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8.7
Recommended by 90% of guests
Value for money8.7
Distance to city center0 miles
Location rating9.6
Nearest airportChicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
Distance to airport14.9 km
Has restaurantYes
  • 100 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Heart of the city

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

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9.0
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Penthouse Suite
Penthouse Suite
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  • City view
  • 1000 m²/10764 ft²
  • 4 single beds and 1 king be...
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Deluxe Quad
Deluxe Quad
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  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 single beds
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Premium Queen Room
Premium Queen Room
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  • City view
  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Classic Queen Room
Classic Queen Room
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  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Premium King Room
Premium King Room
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  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
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  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Premium Quadruple Room
Premium Quadruple Room
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  • 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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Classic King Room
Classic King Room
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  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Quad Room
Standard Quad Room
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  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
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  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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"Excellent location, many restaurants and shops nearby."

Reviewed September 7, 2016

Ka L. from China

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"Staffs are very friendly."

YU-HSUAN from Taiwan

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Please note the total reservation may not exceed 8 rooms as additional charges apply for group bookings. Please note guests booking from Chicago zip codes (60---) are not permitted in dormitory rooms. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

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8.7
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Cleanliness8.8
Facilities8.1
Location9.6
Room comfort and quality9.0
Service8.6
Value for money8.7
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10.0
Exceptional
Sheena from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in December 2017
Family visit”
Freehand is very near in subway. Cleanliness was observed. Courteous and friendly staff were seen =)
Reviewed August 19, 2018
7.2
Very good
Jiang from China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in August 2018
Normal”
good location, but the few instruction about breakfast and laundry etc.
Reviewed August 18, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
DHANASEKARAN from India
Business traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 6 nights in July 2018
Good location and value for money”
Since i stayed at Bunk bed of sharing of 4 beds, little uncomfortable. otherwise all are ok
Reviewed August 08, 2018
Hello Dhanasekaran, 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 our location. I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded August 15, 2018
Freehand Chicago
9.2
Exceptional
Lois from United States
Business traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in July 2018
Great location, great price, dangerous upper bunks, great people.”
Very concerned abt the height of upper bunks. Ladders quiet narrow which made the climb up and down very dangerous.
Reviewed July 30, 2018
Hello Lois, 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. I am sorry to hear you didn't like the top bunk and ladder; please let us know when you are returning so we can accommodate you on a lower bunk! I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded August 01, 2018
Freehand Chicago
9.2
Exceptional
Wai from Hong Kong
Business traveler
Premium Queen Room
Stayed 5 nights in July 2018
Overall is just great”
Excellent location, nice interior design, handy coffee and food at Integral café, I had a very wonderful here. will recommend everyone who visits Chicago!
Reviewed July 23, 2018
Hello Wai, 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 Café Integral. I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded August 01, 2018
Freehand Chicago
10.0
Exceptional
Erin from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in June 2018
excellent experience”
I would recommend this hostel to anyone travelling alone. The staff are friendly and supportive, answering my many questions as a first time guest. Shout to Amber at the reception desk for excellent customer service! They held my bag for me for several hours after I checked out (as my Megabus home didn't leave until the late afternoon). The bunk bed in the four-person female dorm was spacious and comfortable. Very clean! The location is half a block from the subway and surrounded by places to eat and/or shop. It really went above and beyond my expectations for a hostel!
Reviewed July 18, 2018
Hello Erin, 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 our team, especially Amber, were so helpful to you! I am also glad you loved our location and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded July 18, 2018
Freehand Chicago
10.0
Exceptional
MaryJoy from United States
Family with teens
Classic Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
Room reminded me of European hotels”
Older style hotel Good use modular space Good location and access to city ateactions
Reviewed July 16, 2018
Hello MaryJoy, 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 our location and style. I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded July 18, 2018
Freehand Chicago
10.0
Exceptional
Brian from United States
Business traveler
Classic Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
Exceptional”
Funky and fun!
Reviewed July 02, 2018
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 July 07, 2018
Freehand Chicago
9.2
Exceptional
JALEED from Pakistan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 6 nights in June 2018
Good, barring one major problem”
4/5 star place overall experience especially the location BUT, there is one major issue the staff should resolve immediately. The room I was in, 602, did not have a completely private bathroom. The door when locked still had a gap and one could easily look in, making the privacy a MAJOR issue. That bathroom door should be removed and a wider one installed so that travelers staying do not suffer a privacy breach. Preferably have a closed door instead of a sliding one as it's not very sound proof either. Likewise, the breakfast area was the guest kitchen and it got overcrowded a lot at times, forcing people to go upstairs to the cafe area in the morning. They should instead make the cafe area on site have the buffet breakfast instead as it is more open and easier for the guests to settle down and eat. Likewise it sucks to buy locks for the lockers. Still quite a good experience staying here.
Reviewed June 29, 2018
