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8.6
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10.0
Exceptional
James from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in August 2017
Good hostel in good location”
Comfy beds with adequate privacy + a nice community area in the lobby
Reviewed August 12, 2017
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded March 03, 2018
Freehand Chicago
9.2
Exceptional
SIU from Taiwan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in August 2017
Exceptional”
Amazing hostel located in downtown. Walkable distance to most of the visiting spots. Private bathroom in the room of four. High privacy and cleanness.
Reviewed August 12, 2017
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded March 03, 2018
Freehand Chicago
6.4
Good
Alexander from United States
Business traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017
Service seemed helpful at the moment but then didnt do much to improve things. ”
Rooms were well decorated, but extremely small. We are talkin like, "how did they get the bed in here!?" Small. One of my fellow travelers had unconfirmed issues with bugs in her room. I stayed in the dormitory, trying to save money on my business trip, but would not recommend this for those who need to wake up early or have trouble sleeping as you are not paired with like minded individuals.
Reviewed August 06, 2017
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded March 03, 2018
Freehand Chicago
10.0
Exceptional
Myles from United States
Business traveler
Classic Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in July 2017
Excellent Hostel Hotel”
Very affordable and clean. Can get a little loud at night if you're trying to go to sleep early but nothing a noise app can't take care of. Seemed very safe with your room key required to use the elevator or stairwell. Good coffee and breakfast options at the cafe downstairs as well
Reviewed July 26, 2017
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded March 03, 2018
Freehand Chicago
9.6
Exceptional
Sarah from Australia
Couple
Classic Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in July 2017
Great location ”
We stayed for 3 nights in a private room and had a great stay. The room was comfortable and the accomodation in a great location. Laundry facilities were also available.
Reviewed July 10, 2017
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded March 03, 2018
Freehand Chicago
9.6
Exceptional
CHAN from China
Couple
Classic Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017
Stylish hotel in Chicaho”
The Queen size room is good this time with the street view. Convenient location only 3 minutes walk to CTA Red line. Stylish hotel with excellent services, the front office is flexible and willing to help, we appreciated the luggage storage service!! Definitely will come back again!!
Reviewed June 28, 2017
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded March 03, 2018
Freehand Chicago
9.2
Exceptional
CHAN from China
Couple
Classic Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017
Excellent Service ”
The location is great, 3 minutes walk to CTA Red line. Stylish hotel with excellent services, the front office is flexible and willing to help, we appreciated the luggage storage service!! Definitely will come back again!!
Reviewed June 28, 2017
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded March 03, 2018
Freehand Chicago
6.0
Yixuan from China
Couple
Standard Quad Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017
Just good location”
The location is convenient, but room is not that clean and so dark, the first room they give us has blood dots on bed and Ghent change another room.
Reviewed May 25, 2017
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded March 03, 2018
Freehand Chicago
8.0
Excellent
Ong from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in November 2016
Chicago ”
The hotel is so near to the metro that it was so convenient to travel on Chicago train as the extensive transport system will be bring around the city within easy reach. The hotel was near the Magnificent Miles and major centre for shopping and seeing the sight. It was an enjoyable time.
Reviewed March 15, 2017
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded March 03, 2018
Freehand Chicago
8.4
Excellent
Todd from United States
Couple
Classic Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016
Hotel in the heart of the city”
Room was small, but the location is unbeatable. If you plan on spending most of your time outside the hotel and not in the room then this is place to be.
Reviewed November 16, 2016
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded February 25, 2018
Freehand Chicago
7.6
Very good
Ka from China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
U got what you paid for”
Excellent location, many restaurants and shops nearby. Room is clean. However, the room is small,and need to wait for the toilet in dorm room. Only cereals and bread for breakfast.
Reviewed September 07, 2016
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded February 25, 2018
Freehand Chicago
9.6
Exceptional
YU-HSUAN from Taiwan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in May 2016
Great!”
Staffs are very friendly.
Reviewed May 11, 2016
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded February 25, 2018
Freehand Chicago
7.2
Very good
Ting-Chun from Taiwan
Couple
Classic Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016
Disappointed. High cost but small room. Noisy environment.”
Too noisy and very small room.
Reviewed March 22, 2016
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am sorry to hear you found your room to be noisy. Please let us know on a future stay if this is an issue so that we can fix it for you. I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded February 25, 2018
Freehand Chicago
7.7
Very good
Yu from United States
Group
Classic Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in March 2016
good location!!!”
location, cleanliness, staff
Reviewed March 17, 2016
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded February 25, 2018
Freehand Chicago
8.8
Excellent
Vinh from Vietnam
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in February 2016
Good”
Good location, clean, staff
Reviewed February 22, 2016
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded February 25, 2018
Freehand Chicago
10.0
Exceptional
Louise-Anne from Gibraltar
Group
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in February 2016
Impressed with this hostel!”
Before arriving I had no idea how nice this hostel was. The rooms were very cute with big wooden bunk beds and a nice bathroom. It was very clean and the bar downstairs was always busy. I would highly recommend it as it is walking distance to the lake and other attractions and right next to Eately!!
