About HI Chicago, The J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Hostel
HI Chicago hostel is currently open and accepting reservations. For more information on steps we are taking to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff during the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit our coronavirus preparedness page.
Here at HI Chicago, The J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Hostel, showing travelers the best of Chicago is what we love most. HI Chicago hostel is just a short walk from 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, 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
Book Group Accommodations in Downtown Chicago
Groups of 10 or more can take advantage of special assistance from our Group Sales and Services team. We recognize that every group comes to Chicago with different needs, and we can help make your experience in the Windy City a unique and memorable one. All you have to do is ask! Please submit a request here for more information about booking your group at HI Chicago.
Volunteer with HI Chicago
Looking for volunteer opportunities in Chicago? HI Chicago hostel volunteers can become a tour guide, organize a community dinner, lead a pub crawl, host a welcome party, and more! Find our volunteer opportunities here.
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