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Hi Chicago Hostel

24 East Congress Parkway 24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60605, United States Show Map

Excellent from 4,183 reviews
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About Hi Chicago

Centrally situated, HI Chicago Hostel allows for easy access to Chicago's main sightseeing areas. It also offers an express check-in and check-out feature, a shopping mall and free Wi-Fi.

This historic hostel provides a 24-hour reception, meeting rooms and a games room. Guests are able to curl up with a book in the library.

Every historic room at HI Chicago Hostel offers heating and all the essentials for a comfortable stay. Guests staying in the rooms also have access to a communal bathroom.

On-site dining options include a restaurant, which is a convenient place to have a meal. A continental breakfast is available every morning in the breakfast room. Guests can also try one of the various bars and cafés in the surrounding area.

Chicago's attractions, such as Grant Park, are within easy walking distance of HI Chicago Hostel. Millennium Park, the Chicago Public Library and Willis Tower are each within walking distance.

Excellent 8.7
4,183 guest reviews

Hotel Features


Table tennis, Streaming service, Game room, Books, DVDs, music for children, Library, Pool table


Pets not allowed


Tour desk, Meeting/Banquet facilities, Concierge service, Business centre, Fax/photocopying, 24-hour security, Ticket service


Desk, Conditioner, Complimentary breakfast, Physical distancing rules, Physical distancing in dining areas, City view, Shower, Children's high chair, Shared toilet, Shared lounge/TV area, Shared kitchen, Shared bathroom, Air-conditioned, Shampoo, Carpeted, Seating area, Hairdryer, Parking, Express check out, Safety deposit box, Body soap, Restaurant, Reading light, No smoking, Raised toilet, Private bathroom, Accessible by lift, Iron and ironing board, Smoke alarms, Safe, Refrigerator, Laundry facilities, Non-feather pillow, Lift, Cribs available, Towels, Lowered sink, Linens, Disabled access, Lockers, ATM on-site, Storage available, Key card access, Window, Microwave, Wardrobe or closet, Walk-in shower, Interconnected room(s) available, Vending machine (snacks), Vending machine (drinks), First-aid kit, Hypoallergenic pillow, Hypoallergenic, Upper floors accessible by lift, TV, Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities, Tumble dryer, Heating, Dustbins, Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning service, Free toiletries, Toilet paper, Toilet, All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised, Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning, Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays, Fire extinguisher, Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus, Family rooms, Extra-long beds (> 2 metres), Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas, Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas, Earplugs, 24-hour front desk, Dining table, Socket near the bed, CCTV outside property, Coffee shop, CCTV in common areas, Dining area


Internet, Wi-Fi available in all areas, Free Wi-Fi


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Hi Chicago reviews

Hi Chicago
from 4,183 reviews

Rating summary

  • Cleanliness 8.6
  • Comfort 8.4
  • Location 9.5
  • Services 8.7
  • Staff 8.8
  • Value for money 8.6

Recent reviews of Hi Chicago

  • WON*

    Solo travellers

    Jul 2019

    Verified Stay

    It was nice to have a lounge for relaxation

    Affordable price, good location and the employees were kind

  • Keira D

    Feb 2019

    Verified Stay

    Good Stay!

    Arbitrarily picked this inn and I am so happy I did. The staff were neighborly and exceptionally pleasing. The put was exceptionally clean with pleasant furniture. The kitchen was tremendous and there was bounty of eating space. All the beds in my dorm had plugs and a light. Open transportation was near as was all sorts of shops. I stayed here and had a superb time. Thank you so much!

  • mzztravel

    Young couples

    Jul 2017

    Verified Stay

    Clean, convenient, friendly, not cheap but affordable.

    The #1 thing about the hostel is the location, just a block from Grant Park, a couple blocks from the Chicago Art Institute. #2 - the international crowd that gathers on the second floor; very congenial and welcoming, all ages welcome, a great place for solo travelers and those wanting company and exchanging travel info. #3 They have a very good breakfast and free left-over food in the fridge during the day. #4 Security is taken very seriously, to the point where you have to swipe your card four times to get into your room, including the elevator. Staff is very friendly and helpful. They take great care of luggage that you need to keep in storage for the day. Wi-fi worked well. Down side, as with most hostels is having to share a bathroom. Not a big problem, except in the morning when you have to wait in line to take a shower. Rates are good for single people wanting to share a dorm; not such a great deal for couples having to pay $150/night, but considering hotel rates not a bad deal, especially for the location. Rooms and beds are reasonably comfortable. All in all I recommend it to those who have a sense of adventure and are not super fussy.