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Citytrip Freehand Chicago

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  • Return flight
  • 3 nights
  • Return flight
  • 3 nights

Freehand Chicago

Freehand is a hostel and urban resort, a cool place for a comfortable stay in a relaxed atmosphere. The hostel has been recently refurbished by the renowned design firm Roman and Williams in order to create cozy public areas with a fresh feel, a successfully accomplished task.

Standard Queen rooms have a private bathroom (shower, hairdryer) and are equipped with airconditioning, a queen size bed, TV, iPod docking station and free Wi-Fi. There is also a desk, seating area and a safe. Private Quad rooms are equipped with 2 bunk beds. 

For food and drink, head to the Broken Shaker mixology bar or the café, which specialises in delicious all-day coffee. There is a communal kitchen where you can prepare your own snacks or picnic.

  • Trendy hotel
  • 2 min. walk from Chicago's Magnificent Mile

Location of the hotel

The Freehand Chicago hostel is located in the vibrant River North neighborhood, where you find the most challenging art galleries, boutiques and restaurants. Within 2 minutes walk will get you to the Magnificent Mile.

19 East Ohio Street, Near North Side,
Chicago, IL 60611, USA Chicago
Illinois, USA
  • Distance to airport :
    28,7 km by car: 57 min. - by Bus Blue/Red line: 53 min.
  • Subway :
    2 min. (160 m. )

Hotel facilities

  • Check-in : 4 pm - Check-out: 11 am
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • Communal kitchen
  • Luggage storage
  • Private parking nearby (at surcharge)
  • Pets are not welcome

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linnen and towels are provided
  • Modern bathroom with shower or bath
  • Private rooms for 2 or 4

Discover Chicago with A Belgian

ChicaGO Off The Beaten Path

Those who wish to explore off-the-beaten-track Chicago will find Leentje to be a treasure chest of anecdotes, stories and insider's hot spots as she takes you on a fascinating journey through the Windy City.
Together you will enter the nightclub where house music originated, discover a wealth of jazz and blues LPs and unwind under the largest stained-glass dome in the world. You will take a free 'ride' on one of the finest elevators in the USA, munch the best hot dog or pizza in the Windy City and walk in the footsteps of celebreties on Chicago's film locations of ER, Chicago Fire, Batman, Spiderman or The Blues Brothers.
Leentje and Connections - your ticket to becoming a Chi-Towner in a day!

ChicaGo VIP Tour

Chica-GO VIP Tour

Are you looking for an exclusive walk among friends or family in Chicago? Our guide, Leentje, will meet up with you in Union Station where you will organise your day-out together.

Chicago Bike Rental

Chicago by bike

A bountiful number of beautifully green parks, the city's stunning setting on Lake Michigan, 300 km of cycle paths to the most remote corner of the city, culminating in the 30 km long pedestrian/cycle path on the banks of the lake. That's Chicago. No wonder the city was recently rewarded with the title of most bicycle-friendly city in the States. Hop on your steel horse and explore Chicago on wheels.

HoHo 24H

Chicago Hop on Hop Off 24 h.

We’re excited to show you the intricacies of our spectacular city! We make this as easy and fun as we can for you. On our Downtown Tour, you can hop on and off as much as you want at the city’s 13 most popular and famous attractions. We try to be at each stop every 12 to 15 minutes. And be sure to ride our Night Tour which comes free with every ticket!

Our drivers and tour guides are passionate and knowledgeable about history, sports, architecture, restaurants, and all sorts of fun Chicago stuff. We authentically care about our city. Hop on and welcome!

HoHo 48H

Chicago Hop on Hop Off 48 h.

With this 48 h. ticket you can visit the City's main hot spots at liberty as it allow you to hop on the day loops plus 


  • Downtown Tour
  • Night Tour
  • Wriglyville Excursion
  • Museum of Science & Industry Excursion
  • Tour du Jour

HoHo 72H

Chicago Hop on Hop Off 72 h.

With this 72 h. ticket you can visit the City's main hot spots at liberty as it allow you to hop on the day loops plus 


  • Downtown Tour
  • Night Tour
  • Wriglyville Excursion
  • Museum of Science & Industry Excursion
  • Tour du Jour

Helicopter Day Tour

Chicago Helicopter by Day

Experience the excitement of a 20 'long flight and discover more of the wonderful Chicago skyline. From behind the oversized windows you have beautiful views of the Sears Tower, Smurfit-Stone Building, Willis Tower and the Trump Tower. Also enjoy the view the Wrigley Building, Lake Michgan, North Avenue Beach and Millenium Park.

Helicopter Twilight Tour

Chicago Heli Twilight Tour

Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight at the "golden" hour when the sunset is reflected in the windows of the skyscrapers. The colourful spectacle makes for great photos and an unforgettable experience.

360 Chicago

360° Chicago

Are you ready to rise 300m above the legendary Michigan Avenue on one of the most unique attractions in Chicago? CHICAGO 360° is located on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center and offers breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline, Lake Michigan and surrounding states. Included in the prize of your ticket is an audio tour with a choice of 7 languages and an interactive exhibition on the history of Chicago and its different neighbourhoods.

Architecture Cruise

Chicago Architecture Cruise

Chicago is world-renowned for its beautiful and varied architecture. One of the best introductions to this exclusive world of concrete and steel is from Michigan River during a 90 min. narrated cruise. The 'First Lady' tour is organized in cooperationn with the Chicago Architecture Foundation and is an absolute must when visiting the city. There is ample time for listening and questioning your guide.

Why choose Connections?

30 years of experience
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Free cancellation
Free cancellation until  7pm on day of booking
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