The FUN is on in Chicago! Take advantage of all this great city has to offer, starting with a stay at Hostelling International Chicago.  Our hostel offers economical accommodations and a warm welcome to travelers from around the world. Reserve your bed today!


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The HI-Chicago Advantage

Centrally located in downtown Chicago, this fabulously modern hostel has quick and easy access to both airports, as well as the bus terminal and train station. It’s open 24 hours, 365 days a year. There is no curfew and all ages are welcome, though guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


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Discover Chicago

Chicago is one of the world’s great cities. Each year, our many thousands of guests come to Chicago for its famous music, architecture, festivals, museums, beautiful Lake Michigan and of course…for the renowned HI-Chicago stay experience. Every season in Chicago has its own opportunities and excitement, so plan your trip today!


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Read all the latest news at HI-Chicago and discover what's happening at our hostel and in Chicago.

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HI Chicago celebrates Sleep for Peace with Summit of Community Voices


The United Nations International Day of Peace falls on September 21, and organizations and individuals around the world celebrate this day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace. For the third consecutive.. read more

Apply for an internship today!


Meet cool people and get ahead at the hostel! Hostelling International Chicago is a great place to gain valuable experience for your career! The hostel utilizes interns throughout the year… read more

HI Chicago Newsletter


It has been an exciting year for HI Chicago. Most notably, we were recognized as the 3rd Best Extra Large Hostel worldwide, up from 9th place in 2014. To capitalize.. read more