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HI - Chicago

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

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Overall Rating 94%

From 222 Reviews

Hostel rating (222)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 94%
Cleanliness 91%
Location 98%
Security 95%
Service 94%
Comfort 90%
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 $30.60
  • Private
    From $107.10
10 or more people?

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 are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


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



Leisure & Fitness

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


  • 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

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (312) 425-4302

Fax. (312) 428-4645

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



非常好,可以说是满分的住宿体验 跑芝加哥马拉松的最佳住宿地(离出发地/终点,非常非常近,步行3分钟)--性价比最高 它还提供单人间(一个suit,里面4间独立房间,公用起居室,卫生间,淋浴间,双人洗手台,厨房) 而且wifi超好用,不下载视频或者大文件的话,没有任何卡顿。 1)位置,2个小街区后就是密西根大街(主街)沿途 博物馆 湖边trail道 非常非常方便 2)女生宿舍不论8人间/10人间/4人间 都非常安静,自觉性非常高,晚上9-10点后大灯基本关闭,可以开自己的床上小灯 3)二楼有提供不少当地游览服务,和有价格优惠的门票等 4)有早餐,一般7:00-10:00,单一选择性少,只有面包 bagel 和cheese片 奶油 果酱,蔓越莓干果等。 还有煮麦片 苹果香蕉 冷牛奶 冰水 果汁 5)但是有的房间漏风,不知道冬天暖气是否足够,但是10月初-10月中的芝加哥还是感觉挺冷的。 6)床非常软,睡得腰疼 房间只提供床单(薄棉)和毛毯一条(不够可以向一楼接待处再要)也提供一条浴巾 7)屋清洁度取决于人数,8人/10人间差一些,4人间还可以,单人间最干净(似乎每天都有公共区域打扫)


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Fri 20 Oct 2017

This is actually one of my favorite hostels: I always feel very, very safe here. I think that hostelling especially with HI, is BY FAR THE SAFEST WAY FOR A WOMAN TO TRAVEL!!!! For me big cities----except for Jerusalem and Barcelona!!---are very hard. I always lie in my bed in HI Chicago feeling especially grateful that I am in a very familiar, good place!! ----Elena


Avatar for Elena


Thu 19 Oct 2017

I had a great time staying with you guys! I only wish I would of stayed there my entire trip! Great, great location! Would definitely stay here again! Only thing I recommend for light sleepers such as myself would be ear plugs as you may hear the train at night.


Avatar for Franklin


Mon 16 Oct 2017


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

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

Sports & activities

  • Cycling
  • Team-Building
  • Walking / Hiking

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