HI Chicago, The J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Hostel

24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, Illinois 60605


Here at HI Chicago, The J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Hostel, showing travelers the best of Chicago is what we love most. We’ll make sure you know it’s just a short walk from the hostel to Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute, Field Museum, and Shedd Aquarium, but we’ll also make sure you know where to get the best hot dog and a slice of Chicago-style pizza. Our gorgeous hostel is located in the heart of downtown’s Loop neighborhood and we have everything you need to have an epic Chicago adventure.

We have free Wi-Fi and breakfast, but we also have tons of tours and activities to help you meet other travelers and explore the coolest neighborhoods in the city with our local volunteers. When you leave HI Chicago we promise you’ll love this city as much as we do!

  • Downtown location close to public transportation
  • Free tours & activities
  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Shared kitchen & dining room
  • 24-hour reception
  • Guest laundry room
  • Pool and ping-pong tables
  • Meeting rooms

Interested in an extended stay of 14 days or more?

Contact Emily Piga at emily.piga@hiusa.org for rates and available room types.


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