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Hotel Description

Eco-friendly hostel near Grant Park

City center stay

At this The Loop hostel, you'll be well placed to visit Grant Park and State Street, both within a 5-minute walk. Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

This hostel features a restaurant, a coffee shop, and free WiFi in public areas. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 2 conference rooms, 24-hour business center, and express check-out. A library, a computer station, and luggage storage are also on offer.

Free WiFi

The shared guestrooms offer free WiFi and hair dryers. Safes, showers, and free toiletries are also available.

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. There are 2 meeting rooms available. A library, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the eco-friendly HI Chicago. This Chicago hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 68 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • Built in 1886
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Library
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) (31.2 km / 19.4 mi)
  • Train station: Chicago Van Buren Street Station (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Metro station: Harold Washington Library Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)

Room Amenities

HI Chicago offers 68 shared accommodations, which are air-conditioned, accessible via exterior corridors, and feature safes and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries.

  • Accommodations are shared
  • Separate bedroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

HI Chicago has a restaurant on site.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old. 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. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. 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.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.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines and the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • 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 is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Fees

Guests will 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've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Hostelling International Chicago Chicago Hostel
  • Hostelling International Chicago Summer Hotel Chicago
  • Hostelling International Chicago Hostel
  • Hostelling International Chicago
  • Hostel HI Chicago
  • HI Chicago Chicago
  • HI Chicago Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • HI Chicago Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Chicago

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Green Globe
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