Our Staff

Meet our Staff

Wrigley Hostel’s staff has worked hard to establish the hostel’s community feel. Our staff is a supportive family that extends their love and compassion to our guests. We aim to promote and encourage a positive atmosphere through out the hostel. We know that our guests love Wrigley Hostel as much as our staff!

Kim

Kim

Front Desk Manager (Daytime)

You will find Kim at the Hostel Monday-Friday. She started working at the Hostel in September 2015 right after she moved here from her home state of Louisiana! Besides Louisiana, she has live in Las Vegas and Orlando, FL. She has traveled to almost every US state and Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, and the Bahamas!  “ I love being a part of the Hostel because I don’t get to travel around much anymore as I am mostly committed to being a mom to a wonderful small human right now, so everyday I get to be a part of the travelers journey and hear all of their wonderful stories and then send them off with well wishes until next time, laissez les bon temps roule!(let the good times roll)”-Kim

Ida

Ida

Front Desk Manager (Evenings/events)

You will find Ida at the Hostel all week during evenings and some mornings. She started working at the hostel in September 2015. She’s lived in several states but grew up in the Chicagoland suburbs. She has traveled all over the world to Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany, Portugal, China, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Australia. She will be going to South East Asia and New Zealand this summer! “I love the hostel more than anything. It brings so much happiness to my life which is why you will find me here all the time! The guests who come in with a smile make me so happy so I make every effort to get to know them. I love being able to hear stories and make connections to everyone who comes into the hostel.” -Ida

Kayla

Kayla

Front Desk Manager (evenings)

Kayla is fun, friendly, and the youngest member of the Wrigley Hostel staff. She has lived in Las Vegas, England, and St Louis, and moved to Chicago in October of 2016. She has visited Scotland, Germany, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, and has plans to travel to South Korea in the fall. Kayla loves the concerts, festivals, and cultural events that Chicago has to offer. “I love working in the hostel because I have the chance to meet a lot of amazing and inspiring people here and make a lot of great memories! I come into work every day happy to be here.” -Kayla

Brendan

Brendan

Co-Owner (Always)

Brendan is the co-owner of the hostel and given that Wrigley Hostel has been open for almost 4 years, he has plenty of classic hostel stories to tell. Orignially from Australia, he came to the USA to travel and then before long he fell in love with Chicago…He has been here ever since. “It has been incredibly exciting to meet so many people from all over the world. Since opening the hostel I have met people from over 140 countries. I have found that everyone has an interesting story, so please say Hi when you are at Wrigley Hostel! :)” -Brendan