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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."

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

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 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 ensuite bathrooms that 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 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
-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
-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 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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Apr 2019
    I enjoyed my stay so much I’m going to stay again. Thank you
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 Mar 2019
    Clean, great location :)
    South Korea, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Mar 2019
    Very good property. Excellent staff. Good location
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    09 Apr 2019
    Very central Chicago, walking distance to most sights and with a tube stop just down the block, easy to get to and from the airport. The hostel itself was great with lots of sitting areas and we were able to check in early which was great. Breakfast was nice with a variety of choice. Great place to stay in Chicago
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 Apr 2019
    Great hostel, caters to a wider age range, but there were still social opportunities for a solo traveller. Felt safe in the area, and was convenient to all the major attractions. Dorm had shower, toilet and sinks all in separate areas, super handy. Would definitely stay again.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    07 Apr 2019
    This hostel is great! It's always clean and I love how they go the extra mile to be eco-friendly. A huge perk is the extra restrooms in the hallways. The dorm rooms are spacious and the entire hostel is very secure.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    01 Apr 2019
    Hostel is in good location. Rooms are very clean and beds are comfortable. Didn’t feel the hostel had much of an atmosphere.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    18 Mar 2019
    Amazing location and really nice staff. Everything was clean and the facilities were all good. Free breakfast was good and they have activities for guests. They even printed my boarding pass for me when I left. The only thing I’d say was the check in time is quite late and doesn’t seem to be flexible at all - considering at this time of year lots of beds remain empty, it seems weird to make us wait till 4pm to check in. Other than that, a really good experience.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    28 Mar 2019
    The hostel was pretty nice and in a good location. The staff was friendly and it was trying to be environmentally friendly which was nice. The bed I was in was kind of falling apart as were some of the others. It was fairly clean, but seemed like it was a bit older. Overall, pretty good.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 5.1

    Rating

    06 Apr 2019
    They charged me an additional $3 at check in because I wasn’t a member of their hostel. There should be a zero tolerance policy for misleading pricing on hostel world. Other than that, atmosphere was quiet, finishes were stale, and the staff was average. I’d try another hostel next time I’m in town.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • 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
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi

Awards

  • 2019

    4th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 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

    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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