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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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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 www.hiusa.org. City and state taxes of 16.4% are not included in the rates.
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Thu 27 Jul 2017 - Sun 30 Jul 2017 Change

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Thu 27th July 2017 - Sun 30th July 2017

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Facilities

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
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Utensils
  • Dryer
  • Reading Light
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hair Dryers
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Card Phones
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • ATM
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
Food & Drink
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi

Awards

  • 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

Nominations
  • 2012 Worldwide Extra Large Hostel
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Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Not Included

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

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


Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

Latest Review

" This hostel is in a great location right in the middle of Downtown, I'll definitely stay here again based on the location! Rooms are spacious and clean. Free breakfast is quite good (considering its free). Only minor complaint is that the beds are a bit springy, but I still slept fine. Hostel can be a bit noisy with traffic outside, but that can't really be helped. Also walking distance to the blue subway line, which goes all the way to O'Hare airport. "

- Anonymous
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