HI Chicago

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Overview of HI Chicago

HI Chicago

1.5 star property
Hostel with restaurant, near Millennium Park

8.6/10 Fabulous

996 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • 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

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Chicago
  • Grant Park - 2 min walk
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 8 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 9 min walk
  • Michigan Avenue - 12 min walk
  • Willis Tower - 14 min walk
  • Chicago Theatre - 15 min walk
  • Field Museum of Natural History - 20 min walk
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 21 min walk
  • Soldier Field - 26 min walk
  • Navy Pier - 36 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

About this property

HI Chicago

Eco-friendly hostel near Millennium Park
Close to Grant Park and Willis Tower, HI Chicago provides free continental breakfast, a coffee shop/cafe, and a library. The onsite café, Cafecito, features brunch. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with laundry facilities and a 24-hour business center.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • A 24-hour front desk, a TV in the lobby, and luggage storage
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, multilingual staff, and tour/ticket assistance
  • 2 meeting rooms, express check-out, and a computer station
  • Guest reviews say great things about the location
Room features
All guestrooms at HI Chicago feature comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes.
More amenities include:
  • Recycling, LED light bulbs, and eco-friendly cleaning products
  • Showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers

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
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global), SafeStay (AHLA - USA), and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

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
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
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-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • 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

Accessibility

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

Languages

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

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

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property 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)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

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

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

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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.
How much does it cost to stay at HI Chicago?
As of 2 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at HI Chicago on 30 October 2022 start from S$164, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at HI Chicago?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. 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. Nearby restaurants include Meli (3-min walk), HERO Coffee Bar (3-min walk), and Gino’s East (3-min walk).
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 9 minutes' walk from Millennium Park. Travelers say the area is central and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings

8.6

Fabulous

8.5/10

Cleanliness

8.8/10

Staff & service

8.1/10

Amenities

8.5/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.2/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Better Hostel in downtown
way better than any other hostel around chicago with even same or a higher price
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent, practical and comfy.
It was great and practical. I booked a private room because I was nervous being solo. The room was clean and it was just perfect to get there and sleep. The staff was friendly and they answered my dumb questions. Also, they made valuable suggestions to make me feel safe traveling the city. Last, the hotel is in a very crowded area, therefore is close to several CTA stops and you can listen to the metro line going around. I personally didn´t mind it, I slept nice and comfortable. I do no think is a major issue for me nor it hindered my stay. Last, the residents were respectful and I didn´t encounter any nosy neighbors nor problematic guest. I would totally stay there if I return to chicago.
Iran Maria, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

JOHANN, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

ma victoria, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Jay, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good place to stay
Great location, friendly staff-all good
Lidia Teresa, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Lota, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Sina, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mary, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Josue Aaron, 1-night trip
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