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HI Chicago

Star Rating
1.5 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.3 / 5Excellent
1,497 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Grant Park
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Buckingham Fountain
    6 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Native Foods
    8 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Flat Top Grill
    9 min walk
  • Airport
    Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)
    26 min drive

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Book online or call:

1-800-238-0767
  • Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Premium Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Double Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Women only

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
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  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Men only

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
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  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Men only, Shared Bathroom

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
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  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
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  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
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About this area

Chicago

In the city center, HI Chicago is in Chicago's The Loop neighborhood, an area with good shopping. Buckingham Fountain and Willis Tower are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include Skydeck Ledge and John G. Shedd Aquarium. Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum and Navy Pier are not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the hostel's quiet location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient to public transportation: Harold Washington Library Station is 3 minutes by foot and Harrison Station is 3 minutes.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Grant Park - 2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Buckingham Fountain - 6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Art Institute of Chicago - 8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Millennium Park - 11 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Willis Tower - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Harold Washington Library Station - 3 min walk
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 4 min walk
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 26 min drive

Restaurants

  • Native Foods — 8 min walk
  • Flat Top Grill — 9 min walk
  • Goddess and the Baker — 9 min walk
  • Pittsfield Cafe — 12 min walk
  • Trattoria No.10 — 12 min walk

About this property

HI Chicago

Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hostel has a coffee shop/café and coffee/tea in a common area. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a business center, concierge services, and laundry facilities. 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.

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.

Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions

Please note that a government issued ID is required in order to check in. For more information please contact the property in advance using the contact details on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Children and extra beds

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

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

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.

Guests who do not present a Hostelling International membership card will be charged $3 at check-in, payable to the hostel.

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 are 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 smoke detector 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.
There is a maximum stay policy of 14 nights within a 12 month period at this property. To request reservations longer than 14 nights please contact the property directly, using the contact details on the booking confirmation.

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

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • Discounted parking nearby

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

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

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space (600 square feet)

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

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
  • Safe
  • Shared accommodations

Nearby things to do

Activities

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Hiking/biking trails
4.3

Excellent

5 - Excellent
759
4 - Good
546
3 - Okay
130
2 - Mediocre
40
1 - Poor
22
4.3
Cleanliness
4.4
Service and Staff
4.1
Amenities
4.3
Property condition

3/5

This is a great hostel experience. It is an upbeat, full service facility, right in the heart of Chicago. As a couple, we had a private room with shared bathrooms. The womens’ bathroom was right across the sitting area, but the mens’ was out the door and through the next suite - a. bit of a trek when you are 75 and need to get up 2-3 times a night. The price was way too high for the accommodations - we’ve paid less for luxury accommodations in the loop. I think they may have raised the rates because this is the week of Open House Chicago, creating high demand. But this is a hostel, intended to cater to the budget traveler, and a non-profit to boot - they shouldn’t be price gouging just because the for profit hotels do.

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Room is quite spacious than expected. The leisure area and facilities gave us fun. Only the property is too close to train track which is quite annoying at mid-night & early morning when one cannot fall asleep well. Overall, the hostel is value for money.

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

1/5

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Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

It’s a hostel, but an incredibly well maintained and appointed one.

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Yes - good price and great breakfast. I liked it lots. I liked it tons

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

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