Top Chicago Hostels
If you’re coming to Chicago and looking for a cool hostel, there’s almost too many options. The choices are daunting. Well daunt no further, because we’ve got you covered. Below you will find our list of the absolute best hostels in all of Chicago.
1. Holiday Jones
The flagship of the Urban Holiday hospitality group, Holiday Jones opened in a converted SRO in October of 2013 and has rooms ranging in size from one to six beds. All rooms feature handcrafted steel bed frames, unique artwork, and way too much plaid. Holiday Jones embodies all the great features you’d expect from any Urban Holiday property, like complimentary WiFi, breakfast, train ride from the airport and 24/7 reception. It also boasts a culinary dynamo in its lobby known as 5411 Empanadas which serves regional fare from Buenos Aires, Argentina and will extend special discounted empanadas to guests of Holiday Jones.
2. Urban Holiday Lofts
A century ago, the Chicago neighborhood of Bucktown consisted of industrial manufacturing warehouses. Over the years, the neighborhood changed into one the trendiest in the city, and contains some of the most valuable retail space in the country, that has only become more valuable with the opening of the nearby 606. While the neighborhood has changed, the classic brick factory buildings that dot the neighborhood have remained. One of these buildings, a 150-year old drum plant, was converted into Urban Holiday Lofts. The exposed brick and timber ceilings were kept intact, while much of the rest was updated with modern appliances and features.