Hi Chicago Hostel

Hi Chicago Hostel


24 E Ida B Wells Drive, Chicago, IL, United States

ExcellentBased on 4,005 reviews


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About Hi Chicago Hostel

Centrally situated, HI Chicago Hostel allows for easy access to Chicago's main sightseeing areas. It is located a brief stroll from Chicago Board of Trade Building and Grant Park.

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To Downtown0.0 mi
Nearest airportChicago O'Hare Intl
Distance to airport16.0 mi


Check-in time4:00 PM
Check-out time11:00 AM
InternetWi-Fi available in all areas
Payment & CancellationPolicies vary by room type and provider.
Front desk number+1 312 360 0300

Amenities at Hi Chicago Hostel

Top Features

Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly


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


  • Bicycle rental
  • Game room
  • Streaming service
  • Table tennis
  • Pool table
  • Library


  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • 24-hour security
  • Ticket service

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Reviews for Hi Chicago Hostel

GreatBased on 4,005 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Great location and great staff. (in 386 reviews)
  • Friendly staff and great breakfast. (in 282 reviews)
  • "Clean, friendly staff, nice place." (in 230 reviews)
Cons -
  • The homeless people near the front were very rude. (in 26 reviews)
  • Noise from the train operation (in 21 reviews)
  • The woman at the front desk when we checked in was most unhelpful. (in 11 reviews)

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9.5 Excellent
Affordable price, good location and the employees were kind
7.5 Good
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.
9.1 Excellent
It is located in downtown. Hostel has many interesting programs.

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Where is Hi Chicago Hostel

Most Popular Landmarks

Grant Park0.2 mi
Art Institute of Chicago0.3 mi
Millennium Park0.5 mi
Willis Tower0.5 mi
Chicago Theater0.7 mi
Field Museum0.8 mi

Getting Around

Chicago Union0.7 mi
Chicago Cabrini St Parking0.7 mi
Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station0.9 mi
Chicago Ogilvie Transp Ctr0.9 mi
Chicago Cermak-Chinatown1.5 mi
Chicago Dan Ryan Greyhound10.6 mi

FAQs when booking at Hi Chicago Hostel

Is pricing at Hi Chicago Hostel comparable to 2 star hotels in Chicago?

There is a 44% difference in the average nightly rate of 2 stars hotels in Chicago and the average nightly rate at Hi Chicago Hostel. The rate at Hi Chicago Hostel is just $91/night and is considered a very good deal when staying in Chicago.

How close is Hi Chicago Hostel to the nearest airport, Chicago Midway Airport?

At 8.7 mi away, Chicago Midway Airport is the closest airport to Hi Chicago Hostel. The average expected drive time from Hi Chicago Hostel to Chicago Midway Airport is 0h 17m. It’s a good idea to research traffic trends between your hotel and the airport.

What is the best way for guests to get from Chicago Midway Airport to Hi Chicago Hostel?

Rideshare apps and taxis remain a very common solution for Hi Chicago Hostel guests. This is often the most cost-effective method of transportation when visiting Chicago.

How close is Hi Chicago Hostel from the Chicago city center?

Hi Chicago Hostel is 0.4 mi away from the center of Downtown, Chicago. Consider visiting Art Institute of Chicago, a popular landmark that can be accessed from Hi Chicago Hostel by various forms of transportation.

What is the Hi Chicago Hostel phone number?

For assistance regarding your reservation at Hi Chicago Hostel please call +1 312 360 0300.

Does Hi Chicago Hostel have Wi-Fi available?

Yes, Hi Chicago Hostel has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

What is the check-out time at Hi Chicago Hostel?

11:00 AM is the check-out time at Hi Chicago Hostel. Late check-out may be available, but needs to be agreed with the hotel.

How much does it cost to stay at Hi Chicago Hostel, Chicago?

On average, guests have been paying $91 per night to stay at Hi Chicago Hostel. Some users have found rooms as low as $26 per night. Enter your dates in the form above to see the price rates available for your stay.

Is there a restaurant at Hi Chicago Hostel?

Yes - Hi Chicago Hostel does have a restaurant.

Does Hi Chicago Hostel have a laundry service?

Yes, there are laundry services usually available at Hi Chicago Hostel, Chicago. Guests also have access to an iron and an ironing board during their stay - either in the room, or by asking the front desk.

How far is Hi Chicago Hostel from Field Museum?

You can walk to Field Museum while staying at Hi Chicago Hostel - you’ll be about 1 mi away.

Is Hi Chicago Hostel close to Shedd Aquarium?

Shedd Aquarium is also a popular place to see in Chicago. It is 1 mi from Hi Chicago Hostel.