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HI - Chicago

24 Ida B Wells Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60605, United States

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Overall Rating 93%

From 36 Reviews

Hostel rating (36)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 89%
Cleanliness 94%
Location 97%
Security 97%
Service 93%
Comfort 87%
Green rating 90%

Our great staff and amazing location will help make your visit to Chicago memorable

  • Dorm
    From $39.00
  • Private
    From $139.00
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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 one of America’s best hostels, 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, a great cafe, weekly welcome receptions 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 Hop on Hop off Bus tours, The Art Institute of Chicago, Shoreline Boat tours, Willis Tower and 360 Chicago (formerly 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.
  • If a cancellation is made within 18 hours of arrival time for a booking of 1 or more nights you will be charged for 1 night.
  • 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 4 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

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • 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

reservation.chicago@hiusa.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

Extrêmement cher pour une auberge de jeunesse et des surcoûts (taxes + abonnement HI) en arrivant sur place!

80%

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Alexandre,

Tue 10 Sep 2019

Thank you for your stay at HI Chicago and for sharing your wonderful experience online. We are delighted to read that you loved our hostel which was perfect for your needs. Thank you for being our guest. It was our pleasure hosting you and we hope to welcome you back with us soon. Sustainability

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Ruby Martinez, Assistant General Manager

Thu 12 Sep 2019

The breakfast is the best! Bathroom is clean and equipped. The only downside is that my last night stay there had run into a roommate having overdose (high on drug) when she checked in. She scared all of us in the room with her weird behavior and hallucination. I am glad finally the staff moved her to another room.

97%

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Rachel,

Wed 04 Sep 2019

Thank you for your stay at HI Chicago and for sharing your wonderful experience online. We are delighted to read that you loved our hostel which was perfect for your needs. Thank you for being our guest. It was our pleasure hosting you and we hope to welcome you back with us soon.

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Ruby Martinez, Assistant General Manager

Fri 06 Sep 2019

My only concern is the lack of caring about my inability to use an upper bed. I requested a lower for this visit and was accommodated. Yesterday, I emailed to request a lower bed for my next visit and the woman didn’t seem to care that I had shoulder issues. These issues makes it extremely difficult lowering myself from the upper bed. Falling and injuring myself would not be good.

97%

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Steve,

Tue 03 Sep 2019

Thank you for your stay at HI Chicago and for sharing your wonderful experience online. We are delighted to read that you loved our hostel which was perfect for your needs. Thank you for being our guest. It was our pleasure hosting you and we hope to welcome you back with us soon.

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Ruby Martinez, Assistant General Manager

Thu 05 Sep 2019

Me encantó el lugar, la atención, amabilidad de su personal, mi estadía fue excelente

100%

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Angela,

Fri 30 Aug 2019

Thank you for your stay at HI Chicago and for sharing your wonderful experience online. We are delighted to read that you loved our hostel which was perfect for your needs. Thank you for being our guest. It was our pleasure hosting you and we hope to welcome you back with us soon.

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Ruby Martinez, Assistant General Manager

Sun 01 Sep 2019

This hostel has no concern for people who have physical limitations. If you are not in a wheelchair, don’t even ask for accommodations. The two young men who work Saturday evenings have no compassion and just don’t care.

63%

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Steve,

Tue 27 Aug 2019

Thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent visit to HI Chicago. It was disheartening to read about the challenges you encountered during your stay. We take these concerns seriously and place great emphasis on maintaining a clean and healthy safe environment for ALL of our guests. Your concerns have been relayed to our leadership team and together we will make sure steps are taken so this doesn't happen again.

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Ruby Martinez, Assistant General Manager

Thu 29 Aug 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

  • Basketball
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Skateboarding
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Sustainability

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