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Pretty excellent! The beds weren't very comfy, but I

I liked the breakfast. It was always ready on time. I also liked the ease of accessibility of my room, and the convenience of nearby facilities. The bathroom could be better. There was no hot water in the shower the entire four days I was there in spite of the cold weather.

Great hostel! Social areas are really comfortable and cool. Rooms very organized and clean. Good quality breakfast! And you can walk to anywhere. Highly recommend

They had eventa running all week. It felt like home

Great deal in the heart of downtown Chicago! Be sure and stay on the top floor (7) !

Lots of different people Liked the recycling and reduction of waste

Greatest the best the nicest I like it Greatest the best the nicest I like it

This hostel was placed under Hotel listings when I was searching for a hotel. The pictures are misleading because it’s not what you get it’s what you share with others. The room is way expensive. I didn’t know about a hostel until now. This is not a hotel so take it off your listings so people don’t get confused.

Clean. Close to every thing. Good continental breakfast. And good big resting area

ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING WAS TERRIBLE... I ASKED FOR MY MONEY BACK AND STAYED AT ANOTHER HOTEL

The beds were surprisingly soft. They might look like college dorm room beds, but they don’t feel like it. The staff were friendly and willing to help me with anything. I was told check-in was at 4 p.m. and the room they were originally going to be in wasn’t cleaned yet so the girl at the front desk just moved me into a clean room. I loved this place.

It had a great location and the staff was very friendly!

Close to Magnificent Mile and other attractions. Big rooms and clean facilities. Secured area

The hostel has the best location. Infrastructure is great.

It’s clean and feels very safe. Had a small private room with a bunk bed that me and my friend stayed in. It’s not glamorous by any means, but it all you need for a good stay and it’s better than we could’ve expected for our first hostel stay ever. The staff was very nice and the older white lady working what I guess would be the conseierge service was extremely nice and helpful.

Very close to the start line of the Chicago Marathon. Amazing staff and facility. Will definitely stay again

Great hostel and location. Lots to do in the area and accommodations are sufficient.

Goodnfor a hostel. A lot of activities to do. Took the walking tour. Bill was a great guide.

E Ida B Wells Drive Chicago IL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Grant Park and State Street
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour business center

Located in The Loop, HI Chicago is adjacent to State Street and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Grant Park. This hostel has 68 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Cafecito, the hostel's onsite restaurant. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All 68 air-conditioned accommodations feature a separate bedroom. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include safes.


Property features

HI Chicago features free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and coffee in a common area. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with access to locker space, luggage storage, and tours or tickets. Additional amenities include a computer station, a library, and express check-out.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 1

Standard Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom

1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 1

Double Room

1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for HI Chicago

Everyone (23) Couples (2) Family (1)
4
Everyone

Pretty excellent! The beds weren't very comfy, but I

By on Nov 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 18, 2019

Thank you for your feedback of HI Chicago. We are dedicated to providing our guests with an exceptional experience. We look forward to having you back the next time you are in Chicago.

4
Business Business

I liked the breakfast. It was always ready on time. I also liked the ease of accessibility of my room, and the convenience of nearby facilities. The bathroom could be better. There was no hot water in the shower the entire four days I was there in spite of the cold weather.

By on Oct 29, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 11, 2019

Thank you for your stay at HI Chicago and for sharing your wonderful experience online. We are delighted to read that you loved our hostel which was perfect for your needs. Thank you for being our guest. It was our pleasure hosting you and we hope to welcome you back with us soon.

5
Everyone

Great hostel! Social areas are really comfortable and cool. Rooms very organized and clean. Good quality breakfast! And you can walk to anywhere. Highly recommend

By on Oct 28, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 28, 2019

Thanks for your review

5
Business Business

They had eventa running all week. It felt like home

By on Oct 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 25, 2019

Thanks for your review!

5
Family

Great deal in the heart of downtown Chicago! Be sure and stay on the top floor (7) !

By on Sep 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 2, 2019

Thank you for your stay at HI Chicago and for sharing your wonderful experience online. We are delighted to read that you loved our hostel which was perfect for your needs. Thank you for being our guest. It was our pleasure hosting you and we hope to welcome you back with us soon.

5
Friends

Lots of different people Liked the recycling and reduction of waste

By on Sep 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 18, 2019

Thanks for your support

3
Everyone

By on Aug 13, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 14, 2019

Thank you for your stay at HI Chicago and for sharing your wonderful experience online. We are delighted to read that you loved our hostel which was perfect for your needs. Thank you for being our guest. It was our pleasure hosting you and we hope to welcome you back with us soon.

5
Everyone

Greatest the best the nicest I like it Greatest the best the nicest I like it

By on Aug 12, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 14, 2019

Thank you for your stay at HI Chicago and for sharing your wonderful experience online. We are delighted to read that you loved our hostel which was perfect for your needs. Thank you for being our guest. It was our pleasure hosting you and we hope to welcome you back with us soon.

1
Family with small children

This hostel was placed under Hotel listings when I was searching for a hotel. The pictures are misleading because it’s not what you get it’s what you share with others. The room is way expensive. I didn’t know about a hostel until now. This is not a hotel so take it off your listings so people don’t get confused.

By on Aug 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 20, 2020

Thanks for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. Our team always strives to give the service our guests expect & deserve. I appreciate the comments as we are always looking for ways to improve the hostel & service we give our guests.

4
Everyone

Clean. Close to every thing. Good continental breakfast. And good big resting area

By on Jun 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 2, 2019

Thanks for your Review!

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