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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Get Involved While at the Hostel


August is a great time to sign up for one of the many events that HI Chicago has to offer. If getting seeing all Chicago has to offer is your goal,.. read more

Lollapalooza Happy Hour!


Help us kick off the best music festival Chicago has to offer at our Lollapalooza Happy Hour.  Hosted on July 27th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, you can enjoy free drinks,.. read more

HI USA seeks applicants for 2-week cultural exchange in Egypt


Eye-opening. Thought-provoking. Remarkable. If this isn’t how you would describe your summer, you’re doing it wrong. Now through May 15, young adults ages 18-23 from Egypt, France, Germany, Lebanon, Tunisia,.. read more