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HI Chicago

City-center The Loop hostel with restaurant

  • Free WiFi
From
NZ$192

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24 E Ida B Wells Drive, Chicago, 60605, IL, United States of America
8.4.Very good.
  • A good stay apart from a misunderstanding which resultedn in books being removed and not…

    Oct 7, 2019

  • I was charged a hefty fee or fine because I wasn’t happy with the room they had taken…

    Sep 11, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Transport options
Safe
Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 68 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning

Feel at home

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Elevator

What’s around

  • In The Loop
  • State Street - 1 min walk
  • Grant Park - 2 min walk
  • Roosevelt University - 2 min walk
  • Lakefront Trail - 3 min walk
  • DePaul University-Loop Campus - 4 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Men only, Shared Bathroom
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Double Bed
  • Double Room
  • Premium Room
  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Men only
  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Standard Shared Dormitory

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In The Loop
  • State Street - 1 min walk
  • Grant Park - 2 min walk
  • Roosevelt University - 2 min walk
  • Lakefront Trail - 3 min walk
  • DePaul University-Loop Campus - 4 min walk
  • Columbia College Chicago - 4 min walk
  • Buckingham Fountain - 6 min walk
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 8 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 11 min walk
  • Pritzker Pavilion - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - 24 min drive
  • Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 15 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 32 min drive
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 4 min walk
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 13 min walk
  • Millennium Station - 15 min walk
  • Harold Washington Library Station - 3 min walk
  • Harrison Station - 3 min walk
  • Jackson Station (Red Line) - 4 min walk
Profile: The Loop

Profile: The Loop

No visit to The Loop, located in the vibrant heart of central Chicago, is complete without a trip to Millennium Park. Make sure to take a photo in front of Cloud Gate, affectionately nicknamed “The Bean”. You’ll see your own image and that of the downtown skyline reflected in its mirror-like surface.

The Loop’s celebrated Theater District buzzes with award-winning shows and glitzy productions. At any given time, you can enjoy productions ranging from world premieres of musicals to witty original plays in famed venues such as the Goodman Theatre, the Chicago Theatre, the Cadillac Palace Theatre, and many more.

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24 E Ida B Wells Drive, Chicago, 60605, IL, United States of America

At a glance

Size

  • 68 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-3:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Guests who do not present a Hostelling International membership card will be charged USD 3 at check-in, payable to the hostel.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Billiards or pool table

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1886
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

Cafecito - This café serves breakfast and lunch.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Club Card: USD 4 per person, per night
  • Child's Club Card: USD 0 per night, (up to 17 years old)

PetsPay at property

  • Service animals exempt from fees

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within 45 mi (72 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in.

Also known as

  • Hostelling International Chicago Chicago Hostel
  • HI Chicago Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Chicago
  • Hostelling International Chicago Summer Hotel Chicago
  • Hostelling International Chicago Hostel
  • Hostelling International Chicago
  • Hostel HI Chicago
  • HI Chicago Chicago
  • HI Chicago Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, HI Chicago does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at HI Chicago.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Cafecito. Nearby restaurants include Meli (3-min walk), Gino's East (3-min walk), and Fontano's Pizza and Subs (4-min walk).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, hiking, and rock climbing. Additional recreation nearby includes segway rentals.
8.4.Very good.
  • 6.0.Good

    Location was clean and served purpose for short stay. Just didn't like the dorm style rooms. Could also use more help at the front desk. Check in was a trying task. Was not able to check in early b/c room wasn't ready but required to clear bed linens @ check out

    DeMarcus, 1 night trip, Sep 4, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Highly recommend

    It was amazing, definitely a perfect space for me and my boyfriend. Not too much room but enough for us to be comfortable. We weren’t there for very long just needed somewhere to stay that was close to Solider Field. Would definitely come back.

    Lori, 1 night trip, Aug 20, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I had a great time, friendly people everywhere and an all around blast

    Gager, 2 night trip, Jul 29, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A treasure!

    Everyone so helpful and friendly. The experience could not have been better. I expected a dormitory; was assigned a suite. Bathroom and kitchen included. So comfortable! We are so lucky to have this facility in downtown Chicago.

    Naurine D, 1 night trip, May 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location , clean & comfy , staff was friendly and lot of security .

    2 night trip with friends, Oct 16, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Was so incredible! Even during the pandemic the took precautions and made sure everything and I honestly mean everything is sterilised and ready! Had such a great experience

    Tanara, 3 night trip, Oct 16, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fabulous, affordable place to stay

    Fabulous place to stay! The rooms are modern and clean. Plenty of bathrooms and showers. There are pool tables, ping pong tables, and free daily activities to sign up for. The location is excellent, close to Lake Michigan and an L station. Very friendly staff!

    Jennifer, 2 night family trip, Mar 6, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location! Very comfortable and easy to get around. Had a great time here!

    Ariana, 1 night romance trip, Mar 6, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A wonderful option!

    I needed to sleep for a few hours before catching a 5am flight out of MDW, and this ended up being a perfect place to do that. I've always had great experiences with HI-Chicago, and this was no exception. The accommodations were wonderful, and I appreciated being in a bunk room with an en suite bathroom. And the woman at the registration desk was incredibly friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this hostel!

    Jill, 1 night trip, Feb 28, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice, clean and friendly staff. There was a bit of a mix up on the reservation that I ordered and the staff was really great about it and accommodating.

    2 night business trip, Feb 28, 2020

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