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HI - Chicago

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

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Overall Rating 93%

From 243 Reviews

Hostel rating (243)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 94%
Cleanliness 91%
Location 97%
Security 95%
Service 93%
Comfort 89%
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 $34.00
  • Private
    From $119.00
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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 16.4% due upon arrival

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 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.
  • Additional tax of 17.4% USD is payable at check-in.
  • 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

Great place to stay, everything was clean and safe. Location could not be better.

93%

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Antonio,

Wed 19 Jul 2017

The staff was awesome! Location and safety was great. Volunteers and activities made the trip an experience. Kitchen and breakfast was a plus. Able to leave the suitcase on the way in and out helped. Information desk helped me find my way around. More showers would be nice. Only found two on the whole floor. Recycling cans had garbage mixed in. I think that needs to be looked at. Overall great experience and trip. Came in for Rock and Roll Marathon.

100%

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Diane,

Wed 19 Jul 2017

Location was great and spaces were very clean. This would have been an excellent experience but one of the front desk workers during the morning shift was extremely rude (Theresa) which ruined the experience. She was not friendly and seemed to be very impatient when I asked her questions about where I can store my luggage. I noticed that her condescending demeanor was consistent among other guests as well. I hope this issue will be addressed.

67%

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Chris,

Sat 15 Jul 2017

I wish there had been better information during booking to request upper or lower bunks. I left something behind and have struggled to contact the correct people at the hostel to locate my item. For three days I left a voicemail and only when I requested that the front desk leave a message note for the supervisor was I able to finally contact that person . I fear this extra delay may mean that my item is permanently lost. This has been my only frustration with the service at HI Chicago

87%

Avatar for Kathryn

Kathryn,

Sat 15 Jul 2017

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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