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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

In 2021, Hostelling International became a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI), led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Tourism Organization (WTO), in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Read about our commitments here https://www.oneplanetnetwork.org/organisations/hostelling-international

Experience the excitement of Chicago at this beautiful historic hostel, offering comfortable and contemporary accommodations in the heart of downtown�s 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 one of America's best hostels offering safe, clean, quality accommodations. Spacious gender-separated dorm rooms with either 4, 8 or 10 beds, many with ensuite bathrooms. All dormitory rooms have individual lockers for personal belongings. The hostel also offers private rooms with shared ensuite bathrooms that also share a kitchenette and lounge/seating areas.

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 WiFi throughout the building
-Bed linens, towels and pillows are provided
-FREE maps of Chicago
-Body wash and shampoo provided in the showers
-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
-Knowledgeable staff to answer all your questions and give you local insiders tips
-International standards for comfort, cleanliness and security
-Computers with internet access 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)

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's 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 LED light bulbs throughout the hostel
-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 $4 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.

-Proof of vaccination against covid-19 is required at check-in. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Jun 2022
    I had stayed at Hi Hostel Chicago once before, I liked it so much that I chose to come back and stay there again, I have nothing to complain about. I just missed having breakfast :(
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    15 Jun 2022
    Excellent location, fabulous common space, clean, very large rooms, nice Cuban cafe practically in the lobby. I stayed in a 4-bed female only dorm, which was part of a suite; it was large and clean and quiet, except for the EL train which ran right under the windows. I sleep with headphones anyway, so that was no issue, and the room was airy and cool so all in all it was very comfortable. Nice large lockers. Great communal kitchens with large fridges and full appliances. Nice people.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    22 Jun 2022
    It was clean and quiet.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    20 Jun 2022
    Very good hostel in a good location of the city coming from Union Station.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    13 Jun 2022
    Standard big hostel fare. Big, clean, good location, a place to store your stuff.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    03 Jun 2022
    Beautiful hostel but so expensive. HI requires a membership fee since they consider themselves a charity facilitating young people to travel and become world citizens. I don't know how this can be reconciled with a price of almost $100/night for one bed in an 8 person dorm. Other hostels I've been to provide laundry detergent free of charge, but HI Chicago does not so be warned. No bowls either, many kitchen items lacking.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    08 Jun 2022
    I enjoyed my time. I was thankful for such a big space for 4 people.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    07 Jun 2022
    Great location and friendly and helpful staff but overpriced for a hostel
    England, Male, 41+
  • 5.7

    Rating

    13 Jun 2022
    Absolutely the worst stay in a hostel I've ever had. The rooms have separate locks from the bathrooms. I went out to use the restroom late at night. I got locked out. I went downstairs to try and get let back in and there was no one at the desk. I waited for 30 mins before a woman shows up. She tells me that it's the days of Covid so she's having a rough day. Asks me for my passport and tells me I'm never allowed back in this hostel in a hostile manner.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 4.0

    Rating

    13 Jun 2022
    The girl at the front desk was absolutely rude to myself and other guests. She had no sense of urgency and couldn’t multitask at all which caused me to have to wait over an hour to even check in. She was also very snotty when I accidentally locked myself out of my room and didn’t want to wake my roommates. The showers and facilities were very sub par and the bathroom was actually kind of gross. I almost didn’t want to shower in there. I think I took pictures that I would be happy to provide.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2019

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    4th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2018

    5th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2016

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    3rd, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2014

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2014

    10th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2013

    9th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2010

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 2010

    1st, Best Large Hostels

  • 2008

    Best Large Hostels

  • 2007

    Best Large Hostels

Nominations

  • 2012

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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