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

in the beautiful state of Illinois

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  • Ruby Recommends: Introducing Ruby

    Hi Travelers,

    I’m Ruby! I’m a Chicago native and the unofficial mascot of the awesome HI Chicago hostel. After telling my friends at HI Chicago about all my favorite places in the city, they suggested I share my top picks with you. You may be wondering why you should take travel advice from a dog. Well, for starters, I’ve walked more of this city in my few short years than you could ever walk in just one visit. Not only do I know the best parks (duh!) and places to dine al fresco, but I know how to do it all on a dime.

    Keep an eye out for my tips on HI Chicago’s Facebook and Instagram accounts and learn about why Chicago is the best city on the planet and the HI Chicago hostel is the best hostel in the universe. I’ll show you how to see the sights, meet great people, try amazing food, find cool art, and explore dynamic cultures all year round. Stick with me and I guarantee you’ll have an epic Chicago adventure.

    If you see me around the hostel, don’t be afraid to say hello. I love meeting new people and I hope to meet all of you someday.

    A little about me:

    Name: Ruby

    Birthday: September 29 (I’m a Libra!)

    Ethnicity: Goldendoodle (hypoallergenic, of course)

    Loves: Traveling, meeting new people, dining outside, movie nights, Chinese food, Cheetos

    I hope to see you in Chicago soon.