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HI Chicago

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Check-in/check-out kiosk
Children's area
Exterior
Standard Shared Dormitory | 1 bedroom, in-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

Overview of HI Chicago

HI Chicago

1.5 star property
Hostel with restaurant, near Millennium Park
8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

1,001 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
Map
24 E Ida B Wells Drive, Chicago, IL, 60605
Main amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 24-hour business center
  • Business center
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Front-desk safe
  • ATM/banking services
Feel at home
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Television
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Chicago
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 8 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 10 min walk
  • Willis Tower - 14 min walk
  • Lake Michigan - 15 min walk
  • Chicago Theatre - 15 min walk
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 16 min walk
  • Grant Park - 19 min walk
  • Field Museum of Natural History - 21 min walk
  • Michigan Avenue - 24 min walk
  • Soldier Field - 26 min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 15 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 32 min drive
  • Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 37 min drive
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 4 min walk
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 13 min walk
  • Millennium Station - 15 min walk
  • Harold Washington Library Station - 3 min walk
  • Harrison Station - 3 min walk
  • Jackson Station (Red Line) - 4 min walk

Restaurants

  • Gazebo Restaurant at Grant Park - 3 min walk
  • Thai Spoon - 2 min walk
  • Taco Bell - 4 min walk
  • Wingstop - 2 min walk
  • Epic Burger - 1 min walk

About this property

HI Chicago

HI Chicago offers a great location, putting you within just a 10-minute walk of Millennium Park and Art Institute of Chicago. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Cafecito, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This eco-certified hostel is also within a 15-minute walk of Willis Tower and Lake Michigan. Fellow travelers love the location and local sightseeing. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Harold Washington Library Station is 3 minutes and Harrison Station is 3 minutes.

Languages

Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC), 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
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 68 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Segway rentals/tours nearby

Working away

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

Services

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

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1886
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Lockers available

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • LED light bulbs
  • Recycling

Special features

Dining

Cafecito - This café serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

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.

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Policies

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.
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.
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.

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

Does HI Chicago offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, HI Chicago does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at HI Chicago?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at HI Chicago?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at HI Chicago?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at HI Chicago.
What are the check-in and check-out times at HI Chicago?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at HI Chicago and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, hiking, and rock climbing. Additional recreation nearby includes segway rentals.
Are there restaurants at or near HI Chicago?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Cafecito.
What's the area around HI Chicago like?
HI Chicago is in Downtown Chicago, a short 3-minute walk from Harold Washington Library Station and 10 minutes' walk from Millennium Park. Travelers say the area is central and good for shopping.

Reviews

8.6

Fabulous

8.5/10

Cleanliness

8.7/10

Staff & service

8.1/10

Amenities

8.5/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.4/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

10/10 Exceptional

Keith, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect Chicago location to learn & explore
Very convenient location, some very nice and helpful staff and a positive vibe of travelers from all over the world in a variety of age ranges, all looking to learn, explore, and be open to new experiences and cultures.
Sandra, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Scott, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ji, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean where it really counts!
Room was not swept but bathroom facilities (sink, shower, toilet) were very clean!
Judy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

bryauna, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Always a good time.
It was another easy overnight stay. The front desk service is so great here, I loved breakfast, and the staff here is very nice.
1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Robert, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A hostel in the center of Chicago
Very convenient for solo traveler! Highly recommend.
Phuong, 4-night trip
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