Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly hostel with free breakfast and coffee shop/café


This family-friendly Chicago hostel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Auditorium Building and Theatre, Art Institute of Chicago, and Buckingham Fountain. Millennium Park and Willis Tower are also within 15 minutes.

Property Features

This smoke-free hostel features a coffee shop/café, meeting rooms, and laundry facilities. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, an arcade/game room, and a library are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 68 rooms offer free WiFi, hair dryers, and showers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hostel offers a coffee shop/café. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. Event facilities measuring 600 square feet (56 square meters) include meeting rooms. This family-friendly hostel also offers a library, tour/ticket assistance, and an arcade/game room.

Hostelling International Chicago is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Total number of rooms - 68 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Library 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Year Built 1886 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 600 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 56 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Arcade/game room  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge

Room Amenities

  • Shared bathroom 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 9 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Braille or raised signage 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Please note that a valid passport is required in order to check in. For more information please contact the property in advance using the contact details on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Club Card: USD 3 per person, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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