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Featured Hostels in Chicago

Chicago Getaway Hostel
1.5 out of 5
616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM127
per night
19 Nov-20 Nov

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 ...

4/5Very Good! (1,754 reviews)

"The rooms are just what you need but the fourth floor bathrooms, really smell like mildew. Hopefully redoing the bathrooms is on the property update list."…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov,2019

Chicago Getaway Hostel
HI Chicago
1.5 out of 5
24 E Ida B Wells Drive, Chicago, IL
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM223
per night
9 Dec-10 Dec

Located in The Loop, this eco-friendly hostel is steps away from Roosevelt University and State Street. Grant Park and Columbia College Chicago are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,519 reviews)

"Spacious, I loved it. You dont feel jammed But noisy because of trains. If you're not used yo it, can be annoying."…"

Reviewed on 5 Nov,2019

HI Chicago
Holiday Jones
1.5 out of 5
1659 W Division Street, Chicago, IL
RM166
per night
10 Dec-11 Dec

Located in Wicker Park, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Concord Music Hall, United Center and Merchandise Mart. John Hancock Center and Water Tower Place ...

4.2/5Excellent! (241 reviews)

"I really liked the dorm like feel the hotel gave, as well as the bag storage."…"

Reviewed on 15 Nov,2019

Holiday Jones
Wrigley Hostel
1.5 out of 5
3514 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL
RM170
per night
17 Nov-18 Nov

Located in Wrigleyville, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Wrigley Field and Vic Theatre. Lincoln Park and Briar Street Theatre are also within 1 mile ...

3.9/5Very Good! (285 reviews)

"The staff were friendly and very accommodating and very helpful. Location was excellent."…"

Reviewed on 5 Nov,2019

Wrigley Hostel
Chicago Parthenon Hostel
2 out of 5
310 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM258
per night
1 Dec-2 Dec

Located in Near West Side, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of University of Illinois Chicago and UIC Pavilion. Willis Tower and Skydeck Ledge are also ...

3.9/5Good! (21 reviews)

"Had what we expected in hotel. Didn’t have any other services such as providing shampoo, etc. Staff was helpful and polite."…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov,2019

Chicago Parthenon Hostel
Urban Holiday Lofts
1.5 out of 5
2014 W Wabansia, Chicago, IL
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Located in Wicker Park, this spa hostel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Concord Music Hall and within 3 miles (5 km) of United Center and Lincoln Park Zoo. DePaul University-Lincoln ...

3.8/5Good! (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 8 Dec,2018

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Other property types in Chicago

Warwick Allerton - Chicago
Warwick Allerton - Chicago
4 out of 5
701 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
RM357
per night
8 Dec-9 Dec
4.1/5Very Good! (10,649 reviews)

"Rooms small, but workable and clean. Great location especially for shopping, etc."…"

Reviewed on 11 Nov,2019

Warwick Allerton - Chicago
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Hyatt Regency Chicago
4 out of 5
151 East Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL
RM352
per night
24 Nov-25 Nov
4.4/5Excellent! (11,704 reviews)

"Great atmosphere. Location is perfect and staff is very helpful. The food is very good."…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov,2019

Hyatt Regency Chicago
Swissotel - Chicago
Swissotel - Chicago
4.5 out of 5
323 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL
RM385
per night
24 Nov-25 Nov
4.4/5Excellent! (4,294 reviews)

"It was a beautiful hotel. They messed up reservation but made good by upgrade to river view which was pretty. We thought there was a pool but found out they closed it up 3 yrs ago. Need to update info."…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov,2019

Swissotel - Chicago
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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 accommodation options 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 good value, so you can save your money for going out. You can check out the theatres and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.

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 12°C and nighttime temperatures average -8°C
  • April-June: 29°C is the daytime average and 2°C is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 29°C and nighttime averages are around 11°C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 21°C during the day and -7°C at night
  • Average rainfall is 991 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
  • Theatre
  • 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 centre. 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 transport 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.