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Chicago is situated on the shore of Lake Michigan and is a major transportation and financial hub in the United States. If you are looking for a hostel in Chicago, there are a couple of boroughs that you should consider for your stay. The Loop is the geographical center and contains lots of theatres, shopping strips, and the famous Millennium Park. Old Town has lots of nightlife spots, while Gold Coast boasts with beautiful Victorian villas. If you like to stay where the hip and artsy people are, you could choose a hostel in River North with its accumulation of edgy art galleries and cheap eateries.
If you are flying into O’Hare Airport, do not get lost since this is one of the busiest and largest airports in the world. Getting to the city center is possible via subway. Midway Airport is closer to the city center and accessible by train. Getting around in Chicago is easy since there is an extensive public transport system in place. Chicago’s Union Station is also one of the major hubs for long distance Amtrak train, so you can get anywhere in the US.
While in Chicago, take a walk in Millennium Park and gaze at the fascinating Cloud Gate sculpture. Visit the renowned Art Institute of Chicago and catch a performance of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, one of the finest orchestras in the world. Do some serious shopping on the Magnificent Mile and eat some authentic Chicago-style pizza. At nighttime, join the locals and dive into Chicago’s vibrant nightlife (don't worry, most hostels in Chicago don't have a curfew).
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- All-inclusive pass that gives you access to all the major Chicago attractions, with other perks. We recommend it.
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Chicago Getaway Hostel
"Chicago Getaway Hostel is located in a really nice section of Lincoln Park, in a community with old townhouses, about a block away from the main drag of restaurants, shops, and bars. The Location The neighborhood feels totally safe to walk in the middle of the night, and we think the resident community has a cutoff point for noise outside. It is a few blocks from the 'L,' the public transit, which we took to get downtown along with our...
HI - Chicago Hostel
"The HI - Chicago hostel is in a great location -- just a block away from Grant Park, the lovely new Millennium Park, and the 'L' (elevated train) and the sights of the loop. It's quite large, with the ping-pong table, foosball, and pool tables seeming drowned by the huge "common space" by the reception desk. But the kitchen and dining room are large and spotless, and the reception and the volunteer-run information desk are well staffed...
Chicago Parthenon Hostel
"The AAE Parthenon Hostel is located in Greektown, Chicago. The staff are excellent and the rooms are more than adequate. The Location The location is great! It's in the middle of Greektown, with lots of restaurants and an easy walk to downtown. We found no need to use public transport as we walked everywhere for three days, but there are lots of bus routes stopping outside the hostel and the subway is only a few minutes away. I went to...
Urban Holiday Lofts
"Excellent experience staying at holiday loft - Bed was comfortable, room was big and the shower is good." … "New Hostel in Great Location - This hostel is on the Blue Line which makes it easy to get to the airports (especially O'Hare) and downtown. The place is clean and well designed. The staff is helpful. There is a large common room with cable TV, a pool table, and board games. The people who put this place together have obviously...
IHSP Chicago Hostel at Damen CTA
"Convenient - Awesome place with great amenities and an attractive rate." … "Room 6 - If you get private room 6 in the second building, beware the water leaking from the ceiling during high traffic times for the showers." … "Surprise - When I arrived to the Hostel I got a good surprise: there was no room for me!!! So, what should I say about a Hostel that confirms may reservation but, when I arrive, doesn't have a room / bed for...
"Friendly, Fun, Affordable. - I stayed at Wrigley Hostel for a couple nights last week and I loved my experience. Vicky -- our host -- was wonderful and welcoming. She and the rest of the staff truly went out of their way to make the guests feel welcome. One night staff, cooked us some bbq at 2am as we were hanging out on the deck. The location is great. Fun neighbourhood with easy access to the subway. All of this reasonably price. I'd go...
"… in Chicago. ***A 16.4% City Tax will be applied to list price*** Exploring Chicago can be exhausting, so we strive to give you a good night's rest. We sleep well when you sleep well. We have handpicked everything in each room to ensure your comfort. From the sturdy beds to the ultra-soft sheets, fluffy pillows and hotel towels, nothing has been left to chance. Holiday Jones is centrally heated and air-conditioned and our rooms...
"Clean, central and inviting - The hostel was clean and well-maintained. Both front-desk guys were nice and helpful. Breakfast was sufficient, and the snacks throughout the day were a nice touch. The hostel is close to Magnificent Mile, and for those willing to walk, Navy Pier and the Loop are also close enough. Only problem -- 4 floors high, and no elevator. Pack light." … "… aim to deliver international style and service, but...
"… sized beds, 1 twin bed and sleeping mats. It looks soho decorated w/ mannequins!! We have 2 bathrooms and showers. We offer tolietries and personal care items. You'll love our colorful sheets! couples minimun of 4 to get 27 dollar price cannot have one person stay in gallery for 27 must have minimun of 4-5 to book for our price We are located 12 minutes to loop right by wrigleyfield ---- few minutes from Lincoln park. Enjoy...
