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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 continental breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
From 19 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Good internet service
Tasty breakfast

HI Chicago

from £49
  • 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

What’s around HI Chicago


  • In The Loop
  • Grant Park (2-minute walk)
  • Buckingham Fountain (6-minute walk)
  • Art Institute of Chicago (8-minute walk)
  • Millennium Park (11-minute walk)
  • Willis Tower (12-minute walk)
  • Skydeck Ledge (12-minute walk)
  • Chicago Cultural Center (12-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) 26-min drive
  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) 15-min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) 35-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


  • 68 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Discounted off-site parking

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
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 600
  • Conference space size (meters) - 56
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1886
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available
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
  • 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 programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

HI Chicago’s small print

Also known as

  • Hostel HI Chicago
  • HI Chicago Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Chicago
  • HI Chicago Chicago
  • HI Chicago Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • HI Chicago Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Chicago
  • Hostel HI Chicago
  • HI Chicago Chicago
  • HI Chicago Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


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.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These 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 that there's a smoke detector 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.

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:

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

  • 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.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 654 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Convenient and pleasant
David. Martin, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great overall, just a couple of niggles
Excellent all round. Just one thing that is probably just me, but I was in a private room in an apartment with four rooms and it wasn't possible to alter the air conditioning from my room which was number 3. Only number 1 room can adjust the air con. It was much to cold for me and I was shivering in my room when it was 31C outside! Also the windows had been jammed shut with a piece of wood screwed into the sash. Not happy about that, although if you could open the sash it would have been easy to fall out of the 7th floor......some compromise needed there I feel. Shower was lovely and hot but not powerful enough to give an adequate soaking. Best used as a hand shower.
Sylvia Ann, gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very spacious - one of the best hostels in US
Everything was just lovely here. The staff were a little off, particularly at the tourist desk as they completely wrote off the architecture boat tour, whereas when we went down to the pier anyway, it was on and we were lucky to secure a spot on our day there, no thanks to the HI activities staff.
Steven, gb3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay in Chicago!
This place is great. It's in a great location for seeing Chicago, clean rooms. The beds don't creak which is good if people toss and turn. A really nice breakfast is provided and a generally lovely building. I was very much pleasantly surprised with this place. And the free activities were an added bonus, gives you a chance to meet people as well as save money.
Nora, gb3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great Times In the Windy City!
HI Chicago was truly an enjoyable experience! The staff were very courteous and helpful, giving valuable information about the local culture to this first-time Chicago visitor...
us3 night trip

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