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Wrigley Hostel

1.5 out of 5.0

Wrigley Hostel

1.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Went to hostel to get a bed for the night. Brendan at the desk told me a credit card was required for same day booking. I said I would put money on my debit card and come back. Brendan said it had to be a credit card not a debit card. Then he advised me to go to another hostel. When I went outside two guys that were staying there said they paid online with debit cards. I asked Brendan at the desk if I could just book online with my debit card. He said they required a credit card to check in even if I booked online. I asked why the other gentleman were able to book beds with just a debit card and Brendan said he didnt know and didnt have time to look it up. I think that type of unfriendly attitude that discriminates randomly is offensive and insulting. You could be next so go to another hostel.

This is the worst check in I have ever got. I traveled all around the world and stayed in all ranges of accommodations from 5 star hotels to tens of hostels. I have never experienced such a rude front desk girl as Stephanie, who apparently after reading a couple of reviews, lots of people complained from her attitude. She knows nothing about customer service or being polite to guests. Being rude is her motto. And apparently after short conversation she feels ashamed of her job and that what drives her to act that way. On other note she claims that the deposit I paid is not supposed to be reflected on the receipt- which is not the case in other hostels though- but I said ok and asked to send me that by email to let the website I booked through refund me, but she refused and then threatened to cancel the reservation. Surprisingly a lady checking in as well had exactly the same problem and concern. So there is something sketchy about this hostel’s financials. So from a world traveler I suggest avoiding this hostel if you don’t want to ruin your vacation.

Friendly and accommodating staff, short couple blocks walk to Wrigley Field for those Cubs fans, couple blocks to Red Line Train station at Addison that zips to Downtown Chicago in no time for about $3. Enjoyed talking with other travelers from Australia, Canada, Turkey and across US. Variety of age groups - from 20s to 50s. Pleasant room-mates each night in a 4 bed all girl room; had no problem trusting my belongings in room. This is my 2nd stay at a Hostel...kinda like college dorm rooms if you don't mind sharing a room but they do have single bed rooms. My stay was 3 nights, I was gone most of the day so I was only there to sleep and shower - great affordable option. Extra outlets on bedframe so you can safely charge phones & tablets next to you while you sleep. No problem getting use of bathrooms to shower - a few on each floor of building. Breakfast - coffee, fruit, pancakes, waffles, bread/toast, peanut butter, butter and jelly. I would recommend this hostel and I'm in my 50s.

When staying in a Hostel make sure you know what you’re signing up for. You are staying in a room either by yourself or shared by multiple people at one time. You share bathrooms and kitchens. My husband and I stayed here and went to a Billy Joel concert at Wrigley Field. It was perfect for what we needed. The location was only one block from Wrigley Field and so convenient for walking to and from the concert. We basically just needed a place to sleep anyhow. The entire place was extremely clean and the staff was very friendly. They did offer us breakfast the next morning but we had a 5 Hour drive to get home so we did not take advantage of the breakfast. The building is basically three levels, the top level is mostly sleeping rooms, two bathrooms and two kitchens. I will post a picture of our side of the building layout. The main floor had a small check in area, larger kitchen, and some more bedrooms. The basement level had a wreck room available for everyone, which had a pool table, darts, couch and TV and some more bedrooms. Out the back of the building they did have a deck area that you could use. It was raining while we were there so we did not take advantage of it. If you need to purchase alcohol while you’re there, a small party store is only a block away. They sold all your basic liquor & drinks items. Parking- you can get a parking pass from the hostel, not sure on the cost as we didn’t use it, you have to park three or four blocks from the hostel location and walk back. We ended up parking next to Wrigley Field, one block away in an underground parking garage and left it there overnight. The cost was $54. We thought this was safer and more secure for a vehicle. Overall I would stay here again. Just make sure to take everything you would need, water for during the night, pajamas for going out into the hallway to the restroom etc. Kind of made us feel like we were staying in a college dorm again 😂😂

Great location, friendly staff, pancakes and waffles and coffee for breakfast, and fun fellow travelers while I was there. Love the big bathrooms and showers. Was able to meet folks on the patio while BBQing and we went out in the area together and had a great time. All-around highly recommend.

Friendly staff, easy check-in experience, comfy bed, and wonderful location. Bathrooms on every floor were a plus. I only stayed for a few hours, but the staff were already prepping breakfast when I left at 6am, and I wished I could have stayed longer to take advantage of the spread!

The location of the facility is extremely convenient. Walking distance to the Wrigley Field and many delicious restaurants and shopping. Facility is not suitable for the person with any type of handicap or difficulties. My husband and I reserved a private room and chose this location for closeness to a concert at the Field. This was our first experience with a hostel so my review may be slanted. The room for the price was underwhelming and needs a facelift. We were placed in a basement bedroom. There were to be two bathrooms and showers. One shower inoperable and a piece of thick tape placed across the shower. Towels were clean but located at the front desk area upstairs. NO washcloths. The bathrooms had no hand soap or paper towels or hand towels to dry your hands. Toilet paper was scarce. At the checkin area was a container of foam ear plugs. Lol. It said for the snoring but I believe it was for the noice of the public transportation metro and the late night lively crowds in the commons rooms. Cleanliness was ok. I had long dark hairs all over the floor in my room. So I do not believe the uncarpeted floor was cleaned between occupants. Sheets were clean put you only receive one thin pillow. We got towels and rolled them up to add to pillow situation. Bottom line - we are not hostel type people. Maybe some are and appreciate what it offers.

I have stayed at Wrigley Hostel on two separate occasions now and I love it :) it’s got a lot of character with it’s memorable green and red walls. It’s a fun building, right beside Wrigley stadium (during game nights, the neighbourhood is PACKED with energy) and right beside the red line to get downtown (Chicago public transit is awesome). The owner is a really cool guy and they provide towels and earplugs as needed. The hostel also does these theme nights, such as Comedy Sundays, and in general seems to attract really fun and friendly people who are great to meet as a solo traveller. And it’s SUPER clean. All in all 10/10 will continue staying here during my journeys to Chicago

I stayed at Wrigley Hostel for three days and the stay was fantastic, polite, helpful and a accommodating staff. I felt safe there, bathrooms were always clean and Tess found a place to put my bicycle over night.

We specifically made a stop in Chicago to visit Wrigley and the Wrigley Hostel was where we chose to stay. It was a 30 second walk to the ballpark and within walking distance to many great shops and restaurants. It was perfect for our four person group as we had our own separate room with two bunk beds. It felt like a dorm atmosphere where everyone got along. The staff were fantastic and friendly and breakfast was waiting for us in the morning when we were ready to head out.

3514 N. Sheffield Chicago IL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Wrigley Field
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Lakeview within a short walk of Wrigley Field, Wrigley Hostel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Lincoln Park. This 8-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's on a lake and also a short walk from Vic Theatre and Briar Street Theatre.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Entertain your taste buds with a drink at the bar/lounge, or chat with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


42-inch a flat-screen TV are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a living room, a dining area, and a microwave. Bathrooms are shared.

Property features

Wrigley Hostel features free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and coffee in a common area. If you decide to drive, there's free offsite parking. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include a microwave in a common area, a refrigerator in a common area, and a computer station.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 195 reviews