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Chicago Getaway Hostel

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616 W. Arlington Pl., Chicago, IL 60614
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chicago Getaway Hostel is a great hostel in a very quiet neighborhood, yet very easy to get to the loop and many other parts of the city. The building is beautiful and the hostel has a very nice decoration with everything you might need.

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Second stay here and plan on returning. Clean and friendly! Wonderful location on a tree lined residential street. Bus and metro lines right up the street. Zoo and Conservatory are just blocks away. They have large combination of room types, dormitory to private!!

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Hamilton, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been all over the USA and stayed at many other hostels in other countries as well. This is by far the nicest, most spacious and cleanest hostel I have seen. Amazing location, staff and vibes. Air Conditioned rooms, fast Wi-Fi, free luggage storage, lockers, and early check-ins if available.Thank you Chicago Getaway!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here as a solo traveller. Using the instructions from the hostel to find it it was fairly easy and I checked in to the hostel. Initially I booked in to a 8 bed female dorm which was a decent size and comfortable. After a couple of days the lock to the bedroom door broke and whilst waiting for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved my stay at the hostel, great location, friendly atmosphere, basic room but comfortable. Wifi not good in rooms, but nice lobby area! Free continental breakfast also very good. Planned activities daily too e.g. Free bbq's, yoga, etc!! Would definitely stay again, especially at such a good price!

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Mat_Meadows, Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Mat Meadows General Manager More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is located in the up-town mid-class district near the commercial area and not far from the lakeside. This is a huge 4 storey with basement with about 200 rooms, range from 12-bed dorms to family ensuite rooms. You will impress the spacious grand lobby, reading room, computer corner, meeting room and games room, exactly the same as a 3-star... More 

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Mat_Meadows, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Liu W, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review. Our team is thrilled to see that you had a superb amount of positive feedback! Next time you come to Chicago we would be happy to accommodate you again. Sincerely, Mathew Meadows More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am very impressed with how the hostel treats us. I felt like it is 5 class star for this hotel however I was booked for a private double bed & it is clean/immaculate when I arrived. Bedroom: 9/10 - The bed can be ok but sleepable! Female bathroom: 10/10 - It is always cleaned and the showers are amazing!... More 

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Mat_Meadows, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Emmila, Our staff wants to thank you for your glowing review. Guest feedback is so important to us, and we are pleased you had a memorable experience. Please stop by next time you are in Chicago. Sincerely, Mathew Meadows More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I were travelling on a budget and found this place. Very polite and helpful staff. Even though we turned up early in the morning from MSP, they let us use the bathroom and my daughter even had a nap in one of the lounges on a great big leather couch.Great breakfast everything one could want and a... More 

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Mat_Meadows, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Mat Meadows General Manager More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this place for a single room with shared bathroom after seeing the good reviews on here. However to our surprise it was no where near deserving of the 4.5 star average. Firstly, it was a big inconvenience to arrive with heavy suitcases and be told that the elevator was broken (we were on the 4th floor). They said... More 

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Mat_Meadows, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this review

Hello ISTJ83, Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We take great pride in our property, and it sincerely disheartens us to know that you found our hostel below your needs and expectations. First off, I completely understand that it is an inconvenience to arrive for a stay with an elevator that is out and undergoing upgrades... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I decided to try this hostel because of its reviews and location. My plan was to have a friend join me during my stay. Everything was as advertised, except the elevator was broken. Service and breakfast were great. But there was no way I could climb into the top bed with no assist from something to grasp. A strap hanging... More 

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Mat_Meadows, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this review

We're sorry for the inconvenience you may have had with us! Chicago Getaway Hostel takes our guest's needs very seriously. Keeping our elevator service is important to our Hostel as well as making our beds easily accessible. We hope it didn't affect your opinion of our hostel. We work very diligently to ensure that every guest has a wonderful experience.... More 

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Staying in Lincoln Park

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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