Hostels in Chicago, USA

9 hostels available. Prices start from $24 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Chicago


River North
Couples Boutique Hostel
"…The hostel is close to a few important parks, as well as many restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. There are also a few decent grocery stores within walking distance. Rooms and Bathrooms … More

HI - Chicago Hostel

Free Breakfast
Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller
"…9 stars. Convenient, safe, clean, and friendly. - 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 … More

Wrigley Hostel

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…The basement common room is a little tight for groups and the "bar" is a couple of shelves with a full fridge of food and a trashcan. They could really clean the bathrooms cause the shower floors … More

Chicago Getaway Hostel

Park West
Free Breakfast
Groups (10+ people) Solo Traveller
"…The Best in Chicago - This place is sensational -- completely redesigned, redecorated in minimalist decor, has a spectacular stainless steel kitchen, a cosy tv room and large common area complete … More

Chicago Parthenon Hostel

Free Breakfast
Couples Solo Traveller
"…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 … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…As Vladimir Horowitz once said, 'perfection is in the imperfections.' Starting with a big cavernous building also gave us the opportunity to design rooms with unconventional and exciting room … More

Urban Holiday Lofts

Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads
"…Bring your earplugs enjoy the right crash pad at the right price. Excellent experience staying at holiday loft - Bed was comfortable, room was big and the shower is good. New Hostel in Great … More

Selina Chicago

Privacy Curtains
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

Hotels in Chicago

"…Construction cost was $500,000. The development needed a zoning variance to build at the back of the lot (without a rear yard) and for its deficit of off-street parking In the late 1990s, as the … More
"…Check in from 15:00. Check out before 11:00. Payment upon arrival by credit cards. Taxes not included - 17.4% city tax Breakfast not included. General: No curfew. Non smoking." …" … More

Guest Houses in Chicago

House 5863, Inc.

Free Breakfast
"…00% 5% Credit Card Fee if paid with Credit Card $150 Refundable Deposit Breakfast included. No curfew." …"Our bed and breakfast are located just west of the Thorndale stop on the Chicago ' … More

Other in Chicago

International House Of

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 … More

Hostels in Chicago, USA

9 hostels available. Prices start from $48 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Chicago (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Chicago.

 "The Silver Bean"

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).

Written by local enthusiast for Chicago hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Chicago hostels Mona

Chicago Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Chicago, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 9
Average dorm price $47
Average private room price $194
Cheapest hostel in Chicago HI - Chicago Hostel with $47
Party hostels in Chicago Wrigley Hostel (3 in total)
Most Chicago hostels are located in Downtown, Park West, Boystown
Average rating of all hostels 6.3

FAQ about Chicago Hostels

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Travel Tips for Chicago - from the Community

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