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Chicago Getaway Hostel

Chicago Getaway Hostel

616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago
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1.5 out of 5.0
 
 
4.1 out of 5 (1,500 reviews)

Located in Lincoln Park, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lincoln Hall and Lincoln Park Zoo. Wrigley Field and John Hancock Center are also within 3 mi (5 ...

Very nice Hostel in a decent part of the city. Very nice lobby and eating area,staff was great..building was clean, the room was a little smaller than i expected...and there are no temperature controls in the rooms,so it got pretty hot with four pepple staying in their premium crash pad with private ...
Nov 11, 2018

$28 per night for 2 guests

Chicago Getaway Hostel$28
HI Chicago

HI Chicago

24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago
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1.5 out of 5.0
 
 
4.3 out of 5 (1,249 reviews)

Located in The Loop, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of State Street, Art Institute of Chicago, and Buckingham Fountain. Millennium Park and Willis Tower ...

The check-in process was quick since I reserved it with Expedia. The room was clean and enough room for my friend and I. The suite area and our room was sweltering hot. Found out the heat was controlled by one of the other rooms and she had it at 85 degrees, but her room was in the mid 70s. I think ...
Nov 13, 2018

$65 per night for 2 guests

HI Chicago$65
Wrigley Hostel

Wrigley Hostel

3514 N. Sheffield, Chicago
    1.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    3.9 out of 5 (232 reviews)

    Located in Lakeview, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Vic Theatre, Wrigley Field, and Lincoln Park. Lincoln Park Zoo is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) away. Addison Station ...

    The property was in a great location. The staff was nice enough. It was our first time in a hostel. It was ok. Breakfast was very good. The bed was comfortable. We found a few long hairs in the sheets that must have gotten washed in there. But otherwise everything was clean. We would stay there again ...
    Aug 22, 2018

    $81 per night for 2 guests

    Wrigley Hostel$81
    Urban Holiday Lofts

    Urban Holiday Lofts

    2014 W Wabansia, Chicago
      1.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      3.8 out of 5 (94 reviews)

      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. Merchandise ...

      My 2nd time stay at this hostel. The location is excellent which it is near the CTA station (go to O'hare quickly) and there are many bars and restaurants in the neighborhood. The staff are friendly and helpful. The room is clean, comfortable and has lots of power outlets. Still the breakfast options ...
      Oct 11, 2018

      $36 per night for 2 guests

      Urban Holiday Lofts$36
      Holiday Jones

      Holiday Jones

      1659 W Division Street, Chicago
        1.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.2 out of 5 (186 reviews)

        Located in Wicker Park, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Union Park, John Hancock Center, and Willis Tower. Skydeck Ledge and University of Illinois Chicago ...

        The hostel is close to the CTA station which is convenient for travelling around the City. Also there are cafes and grocery store nearby. The staff are friendly and helpful. The room is clean and the bed is comfortable. The only cons is there is not enough power outlets inside the room which you ...
        Oct 11, 2018

        $37 per night for 2 guests

        Holiday Jones$37
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        Congress Plaza Hotel

        Congress Plaza Hotel

        520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
          3.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          3.6 out of 5 (3,466 reviews)

          Congress Plaza Hotel$78

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          Palmer House a Hilton Hotel

          Palmer House a Hilton Hotel

          17 E Monroe St, Chicago
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.2 out of 5 (11,013 reviews)

            Palmer House a Hilton Hotel$90

            Palmer House a Hilton Hotel$90

            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.