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Featured Hostels in Chicago

Holiday Jones
Holiday Jones
1.5 out of 5.0 1659 W Division Street, Chicago
4.5/5 (2 reviews)

Great location on Division street within short walking distance to L. Friendly staff and great vibe to the place.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018
Located in Wicker Park, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of United Center, Chicago Theatre, and Oriental Theatre. Newberry Library and Civic Opera House are ...
HI Chicago
HI Chicago
1.5 out of 5.0 24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago
4.3/5 (15 reviews)

The hostel has the best location. Infrastructure is great.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018
Located in The Loop, this hostel is steps from Roosevelt University and State Street. Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago are also within 10 ...
Urban Holiday Lofts
Urban Holiday Lofts
1.5 out of 5.0 2014 W Wabansia, Chicago
4.3/5 (6 reviews)

Nice hotel close to shopping center and transportation excellent customer service excellent housekeeping people and also nice people working here very helpful and very good and nice manager always ready to help you with anything 5 stars hotel

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2018
Located in Wicker Park, this spa hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Concord Music Hall, United Center, and Lincoln Park Zoo. Wrigley Field and Chicago Riverwalk ...
Chicago Getaway Hostel
Chicago Getaway Hostel
1.5 out of 5.0 616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago
4.0/5 (65 reviews)

This time we tried out a premium room with the en suite bathroom, since I was traveling with my mom. We were very happy with our stay. The beds were comfortable, amenities quite adequate (in-room fridge and microwave were a bonus!), the breakfast of oatmeal with brown sugar and golden raisins delicious, ...

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019
Located in Lincoln Park, this hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Lincoln Hall, Lincoln Park Zoo, and Wrigley Field. John Hancock Center and Water Tower Place are ...
Wrigley Hostel
Wrigley Hostel
1.5 out of 5.0 3514 N. Sheffield, Chicago
3.0/5 (4 reviews)

It's a quiet, clean and a welcome home, though the staff is an excellent service. The breakfast is served fresh every morning with Belgium waffle, coffee and fruits on the side. Best place to stay for a short time in Chicago.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018
Located in Wrigleyville, this hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Wrigley Field, Lincoln Park Zoo, and John Hancock Center. Loyola University Chicago and Water ...
The Chicago Parthenon Guest House
The Chicago Parthenon Guest House
310 S. Halsted Street, Chicago
This hostel is located in Chicago (Near West Side), close to University of Illinois Chicago, UIC Pavilion, and Willis Tower. Also nearby are Chicago Theatre ...

Find yourself a Chicago hostel and grab hold of the Windy City

Whether visiting for a vacation, on a backpacking mission around the USA or simply want to save some cash, Chicago hostels are an affordable accommodation choice which doesn’t compromise on quality. Best of all, Chicago hostels place visitors at the heart of the city, meaning no matter where you choose, you’re within easy reach of the area’s top attractions, sporting venues, restaurants and bars.

About hostels in Chicago

Whether you choose to stay in a budget-friendly dorm or prefer your own private room, many Chicago hostels come equipped with modern facilities, such as free Wi-Fi in rooms. Relax and meet other vacationers in a spacious common room, eat at an on-site restaurant or prepare your own meals in a fully fitted kitchen before heading out to a local bar.

What to do in Chicago

Walk around the 24 acres of Millennium Park and stop off for free concerts, events and outdoor festivals. Tour the world-famous Art Institute and browse the Medieval and Renaissance works of art on display, and climb the famous Sears Tower where, on the 103rd floor, you can take in the breathtaking views with cocktail in hand.

Eating out

Famous for its deep-dish pizzas, Italian beef sandwiches, and rainbow cones, Chicago is a veritable gastronomic paradise. Along with these staples, you’ll also find a fantastic selection of Indian food along Devon Avenue and soul food in the Chatham district. For some of the best fried chicken and waffles in the area, head to Daley’s Restaurant on 63rd Street.


This lively city has festivals, exhibits and events all year around, although one of the biggest and best has to be the Taste of Chicago festival in July. The largest food festival in the world, Taste of Chicago both showcases local talent while introducing new and exciting international flavors to Chicagoans in this five-day festival. World-famous music artists such as Jennifer Hudson and Robin Thicke have also performed here in the past.

Getting around

The public transport in Chicago is renowned for its efficiency, making finding a reliable and affordable bus, train and taxi an easy task. You’ll also find that many Chicago hostels are ideally located close to the city’s major transport links, so you needn’t worry about transfers on your stay.

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