Reviewed February 08, 2016
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded February 25, 2018
Freehand Chicago
9.3
Exceptional
Pearl from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in December 2015
Great location, cozy cafe”
Lobby lounge , clean towels everyday, service
My stay was comfortable. The dorms were very small to move around, especially with big lugguages. The room is very clean and so is the shower. Love the lockers in the room. All staffs are helpful and friendly, except for one staff named Evelyn who was not so professional over the phone. I loved the cozy cafe area/ lounge! The cafes food was delicious but $9 for a slice of toast with avocado is a price that five star hotel charges! Nice of them to provide free simple breakfast. I did not eat their breakfast because the basement smells really bad as soon as you get to the stairs. The smell is so nasty I had to hold my breath. It is not a good sign with a basement that smells like that. I liked everything about the hotel except for the basement and the hallway( the 16th floor) just a little dark, narrow and with pipes hanging down the ceiling.
Reviewed December 23, 2015
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded February 25, 2018
Freehand Chicago
9.7
Exceptional
Erwin from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
Just Awesome.”
Location, cleanliness, affordability.
I had a blast at the Freehand Chicago! The location is just 5 min away from the red line subway and everything is just a walk away - the loop, magnificent mile, etc. The neighborhood is very safe, even at night. I think the photos do not give justice to the actual place. I will stay at the Freehand again if I ever go back to Chicago!
Reviewed December 07, 2015
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded February 25, 2018
Freehand Chicago
8.8
Excellent
XAVIER from France
Couple
Standard Quad Room
Stayed 3 nights in September 2017
Excellent”
bon hotel. emplacement idéal proche metro. seul bemol l insonorisation par rapport a la rie et aux autres chambres.
Reviewed September 25, 2017
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded March 03, 2018
Freehand Chicago
7.6
Very good
Shimizu from Japan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016
怪しげだけど良い宿でした。”
ロケーションはそこまで悪くなかったです。シカゴもニューヨーク同様、歩こうと思えば歩けてしまう都市なのであまりロケーションに困りはしませんでした。見た目は少し怪しいです。薄暗いし。でもホステル自体は良いと思います。
Reviewed March 07, 2017
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded February 25, 2018
Freehand Chicago
4.8
Chung from Hong Kong
Business traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in September 2017
Acceptable”
價錢不值,需在市中心,但以四人一房計算,不值
Reviewed March 13, 2018
Hello Chung, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am sorry to hear you did not find the room to provide value during your stay. I am glad you enjoyed our location. I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded April 10, 2018
Freehand Chicago
8.8
Excellent
MIN from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018
좋았어요.”
네 명 있는 방에 화장실이 딸려있어서 그건 편리했어요. 시내 중심가라 걸어다니기에두 편했구요. 하지만 방이 좁아서 이층침대를 쓰는 사람은 바닥에 짐을 펼치기 좀 불편했구, 무엇보다 직원이 친절하진 않았어요. 지하에 주방도 오픈 시간인데 자기들 뭐해야한다고 못쓰게 한 것도 있구요.
Reviewed May 18, 2018
Hello Min, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and that you enjoyed the guest kitchen as well as our location. I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded May 25, 2018
Freehand Chicago
9.6
Exceptional
GAYEON from South Korea
Business traveler
Classic Queen Room
Stayed 5 nights in March 2018
가성비 짱짱!”
출장때문에 잡았느데 위치도 넘 좋고 주위 시설이 편리해요~ 방이 엄청 좁은거 빼곤 다 좋아요 ㅋㅋ
Reviewed April 09, 2018
Hello Gayeon, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and that you found our location to be amazing. I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded April 10, 2018
Freehand Chicago
10.0
Exceptional
So from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017
잘 지냈어요”
그런데 저랑 이름이 같은 투숙객이 있었는지 꼬여서 좀 짜증난 거 빼곤 다 좋았어요~
Reviewed August 11, 2017
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded March 03, 2018
Freehand Chicago
8.4
Excellent
Gyu-Jung from South Korea
Business traveler
Classic Queen Room
Stayed 5 nights in July 2017
좋은 것 같아요”
방이 약간 좁지만 쾌적하고 냉방이 아주 잘 됩니다. 여름에 가실 분들 참조하시요. 그런데 클럽인지 바인지 시끄러운 곳 위층에 있고 방음이 그리 잘 되지는 않아서 약간 신경이 쓰일 수 있습니다. 직원 분들 아주 친절하고 좋습니다. 특별한 부대시설은 없음. 출장 시 숙박만 고려하며 잠깐 머무르기에는 가격 대비 아주 좋습니다.
