Many travelers, young and old, opt to stay in hostels to save money. But these budget accommodations offer so much more than a cheap place to stay. FieldHouse Jones, a retro-cool hostel in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, is a hub for community, culture, and creativity.
Opened in spring 2017, FieldHouse Jones has quickly become a staple for visitors and locals alike. The dynamic boutique hostel offers ton of cool community spaces, like DropShot Coffee & Snack Bar, a game room with vintage slot car tracks, and a speakeasy located in a former janitor’s closet (fittingly called Janitor’s Closet).
FieldHouse Jones
Located inside of a historic building, the space was inspired by the many vintage field houses located in parks all around Chicago. In fact, many of the rooms at FieldHouse Jones overlook a lush private garden right outside the building. The restored space features an eclectic, laidback vibe with vintage athletic touches as a nod to the field house aesthetic.
FieldHouse Jones game room
At DropShot, all of the food and drinks are locally sourced. The specialty coffee drinks are made with beans roasted right here in Chicago. Craft beer, kombucha, and bagels are also all locally made. And the Janitor’s Closet features innovative cocktails in a retro, super intimate setting (there’s only 15 seats, so come early!).
The benefit of all these cool public spaces? It makes it super easy to meet fellow travelers. You can also chat up Chicago locals, who will be more than happy to get you tips and advice on seeing the city. This makes hostels like FieldHouse Jones a perfect fit for solo or social travelers.

There’s also plenty of flexible room options, including shared and private spaces. Choose from a bunk bed in a communal room, a corner studio, luxury lofts, a one or two bedroom apartment, and more. Each room type is stylish, clean and vintage-inspired. You can even add fun extras, like mimosa carts or a cookie decorating station to your reservation.

Learn more and book your stay today at FieldHouse Jones.