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HI - Chicago

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

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Overall Rating 92%

From 34 Reviews

Hostel rating (34)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 97%
Security 97%
Service 92%
Comfort 86%
Green rating 88%

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

  • Dorm
    From $32.00
  • Private
    From $119.00
10 or more people?
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 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.
  • 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

Breakfast staff is the best!!

100%

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Paola,

Thu 02 May 2019

Thanks so much for your review

Manager avatar

Ruby Martinez, Assistant General Manager

Sat 04 May 2019

Excellent hostel. I stayed in the 10-bed dorm, with bathrooms and showers in the hall. The bathrooms were always very clean, room was very spacious, with hooks at your bed to hang towels and jackets, beds were comfortable. There are also lockers in the room and they are spacious enough to store both my backpack and other bags, plus hooks to hang other clothes or bags, etc. The staff was very friendly. The entire building is very secured, you have to swipe your keycard everywhere: to enter the rooms area, the elevators and the room itself of course. There was also a great breakfast (provided).

100%

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Josee,

Mon 29 Apr 2019

Thanks for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. Our team always strives to give the service our guests expect & deserve. I appreciate the comments as we are always looking for ways to improve the hostel & service we give our guests. So glad that you enjoyed our prime location & excellent service.

Manager avatar

Ruby Martinez, Assistant General Manager

Wed 01 May 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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