Reviewed July 23, 2017
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded March 03, 2018
Freehand Chicago
5.2
SEOYEON from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in February 2017
디파짓 25불”
디파짓받는호스텔은 처음이라고 같이 방쓴 아줌마가 그러더라구요 그리고 추워요 세탁기는 별로임 위치는 좋음 조식은 나쁘지 않음 토스트랑 씨리얼 잼 우유 과일 등등
Reviewed March 18, 2017
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded March 03, 2018
Freehand Chicago
7.2
Very good
SEOYEON from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in February 2017
괜찮았음”
이층팀대 올라가는 사다리가 조금 불편해요 그치만 튼튼해요 심하게 삐걱거리지도 않음 근데 많이 추웠어요.. 방이 넘 춥네용 나머지는 괜찮았던편이었던듯 실내화 챙겨가면 좋을거같아요 조식은 씨리얼이랑 우유 과일들 있고 세탁기는 너무 별로에요 세탁완료했는데도 비누거품이 있길래 왜이러냐했더니 관리인? 이 와서 원래 그런거라고 그러더라구요 그럼 고장난건데 원래 그런게 어딨나요;; 그리고 건조기 먼지거름망에 먼지 꽉차서 제가 직접 뺏습니다 그리고 디파짓 있습니다 25불... 짧게 머물기에는 좋은거같아요
Reviewed March 18, 2017
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded March 03, 2018
Freehand Chicago
10.0
Exceptional
Bora from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
가격대비 훌륭”
위치는 완벽하고 일반 도미토리와 달리 호텔이라 아주 깔끔합니다. 4명 도미토리인데 모르는 그 룸메이트 분들만 괜찮다면 아주 훌륭한 숙소입니다!!
Reviewed September 23, 2016
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded February 25, 2018
Freehand Chicago
9.3
Exceptional
Chanjo from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in January 2016
가성비갑”
위치,시설,가격
가격대비 가장 괜찮은 호스텔같아요ㅎㅎ
Reviewed February 14, 2016
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded February 25, 2018
Freehand Chicago
9.2
Exceptional
BOZHONG from China
Couple
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in July 2017
Exceptional”
设备齐全,位置在市中心地铁附近,全实木卫生佳,可免费存行李,免费早餐很丰盛。
Reviewed April 09, 2018
Hello Bozhong, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and that you loved our location and our amenities. I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded April 10, 2018
Freehand Chicago
9.6
Exceptional
yang from China
Couple
Classic Queen Room
Stayed 5 nights in October 2017
房间比想象的小很多”
床也比想象的小很多 不过那个位置那个价钱 也是可以了 住的安全就行了
Reviewed October 31, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are happy to hear that you felt safe during your stay. We do have other bed options, however, all of our shared accommodations do have the twin size bed. We do hope that you will join us again in the future, thank you so much for choosing the Freehand. Have a great day!
Responded November 06, 2017
Freehand Chicago
9.6
Exceptional
HUA from China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017
非常推荐”
位置很好的酒店,步行就可去downtown的知名景点。住的四人间,每个人都很安静、有礼貌、保持房间整洁。有中文服务员。
Reviewed June 12, 2017
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded March 03, 2018
Freehand Chicago
10.0
Exceptional
SIWEI from Taiwan
Couple
Classic Queen Room
Stayed 7 nights in November 2017
很棒的住宿體驗”
屬於hotel + hostel的混合住宿房型 因此有洗衣間.微波爐.廚房.冰箱及交誼廳等等的設備 入住七天洗了衣服以及使用過廚房(因為美國食物份量都很多 隔天還可以繼續吃不會浪費) 房間雖不大但位於逛街方便的市中心 整個很讚!!!!
Reviewed December 10, 2017
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded March 03, 2018
Freehand Chicago
5.6
Wen-Yuan from Taiwan
Business traveler
Premium Queen Room
Stayed 5 nights in November 2017
Above average”
房間太小 浴廁補品不足
Reviewed December 08, 2017
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded March 03, 2018
Freehand Chicago
9.6
Exceptional
tsai from Taiwan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 6 nights in November 2017
優秀”
早鳥優惠時預定超便宜 房間很乾淨 周邊交通方便 紅線地鐵就在旁邊 步行至藍線地鐵去機場也很近 對面就有超市 星巴克 麥當勞等 生活機能很好
Reviewed November 16, 2017
Thank you for taking the time out to review your stay. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here and found the location convenient. We are very lucky to be in such a fantastic area and close to everything. We hope to see you again, on your next trip to Chicago. Have a great day! Best Regards, Kristen Jackson Rooms Division Manager
Responded November 17, 2017
Freehand Chicago
8.8
Excellent
wei from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Classic Queen Room
Stayed 4 nights in July 2017
很好”
地點好很方便,雖然房子本身老但有重新裝潢,很舒適也很安靜~
Reviewed July 24, 2017
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded March 03, 2018
Freehand Chicago
8.0
Excellent
WEI from Taiwan
Couple
Classic Queen Room
Stayed 10 nights in November 2016
市區中的安靜旅館,交通非常便利,一樓白天有提供咖啡及餐點,晚上搖身一變為滿有氣氛的酒吧”
附近的Eatly餐廳,一樓二樓都很好吃!
Reviewed November 22, 2016
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded February 25, 2018
Freehand Chicago
10.0
Exceptional
Piertson from Brazil
Business traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in May 2018
Amei!”
O quarto é muito confortável, tudo limpo e organizado. O atendimento excelente e a localização muito boa. Super recomendo!
Reviewed May 08, 2018
Hello Piertson, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear you loved your visit and that you found the room to be clean and comfortable and our location to be great. I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded May 11, 2018
Freehand Chicago