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Chicago Getaway Hostel

1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   616 W. Arlington Pl., Chicago, IL 60614 (Lincoln Park)
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Milan, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for about 4 days at the Gateway Hostel and although we are no longer used to stay in hostels, I have to say that this choice was the best for both comfort and location, price and hospitality. The private room ensures privacy and the shared bathrooms were always clean and available. The opportunity to have breakfast included is... More

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Clarkston, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staff was super friendly. Definitely a hostel, don't expect a hotel (although the staff were as helpful and accomodating as a hotel) It was a great experience for our kids too. The lobby/rec areas were filled with young people, and my 12 yr old son got a foozball tournament going with some people who were staying there. The rooms have... More

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Maria W: Thanks for sharing your review with the TripAdvisor community! We're glad to hear that you had a good experience while staying with us. We appreciate your perspective traveling with a family too - glad that your son was able to start a Foosball tournament. We hope to see you and your family back at Chicago Getaway Hostel during... More

Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Clean and friendly hostel, near Lincoln parck ,10 min walking from Fullerton metro Nice the kitchen in common where there is a good breakfast and where it's possible cooking something A reasonable price for Chicago that is very expensive

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tea g: Thanks for sharing your feedback with the TripAdvisor community all the way from Turin, Italy! We're glad that you were able to take advantage of our affordable pricing while visiting the great city of Chicago. We hope you'll stay with us again on any future visits to Chicago. Safe travels! Mat Meadows General Manager More

McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

loved the location...good breakfast...people always cleaning/was very clean...lots of social area...loved the back patio....rented a bike everyday...you can bike to the Lake front and just spend the day exploring all the Chicago stops along the way...Loved it!

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Marinda- Thanks for writing a review of Chicago Getaway Hostel and posting some great photos! We're glad to hear that our building was very clean and the staff friendly! Hope that you'll come back again in the future (hopefully with better roommates) and continue exploring Chicago! Thanks again for your feedback. Mat Meadows General Manager More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very nice location in beautiful Chicago neighborhood (I grew up in the city, so can speak with some authority on this). Convenient to public transportation and walking distance to East Lakeview, one of the liveliest neighborhoods in the city. The staff at the Getaway are always professional and pleasant. The rooms are clean; there are computers one can use for... More

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Canadiancitylover- Thanks for taking the time to review Chicago Getaway Hostel on TripAdvisor. We always appreciate hearing back from our guests regarding their experience. We really appreciate your loyalty and three reviews. Hope you'll keep on coming back and seeing our changes from year to year. Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager More

Butler, New Jersey, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean and hipster-looking hostel. Definitely a hostel, don't expect a hotel. Staff was friendly, accommodating, and informative. A bargain rate considering you're staying in the middle (really the north side) of Chicago. The reason: no bathrooms in your room. The bedrooms are miniscule. Nothing but a creaky Ikea bunk bed, tiny Ikea desk and chair. But you really shouldn't be... More

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Darren S: Thanks for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. Next time you stay, please know that we have private rooms with bathrooms available here too! Have a great rest of the summer! Mat Meadows General Manager More

Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, it is an international hostel, so you will be asked for ID from another state or country. They do not check in the IL residents. The number of parking lots is very limited. They do not accept parking reservations on the phone or online when you book the room - they will give a spot to whoever... More

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BraveFox: Thanks for writing such a through review of Chicago Getaway Hostel! Glad you were able to take advantage of our renovated and clean facility. Parking is a stretch in our neighborhood - but glad we were able to get you taken care of at the parking garage at Children's Memorial. We hope you'll choose to stay with us again... More

Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostel was easy to find and very secure. Staff were very friendly and helpful, allowing my friend and I to check out an hour late as my friend had been sick that day. The facilities were clean. Bunk beds were a bit small though.

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Rachelj624: Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel on TripAdvisor. I'm happy to see that you had a great stay! Thanks for your business! Mat Meadows General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful stay! Fun things to do at the hostel, there was a BBQ our first night. Awesome location, convenient to get to the trains and tons of stuff to do right around the hostel. Great staff, fun guests. Love the sense of community that hostels offer compared to hotels. If you're traveling alone or like to meet people this is... More

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Truston S: Thanks for reviewing Chicago Getaway Hostel and giving us a stunning 5-star review! Glad that you enjoyed our great staff, and great guests. Hope you'll stay again on any upcoming visits to Chicago. Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment that you arrive in the hostel you feel welcome and safe! It's in a nicer part of Chicago so it's fine to come back late at night! The facilities are all very clean and looked after! It's a few minute walk off the Red Line train which is very easy to get to from the Loop so... More

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Address: 616 W. Arlington Pl., Chicago, IL 60614
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Lincoln Park
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — Chicago Getaway Hostel 1.5*
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Chicago Getaway Hostel is everything you’d want from a hostel and more! Chicago Getaway Hostel has the style, comfort and amenities of a boutique hotel. Social outings make meeting other travelers easy, and fun while exploring Chicago. Our wide variety of room options make Chicago Getaway Hostel appropriate for single travelers, groups and couples and to top it off, many of our private rooms have en-suite bathrooms. Lincoln Park is a north side neighborhood, just 10 minutes from downtown using the CTA. Located nearby are Chicago’s famous Lincoln Park Zoo, DePaul University, Boystown and Wrigley Field. Experience Chicago like a local, stay at the Chicago Getaway Hostel! ... more   less 
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