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1 bedroom, in-room safe, free WiFi, linens
1 bedroom, in-room safe, free WiFi, linens
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Guest reviews

4.3 out of 5 Excellent
994 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air Conditioning
Restaurant
Business Services
Laundry
24/7 Front Desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

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Explore the area

Popular LocationGrant Park2 min walk
Popular LocationArt Institute of Chicago8 min walk
Popular LocationMillennium Park11 min walk
AirportChicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)24 min drive

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  • Double Room

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 248 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDouble Room
  • Standard Shared Dormitory

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsStandard Shared Dormitory
  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Men only

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 280 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsDeluxe Shared Dormitory, Men only
  • Premium Room

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 248 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsPremium Room
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsDeluxe Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Double Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Suite, 1 Double Bed
  • Quadruple Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsQuadruple Room
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Men only, Shared Bathroom

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsStandard Shared Dormitory, Men only, Shared Bathroom
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsSuite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Women only

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 280 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsDeluxe Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsStandard Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom

About this area

Chicago

Located in Chicago's The Loop neighborhood, HI Chicago is in the city center and near the airport. Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Theatre are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit State Street and Water Tower Place. Field Museum of Natural History and John G. Shedd Aquarium are not to be missed. Take an opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails. Guests love the hostel's location for the sightseeing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Grant Park - 2 min walk
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 8 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 11 min walk
  • Willis Tower - 14 min walk
  • Cloud Gate - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Harold Washington Library Station - 3 min walk
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 4 min walk
  • AirportO'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 24 min drive

Restaurants

  • Meli — 3 min walk
  • Gino's East — 3 min walk
  • Fontano's Pizza and Subs — 4 min walk
  • Plymouth Rooftop Bar & Grill — 5 min walk
  • Dollop Coffee Company — 5 min walk

About this property

HI Chicago

Eco-friendly Chicago hostel in The Loop, walk to Grant Park
A restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a 24-hour business center are available at this smoke-free hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, concierge services, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk are onsite. All rooms are shared and offer free WiFi and hair dryers. Safes, showers, and free toiletries are among the other amenities that guests will find.
HI Chicago offers 68 shared accommodations, which are air-conditioned, accessible via exterior corridors, and feature safes and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Street parking

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Computer station

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • LED light bulbs
  • Recycling
  • Safe
  • Shared accommodations

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Guests who do not present a Hostelling International membership card will be charged USD 3 at check-in, payable to the hostel.

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from September 1 2020 to September 17 2020 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Club Card: USD 4 per person, per night
  • Child's Club Card: USD 0 per night, (up to 17 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted; guests whose residence is within 45 mi (72 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Hostelling International Chicago Chicago Hostel
Hostelling International Chicago Summer Hotel Chicago
Hostelling International Chicago Hostel
Hostelling International Chicago
Hostel HI Chicago
HI Chicago Chicago
HI Chicago Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
HI Chicago Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Chicago

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at HI Chicago and receive a full refund?
Yes, HI Chicago offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to HI Chicago cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at HI Chicago?
As of Oct 26, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at HI Chicago on Nov 1, 2020 start from $58, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is HI Chicago pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
What time is check-in at HI Chicago?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM–3:00 AM.
What time is check-out at HI Chicago?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is HI Chicago located?
Located in The Loop, this eco-friendly hostel is steps from Roosevelt University and State Street. Grant Park and Columbia College Chicago are also within 5 minutes. Harold Washington Library Station and Harrison Station are within a 5-minute walk.
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4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

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4.1/5

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4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
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Great location , clean & comfy , staff was friendly and lot of security .
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
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I liked everything about it. The 2nd floor with all the activities
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

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A wonderful option!
I needed to sleep for a few hours before catching a 5am flight out of MDW, and this ended up being a perfect place to do that. I've always had great experiences with HI-Chicago, and this was no exception. The accommodations were wonderful, and I appreciated being in a bunk room with an en suite bathroom. And the woman at the registration desk was incredibly friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this hostel!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
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Fabulous, affordable place to stay
Fabulous place to stay! The rooms are modern and clean. Plenty of bathrooms and showers. There are pool tables, ping pong tables, and free daily activities to sign up for. The location is excellent, close to Lake Michigan and an L station. Very friendly staff!
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

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