Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, HI Chicago, the J. Ira & Nicki Harris Family Hostel, is the perfect place for an urban getaway! Take a stroll down the Magnificent Mile to experience world-class shopping & restaurants, visit the Art Institute of Chicago (recently voted the best museum in the world by TripAdvisor), or relax on the shores of Lake Michigan at one of Chicago’s gorgeous fresh water beaches. The possibilities are endless. Looking for customized recommendations and tips? Stop by the Guest Information Desk and ask our amazing volunteers for some trip planning suggestions. Don’t miss HI Chicago’s weekly happy hours, Friday night jazz outings, and free walking tours. In addition to our daily activities we often host local Chicago students participating in our meaningful cultural education programs. If you are lucky you will have the opportunity to meet them and enjoy a delicious and engaging dinner together. Hostel events are a great way to meet new friends and see Chicago through the eyes of a local! The hostel’s recently renovated guest rooms & common spaces make for an inviting and comfortable stay. Make sure to take advantage of the large community kitchen, big-screen TV, and pool tables on the 2nd floor before heading up to your room. The dorm rooms feature large picture windows that keep the rooms bright and beautiful and if you are lucky you might even have a view of the famous EL trains outside.