Hostels in City Centre, Chicago

Hostels near City Centre

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Hostels in Chicago

Chicago Parthenon Hostel

Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 3.1 km / 2 miles
Couples Solo Traveller
"…We appreciated the quick tutorial of Chicago's public transportation. Our room was adequate for the price we paid, and ready at the promised time. The hallways need some new carpet, but our room … More
Distance to City Centre: 3.5 km / 2 miles
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
24 East Congress Pkwy ... More

HI - Chicago Hostel

Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 3.5 km / 2 miles
Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller
"…- A wonderful place to stay and very convenient to downtown attractions. Though huge, it was a lot of fun meeting so many students from other countries. The facilities were very good: a … More


River North
Distance to City Centre: 5.1 km / 3 miles
Couples Boutique Hostel
"…The kitchen area gets a little cramped in the morning, as it is not very large and the free breakfast attracts many guests. It is also the one part of the hostel that doesn't look great, although … More
Distance to City Centre: 5.5 km / 3 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…For the less adventurous sleepers, we have conventional Full, Queen, and Double Full rooms. And all rooms included custom forged beds, tailored mattresses, hand-crafted tile, wide-plank oak … More

Selina Chicago

Privacy Curtains
Distance to City Centre: 5.8 km / 4 miles
Couples Digital Nomads Female Solo Traveller Groups (10+ people) Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"Nestled in the heart of Chicago, Selina is the perfect base for exploring the best of the city. Minutes from the Magnificent Mile, browse the many retail stores, buzzing restaurants, and … More
Distance to City Centre: 6.6 km / 4 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
1415 North Ashland Avenue #2 More

Chicago Getaway Hostel

Park West
Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 8.6 km / 5 miles
Groups (10+ people) Solo Traveller
"…Only a short walk from the nearest train station and really cute, quiet neighborhood. Everything was super clean and the staff was super helpful. Would definitely stay here again. The Best in … More

Wrigley Hostel

Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 10.7 km / 7 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Pancake breakfast was good! Dirty showers and pushy staff. - This place is a little condescending. They building isn't all that great, and the kitchen smells a little like outdated milk. The … More
Distance to City Centre: 14.7 km / 9 miles
9125 South Bennett Avenue More

Hotels in Chicago

Distance to City Centre: 4.9 km / 3 miles
"…Rough-faced stone walls and a large stainless steel sign on the east facade add to it’s distinctly Chicago Mid-Century design. Planning for the Ohio House began in 1959, when the Miller … More
Distance to City Centre: 5.3 km / 3 miles
"…Breakfast not included. General: No curfew. Non smoking." …"Airport Directions: From O'Hare International Airport: Head south on Chicago Ohare International Airport, continue on I-190 E … More

Guest Houses in Chicago

House 5863, Inc.

Free Breakfast
Distance to City Centre: 15.4 km / 10 miles
"…House 5863 is not your typical B&B inn. We are different. Here you will find no Victorian décor or rockers on a scenic porch. Rather, we are an urban, hip place to stay in the heart of Chicago's … More

Other in Chicago

International House Of

University of Chicago
Distance to City Centre: 8.4 km / 5 miles
"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 … More

Hostels in Chicago, USA

10 hostels available. Prices start from $44.00 for a dorm bed.

Neighborhoods in Chicago

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Downtown Chicago Vibes: Budget-Friendly Hostels Await

Welcome to the beating heart of the Windy City—Chicago Downtown, where skyscrapers touch the clouds and the spirit of adventure fills the streets.

In this guide, we'll uncover the timeless allure of downtown, from iconic landmarks to steadfast amenities, making it an ideal haven for budget travelers and backpackers alike.

Discover Iconic Landmarks

Chicago's downtown skyline is your playground, adorned with architectural marvels like the Willis Tower and the John Hancock Center. Stroll along the iconic Millennium Park, where the Cloud Gate sculpture reflects the city's energy.

These landmarks encapsulate the essence of downtown, offering an eternal backdrop for your urban escapade.

Effortless Transportation

Navigating downtown Chicago is a breeze, thanks to the efficient 'L' train system and a network of buses.

Reliable and time-tested, these transportation options ensure you're seamlessly connected to the city's diverse neighborhoods and attractions, allowing you to explore without limits.

Stalwart Amenities at Your Fingertips

Step outside your hostel, and you'll find an array of amenities that have stood the test of time. From classic diners serving deep-dish pizza to cozy coffee shops, downtown offers a mix of flavors and experiences.

These amenities become your trusted companions, making every moment in the city memorable.

Cultural Insights and Timeless Tips

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural scene by catching a show at the historic Chicago Theatre or exploring the Art Institute of Chicago. For an evergreen tip, embrace the city's grid system—it's an easy navigation hack that ensures you won't get lost while uncovering the urban wonders of downtown Chicago.

Why Stay in Downtown Chicago?

  • Architectural Marvels: The Willis Tower and John Hancock Center dominate the skyline, providing a visual feast for urban enthusiasts.
  • Efficient Transportation: The 'L' train and buses offer a reliable network, ensuring you can explore every corner of the city with ease.
  • Culinary Delights: From deep-dish pizza to local diners, downtown's culinary scene offers a taste of Chicago's rich food culture.
  • Cultural Extravaganza: The Chicago Theatre and Art Institute beckon culture seekers, promising an immersion into the city's artistic soul.


Downtown Chicago, with its iconic landmarks, seamless transportation, and enduring amenities, is a playground for budget travelers seeking urban adventures.

Whether you're captivated by the skyline or indulging in deep-dish delights, staying in downtown ensures an evergreen Chicago experience that transcends seasons and trends.

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