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HI Chicago, The J.Ira & Nicki Harris Family Hostel

  • Value For Money 9.0
  • Security 9.5
  • Location 9.5
  • Staff 9.0
  • Atmosphere 8.9
  • Cleanliness 9.4
  • Facilities 9.4

Property Description

Experience the excitement of Chicago at this beautiful historic hostel, offering comfortable and contemporary accommodations in the heart of downtowns thriving university district. A place where you can learn and play, meeting other travelers from all over the world while breaking down the walls of international communication while playing the universal equalizer: ping pong. When you're done you can share your experience with your friends and family back home on Skype with our free Wi-Fi. Share a meal, share a day, share an adventure, share a smile at the greatest Chicago hostel!

Hostelling International (HI) Chicago is Americas 2nd largest hostel with over 500 beds, offering safe, clean, quality accommodations. Spacious gender-separated dorm rooms have either 8 or 10 beds, many with bathroom ensuite. Travelers also have access to our newly rehabbed shared hall bathrooms. Private rooms have a full-size bed with a single size bunk above, which opens to a shared living area and restroom with shower. All dormitory rooms have individual lockers for personal belongings and free luggage storage is available near the front desk.

The hostel is located within walking distance of the Willis (Sears) Tower, Michigan Avenue/Magnificent Mile shopping, Lake Michigan, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, Art Institute, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium. All other attractions are just a short bus or train ride away. HI-Chicago is within 2 blocks of all the major train and bus lines to help get you anywhere easily within the city and to/from the airports.

What you can expect at HI-Chicago:
-FREE Daily continental breakfast, typical breakfast buffet includes: cereal, toast, waffles, cheese, fruit, orange juice, milk, coffee and tea
-FREE WiFi throughout the building
-FREE bed linens, towels and pillows
-FREE guided tours of the city
-FREE maps of Chicago as well as discounts to museums and attractions
-FREE daily activities to explore the city with fellow travelers including pub crawls, walking tours, outings to blues and jazz clubs, festivals, and much more!
-FREE weekly welcome receptions with ice cream or cookies
-FREE body wash and shampoo in the showers
-Large, fully-equipped self-service kitchen
-Self-service laundry
-24-hour access, 365 days a year, NO CURFEW
-24-hour luggage storage and 24 hour front desk and security
-Great knowledgeable staff and volunteers to answer all your questions and give you local insiders tips
-International standards for comfort, cleanliness and security
-Computers with internet access in the lobby for a nominal cost
-Fully wheelchair accessible
-NO age restriction - all ages welcome; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
-Groups welcome
-TV room with FREE movies

HI-Chicago is committed to being as environmentally-friendly as possible. Our goals to conserve energy and protect the environment include:
-Using a linen re-use program to conserve water (during a hosteller stay, linens are washed only by request)
-Using paper that is from at least 30% recycled materials
-Recycling aluminum, glass, paper, plastic and cardboard
-Using compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) throughout the hostel
-Having re-usable products in the kitchen and for breakfast
-Using environmentally-friendly cleaning products

Hostelling International is a non-profit membership based organization whose mission is to help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling. We have been promoting peace through hostelling since 1909. Non-members will be asked to pay a $3 daily membership fee per night upon check-in. You can visit the official website of Hostelling International USA for more information at City and state taxes of 16.4% are not included in the rates.
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  • Value For Money 9.0
  • Security 9.5
  • Location 9.5
  • Staff 9.0
  • Atmosphere 8.9
  • Cleanliness 9.4
  • Facilities 9.4
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HI Chicago, The J.Ira & Nicki Harris Family Hostel Located at 24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, Chicago.
HI Chicago, The J.Ira & Nicki Harris Family Hostel
Chicago IL IL, 60605 24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago
93% 2809
41.8759200 -87.6263952
HI Chicago, The J.Ira & Nicki Harris Family Hostel
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Sun 29 May 2016 - Wed 1 Jun 2016 Change

Room Summary

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Latest Review

" I am a 61 year old European traveller. I found the hostel met most of my needs, comfortable bed, clean, great facilities (particularly the guy on 2nd floor who was so helpful with directions), staff helpful and for once genuinely friendly (toooo much false friendship in the USA). The breakfast was amazing. I would definitely recommend the place. Tina May 2016 "

- Anonymous
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  • Free

    Free Breakfast Linen Included Free City Maps Towels Included Free WiFi Free Internet Access

  • General

    Wheelchair Friendly Security Lockers Key Card Access Common Room Elevator Bicycle Parking Air Conditioning Meeting Rooms Book Exchange Hot Showers Self-Catering Facilities Reading Light Hair Dryers For Hire Hair Dryers Ceiling Fan Card Phones Washing Machine Steam Room

  • Services

    Internet Access Laundry Facilities Luggage Storage 24 Hour Reception Tours/Travel Desk ATM 24 Hour Security Housekeeping Late check-out Reception (limited hours)

  • Food & Drink

    Restaurant Vending Machines Cafe Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

  • Entertainment

    Wii DVD's Board Games Games Room Pool Table



Credit Cards Accepted No Curfew Non Smoking Taxes Not Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.


  • 2016 3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain
  • 2015 3rd, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel
  • 2015 3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain
  • 2014 10th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel
  • 2014 3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain
  • 2013 9th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel
  • 2010 1st, Best Large Hostels
  • 2010 2nd, Hostel Chain
  • 2008 , Best Large Hostels
  • 2007 , Best Large Hostels

  • 2012 Worldwide Extra Large Hostel
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