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Chicago Getaway Hostel

1.5 of 5 616 W. Arlington Pl., Chicago, IL 60614
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was not sure if I was getting a bit old for hostels and was not expecting much from the Gateway but I was wowed from the moment we arrived. Beautiful building on a quiet leafy street, friendly enthusiastic staff, insanily clean EVERYWHERE, excellent facilities and a perfect free breakfast. We had a private room which was basic but spacious... More

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

HelenH122: Thanks for taking the time to review Chicago Getaway Hostel. We're always happy to hear positive feedback about our guests experiences while staying with us. We hope to see you again in the future! Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager More

Nancy, France
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5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The CHICAGO GETAWAY Hostel is really great : located in an ancient building which has been completely renovated, it has everything you can dream of : in a green neighborhood, at walking distance to Fullerton Station, secure (cards to get into the room areas), everything bright and clean, a large and well-equipped kitchen, a nice big breakfast. BUT air conditioning... More

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

ParisLilly: Thanks for writing us a review from France! We're glad that you enjoyed our historic building and our great neighborhood. You'll be happy to know that we install and remove our Air Conditioning seasonally and as of late September they are out. Sorry to hear that you were cold during your stay! We hope to see you again in... More

London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an awesome stay! got brilliant beds and a great communal area. Met some great people. Close to the transport to get into town.Staff are very friendly and willing to help you. The free breakfast is great and the activities are also good. Free zoo round the corner!

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

Markiemoo007: Thanks for the stunning review! We're always happy to create a memorable experience!! We hope to see you back at Chicago Getaway hostel in the future! Safe travels! -Mat Meadows General Manager More

Orlando, FL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this hostel based on reading all the great reviews. If you are looking for a decently priced place to stay in pricey Chicago this is the place for you. Don't forget that this is a hostel and not a hotel so don't expect the flair that comes with staying at a pricier place. It is a bit out... More

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

BaByDream7: Thanks for reviewing us from the sunny city of Orlando, FL! We're glad you enjoyed your stay - and our reasonable prices. Thanks for providing other TripAdvisor travelers with a good feel of all of the things you liked while staying with us! Hope to have you back again with us in the future. Best regards, Mat Meadows General... More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first stay at and hostel, and it was excellent the shared room was excellent the roommates respected one another going in and out the room, was able to leave my phone and lab top open leave and come back . This would be my first option for stay when and if I have to come back. And... More

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

Tracy C: Thank you for writing a stunning review of our hostel. We're happy to be your first option when coming back for a visit in the Windy City! Thanks for recognizing the efforts of our team members - we work hard to ensure a pleasant stay by all! Best Regards, Mat Meadows General Manage More

London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first ever hostel trip and back pack on my own and I absolutely loved this place! The location is just perfect, 15 mins from the beach, Lincoln Park, Red Line train with bars and restaurants in every direction. The neighbourhood is beautiful and I felt really safe at all times. The activities they arrange are excellent, bar... More

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

littlesco0tty: Thanks for giving us a glowing recommendation from London! Glad you enjoyed our patio and free printing - our goal is to give you the most value for your money. Hope that we'll see you again during future visits to Chicago! Best Regards, Mat Meadows General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time staying here and I could not be more impressed. Clean, tidy, and great staff. Nothing was ever too much trouble. Fantastic amenities, and in one of the most stunning neighbourhoods I have ever seen.

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

Kurt E: Thanks for taking the time to review Chicago Getaway Hostel! We're always happy to see a 5 start review. Hope to see you again on future visits to Chicago. Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Very good hostel in Chicago!! Friendly staff, comfortable beds, breakfast included, excellent location with the train station only two blocks from the hostel. Next time I will stay again for sure!! I wold like to thank for the amazing days at gateway !!

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

Greetings- Thanks for rating Chicago Getaway Hostel, 5 stars! We really appreciate the recognition of our efforts to be the best hostel in Chicago! We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Chicago! Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager More

Bethesda, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Really enjoyed the friendly, laid-back and attractive surroundings and atmosphere of Chicago Getaway. My daughter and I booked a private room for two weeks while she was taking classes at Second City. Our room was very simple with only the basic amenities but was smartly decorated with an orange accent wall featuring a silhouette of Humphrey Bogart and very attractive... More

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BethesdaMama23: Thanks for taking the time to review Chicago Getaway Hostel at the conclusion of your stay! We really appreciate the great review, and your business while your daughter was studying at Second City. Your review highlights many of things that we provide to provide the most pleasant experience possible at our facility. We look forward to hosting you again,... More

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

great neighborhood, 10 min walk to metro station which serves for 3 lines.hostel has a great breakfast (bagels, peanut butter, jelly, bananas, coffee, milk) and very very friendly staff. rooms and shared bathrooms are clean. the room is very simple, only bed, table and chair, but who cares if you only wanna sleep. also very quiet. strongly recommended.

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

igorschneider: Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay at Chicago Getaway Hostel! Glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you'll choose to stay here again on any upcoming stays to Chicago. Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager More

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Additional Information about Chicago Getaway Hostel

Address: 616 W. Arlington Pl., Chicago, IL 60614
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Lincoln Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Chicago Getaway Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 115
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