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
Clean, safe, great location right downtown. The bunk beds were along the walls of a large room, sometimes separated by walls, allowing for some privacy. I thought the bathrooms were a bit small (2 stalls and 2 showers) but I was lucky not to have to wait. The staff was amazing, going above and beyond to help me!! They even faxed some documents I urgently needed to send.
Wed 25 Nov 2015
The Field Museum, the Art Institute, the Shedd Aquarium, or the Observatory, all a short walk away.
Wed 26 Nov 2014
Budget meal tip
There's a great brunch restaurant just near the hosteling, very healthy and delicious.
Sat 10 Jan 2015