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

24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago , Chicago, USA

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

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, cheese, fruit, orange juice, milk, coffee and tea
-FREE WiFi throughout the building
-Bed linens, towels and pillows are provided
-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
-Body wash and shampoo provided in the showers
-Large, fully-equipped self-service kitchen
-Self-service laundry
-Lockers for each guest in dorm rooms (must provide your own lock)
-24-hour access, 365 days a year, NO CURFEW
-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 (groups of 10 or more should contact our group sales department)
-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. City and state taxes of 17.4% are not included in the rates.

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Thu 19 Jul 2018 - Sun 22 Jul 2018 Change
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Thu 19th July 2018 - Sun 22nd July 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.2


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    14 Jul 2018
    Great place, felt super secure, right in the middle of the city with so much to do around. Things were very clean and the staff was super nice! Would totally go here again
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    08 Jul 2018
    We had a great stay!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    09 Jul 2018
    Only stayed one night. As I walked into my dorm room, I already met another girl staying there, so we went out for dinner that night. The room was huge and had big lockers for all my stuff. The breakfast was ok, toast/bagels/cereal/jam, so rather sweet....it would have been nice to have some fruit in the morning. The bathrooms were mostly clean.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 Jul 2018
    Good facilities, but a very young average age. Not a great hostel for a single traveller in their 30s when most people appeared just out of high school!
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wii

Awards

  • 2018

    5th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 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

Things to Note

City and state taxes of 17.4% are not included in the rates. Non-members of Hostelling International will be asked to pay a $3 daily membership fee per night upon check-in.


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