Chicago is the United States' third largest city although still called the Second City, a haven of art, architecture and jazz. It's home to elevated trains, Oprah, a wealth of museums, and wonderful places to eat, drink and be entertained. You can even laze on the beach in summer.
From the Chicago Travel Guide
I've stayed in a lot of hostels and this is one of the bet. Great rooms... That could maybe do with new pillows and block out curtains. Otherwise the rooms are perfect. Yes everyone complains about the bathrooms, but all they have to do is look for the other bathrooms around the hostels. ... more
A friend and I stayed in a private 2 bed room for 2 nights on the grand opening weekend. We had an extremely positive experience. The staff was welcoming, helpful, and very friendly. The decor was classy, the atmosphere was open and friendly among the guests and staff, and the amenities made us feel comfortable and at home. ... more
This was all right - a bit pricy for what it is (a single room with a view of a brick wall, shared bathroom, and no lift! so you have to heft your luggage up three flights of stairs). Location is not too far from the train/ greyhound stations, but a little dodgy - walking back late at night can be intimidating. ... more
I have moved on to Chicago and I have to say that Iam surprised at just what a beautiful city it is, the streets are wide, the architecture is really interesting and varied, not that i'm an expert but I did go on a architectural tour today...Chicago has long been know for its skyline and you can see ...
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