All Hostels in Chicago

Welcome to your detailed guide for Chicago hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Chicago, Stati Uniti. Compare prices for Chicago hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.

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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

7

Average dorm price

$29

Average private room price

$155

Cheapest hostel in Chicago

$33

(Chicago Getaway Hostel is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Chicago

1

(Wrigley Hostel is the best rated)

Most Chicago hostels are located in

Downtown, River North, Noble Square

Average rating of all hostels

8.7

Hostels in Chicago for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Chicago for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Chicago? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Chicago alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Chicago. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

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

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Chicago here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

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FAQ about Chicago Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Chicago. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Chicago. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Chicago Hostels

A hostel in Chicago costs on average $29 for a dorm. A hostel in Chicago with private rooms costs on average $155.

Hostelz.com shows all 7 Hostels in Chicago. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

Freehand Chicago is the best hostel in Chicago for couples.

HI - Chicago Hostel is the best rated hostel in Chicago for female solo travellers.

Hostelz.com compares prices for 7 hostels in Chicago, Stati Uniti.

  • 4 hotels
  • 2 guesthouses
  • This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Chicago.

    Wrigley Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Chicago.
    It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

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    Your Packing List for Chicago

    Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Chicago and Stati Uniti.

    You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

    1. Padlock
    2. Earplugs
    3. Sleeping Mask
    4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
    5. Head Lamp

    These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

    Get your full Packing List here

    Your Packing List for Chicago