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Chicago Getaway Hostel

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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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Porto Alegre, RS
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location is very nice: it's in a residential area just a few blocks from CTA Fullerton station. I've stayed in a standard room with double bed and shared bedroom for 2 nights, and it was OK. The room is small but very clean, just as the shared bathroom. The breakfast is continental, but it's enough to fuel you up... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pictures on hostelworld are kind of missleading if your room is is located in the basement. No real window therfore only artificial light. Calling this room deluxe is kind of a joke....................................................................

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BOGOTA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Getaway Hostel is a great place to stay! I recommend it 100%! It´s clean, comfortable and cheap. The location is wonderful! Breakfast is delicious, some days are eggs or waffles, fruits, bread, cereal, milk and coffee, you can take whatever you want. If you want you can arrive there anytime, you receive a card in order to enter to the... More 

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

Hi Javierparjalopez, Thanks for reviewing Chicago Getaway Hostel! Glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back at Chicago Getaway Hostel again in the future. Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager More 

Saint John, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As seniors, we have been away from hostels for over 10 years.This stay reminded us what a great experience hosteling can be at any age. Thanks to the desk and kitchen staff who did all that they could do to make us comfortable and welcome.

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Hi Doug, Thanks for reviewing Chicago Getaway Hostel! Glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back at Chicago Getaway Hostel again in the future. Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager More 

Victoria, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hostel is fantastic and has everything including private rooms with bath, Wifi, great staff, cheap bike hire, close to the university, Lincoln Park, Wrigley Field, lots of facilities and is 10 mins walk to the train station to downtown. My one and only complaint is that the elevator is very very slow - a minor quibble.

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Hi Emma, Thanks for reviewing Chicago Getaway Hostel! Glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back at Chicago Getaway Hostel again in the future. Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thank you! Your service was above and beyond. I have stated at many fancy hotels and this was way better than any of them! If I could go back in time I would always stay at places like this. You are tritely an amazingly awesome company!

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Hi Stephan Thanks for reviewing Chicago Getaway Hostel! Glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back at Chicago Getaway Hostel again in the future. Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager More 

Dorado, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is awesome. Stayed at the dorms for 34 dollars a night. I found this place by mistake. Best mistake ever! From the moment you walk in you feel at home. Very welcoming. The staff is super cool, helpful and friendly. I went for a business trip. Needed copies and printing stuff. They kindly helped me everyday with all... More 

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HI Jaime, Thanks for reviewing Chicago Getaway Hostel! Glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back at Chicago Getaway Hostel again in the future. Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager More 

New Orleans
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, I was pleased with my stay, especially for the price. We stayed in a room with a half bath (toilet, and sink). I would recommend getting at least a half bath if you can, as there is only one bathroom per floor, and it can be quite a trek in the middle of the night, depending on where your... More 

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akb020, Thanks for reviewing Chicago Getaway Hostel! Glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back at Chicago Getaway Hostel again in the future. Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager More 

Columbus, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming here was great! Plenty of bars and places to eat nearby, and the staff was amazing! Having the pool table and tv room was great to allow the guests to socialize with each other. I will definately be returning here for another visit!

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Hi Fenster, Thanks for your awesome review of the Chicago Getaway Hostel! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future. Best, Mat Meadows General Manager More 

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71 reviews 71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I agree with most of the reviewers and during my time of booking, I'm aware that the single room I had didn't come with bathroom. I though it was okay but it was really inconvenient. The room was small and there was no aircond in the room. The first night was warm and I had to open the windows. The... More 

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

Hi Kelvin, Thank you for your great review of the Chicago Getaway Hostel! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope that you come back in the future. We are currently putting air conditioning in all the rooms as summer is just now starting. Also, housekeeping is always available upon request. Next time, please let us know that... More 

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