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Freehand Chicago

19 E Ohio Street , Chicago, USA
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

Freehand Chicago is housed in a classic 1927 building in Chicago's vibrant River North neighborhood just two blocks from Michigan Avenue. Inside, we've collaborated with acclaimed design firm Roman and Williams. Expect innovative design, affordable and flexible accommodations, and a comfortable community atmosphere. For eats and drinks, we have a second edition of our celebrated Broken Shaker cocktail bar, and Café Integral for small bites and beverages.

Property Features:
24- Hour Front Desk & Security
Multilingual Staff
Complimentary WiFi In Rooms and Public Areas
Fitness Center
Broken Shaker award-winning cocktail bar
Cafe Integral
Room-service available
Tours & Activities Concierge
Guest Lounge
Guest Kitchen
Laundry facilities
Daily Housekeeping
Linens, blankets, and towels provided complimentary



Freehand Chicago's Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival unless a non-refundable discount is reserved.
Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
Taxes not included - 17.40%.
Breakfast included for guests staying in coed and female dorms ONLY
Please note that multiple bed in shared room reservations are not guaranteed placement in the same room; to guarantee all bed reservations in the same room, please book a Private Quad or Premium Private Quad.

Check in from 15:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 12:00 .

Groups:
Please note the total reservation may not exceed 8 King/Queen Rooms, 4 Private Quads, or 10 Beds in Shared Rooms as additional policies may apply for group bookings.

General:
24 hour Reception.
No curfew. Child friendly.
We do not accept guests younger than 18 years of age. Minimum check in age is 18.
We don't have parking facilities but there's offsite self-parking for 39 USD.
Shared accommodations are limited to non-Chicago residents only.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Sep 2018
    Stayed at Freehand for the 2nd time & loved it yet again. The staff was so helpful and friendly. They helped us figure out the train system & comped us free drinks when we had to wait for our room to be ready. The location is perfect. You can walk to the river for the iconic views or a boat tour, Millenium Park, the Bean, Art Institute, Mag Mile & many great restaurants/bars. The bar downstairs (Broken Shaker) has a great atmosphere & cocktails - so nice for a night when you don’t want to go out
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    17 Sep 2018
    this was a perfect downtown base for museums and exploring. the rooming is quite sufficient and unpretentious, especially valuable when considering the cost. the staff was courteous and helpful. my stay was a delight!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    08 Sep 2018
    A lot of potential. Rooms and atmosphere are wonderful. It could use a cleaning in the rooms. I was there for only 1 nigh but for the looks there was no cleaning in the room from the prior day as we encountered empty bottles, papers, etc lying around from the previous guests and it did not change when we came back late that night.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 6.3

    Good

    17 Sep 2018
    I booked a 4 bedroom mixed dorm approximately 3 months before arrival. Upon arrival, they have overbooked us and split our group of 4. I was a bit unhappy about this, since I thought I could assume if I choose a room type of 4 bedroom for 4 people, I could get a room for a party of 4. I was then told that we used hostel world as a third party and therefore cannot guarantee the room we booked. I don’t think I’ll be using Hostelworld again if they can’t ensure the room I’ve booked.
    South Africa, Mixed Group, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi

Awards

  • 2018

    3rd, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2017

    1st, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2016

    1st, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Not Included

Things to Note

Freehand Chicago's Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
Taxes not included - 17.40%.
Breakfast included for guests staying in coed and female dorms ONLY

Check in from 15:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 12:00 .

Groups:
Please note the total reservation may not exceed 8 King/Queen Rooms, 4 Private Quads, or 10 Beds in Shared Rooms as additional policies may apply for group bookings.

General:
24 hour Reception.
No curfew. Child friendly.
We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age. Minimum check in age is 18.
We don't have parking facilities but there's offsite self-parking for 39 USD.
Shared accommodations are limited to non-Chicago residents only.


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