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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Spread some Holiday Cheer at the ChristKindlMarket!


Join us for our ChristKindlMarket outings starting late November through late December. A Little Background on the market: The Christkindlmarket Chicago brings a cherished German and European tradition with international.. read more

Thanksgiving Dinner


Join us for Hostelling International Chicago’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner!  All in house travelers are welcome. Enjoy a delicious, traditional Thanksgiving Feast prepared by HI volunteers and staff. This event kicks.. read more

Chicago Marathon Spaghetti Dinner


Join our annual Chicago Marathon Spaghetti Dinner in the dining room on October 8th. Everyone needs to carb-load before a big race, so what better way to do that than.. read more