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
What travellers think
I liked the friendliness of the staff who were around 24/7 and the secure cards were great!
Sat 06 Feb 2016
LOVE your communal spaces. Probably the best over the 6 weeks that I stayed in hostels across North America. The breakfast was also very good - great variety of options! We did the city tour with Bill. Bill was great! Would probably be good to have been told it was more of an architecture tour.
Fri 05 Feb 2016
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