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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 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

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 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
-Large, 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 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 8.8

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Oct 2021
    Stayed here for the marathon and it was absolutely perfect for it. Selected men’s 4 bed and it was part of a little mini suite with a living area, kitchen, and bathroom, which made it very easy to get ready in the early morning without waking roommates. The room and suite felt very secure, with a key card lock on suite and room doors. The staff were kind and understanding, and the hostel overall was very clean. It was expensive for a hostel, but I’m sure that’s just due to the marathon.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Sep 2021
    thanks for all , ı really like hostel room and staff. ı met many people in there.
    Turkey, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    12 Oct 2021
    I have stayed here many times. A few times to attend conferences at McCormick Place, the large convention center near the loop. The Hostel is within walking distance. Stayed here twice to make visits to the Italian Consulate, also within walking distance of the Hostel. Very convenient location in the loop near transportation and attractions, and very reasonably priced. Kind of limited service during COVID, but safety measures seem reasonable.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    08 Oct 2021
    Always great to be back for my marathon event. Perfect location.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    10 Oct 2021
    Overall a good experience. One staff on the desk was not friendly or helpful- but she was the only one- others were good. Instructions not clear, I had to ask other guests about procedures for bedding at check out. No blanket provided- had to ask for one.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    02 Oct 2021
    Great location, welcoming staff. I slept well.
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    07 Oct 2021
    I have stayed at this hostel many times before and have always been satisfied. Covid has made things a little harder but the staff still manages to convey a feeling of welcome.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 Oct 2021
    I really love to be there, but I have some points for review: Clean up service: Since I arrived, the carpet and the room floor seems dirty and dusty, I thought that next day will be clean, but the services just picked up the trash, refilled bathroom insums, and that's it. During my estance, for 10 days, the suite was almost full, so increase the dirty and never seem to be really cleaned, also the bathroom never seems to be sanitized. Kitchenette was disabled
    Mexico, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    24 Sep 2021
    The good: the building is huge, located within the loop, and the common spaces are big and clean. The bad: we had to put the sheets on the beds ourselves, breakfast wasn’t offered, and the staff wasn’t particularly the friendliest. Also, our particular bathroom seemed to never/rarely get cleaned. Smelled quite bad. The common bathrooms in the other areas were quite clean though.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    02 Oct 2021
    The shower room at 6th is broken, but the front desk did not mention at all. The card not letting us to go the other floors! The other room is talking super loud in the middle of night for an hour! Hope the staff can remind everyone for the quite policy more and respect for the other visitors here!
    China, All Female Group, 25-30
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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

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    3rd, Best Large 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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