AAE Chicago Guest Apartments & Rooms
"… amenities with the additional benefits of having your own bathroom and kitchen within the unit. Parking is also included at our apartments. While the environment is quiet and a perfect place to escape and study or work at home, all guest are allowed to visit our main reception desk at IHSP- only 2 blocks away- and socialize with other European Travelers. Our main reception has foos ball, pool table, free breakfast, free computers...
"The DeWitt Place is centrally located in downtown Chicago, within walking distance to the Magnificent Mile and Lake Michigan. Each studio apartment is furnished with a queen size bed, pull-out sofa bed, eat-in kitchen, dishes, cooking utensils, satellite TV, free wireless internet access, and more! On-site amenities include a fitness center, steam shower, sauna and laundry room. The DeWitt Place is within walking distance to the beach,...
Days Inn Lincoln Park North
"Great location close to Lakeview bars, clubs, and good restaurants. Also close to Wrigley Field. You can take the MTA bus up and down Broadway to get to all the many great Lakeview spots or flag a taxi fast. Rooms are a bit tight but the location is unbeatable and they are very clean." … "… Beaches. Just minutes north of the Magnificent Mile, McCormick Place, the Chicago Loop and Merchandise Mart, the hotel is close to the...
Super 8 Chicago OHare Airport
"… shuttle service to the CTA. Woodfield Mall, the largest mall in the Chicago area, is just 5 miles from the Super 8 O Hare. -The Super 8 O Hare Airport provides complimentary SuperStart Breakfast, free high speed wireless Internet, and complimentary newspapers. Enjoy our beautiful indoor heated pool & Jacuzzi, work out in our fitness room or just relax in one of our suites. Plan your next meeting or special event with us in our...
Best Western Naperville Inn
"… fits 12 to 15 people Fax services, $.05 per outgoing page after 5pm Universal gym Stationary bike Treadmill 24-hour front desk Interior/Exterior corridor Laundromat $1 each washing and drying Late check out, upon availability (1pm max) Cable satellite television, expanded cable with HBO All guest rooms are hardwired for internet access Business center Computer available Photocopy, nominal fee Data ports Shipping Mail...
Quality Inn & Suites - Elk Grove
"Good, nothing to complain - good service, food. clean room. a little bit dark in the room." … "Comfortable night sleep, close the airport - I was very happy with my stay here and delighted about the free shuttle bus to the airport. One less thing to worry about." … "… access. * Full Hot Breakfast complimentary • Hotel Bar and Lounge • Fitness room featuring Bow–Flex equipment • Complimentary hot breakfast • Hotel...
Super 8 St. Charles
"… 8 St. Charles. Our spacious rooms include cable TV with free HBO, free high speed Internet, and complimentary Super Start Plus breakfast. Pets are welcome for $10 per day with a $50 refundable deposit. The Super 8 St. Charles offers discounted use of nearby fitness center for all guests. Hotel Amenities / Services: • Complimentary Super Start Plus Breakfast • Discount to Nearby Fitness Center • Elevator • Fax / Copy Service...
America's Best Value Inn
"Our 3 Sunburst rated hotel offers amenities to please both business and leisure travelers: • Park your car at Barrington Station and visit Downtown Chicago via metro rail • We offer a choice of interior or exterior corridor room • Stay more-save more with our special extended stay rates • Our business class and deluxe rooms offer free high speed internet ( wired & wireless) access • Stay in better comfort in our jacuzzi room or Suite •...
Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O'Hare Airport
"… need for a great night’s sleep in one of our 295 newly-renovated boutique style guest rooms. Jump right into the plush goodness of the signature Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort Bed. Or surf the web to your heart’s content with complimentary wireless High Speed Internet Access, available in all guest rooms and public areas. Behind our sleek new design is the same casual comfort and service you expect. Our lobby is...
Days Inn Elk Grove Village / Chicago
"… & 1 Night accommodation The hotel does not have a restaurant, but there are many dining options nearby, as well as shopping and entertainment venues. The Days Inn Elk Grove Village/Chicago O'Hare Airport West offers free wireless Internet access, free continental breakfast, free USA Today and local newspaper, free airport transfers, meeting room, dry cleaning, ice machine and much more. All spacious guest rooms at the Days Inn...
Ohio House Motel
"From Interstate 94, exit Ohio Street and proceed 3 blocks. Motel is on left side." … "… and the John Hancock Center, and of course our beautiful lakefront. The Field Museum, Art Institute, Shedd Aquarium and the Planetarium are all close by and accessible via public transportation. For Sports fans, you will find beautiful Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, Cellular Field, home to the Chicago White Sox and Soldier...
