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Hotel HI Chicago Hostel (Chicago, USA)


Hotel HI Chicago Hostel (Chicago, USA)

About HI Chicago Hostel

Stay in the heart of downtown, enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout and meet other travelers at HI Chicago Hostel. This award-winning South Loop hostel offers modern no frills accommodation in a traditional red-brick building. Lockers, linens and towels are provided in all air-conditioned rooms, which feature shared or en suite bathrooms. There are private guest rooms or dormitories sleeping four to ten people. Walking tours and welcome parties are among the organized activities offered for guests, who also enjoy discounts at selected nearby eateries and attractions including Willis Tower. Amenities include shared kitchen and laundry facilities, TV room, games room, luggage storage, 24-hour reception and elevators. Parking is possible nearby. Two cafes serve snacks and a free continental breakfast buffet. There are many dining options in the surrounding area. Wheelchair accessible HI Chicago Hostel is located in South Loop within walking distance of museums, shopping, subway stations and beautiful Lake Michigan.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking(Unavailable)
  • Pets (Unavailable)
  • A/C
  • Restaurant(Unavailable)
  • Hotel bar(Unavailable)
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

  • LocationExcellent  (9.3 / 10)
  • RoomsVery good  (8.0 / 10)
  • ServiceExcellent  (8.7 / 10)
  • CleanlinessExcellent  (8.8 / 10)
  • Value for moneyExcellent  (8.7 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Good value option for Chicago

With competitive rates and modern facilities, this basic accommodation struck most reviewers as being decent value for money in an often pricey city, although some experienced hostel users thought prices were steep compared to other budget options. It appealed mostly to a younger crowd; often international travelers on a budget who liked hanging out in the common areas and meeting other guests during free activities. Most reviewers thought the place was clean and contemporary with well-equipped kitchens and more than adequately comfortable beds featuring individual bedside lights. Guests mostly appreciated the free continental breakfast, but it was reportedly sometimes chaotic during the morning rush.


Top central location

Guests loved being in the Loop of downtown Chicago for easy access to shopping, dining and attractions like Millennium Park and the Cloud Gate sculpture about 15 minutes' walk away.


Friendly staff

Most reviewers described personnel as helpful and friendly with good local knowledge. However, a few reviewers thought some personnel overzealously enforced house rules at times.

Negative Reviews


Light sleepers disturbed by noise

It was reportedly noisy in the dorms at times due to the sound of other guests coming and going, creaky beds and occasional street noise or the sound of passing trains in certain rooms.


Sharing had drawbacks

Critics noted occasional minor cleanliness issues in some rooms and in the shared shower facilities, but often these issues depended on the attitude of fellow guests and not just housekeeping. Negative opinions were also expressed about the lack of showers which prompted some reviewers to face queues.


Hostel would benefit from modernization

Some critics thought further modernization would benefit the hostel to address issues like slow elevators, a shortage of power sockets in some dorms and occasionally patchy free Wi-Fi, although speeds were reportedly good.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Café
  2. Arcade/Video games
  3. Entrance hall/lobby
  4. Elevator
  5. Conference rooms
  6. Non-smoking rooms
  7. Computer with internet
  8. 24-hour reception
  9. Laundry service
  10. WiFi in public areas
  11. Washing machine
  12. Doctor on site
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible hotel
  3. Accessible bathroom
  4. Accessible parking
  5. In-room accessibility
  6. Teleprinter
Room amenities
  1. Shower
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Central heating
  5. Air conditioning
  6. Pay-TV
  7. Desk
  8. Safe
  9. WiFi
  10. Kitchen
  11. Free WiFi (rooms)
Sports facilities
  1. Billiards
  2. Table tennis

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 15:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


24 East Ida B Wells Drive , 60605 , Chicago , USA
Telephone: +1 3123600300 | Fax: +1 3123600313 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about HI Chicago Hostel

  • Is there a pool area at HI Chicago Hostel?

    No, HI Chicago Hostel doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at HI Chicago Hostel?

    No, HI Chicago Hostel doesn’t allow pets.

  • Is parking available at HI Chicago Hostel?

    Yes, HI Chicago Hostel provides Accessible parking for guests.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at HI Chicago Hostel?

    Check-in at HI Chicago Hostel is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is HI Chicago Hostel located?

    HI Chicago Hostel is located in 24 East Ida B Wells Drive, 60605, Chicago, USA.

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