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HI Chicago Hostel
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HI Chicago Hostel

24 East Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, United States
+1 312 360 0300

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based on 8,250 reviews

HI Chicago Hostel
Tue 6/25
Wed 6/26
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About HI Chicago Hostel

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Within 20 minutes' stroll from Chicago Union Station, HI Chicago Hostel offers guests an ideal base while visiting Chicago. It is conveniently located for those wishing to visit local attractions.

There are a variety of facilities available to those staying at the hostel, such as a concierge, an express check-in and check-out feature and a 24-hour reception. Those staying at the property can enjoy a book in the library. A friendly tour desk is on-site and Monroe Dearborn Subway Station is minutes away on foot, making it easy for guests to discover the local area and its attractions.

HI Chicago Hostel features 500 rooms, each equipped with heating and a refrigerator. They are also fitted with a microwave and a hair dryer.

Those staying at the hostel can enjoy a unique dining experience at the in-house restaurant, suitably based for those who want to stay nearby for a meal. Guests are also able to try one of the many bars and cafés in the surrounding area.

Situated within a 10-minute walk of HI Chicago Hostel are Chicago Board of Trade Building and Grant Park. Guests can also visit Willis Tower, Millennium Park and Chicago Public Library.

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Latest deals for HI Chicago Hostel

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.
Prices are based on 1 night, not including taxes and fees

Amenities at HI Chicago Hostel

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator


  • Window
  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Lockers
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • Privacy curtain
  • Storage available

Services and conveniences

  • Earplugs
  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk


  • Raised toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower


  • Shared kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette

Things to do

  • Bicycle rental
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Game room
  • Table tennis
  • Pool table

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Streaming service
  • TV


  • Reading light
  • Extra-long beds (> 2 meters)
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Tumble dryer


  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Dining table


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Safe

Family friendly

  • Cribs available

Reviews of HI Chicago Hostel

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10.0 Wonderful
Its almost perfect. The only grey area are the events. They are becoming repetitive. New events should be added.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Everything was AMAZING!!!
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:This is best hostel ı ever stayyed:)))
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Very accommodating and nice place. Excellent value!
9.4 Wonderful
Pros:I was surprised at how well the hostel was maintained. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful.
Cons:The blanket was to small.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Safe, welcoming environment. GREAT location close to a variety of attractions, amenities and public transportation.
9.3 Wonderful
Pros:It was very clean, great downtown location, employees were very nice and provided lots of info on the area like where to eat and what to do. The place was fairly quiet, provided breakfast, and had sitting areas with nice leather arm chairs.


24 East Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

What's nearby

  • Grant Park419 yd
  • Symphony Center435 yd
  • Art Institute of Chicago0.3 mi
  • Cloud Gate0.5 mi
  • Willis Tower0.5 mi
  • Millennium Park0.5 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center0.6 mi
  • Chicago Theater0.7 mi
  • Field Museum0.8 mi
  • Shedd Aquarium0.9 mi
  • Chicago Riverwalk0.9 mi
  • Chicago Lakefront Trail0.9 mi



Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about HI Chicago Hostel

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Cheapest month to stay with an average 64% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 69% rise in price.
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When to book a room at HI Chicago Hostel

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Top tips for your stay at HI Chicago Hostel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at HI Chicago Hostel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in November and April.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at HI Chicago Hostel, plan to stay on a Saturday or Monday. The most expensive day is usually Friday.
  • The cheapest price a room at HI Chicago Hostel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $42, while the most expensive was $310.
  • How long should you stay at HI Chicago Hostel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at HI Chicago Hostel

  • Where is HI Chicago Hostel located?

    HI Chicago Hostel is located at 24 East Ida B. Wells Drive in Loop, 0 miles from the center of Chicago. Grant Park is the closest landmark to HI Chicago Hostel.

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

    Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at HI Chicago Hostel.

  • Does HI Chicago Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, HI Chicago Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is HI Chicago Hostel from the airport?

    HI Chicago Hostel is 8.7 miles from Chicago Midway.

  • How does KAYAK find such great HI Chicago Hostel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at HI Chicago Hostel in Chicago and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at HI Chicago Hostel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for HI Chicago Hostel.

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Distance to city center

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Nearest Airport

Chicago Midway

Distance to airport

8.7 mi