AWA Chicago City Center Hotel
"… away or just minutes on public transport. Cleanliness, comfort and security are extremely important to us and we offer all this in the heart of downtown Chicago at an unbeatable rate. Every room includes free parking, free wi-fi, and free local calls! All rooms are equipped with cable television and our on-site restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. IMPORTANT **Triple room, with three beds is a...
Red Roof Inn Chicago
"… The parking garage accepts passenger cars only. This hotel has a friendly staff ready to welcome you. Please note: The payment will be charge 3 days prior to the arrival to the hotel. All rooms offer free WiFi. This location offers valet parking for $36 for standard vehicles for a 24-hour period with in and out privileges. The parking garage accepts passenger cars only. One well-behaved family pet per room is welcome. Standard...
O'Hare Inn & Suites
"In our hotel lounge room we have coffee, cappuccino, tea, hot chocolate 24/7 also free Continental Breakfast to get you started in the morning. For your convenience we provide a Business Center with free internet, printer, and fax machine in our hotel lobby. As a Chicago Area Hotel we offer your choice of comfortable King or Queen Size beds, and a smoking or non smoking room accommodation. Our oversized King Suite rooms are with sleeper...
Comfort Inn & Suites
"… Deposit Boxes at Front Desk Fax and Copier Service Complimentary Newspaper Three convenient Meeting Rooms with FREE Wi-Fi and High Speed Internet Fireplace in Lobby Wireless Internet Access throughout the Hotel We'll get your started right, each day, with our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast featuring Belgian waffles, freshly brewed coffee, hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit, assorted breakfast breads delivered...
EconoLodge Inn & Suites O'Hare/Melrose Park
"… animals allowed Business Center: Business Center Computer Access General Hotel Information and Services: ATM/Cash Machine Housekeeping Ice Machine Laundromat Restaurant Vending Machines Wake-Up Calls Health Activities and Sports: Fitness Center Meeting and Event Facilities: Banquet Facility Meeting Rooms Safety & Security: Doors - Have Deadbolts Doors - Have View Ports Doors - Self-Closing Electronic Room Key System Emergency...
"… of a 'real Chicago neighborhood' while still being close to tourist attractions and the traditional art district, you have the right place. We have 10 independent bedrooms with a living room and private bathroom. Each bedroom can easily sleep 2-3 people. The kitchen is stocked with everything you would need to cook a delicious meal and is very spacious and modern with stainless steel appliances. Parking is always easy to find...
Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago
"… In-Room Safes, Cable Television, and Free HBO are among the amenities we offer. We offer access to secured indoor and outdoor parking and airport shuttle services are available for a fee. Take a look at our amenities page for more details on what we offer and feel free to ask one of our friendly staff for more details. Let us know how we can help to accommodate your needs and to make your stay more comfortable and relaxing!...
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
"… encompasses two entire floors and 20 separate spaces that can accommodate groups from 10 to 1000 guests. Please note: The payment will be charge 3 days before the arrival to the hotel. All of our guest rooms and suites are spacious, tastefully decorated, and soundproofed for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Our dramatic suites, King Executive rooms and spacious double-bedded rooms feature spectacular views of downtown Chicago....
Springhill Suites Chicago O'Hare
"… at SpringHill Suites Chicago O'Hare include mahogany furnishings and kitchenettes with table and chairs, compact refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, sink, dishes, and silverware. Seating areas have black-and-plum print sofas, sofa beds or armchairs, and are decorated with black-and-white photos of the Chicago skyline and vintage airplanes. Each room includes a mini refrigerator, microwave, wet bar and complimentary WiFi The...
Hotel 71 Chicago
"… walk away Please note: The payment will be charge 3 days prior to the arrival to the hotel. Rest comfortably in our spacious Chicago accommodations. The luxury accommodations of Hotel 71 on the “Magnificent Mile” are both contemporary and comfortable. Our spacious Chicago hotel rooms and suites offer views of either downtown or the city's famed Chicago River. Both our Deluxe and Premier hotel rooms feature a seating area with...
International House of Chicago
University of Chicago
"I stayed at this place on New Year's eve 1999. Although the room was small, it was clean and ample for a short stay. If you take the Jeffrey express that they recommend, it will take you through safe neighborhoods." … "… A MasterCard or Visa number with an expiration date is required to make a reservation. Guests must pay for the entire stay upon arrival. Payment may be made by Visa, Master Card, travelers checks or cash....
Chicago Travel Tips & Suggestions
I spent two months traveling the U.S.A., and without a doubt the highlight was Chicago. A big city with friendly people, a stunning waterfront, and real vibrancy. The inner northern suburbs like Lakeview and Lincoln Park are full of great bars and restaurants and awesome nightlife. Check it out.
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