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Chicago Getaway Hostel
2 out of 5
616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL, 60614
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The price is $80 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 7
per night
Jun 6 - Jun 7
8/10 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
"The property was beautiful and safe. The staff was good. But the college age kids hogged the woman's public sinks and one toilet was out of order for the 9 days I was there. The continental breakfast was good. I wish the had the coffee pot going all day (they only had it at breafast). The bedroom ..."

Reviewed on May 29, 2023

Chicago Getaway Hostel
Chicago Parthenon Hostel
2 out of 5
310 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL, 60661
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $125 per night from Jun 12 to Jun 13
per night
Jun 12 - Jun 13
8/10 Very Good! (304 reviews)
"Friendly service. Good location. A bit pricey for a private room but acceptable. I would consider staying there again."

Reviewed on May 27, 2023

Chicago Parthenon Hostel
Wrigley Hostel
1.5 out of 5
3514 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL, 60657
The price is $161 per night from Jun 7 to Jun 8
per night
Jun 7 - Jun 8
7.8/10 Good! (353 reviews)
Great place to crash when you're exploring Chicago
"The hostel is a quick walk from the Red Line, Wrigley Field, and Boystown. There's round-the-clock staff and secure access to the building and the rooms. I felt totally safe walking in the area at any time of day or night."

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Wrigley Hostel

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HI Chicago
1.5 out of 5
24 E Ida B Wells Drive, Chicago, IL, 60605
8.6/10 Excellent! (999 reviews)
"We like the location and that everything is well organized. The staff is friendly and willing to help."

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

HI Chicago
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Sentral Michigan Avenue
3.5 out of 5
808 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE, Chicago, IL, 60605
9/10 Wonderful! (155 reviews)
"As a family of four, we really enjoyed our stay. The apartment was spacious, bright and comfortable. Walking distance or a quick Uber or train anywhere we wanted to go. Kids particularly enjoyed the pool with a view."

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Sentral Michigan Avenue
Level Chicago – Old Town
4 out of 5
1140 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL, 60610
8.6/10 Excellent! (124 reviews)
"Great location and awesome amenities. Our room wasn’t ready until closer to the 4pm check in time, but we were able to use the different areas (game room, pool, etc) so it worked out fine"

Reviewed on May 29, 2023

Level Chicago – Old Town
Sonder at Found Chicago
613 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL
6/10 (2 reviews)
"Very clean even the floor as my white socks used as slippers attest."

Reviewed on May 13, 2023

Sonder at Found Chicago
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Chicago?
By choosing a hostel you can cut your spending on accommodations and save more of your budget for fun things to do during your vacation. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its theaters and museums.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms), low prices, and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Chicago?
Ready to book a hostel? These options have the best reviews from our guests and could be a good place to start looking: Chicago Getaway Hostel - Located within a 20-minute walk of Lake Michigan. Property features include a 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance, and laundry facilities. Rooms come with bed sheets. Chicago Parthenon Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of UIC-Halsted Station and Clinton Station (Blue Line). Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant, and a shared/communal kitchen. You’ll find showers, lockers, and bed sheets in all rooms. HI Chicago - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Harold Washington Library Station and Harrison Station. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and a restaurant. Rooms come with towels, showers, and free toiletries. Wrigley Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Addison Station (Red Line). Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a bar, and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with towels, TVs, and bed sheets.
How many hostels will I be able to find in Chicago?
If you’re in the market for a low-cost place to stay in Chicago, one of Expedia’s 5 hostels could be a great option for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Chicago?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you’re experiencing new places, so here’s some information about the seasons: The hottest months are usually August and July with an average temp of 71°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 31°F. The rainiest months in Chicago are June, May, July, and August, with each month seeing an average of 9 inches of rainfall.
What is there to see and do in Chicago?
Overall, Chicago is known for its skyscrapers, theaters, and architecture. Major attractions include Millennium Park, Grant Park, and Michigan Avenue. Get out into nature with places like Indiana Dunes National Park, Lake Michigan, and Ohio Street Beach. Cultural attractions include Chicago Theatre, Art Institute of Chicago, and Field Museum of Natural History.
What's the best way to get to and around Chicago while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Chicago in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is Chicago O’Hare Intl. Airport (ORD), located 15.7 mi (25.3 km) away. An alternative is Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), which is 8.6 mi (13.9 km) away. After you’ve arrived, you might want to use public transit to get around. Nearby metro stations include Monroe Station (Red Line), Monroe Station (Blue Line), and Adams-Wabash Station. To check out more of the area, hop on a train at Millennium Station, Chicago Van Buren Street Station, or Chicago Union Station.

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