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As the holidays approach, what better way to start it off than with a trip to Chicago and a stay at the city’s BEST hostel? Book online now to reserve a bed with us. And as always, check out our website for other updates. If you have any feedback or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!


Amanda Booth

Group Sales Manager
Recent happenings at Hostelling International Chicago:
Chicago Marathon Runners
  • Reserve your bed online now with our new real-time reservation system!
  • We hosted many college groups this past month. University of Kentucky and University of Michigan students have been enjoying Chicago and our amenities.
  • We are looking forward to housing various European groups during the fall months!
  • The LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon started and finished just steps from the hostel. Our guests enjoyed a great carbo-cram on Saturday night along with some massage therapy to keep them limber before the race.
Take advantage of the beautiful fall nights in Chicago:

There’s a lot going on near the hostel and around the city this month:

  • October is Chicago’s Artist Month. Check out the variety of displays at the Chicago Cultural Center and other exhibits and shows around town.
  • Check out the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on their special night of Hallowed Haunts! On October 30 the costumed tradition takes place.
  • Chicagoween is throughout the month of October; catch a scary ride on the Haunted "L" train or dare to visit the Haunted Village at the Daley Center Plaza
  • Navy Fear & Fun at the Navy Pier will allow for exciting entertainment and tasty treats. October 2-31.
Come to Chicago this fall/winter to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays!


Attention Chicago Sports Fans

We know there are some sports fans amongst you as well so be sure to check on tickets while you’re in town to see some of our professional sports teams compete.

Chicago Bulls
  • Catch a Preseason Chicago Bulls game!
  • Visit the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, not too far from the hostel. Their season is in full swing!
Are you looking for a place to stay during your Winter, Spring or Summer Break?

Terra the Traveling Teddy Contact Hostelling International and we may be able to arrange an appropriate, affordable student discount!

Have you started thinking about Spring Break? Consider helping Chicago’s needy with an Alternative Spring Break through Break Away. We offer affordable housing during your trip!
Calling all Girl Scouts!

Girl Scouts Go Hosteling Bring your troop to stay at the hostel and earn a patch as well as the opportunity to earn other badges. Hundreds of troops have already discovered how fun and exciting a stay at the hostel can be; join them!

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Hostelling International 24 E. Congress Parkway Chicago, Illinois 60605

Discounted tickets available at the hostel for: John Hancock Observatory, Sears Tower Skydeck, and Navy Pier’s IMAX Theatre.

Discounts available at the hostel for Chicago Architecture Foundation walking tours, the Adler Planetarium, "Bobby’s Bike Hike tours", the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago from the Lake and many more. Ask us for more information!

"We thoroughly enjoyed our time and having the large common area with pool table, email and table tennis was much appreciated and well used."


National Youth Chorale of Scotland


If you are a group leader who has never visited the hostel, we invite you to come stay overnight FREE!
Spend an overnight with Hostelling International in downtown Chicago and discover everything we have to
offer your group. Contact Amanda at 312-583-2223 or
[email protected]

Current Rates:
Individuals: $30 (plus tax)
Groups of 10 or more: $30.25 (plus tax), including breakfast
Tour operators: ask about our special low rates!

Reservation Information:

Groups of 10 or more:

Call 312-583-2223

or email

[email protected]


Call 312-360-0300 x 1504

or email

[email protected]