Skip to main content.
All properties in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
1 room, 2 adults

HI Chicago, Chicago

1.5-star1.5 stars
24 E Ida B Wells Drive, Chicago, IL, 60605, United States of America

Hostel with restaurant, near Art Institute of Chicago
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Great room
504See all 504 reviews

HI Chicago, Chicago

from $98
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Men only, Shared Bathroom
  • Co-Ed Private Room Double Bed
  • Co-Ed Suite, Private Deluxe Double Bedroom
  • Co-Ed Suite, Private Bedroom
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Double Bed

What’s around HI Chicago, Chicago


  • In The Loop
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 8 min walk
  • Grant Park - 10 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 12 min walk
  • Willis Tower - 14 min walk
  • Chicago Theatre - 16 min walk
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 18 min walk
  • Soldier Field - 31 min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 23 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 27 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 35 min drive
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 5 min walk
  • Millennium Station - 14 min walk
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 14 min walk
  • Harrison Station - 4 min walk
  • Harold Washington Library Station - 4 min walk
  • Jackson Station (Red Line) - 5 min walk
  • Discounted offsite parking

At a glance

Key facts


  • 68 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
Please note that a government issued ID is required in order to check in. For more information please contact the property in advance using the contact details on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Discounted offsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 600
  • Conference space size (meters) - 56
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1886
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Shared accommodations

Special features

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.

HI Chicago, Chicago’s small print

Also known as

  • Hostelling International Chicago Chicago Hostel
  • Hostelling International Chicago Summer Hotel Chicago
  • Hostelling International Chicago Hostel
  • Hostelling International Chicago
  • Hostel HI Chicago


There is a maximum stay policy of 14 nights within a 12 month period at this property. To request reservations longer than 14 nights please contact the property directly, using the contact details on the booking confirmation.

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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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.

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.

Mandatory fees

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

Guests who do not present a Hostelling International membership card will be charged $3 at check-in, payable to the hostel.

  • 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 this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 504 reviews

HI Chicago, Chicago
Lovely hostel.
This was a nice place to stay for a night. It is a hostel, and we (my 7 yes old daughter and me) stayed in a very nice size room but it was a community bathroom. We felt very safe and comfortable there. They even kept our bags while we wandered the city.
Jessica, us1 night family trip
HI Chicago, Chicago
Very Good8.0
Worth the price!
Pleasant stay. Worth for a single travelers.
Mayank, us2 night business trip
HI Chicago, Chicago
I am a Illinois resident not allowed to check in. Very disappointed! However customer service was ok. Also did not read anywhere online this was not a location for an Illinois resident to reserve.
, us1 night trip
HI Chicago, Chicago
A bargain stay in the Loop.
Nothing fancy here, but the place was quiet, the bed was comfortable, the WiFi was great, the breakfast was good, and you simply can't beat the location. Definitely a bargain.
Jon, us1 night trip with friends
HI Chicago, Chicago
Thumbs up!
Staying at HI Chicago was a great experience! They found me a yoga mat when I needed one. The place was clean, and breakfast was nice and wholesome. The only thing was that my bed wasn't made when I got there, but that was probably because I showed up early. Otherwise, everything was really great, and the staff was really helpful.
LAURA, us1 night family trip

See all reviews

HI Chicago, Chicago

Is the description of this hotel not correct? Tell us