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Featured Hostels in Chicago

HI Chicago
1.5 out of 5
24 E Ida B Wells Drive, Chicago, IL
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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! (1,625 reviews)

"I liked everything about it. The 2nd floor with all the activities"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

HI Chicago
Chicago Getaway Hostel
2 out of 5
616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL
The price is RM198 per night

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! (1,890 reviews)

"This property was fun to stay at and would be even funner during a normal, non-COVID 19 time. Staff was friendly and it was in a great location!"…"

Reviewed on 28 May 2020

Chicago Getaway Hostel
Wrigley Hostel
1.5 out of 5
3514 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL
The price is RM218 per night

Located in Lakeview, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Wrigley Field and Vic Theatre. Briar Street Theatre and Lincoln Park are also within 1 mile (2 ...

3.9/5Very Good! (313 reviews)

"I really enjoyed my stay at the Hostel. Not far from the train station, really clean and good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

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Chicago Parthenon Hostel
2 out of 5
310 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL
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Located in Near West Side, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of 311 S Wacker Dr, University of Illinois Chicago and UIC Pavilion. Chicago Riverwalk and ...

3.7/5Good! (39 reviews)
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"Great check in. Cute and comfy bed. Cool restaurant"…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2020

Chicago Parthenon Hostel
Holiday Jones
1.5 out of 5
1659 W Division Street, Chicago, IL
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Located in Wicker Park, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Concord Music Hall, Chicago Riverwalk and Water Tower Place. Chicago Theatre and Lincoln Park ...

4.2/5Excellent! (266 reviews)

"Great fun looking place. Everything was clean. Shower was hot with grear water pressure. Definitely will stay again if needed. Fun part of town."…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

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

3.9/5Good! (104 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

LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.5 out of 5
85 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
The price is RM465 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (2,862 reviews)

"Really enjoyed my stay at London House.... I have not one complaint!!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2020

LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
4.5 out of 5
127 West Huron, at LaSalle, Chicago, IL
The price is RM415 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (1,608 reviews)

"Very nice place but no microwave for guests to use. Unheard of"…"

Reviewed on 29 May 2020

The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1100 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
The price is RM231 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (3,168 reviews)

"The staff is always nice and helpful. The rooms are always clean! I normally enjoy my stay when I’m here! Great property!"…"

Reviewed on 2 Jun 2020

Best Western Grant Park Hotel
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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.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Chicago?
If you’re looking for a low-cost place to stay in Chicago, one of its 6 hostels might be a great choice. By staying at a hostel, you can spend less on accommodations and save more of your money for fun things to do during your trip. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its theatres and museums.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many have private options too), budget-friendly prices and a social environment.
What are the best hostels in Chicago?
Ready to book a hostel? These options have the best reviews from our customers and could be a good place to start looking: Chicago Getaway Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Lincoln Hall. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with desks. HI Chicago - Located within a 5-minute walk of Grant Park and State Street. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a restaurant. Rooms come with towels, showers and free toiletries. Wrigley Hostel - Close to public transport, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Addison Station (Red Line). Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a bar. You’ll find towels and coffee/tea makers in all rooms. Chicago Parthenon Hostel - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of UIC-Halsted Station and Clinton Station (Blue Line). You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with showers, lockers and linens. Urban Holiday Lofts - Close to public transport, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Damen Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. You’ll find towels and linens in all rooms.
What's the seasonal weather like in Chicago?
The weather can be a big factor when you’re experiencing new places, so here are some stats about the local climate: The hottest months are usually July and June, with an average temperature of 22°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of -1°C. Average annual rainfall for Chicago is 993 mm.
What is there to see and do in Chicago?
Generally, Chicago is known for its skyscrapers, theatres and architecture. Major attractions include Millennium Park, Chicago Theatre and Willis Tower. Get out into nature with places such as Chicago Riverwalk, Grant Park and Douglas Park. Cultural attractions include Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and Rosemont Theatre.
What's the best way to get around Chicago?
You can search for flights to the closest airport in Chicago, IL (ORD-O’Hare Intl.), 15.7 mi (25.3 km) away from the city centre. An alternative is Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), located 8.6 mi (13.9 km) away. When you’re out and about, you might want to use public transport to get around. You can walk to nearby metro stations including Monroe Station (Red Line), Monroe Station (Blue Line) and Adams-Wabash Station. To explore more of the area, hop on a train at Millennium Station, Chicago Van Buren Street Station or Chicago Union Station.