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.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Culture
  • Socialising
  • Relaxing

Green rating



Todo excelente!!! incluso las actividades gratuitas como visitas guiadas por la ciudad son de primera. Seguramente volveré!


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Thu 26 Feb 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

The Beam in Millennium Park, it's super cool. Also, check out pretty much all of the museums, but only do one a day!

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Mon 07 Apr 2014

Attraction tip

Architecture tours

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Thu 03 Apr 2014