Chicago is a vibrant city known for its iconic architecture, world-class museums, and thriving food scene. It's no surprise that it's a popular destination for travelers from all over the world.
If you're planning a trip to Chicago and looking for affordable and comfortable accommodation, then hostels are a great option. Not only do they offer budget-friendly rates, but they also provide an opportunity to meet fellow travelers and experience the city like a local.
In this guide, we'll be highlighting some of the best hostels in Chicago that offer private rooms for those who prefer a bit more privacy.
Located in Chicago's River North neighborhood, Freehand is a unique hotel that combines the social culture of a hostel with innovative design and a community-driven atmosphere.
Freehand takes inspiration from its surroundings, offering spaces that showcase the best of the city. Each room features a private en-suite bathroom, a seating area, a desk, and air conditioning. The hostel also offers amenities like lockers, luggage storage, and a shared lounge.
Guests can enjoy signature cocktails and small bites at The Broken Shaker or Nicaraguan gourmet coffee and creative breakfast dishes at Cafe Integral. The hotel is conveniently located just a 2-minute walk from the Magnificent Mile and a 10-minute walk from Water Tower Chicago.
Available Chicago Hostels Private Rooms:Superior Queen Room, Superior King Room, Private Quad, Room Selected at Check In, 1 large double bed, Deluxe Queen Room, Deluxe King Room, Penthouse, Private Premium Quad.
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Experience the excitement of downtown Chicago at HI - Chicago Hostel, a beautiful historic hostel located in the heart of the city's thriving university district. Enjoy comfortable and contemporary accommodations while meeting travelers from all over the world and participating in free activities like ping pong, walking tours, and more.
HI - Chicago Hostel offers spacious gender-separated dorm rooms with individual lockers, as well as private rooms with shared ensuite bathrooms and kitchenette/lounge areas. With free Wi-Fi, bed linens and towels provided, and a 24-hour front desk and security, guests can relax and enjoy their stay. The hostel is located within walking distance of many popular attractions and is easily accessible by train or bus.
Available Chicago Hostels Private Rooms: Double Bed Room with Shared Bathroom, Deluxe Double Room with Shared Bathroom, Deluxe King Room with Shared Bathroom, Two-Bedroom Suite, One-Bedroom Suite.
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Wrigley Hostel is located in Wrigleyville, the party center of Chicago, offering easy access to some of the best bars, restaurants, and nightclubs in the city. With its proximity to the Addison Red Line 'L' Train Stop, guests can reach downtown Chicago in just 15 minutes. The hostel is situated right across the street from the famous Wrigley Field Baseball Stadium, providing a convenient location for sports enthusiasts.
The Addison red line CTA stop is just a few steps away from the hostel, making it easy to explore the city. With its fun and social atmosphere, Wrigley Hostel is a great choice for travelers looking for a memorable stay in Chicago.
Available Chicago Hostels Private Rooms: Deluxe Queen Room, Standard Quadruple Room.
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Chicago Getaway Hostel is a modern and spacious hostel located in the trendy Lincoln Park neighborhood. With friendly staff, daily activities and night events, guests are sure to have a great time.
Complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi and housekeeping, air conditioning, and 24/7 front desk are some of the amenities provided. Chicago Getaway Hostel is close to the lake and public transportation, connecting guests to the best Chicago attractions. However, note that there are certain hostel policies such as a 72-hour cancellation policy, minimum age to register in dorms, and a maximum stay of 7 nights.
Available Chicago Hostels Private Rooms: Double Room with Shared Bathroom, Premium Suite, Deluxe Suite, Deluxe Double Room with Half Bathroom.
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Selina Chicago is situated in the heart of the city and offers the perfect location for exploring all that Chicago has to offer. The hotel features a variety of amenities including a bar with breathtaking views, a café, library and event space, a cinema room, a common kitchen, a gym, and bicycle and scooter rentals.
Stay connected on the go with our coworking space complete with phone booths and meeting rooms. Join one of our locally-led tours or practice yoga before enjoying breakfast. The 24-hour front desk is available to assist you throughout your stay. Come and experience the best of Chicago with Selina Chicago.
Available Chicago Hostels Private Rooms: Standard Queen Room, Deluxe Room, Family Room, Suite.
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Located in the historic Greektown West Loop neighborhood, Chicago Parthenon Hostel is a great choice for those looking for a clean and quiet stay in the city. The hostel is ideally located near Amtrak and Greyhound terminals and is within walking distance of many of Chicago's top attractions, including the Willis Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Millennium Park.
Chicago Parthenon Hostel offers a pub off the lobby, free Wi-Fi, free Chicago maps upon arrival, and touring information. The property also features a large common area with a flat-screen TV, a shared library, and luggage storage. Please note that the hostel has a 48-hour cancellation policy and a local city tax of 17.4% is not included in the prices quoted on the site.
Available Chicago Hostels Private Rooms: Private Queen Room - Shared Bathroom, Private Two Bed Room – Shared Bathroom, Private Family Room - Shared Bathroom, Private Single Room – 1 Adult Max – Shared Bathroom.
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The Chicago Hotel Collection River North Mag Mile provides accommodation in the heart of downtown Chicago with contactless check-in and smartphone room keys for a seamless arrival experience. The rooms offer a flat-screen TV, a seating area, and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer.
The Chicago Hotel Collection River North Mag Mile boasts a concierge team, snack bar, and coffee shop, as well as an amenity package that includes daily drinks, high-speed WiFi, and discounts on local attractions and golf tee times. Water Tower Chicago and Magnificent Mile are located nearby. The hotel has been welcoming guests since 2017.
Available Chicago Hostels Private Rooms: Signature Quadruple Room, Two-Bedroom Suite, Deluxe Queen Room, Classic Full Room - Disability Access, Classic Double Room, Signature Double Room and more.
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