Are you short on cash, but need a nice place to stay in Chicago? Try Hostelling International Chicago, a hostel-type hotel with just the basics at a very reasonable price. You'll get here what you get in your average hostel room -- bunkbeds and dressers. Everything is very clean and the staff here is friendly. I think it is a wonderul experience for a really low price. Keep in mind, this place is used by a nearby college's students as a dorm during the school year, so you might not be able to get rooms that easily and it may be a bit crowded. But other than that a great, cheap place to stay in Chicago!