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Chicago Homestay

A private room in shared accommodation. Sheets, towels and continental breakfast are provided as well as access to communal areas, bathroom and kitchen. Please note this is not a hotel or “bed and breakfast” option, but a clean room with a local family or individual. It is a basic option, but a popular one. Teaching House Chicago uses “Sara’s Homestays” as our provider, and each location is regularly inspected and reviewed.

In 2016 $1,000 for a standard single room & self- served continental breakfast for 4 weeks. 

Book online at www.sarahomestay.com. For more information, contact info@sarahomestay.com or call 212-564-5979.


'Just Passing Through' Extended stay studio suites

Just Passing Through

Only a short commute from our school in Chicago, 'Just Passing Through’ is a great option for CELTA trainees who are coming to Chicago without a car. This hotel is especially designed for short stay guests; these tastefully furnished apartment-style accommodations will make you feel right at home.

Each studio is equipped with a fully functioning kitchen, internet, cable television, spacious closet, ceiling fans, AC. All guests will also have access to on-site laundry (open 24 hours – laundry card included), rooftop sundeck with lake view.

Special Teaching House monthly rates: Oct-March: $1,700. April-Sept: $1,950 (plus $200 deposit and $45 application fee).

More information at http://www.justpassingthrough.com and reservations can be booked directly through owner Linda at 312 501 3310 or reservations.jpt@gmail.com.

Summer books up quickly - so reserve your spot early!

Note: for price, location and quality, this is a good option.

Hosteling International Chicago

Hostelling International Chicago is located in the center of downtown Chicago and in the heart of Chicago's thriving university district. HI-Chicago is very close to Lake Michigan and within walking distance of Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium.

Hostelling International Chicago

Amenities include:

• wireless internet
• free breakfast
• kitchen access
• in-room vanities
• bed linens and towels supplied
• private or shared bathroom

All rooms are non-smoking. This is the cheapest and most basic of the accommodation options that we offer. Prices vary depending on season. Hostelling International Chicago is located within two blocks of the blue, orange and red line subway stops at Harrison / Jackson.

4-week bookings available in low-season (October-April) but must be booked through Teaching House. During high-season, only 2-week bookings are available. 

Find more information at http://hichicago.org/ or contact them at +1 312 360 0300.

Loyola Summer Housing

In you are planning on doing your CELTA certification during the summer months this is a good low-cost option.

Fully furnished rooms on Loyola University's Roger's Park campus.

  • Private room with shared bathroom: $1,200/30 days
  • Private room with private bathroom: $1,350/30 days

Book via email at loyolalodging@luc.edu or call +1 773 508 8090


Club Quarters are full service hotels for private use by guests and employees of member companies.


Club Quarters are located in Chicago at Wacker, Michigan.

Amenities include:

• Free High speed internet access
• Free use of a computer and network printing
• Private Club Room with complimentary coffee, newspaper, magazines and games
• Free chilled, purified bottled water
• Cable/Satellite TV
• Fitness room at all locations

Club Quarters os a one-stop shop,with services including hotel rooms for short or long-term stays, studio corporate apartments as well as offices in some locations.

Find more information at http://www.clubquarters.com/loc_chicago.php.

You may contact them calling them at +1 312 214 6400


Holiday Inn Chicago

Downtown, dependable and conveniently located near the campus, as well as prominent area attractions. Situated just off I-290 on South Canal Street, this downtown Holiday Inn is ideal for 1-month stays, allowing you to relax in comfort whilst studying for your CELTA.

As you would expect from this hotel chain, amenities include free Wi-Fi access, private bathroom, 32-inch LCD TV and all of the regular mod-cons. In addition, these rooms feature a comfortable triple-sheeted bed with a pillow top mattress. With a workspace and a desk. All rooms have private bathroom.

As this is a hotel, it is not a cheap option.

For more information go to http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/chicago/chiwh/hoteldetail

You can also call 1 800 972 2494


University Center offers both short term and annual housing for students for this upcoming academic year. Room types vary from fully furnished four-bedroom apartments to single and double suite-style units with meal plan options to choose from.. All of our guests enjoy access to the building’s recreation area, dining center with retail store, computer center, fitness center, outdoor terrace and laundry facilities. We provide 24-hour security and onsite professional staff support at your convenience. We are conveniently located in downtown Chicago just steps away from public transportation with easy access to O’Hare and Midway Airports and Chicago’s major train stations.
For more information regarding reservations, availability and pricing please email us at conference@universitycenter.com or call 312-924-8000.