosco. Queremos garantir que todos os nossos hóspedes recebam o serviço que esperam e merecem. Foi um prazer recebê-lo e esperamos recebê-lo em breve em sua próxima visita à cidade.

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HI - Chicago Hostel, Front Desk

Wed 06 Feb 2019

It's so close to the train track / sub way. I can barely sleep. The sunk in the bed, it's not very comfortable. But for the price I paid, I don't mind.

90%

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Kitipong,

Wed 23 Jan 2019

Thanks so much for your review!

Manager avatar

HI - Chicago Hostel, Front Desk

Fri 25 Jan 2019

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
Sustainability

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