Get an overview of this hotelChicago hostel in The Loop, walk to Art Institute of Chicago

With a stay at HI Chicago, you'll be centrally located in Chicago, minutes from Fine Arts Building and Art Institute of Chicago.

This hostel is close to Millennium Park and Willis Tower.

Make yourself at home in one of the 68 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have showers and hair dryers. Conveniences include irons/ironing boards, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and an arcade/game room.

Satisfy your appetite at a coffee shop/café serving guests of HI Chicago.

Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a computer station, and a 24-hour front desk. Planning an event in Chicago? This hostel has facilities measuring 600 square feet (56 square meters), including meeting rooms.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hostel offers a coffee shop/café. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. Event facilities measuring 600 square feet (56 square meters) include meeting rooms. This Chicago hostel also offers a library, tour/ticket assistance, and an arcade/game room.

HI Chicago is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Total number of rooms - 68 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Computer station 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Library 
  • Meeting rooms 2 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available 
  • Year Built 1886 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 600 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 56 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Television in common areas 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Arcade/game room  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge


Offsite parking discounted rates available

Room Amenities

  • Shared bathroom 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 10 AM.


Start your day with a free continental breakfast, available daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

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.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • 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.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

This hostel's policy is to accept bookings only from non-local guests. Guests whose residence is within 45 miles of the property will not be allowed to check in. Guests can contact the property for additional information using the number on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Club Card: USD 3 per person, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
Guests who do not present a Hostelling International membership card will be charged $3 at check-in, payable to the hostel.

Hotel Name

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

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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