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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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Go Chicago Card
- 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." … "An Oasis in the City - Urban Holiday Lofts was a surprise to me, even with all the good reviews. You are put up in a stylish loft style apartment. Everything is in good working order and nicely refurbished. Each floor has its own full size refrigerator. Amazing!" … "Overall, an excellent value - A bit out of the way from...
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...
"All great - Very nice, clean, and fun! Wife and I liked it very much! Staff was very attentive and helpful." … "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...
"… kitchen, foosball table, cable TV, guest computers, board games, and plenty of seating, guests at Holiday Jones will find it easy to relax and meet other travelers. Our bright and airy lobby offers an excellent place for business travelers to work and will soon be home to our very own café. Our friendly staff are here to welcome you to Holiday Jones and Chicago. From directions to the most popular tourist spots, to dining and...
"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." … "… so much, that we will pay for your airport...
"… 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
"… laundry equipment. We also have a big screen TV with movies and TV shows on demand. We also offer 'dormitory' accommodations to short term students that are on an extreme budget. These dorm rooms do require that you meet certain guidelines and local Chicago Residents are not allowed. You can contact our Students Program Director to see if you qualify for a dormitory room or bed. We offer roomate matching services as well, and...
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." … "… can also assist you with booking various trips and tours of Chicago. The Days Inn Chicago's 133 beautiful rooms were designed with old...
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
"… maker Hairdryer In-room movies Iron, ironing board Data ports High-speed Internet access, hard wired Desk/work area Free local calls less than 30 minutes, within an eight mile radius Long distance calls also possible however, long distance charges will apply based on usage and distance In-room safe, nominal fee Additional in-room toiletries Refrigerator Rooms with Jacuzzi available Crib available Microwave Rollaway...
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." … "… Complimentary airport shuttle • 24–hour front desk • Wake–up service • Free parking Book Your Chicago Vacation Today! Come join us for a relaxing...
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 •...
Travelodge Hotel Downtown Chicago
"… Access, 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...
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...
AWA Chicago City Center Hotel
"… 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 room for 3 people with 2 Double beds **Quad room, with four beds is a room for 4 people with 2 Double beds 16.25% room tax not included in room rate. Cancellation & changes policy 48 hours notice must be given. Late cancellations and/or no shows will be...
Hotel 71 Chicago
"… are literally a block away. The famed Michigan Avenue and famous shopping district of The Magnificent Mile is only one block east of our Chicago, IL hotel. Or visit the famous Navy Pier and the beaches on Lake Michigan - just a short walk away. Please Note: Tax not included in rates shown and will be added to thr balance upon arrival Check-in: 3pm Check-out: 11:00 Guests must be at least 21 years old to register, ID will be...
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
"… Free local calls • Guest laundry facilities Your Morning Breakfast is full of hot and delicious options, making breakfast at Comfort Inn & Suites the perfect way to start your day. Enjoy our free hot breakfast featuring eggs, meat, yogurt and fresh fruit, cereal and more, including your choice of hot waffle flavors! Your guest room at the Geneva, IL Comfort Inn & Suites hotel contains a coffee maker, hairdryer, iron, ironing board,...
EconoLodge Inn & Suites O'Hare/Melrose Park
"… 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 Lighting Fire Extinguishers - in Hallways Security - 24Hr Security - Limited Sprinklers Sprinklers...
Ohio House Motel
"From Interstate 94, exit Ohio Street and proceed 3 blocks. Motel is on left side." … "… the architectural wonders of Water Tower Place 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...
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
"… situated 15 floors above the street level excitement, adjacent to the Merchandise Mart and the Shops at the Mart, and minutes from Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile shopping district, and the Loop, downtown Chicago's energetic business center. With its ideal location at the heart of Chicago�s downtown and close to the Loop, the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza is the perfect choice for business meetings, social events, weddings or a...
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...
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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