HI-Chicago Student Center

With the presentation of a valid Student ID Card university and
college students are invited to use the “center” and participate
in all hostel-organized programs and activities. Visiting students
will find a center enriched by international travelers.

  • Join a group discussion in the comfortable lounge.
  • Browse travel resource books in the E. Morse Library.
  • Visit the Information Center for up to date info
    on Chicago entertainment.
  • Join hostel guests on a planned outing to restaurants,
    clubs, festivals, or local civic and cultural events.
  • Share an international meal with a hostel guest.
  • Enjoy our entertainment series featuring local
  • Attend a travel education workshop.
  • Have coffee with a friend in the cafĂ©.

Whatever you do you will find a warm and friendly
atmosphere in the center.

The Association of College Activities Administrators meeting
at HI-Chicago.

The J. Ira & Nicki Harris Family Hostel has
meeting rooms and recreational spaces available for campus groups.
These are ideal for workshops, classes, small conferences, and
social activities. Area campuses may want to take advantage
of our downtown location. Chicago offers a wealth of nearby
cultural events and social activities.

I would like to express my thanks
for your assistance in making our retreat a success.
We were able to develop goals and objectives for the
upcoming academic year. The "hostel" proved
to be a good site to hold the retreat.

– Odelet N.; UIC

The students had an excellent time staying at the
hostel. The service project was a very valuable addition
to our Chicago visit. Many said it was their favorite
part of the trip. We will definitely recommend the HI
hostel and your services to other student groups at
The Ohio State University.

– Lisa H.; OSU
Thanks so much for hosting our Campus
Activities student – staff retreat at the Hostel. A
beautiful location and a great host made for a successful

– Paul W., Northwestern U

A specialty of Hostelling International is travel
education. Several workshops and lectures are presented regularly.
Informative travel programs are offered in addition to educational
topics which include Traveling Solo, Women Travelers, and for
the beginning traveler, World
Travel 101