There’s something magical about Chicago. It’s the city that brought us Michael Jordan, blues music and a legendary pizza style. The North River neighbourhood is particularly special, with some of the best art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and scenery in the entire city. Freehand Chicago hostel is one of North River’s crown jewels.
Hosted by a classic roaring twenties building, and furnished with beautiful dark mahogany, Freehand provides a truly magnificent experience. Of course there are all the usual features such as free Wi-Fi, top notch security and a tours/activities concierge. But Freehand Chicago goes even further! The hostel has its own specialty mixology bar and a delicious gourmet café. I repeat: MIXOLOGY BAR and GOURMET CAFÉ! Amazing right? It was recently named the “best new extra-large hostel” in our 2016 Hoscar awards and it’s easy to see why.
Freehand Chicago has a full complement of affordable shared and private rooms, with easy access to local nightlife and shopping. The atmosphere is social and yet comfy at the same time. It’s the perfect haven to rest from your travels, and also the ideal spot to set your Chicago adventures in motion!
With an overall 9.4/10 guest rating, including 9.8/10 for its exquisite location, don’t just take our word for it. Listen to those who’ve already been there:
“Great location and easy access to train stations. More like a hotel with bunks (super comfy and fun!), but they do have a communal kitchen and laundry. Really cool bar downstairs and helpful desk staff. Really good value for money.”
“Best hostel in the USA I’ve stayed! Felt more like a hotel. Staff very friendly, so clean and comfortable. Location perfect.”
“Couldn’t recommend this hostel any more, perfect location, perfect place to stay. It’s a no-brainier just do it!”
“I couldn’t have stayed at a better hostel, perfect city centre location, walking distance to any sights. Next door to Pizzeria Uno the birth place of the Deep Dish Pizza. Great staff, really clean, safe, all facilities, bar/lounge, and breakfast! 100% from me!!”