Need a last-minute accommodation? Looking for an inexpensive place to stay for a few nights or longer? Try one of Chicago's hostelling organizations! The four hostels listed below are open 24/7, offer free breakfast, and provide bed linens (leave your sleeping bag at home). Extended visits for longer than 14 days can be arranged by calling the hostels. Hostels in Chicago cannot be booked by Chicago residents—those with zip codes starting "606-".

 NameStarting Nightly Rates Location Phone
Chicago Getaway Hostel $20–$70 per person per night for a shared room, $50–$400 per night for a private room.

Guests from Chicago and Chicago suburbs excluded.
616 W. Arlington Pl.
Lincoln Park neighborhood, near DePaul University
773.929.5380
Hostelling International: J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Hostel $30–$36 per person per night for a shared room, $89–99 per night for a private room.

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24 E. Congress Pkwy.
South Loop neighborhood, near SAIC
312.360.0300
IHSP Chicago $20–$60 per person per night for a shared room (student ID or non-US passport required), $55–$150 per night for a private room. 1616 N. Damen Ave.
Wicker Park neighborhood, off Damen Blue Line CTA stop
304.268.8981
Just Passing Through Short-term rentals (for one to 12 months) at $1,450–2,000 per month

Studios, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments available. Available furnished or unfurnished
1140 N. LaSalle St.
Gold Coast neighborhood, off Clark/Division Red Line CTA stop
312.501.3310
Urban Holiday Lofts $20–$71 per person per night for a shared room, $70–$150 per night for a private room. 2014 W. Wabansia Ave.
Wicker Park neighborhood, off Damen Blue Line CTA stop
312.532.6949