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Featured Hostels in Chicago

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Chicago Getaway Hostel
Chicago Getaway Hostel
1.5 out of 5.0 616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL
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$35
4.1/5 (1,633 reviews)

Super clean and cozy! I will definitely go back when I visit Chicago again.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019
Located in Lincoln Park, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Lincoln Hall and DePaul University-Lincoln Park. Lincoln Park Zoo and Briar Street Theatre ...
HI Chicago
HI Chicago
1.5 out of 5.0 24 E Ida B Wells Drive, Chicago, IL
Free Cancellation
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$98
4.3/5 (1,332 reviews)

It was really good. really really good, really really really good.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
Located in The Loop, this eco-friendly hostel is steps from Roosevelt University and State Street. Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park are also within 10 ...
Chicago Parthenon Hostel
Chicago Parthenon Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 310 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL
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$88
5.0/5 (1 reviews)

Very welcoming and clean. Staff friendly and super nice. Convenient to everything. Definitely going to stay here next time when visiting Chicago.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2019
Located in Near West Side, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of University of Illinois Chicago and UIC Pavilion. Willis Tower and Chicago Riverwalk are ...
Holiday Jones
Holiday Jones
1.5 out of 5.0 1659 W Division Street, Chicago, IL
$42
4.2/5 (207 reviews)

excellent location if you're into record stores, not-chain coffee, brunch, vintage clothing, and fancy barbers. my full size bed was comfy but my roommate's was not. Clean hostel, everything but the stairwell's updated and lovely. Appreciated the availability of empanadas and espresso, but you might ...

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2019
Located in Wicker Park, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Concord Music Hall, United Center, and John Hancock Center. Chicago Riverwalk and Water Tower Place ...
Wrigley Hostel
Wrigley Hostel
1.5 out of 5.0 3514 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL
$77
4.0/5 (248 reviews)

Never stayed in a hostel before but it was nice inside and check in/ out was super easy, and the people and staff were all friendly

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2018
Located in Wrigleyville, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Wrigley Field and Vic Theatre. Briar Street Theatre and Lincoln Park are also within 1 mi ...
Urban Holiday Lofts
Urban Holiday Lofts
1.5 out of 5.0 2014 W Wabansia, Chicago, IL
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3.8/5 (103 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 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Concord Music Hall and within 3 mi (5 km) of United Center and Lincoln Park Zoo. DePaul University-Lincoln ...
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Palmer House a Hilton Hotel

Palmer House a Hilton Hotel

17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.2 out of 5 (11,840 reviews)

    Palmer House a Hilton Hotel$128

    when booking Apr 27 - Apr 28

    Palmer House a Hilton Hotel$128
    Hyatt Regency Chicago

    Hyatt Regency Chicago

    151 East Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.4 out of 5 (10,600 reviews)

      Hyatt Regency Chicago$134

      when booking Apr 26 - Apr 27

      Hyatt Regency Chicago$134

      What Is a Hostel?


      If you're hoping to find low-cost places to stay in Chicago, a hostel in town might be a great option for you. No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dormitory-style accommodations all feature the following:

      • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)
      • Budget prices
      • A social setting

      Hostels are a great way to stay in Chicago for a good value, so you can save your money for going out. You can check out the theaters and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.


      Hostels in Chicago

      Ready to book a hostel in town? These options have the best reviews from our guests and could be a good place to start:

      Chicago Getaway Hostel - Located within a 20-minute walk of Lincoln Park Zoo. Property features include free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with desks.

      HI Chicago - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Harold Washington Library Station and Harrison Station. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with showers and hair dryers.

      Urban Holiday Lofts - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Damen Station. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with towels and linens.

      Holiday Jones - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Division Station. Property features include free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a bar. You'll find desks in all rooms.

      Wrigley Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Addison Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a bar, and a shared/communal kitchen. You'll find towels and coffee/tea makers in all rooms.


      When Is the Best Time to Visit Chicago?


      Good weather's definitely a plus when you're experiencing new places, so here are some stats that may be helpful:


      • The hottest months are typically July and June, while January and February are the coldest months
      • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 53° F and nighttime temperatures average 18° F
      • April-June: 84° F is the daytime average and 36° F is the nighttime average
      • July-September: Daytime averages are around 85° F and nighttime averages are around 51° F
      • October-December: The average temperatures are 69° F during the day and 19° F at night
      • Average rainfall is 39.02 inches in a year

      What Can I Do in Chicago?


      Depending on what you're interested in, you might appreciate these places:

      Top Sights
      • Millennium Park
      • Willis Tower
      • Skydeck Ledge
      Natural Features
      • Grant Park
      • Lincoln Park
      • Chicago Riverwalk
      Cultural Attractions
      • Chicago Cultural Center
      • Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre
      • Chicago Theatre

      Overall, Chicago is known for its:

      • Skyscrapers
      • Theater
      • Architecture
      • Museums
      • Art
      • Monuments
      • Entertainment
      • Shopping

      How to Get to Chicago and Around the Area


      You can fly into the nearest airport in Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), located 8.6 mi (13.9 km) away from the city center. An alternative is Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), situated 15.7 mi (25.3 km) away. After you've arrived, you may want to use public transit during your trip. Nearby metro stations include Monroe Station, Monroe Station, and Adams-Wabash Station. To check out more of the surrounding area, take a train from Millennium Station, Chicago Van Buren Street Station, or Chicago Union Station.