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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 English breakfast and free WiFi
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Good internet service
Great location
Fantastic service
Best value for money

HI Chicago

from £54
  • 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
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 8-minute walk
  • Millennium Park - 11-minute walk
  • Willis Tower - 14-minute walk
  • Chicago Theatre - 15-minute walk
  • House of Blues Chicago - 19-minute walk
  • Field Museum of Natural History - 20-minute walk

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) 24-min drive
  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) 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


  • 68 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No 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 English 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
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


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 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; enhanced cleanliness; enhanced cleanliness.

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

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic 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.

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 enhanced cleanliness sanitisation guidelines and the enhanced cleanliness sanitisation 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 29 March 2020 to 13 August 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • Is parking offered at HI Chicago?
    Sorry, there's no parking at HI Chicago.
  • 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.
  • Are there restaurants at or near HI Chicago?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Cafecito (1-min walk), Panera Bread (1-min walk) and Tamarind (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 593 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic stay for great price !
Fantastic hostel in the best location for the loop sights . Walked everywhere. Felt safe. Breakfast was great ! Hostel had lots of anemities. The mattress on the beds were far too soft and caused backpain. Showers need to be fixed as the water is almost a dribble ! Would stay again.
Aimee, gb3 night trip
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, gb2 night 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
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
Excellent place to stay extremely friendly and professional staff and great service. I will return soon recommend this hostel to others. My stay on Christmas Day included a free home cooked dinner. Thanks for your hospitality.
Carlos, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A very great hotel
It was great. Quite neat, roomie and good for it's price.
Ryna, us3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Roomy, tidy, and​ clean
I'm​ Jaruwam from​ Bangkok, Thailand.​ HI​ Chicago​ is​ definitely my​ favorite.​ It's​ very​ comfy as​ all rooms are​ so spacious: bedrooms, bath​rooms, dining​ room, and​common areas.​ Apparently, the​ management and​ its staff​ work​ hard around the​ clock to​ make​ sure that​ the facility​ is​ clean and​ tidy. Cleaning​ is​ done not​ only during​ the daytime.​ I​ saw a​ housekeeping staff​ cleaning the​bathrooms when​ I​ woke up​ to​ use the​ hallway restroom at​ 3​ am. one night.​ The​ complimentary breakfast​ has​ a​ variety of​ good​ choices.​ Another​ plus is​ the free​ activities, like​ Downtown​ Walking​ Tour, and​ etc.​ I​ stayed at​ HI Chicago​ for​ 2​ weeks when​ I visited Chicago​ in Nov.​2019.​ I​ wish I​ could move​ in​ there and​ make it​ my​ home 😊
Jaruwan, kr4 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
Very good 8.0
A good stay apart from a misunderstanding which resultedn in books being removed and not returned. This was not deliberate but still irritating. Not having fresh fruit for braekfast for a couple of days was disppointing but at least the canned stuff was not full of sugar. Great staff. Good location
nz4 night trip

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