Hi Chicago

24 E Ida B Wells Drive, Chicago, IL 60605 US near Exit 51h-i on I-94 (~1.0mi)
View Map Reservations: +1-800-760-7718
1.5 Star Property Near Art Institute of Chicago
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06/28/2022 - 06/29/2022
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Verified Reviews of Hi Chicago

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Great place to stay in downtown Chicago."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The hostel was clean and accommodating. Really nice amenities and convenient location. The EL was a little noisy, but as a city dweller, I found it soothing. I will definitely stay here again!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
24-Aug-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Aug 21 to Sun Aug 22 2021 at a $101.15 average nightly rate.
"Fantastic Experience in Chicago at Hostelling International"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
I would like to highly recommend this hostel. It is super clean, super nice and located in a fantastic place if you want to be in the heart of Chicago. The staff was great and all the people at the hostel I came into contact with were super friendly and great people. Kitchens were clean and ready to be used. The hostel had an employee dedicated to helping people plan their stay in Chicago and answered all kinds of questions. I would highly recommend this venue to all travelers, families, students, singles, couples, business people and anyone who wants to save a buck and have a great stat in the heart of the city. Thumbs up to Hostelling International in Chicago.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
12-Jul-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jul 11 to Sat Jul 12 2014 at a $109.00 average nightly rate.

Property Description

With a stay at HI Chicago, you'll be centrally located in Chicago, steps from State Street and 2 minutes by foot from Grant Park. This eco-friendly hostel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Art Institute of Chicago and 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Millennium Park.

Stop by the hostel's restaurant, Cafecito, for lunch, or grab snacks at the coffee shop/cafe.

Make yourself at home in one of the 68 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms feature showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

State Street - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Auditorium Building and Theatre - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Grant Park - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Roosevelt University - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Lakefront Trail - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Columbia College Chicago - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Buckingham Fountain - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Art Institute of Chicago - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Millennium Park - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Michigan Avenue - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Chicago Cultural Center - 1 km / 0.6 mi
311 S Wacker Dr - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Willis Tower - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
James M. Nederlander Theatre - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Lake Michigan - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi

The nearest airports are:
Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 31.2 km / 19.4 mi
Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 17.3 km / 10.8 mi
Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 38.1 km / 23.7 mi

The preferred airport for HI Chicago is Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD).

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-out, and a 24-hour front desk. This hostel has 2 meeting rooms available for events.

Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a television in a common area.

Amenities / Features

  • Check In: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum age of oldest guest: 18
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Lockers available
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Television in common areas
  • Free WiFi
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • In-room accessibility
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-out
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Multilingual staff
  • Business center
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1886
  • Total number of rooms - 68
  • Number of floors - 7
  • Professional property host/manager
  • Guests must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Property does not offer onsite COVID-19 testing
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Guests must provide health documentation
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Library
  • Number of restaurants - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Smoke-free property
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Number of coffee shops/cafes - 1
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Computer station
  • ATM/banking
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour business center

Airport & Shuttle Information

O'Hare Airport is about 1 hour from downtown Chicago and HI-Chicago. BLUE line; O'Hare Airport to JACKSON stop. For the subway, follow the signs to Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), subway to Chicago. The subway station is underground. Walk to the hostel from JACKSON stop: exit underground on Dearborn, follow Dearborn 2 blocks south to Congress Parkway. Turn left (east) onto Congress Parkway and walk 2 blocks, the hostel is on the corner of Congress and Wabash.

Local Shuttle Info: Airport Express: $27-35

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Service animals are allowed

Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

Pets not allowed

Misc Fees / Policies

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

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

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.
  • Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.
  • This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC), SafeStay (AHLA - USA), and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Cleaning Policies

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Protective clothing is available to guests

Masks are available to guests

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Social distancing measures are in place

Contactless check-in is available

Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

Temperature checks are available to guests

Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Contactless check-out is available

Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning

Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection

Cashless transactions are available

Masks are compulsory at the property

Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures