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1 room, 2 adults

HI Chicago

1.5-star1.5 stars
24 E Ida B Wells Drive, Chicago, IL, 60605, United States of America

Hostel with restaurant, near Grant Park
  • Free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

Illinois may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. Find out more

  • Was so incredible! Even during the pandemic the took precautions and made sure everything…Oct. 21, 2020
  • Hostel is alright but the card swipe consistently didn't work and top bunk bed was very…Sep. 19, 2019

HI Chicago

from A$108
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Men only, Shared Bathroom
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Double Bed
  • Double Room
  • Premium Room
  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Men only
  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Standard Shared Dormitory
  • Quadruple Room

What’s around HI Chicago

Landmarks

  • In The Loop
  • Grant Park - 2 min walk
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 8 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 11 min walk
  • Willis Tower - 14 min walk
  • Chicago Theatre - 15 min walk
  • House of Blues Chicago - 19 min walk
  • Field Museum of Natural History - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 24 min drive
  • Midway Intl. Airport (MDW) - 15 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 32 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

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 68 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-3:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Illinois may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
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

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Computer station
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1886
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
More
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Shared accommodations

Special features

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.

HI Chicago’s small print

Also known as

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

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.

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

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; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

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

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines and the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

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.

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.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • 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 this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for HI Chicago

  • Does HI Chicago offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, HI Chicago does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is HI Chicago currently open?
    This property is closed from September 1 2020 to September 17 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • 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 wear 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.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at HI Chicago?
    You can check in from 4:00 PM to 3:00 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near HI Chicago?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Meli (3-min walk), Gino's East (3-min walk), and Fontano's Pizza and Subs (4-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 524 reviews

Very good 8.0
Good value, good location, clean. Suitable for all ages. Highly recommended..
Dan, au3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
convenient, cost effective & secure
This is the first Hostel my wife and I have very stayed in and we are aged mid to late 70's It is very convenient to the Blue Line to O'hare, Grant Park, the Hop On- Hop Off bus, eateries etc. It i very cost effective compared with Hotels, the included breakfast is great and security is tops.
Denys, au3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was central ,good kreafast,my single room was excellent,I stay again,
au2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Excellent Location, Comfortable Room
Brand new hostel with brand new facilities. The room is crisp, clean and comfortable. All hotels and hostels within this area are far too over priced but if you want to be within walking distance to all the main attractions I would recommend staying here. Breakfast was very tasty and had plenty of options.
Harriette, au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I liked everything about it. The 2nd floor with all the activities
us3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
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!
Jill, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The Hi Chicago is the top-of-the-line in the Hostel world, the amenities are gold star, the facility is top notch, and the staff are super!
Wes, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
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!
Jennifer, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location! Very comfortable and easy to get around. Had a great time here!
Ariana, us1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Nice, clean and friendly staff. There was a bit of a mix up on the reservation that I ordered and the staff was really great about it and accommodating.
us2 night business trip

HI Chicago

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