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 but I am sorry to hear you had an issue with your bathroom door. we are looking into it as we speak so that no one else has the same issue. I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded July 07, 2018
Freehand Chicago
6.4
Good
Mark from United States
Couple
Premium Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018
Disappointed”
The decor is nice, bed is comfortable. Room is the smallest room I've ever stayed in and it made our stay unpleasant. You can NOT sit in your room to relax or to watch television comfortably. Bathroom inconvenient, no counter only shelf which leaned so everything slid off . In our room, Queen, the bed was surrounded by 3 walls. I had to climb over by husband to get in and out of bed. The building is old but well maintained and decorated beautifully, however, that does not cover the musty smell in the basement where the kitchenette was. The air conditioning barely cooled the room. They had to clean the filters to get it to work at all. The staff was helpful and courteous when we asked specific questions but they did not offer much in explaining ins and outs of the hotel. We asked for a late checkout which they pleasantly allowed us an extra hour but forgot to mention that the key to the room would be deactivated at the earlier time.
Reviewed June 19, 2018
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your stay. I am sorry to hear your stay was disappointing due to the layout of your room as well as some details being missed during your stay. Your experience with our staff and the information shared as well as the functionality of your room are not up to our standards and we are addressing these issues as we speak. I hope we can see you back again very soon for what I can assure you will be a better experience.
Responded June 22, 2018
Freehand Chicago
9.6
Exceptional
Sarah from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
Great Location, best value in the area”
This property is located in the perfect spot, close to everything! Friendly staff, clean rooms, great value for money!
Reviewed June 15, 2018
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 that you found our location ideal for exploring Chicago. I am glad our staff was helpful throughout your stay and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded June 19, 2018
Freehand Chicago
10.0
Exceptional
Leticia from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in June 2018
Was very conveniently located, everyone was helpful, the cafe downstairs was delicious ”
Comfy bed, the private bathroom in my hostel bunk room was great.
Reviewed June 11, 2018
Hello Leticia, 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 bed to be comfortable. I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded June 13, 2018
Freehand Chicago
10.0
Exceptional
ian from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Quad
Stayed 3 nights in May 2018
Love it”
Great Spot in the city, loved my room and price. Broken Shaker downstairs has great food and cocktails...what more could you want???
Reviewed May 24, 2018
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 that you loved the Broken Shaker! I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded May 25, 2018
Freehand Chicago
8.0
Excellent
Jason from Australia
Business traveler
Classic Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018
Nice place and nice staff”
Central spot north of the river. I thought it was going to be a bit different from a normal hotel given it has dorm rooms somewhere in the building. But I was very happy with the room which was excellent and I had a great stay.
Reviewed May 21, 2018
Hello Jason, 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 staf to be helpful. I am also glad you enjoyed the room and I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded May 25, 2018
Freehand Chicago
10.0
Exceptional
Je-Rui from Taiwan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 6 nights in May 2018
Best hostel ever”
Super clean. Super cozy. Don’t have to wash dishes. Room clean services and towel changes everyday. More like a hotel than a hostel.
Reviewed May 12, 2018
Hello Je-Riu, 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 amenities and services to be great. I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded May 25, 2018
Freehand Chicago
10.0
Exceptional
Limberth from Mexico
Couple
Classic Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018
Unexpected vacations”
Location at downtown, you can see the most important walking !! Confortable Everyting clean and great quality.
Reviewed May 06, 2018
Hello Lamberth, 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. I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded May 11, 2018
Freehand Chicago
10.0
Exceptional
Aisyah from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
When come back to Chicago, I will stay again”
I was atttacted by the competitive price they offer. The room is clean, spacious, and there's an ensuite bathroom. There are elevators and 24hr kitchen. The location is excellent, only one block from the metro station. Thank you very much for accepting me when i arrived at 9am and offering me a free breakfast.
Reviewed April 23, 2018
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 that you enjoyed the layout of the room and the bathroom. I am also glad our staff was able to take such great care of you. I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded April 28, 2018
Freehand Chicago
10.0
Exceptional
Michelangelo from Italy
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in February 2018
Great value for a stylish and cozy hostel/hotel”
Really great if you have a tight budget but also a valid hotel if you like a very social and youthful situation. There are no real downsides to the low prices. The hotel is well equipped, in the style of a hostel, with guest kitchen, laundry, lockers in the shared rooms (you’ll have to have your own padlock), etc. For the rest feels like a hipster hotel, the bar is crowded at night and the coffee is great. The location is great, walking distance from all central sights and literally 3min form the metro station.
Reviewed March 07, 2018
Hello Michelangelo, 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 well equipped and at a great price. I hope we can see you back again very soon
Responded April 10, 2018
Freehand Chicago
6.8
Good
Pearl from Philippines
Group
Classic Queen Room
Stayed 4 nights in February 2018
Daily Clean Up”
Only downside of our stay here is they didn’t clean up or tidy up the room despite of hanging up the sign. Housekeeping is not available 24/7. Two days straight our room was not cleaned. No new towels nor toiletries refill. Upon checking under the bed found some trash from former occupants. So cleanliness is not top priority here.
Reviewed March 06, 2018
Hello Pearl, 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 but I am sorry to hear you had some issues with housekeeping during your stay. Your visit is not up to our standards and I hope we can see you back again very soon for what I am sure will be a better experience.
Responded April 10, 2018
Freehand Chicago
6.8
Good
Yu-Chun from Taiwan
Business traveler
Classic Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2018
Good”
Rooms at lower levels could feel the weekend noises from the bar at ground floor.
Reviewed February 27, 2018
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 due to the bar; please let us know on a future trip so we can lower the music and also re-accommodate you in as quiet a room as possible. I hope we can see you back again very soon.
Responded March 03, 2018
Freehand Chicago
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