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Top Rated Hostels in Chicago, USA

Freehand Chicago 97%

1. Freehand Chicago

Hostel
19 E Ohio Street

Atmosphere 100%

Cleanliness 100%

Facilities 94%

Location 100%

Safety 94%

Staff 97%

Value 89%

8 out of 8 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Freehand Chicago

09 May 2016 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Work / volunteering
Age Range: 31-40

EVERYTHING

would recommend this property

587abf773b44cfe581525cc6942ffe46 17 Nov 2015 94%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Business / conference

Very nice location and atmosphere

587abf773b44cfe581525cc6942ffe46 would recommend this property

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IHSP Chicago Hostel at Damen CTA 93%

2. IHSP Chicago Hostel at Damen CTA

Hostel
1616 N. Damen Ave, CTA Blue Line

Atmosphere 95%

Cleanliness 89%

Facilities 89%

Location 95%

Safety 93%

Staff 95%

Value 91%

241 out of 258 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend IHSP Chicago Hostel at Damen CTA

04 Jan 2016 74%
Travel Type: Alone

Very friendly staff

would recommend this property

10 Dec 2015 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

I've stayed in a lot of hostels and this is one of my favourites! It's got a social atmosphere and friendly staff. The rooftop terrace was great, and the kitchen and common room area were very comfortable with plenty of couch space. There were also quiet areas to sit throughout the hostel. It's in a great area with plenty of bars etc around.

would recommend this property

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HI Chicago, The J.Ira & Nicki Harris Family Hostel 92%

3. HI Chicago, The J.Ira & Nicki Harris Family Hostel

Hostel
24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 93%

Location 97%

Safety 96%

Staff 90%

Value 85%

287 out of 298 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend HI Chicago, The J.Ira & Nicki Harris Family Hostel

26 Jul 2016 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Events / festivals
Age Range: 31-40

Convenient location, friendly staff, good breakfast and nice walking tour.

would recommend this property

26 Jul 2016 89%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Business / conference Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family
Age Range: 25-30

secure and plenty of amenities

would recommend this property

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Holiday Jones 91%

4. Holiday Jones

Hostel
1659 W. Division St.

Atmosphere 88%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 89%

Location 90%

Safety 94%

Staff 94%

Value 90%

44 out of 47 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Holiday Jones

03 Aug 2016 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: City break
Age Range: 18-24

I really liked the staff members there. They were super nice and helpful.

would recommend this property

05 Jan 2016 89%
Travel Type: Alone

very clean and new building, staff is friendly and helpful, rooms are clean and beds fairly comfortable, additional towels and blankets are provided if asked, breakfast is decent and included (not big but good enough for a hostel), located in interesting area with plenty of restaurants, bars and a huge supermarket nearby

would recommend this property

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Chicago Getaway Hostel 90%

5. Chicago Getaway Hostel

Hostel
616 West Arlington Place, Chicago

Atmosphere 86%

Cleanliness 88%

Facilities 90%

Location 91%

Safety 98%

Staff 95%

Value 86%

292 out of 303 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Chicago Getaway Hostel

25 May 2016 83%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

breakfast, location, common area

would recommend this property

11 May 2016 77%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Business / conference
Age Range: 41+

Common areas are nice, Internet a little,slow,but understandable

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Wrigley Hostel 90%

6. Wrigley Hostel

Hostel
3514 N Sheffield Ave

Atmosphere 92%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 89%

Location 90%

Safety 93%

Staff 94%

Value 85%

66 out of 69 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Wrigley Hostel

23 Aug 2016 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Work / volunteering
Age Range: 31-40

i like this hostel. very quiete friendly and simple.

would recommend this property

12 Aug 2016 91%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Shopping Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family
Age Range: 25-30

I liked how close it was to everything. It was less than a 10 minute walk to everywhere I needed to go.

would recommend this property

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Red Roof Inn Chicago 84%

7. Red Roof Inn Chicago

Hotel
162 East Ontario St

Atmosphere 80%

Cleanliness 80%

Facilities 72%

Location 92%

Safety 88%

Staff 96%

Value 88%

5 out of 5 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Red Roof Inn Chicago

06 Oct 2014 94%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture

Doormen who take bags from your taxi and flag a cab for you at this price! All the staff were cheerful and friendly and it was a pleasant place for an overnight stay. The Italian restaurant next door was a good evening choice and there are breakfast places a-plenty. A short walk to the Navy Pier and the shopping centre.I'm looking forward to staying there again next week.

would recommend this property

19 Sep 2013 100%

Good place,good service

would recommend this property

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Parthenon Hostel 84%

8. Parthenon Hostel

Hostel
310 S. Halsted Street, GreyHound Amtrak Stations

Atmosphere 75%

Cleanliness 84%

Facilities 77%

Location 88%

Safety 88%

Staff 92%

Value 82%

158 out of 175 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Parthenon Hostel

11 Jun 2016 63%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Business / conference City break Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Age Range: 18-24

Good price

would recommend this property

26 Dec 2015 74%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

The location and the helpfulness of the staff

would recommend this property

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