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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Great experience. Great staff and service. Everything is super clean & organized. Rooms are generously sized & modern. Boards tell you about the weather forecast as well as activities and entertainment that they organize, like going to a Blues bar, etc. Location is in a nice, safe neighborhood, easy to get to by subway,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Awesome from the checkin to the checkout. Very welcoming, smiling and helpful staff ! Everything clean in the hotel, spacious rooms including air conditioning. Large bathrooms, clean, modern. Only 5 minutes from the subway station, closeby to downtown. Would be awesome to get fruit juice for breakfast. Free access to the computers/internet in the lobby. This hostel is more an... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hostel should be the gold standard for what a hostel should be, it has pretty much everything you could want in a hostel. There are big open shared spaces with plenty of room to hangout, read, or party. Computers with internet and Fast free wifi. Rooms are clean. Furniture is new and stylish. The pool table and fooseball table... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I appreciated staying at the Getaway - several friends & I stayed for a whole week for about $300 each in a safe, upscale Chicago neighborhood. It has all you need & the staff were very accommodating. Staff even insisted on helping me carry my "green monster," a dated 80's looking suitcase with barely functioning wheels and extra heavy from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First of all I wasnt aquainted with hostels before this trip. But after staying at The Chicago Getaway, I was very impressed. I come to Chicago to shop, enjoy the nightlife and to tour the city. So I just want a clean place to shower and sleep for an affordable price. This place was that. Everyone was courteous and helpful.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay here. It was in walking distance to many places, including the Lincoln Park Zoo. Easy access to public transportation. Rooms and bathrooms were exceptionally clean. Common areas were great, including a beautiful patio out back. You can store food in the kitchen refrigerators and freezers. Breakfast was free, but disappointing. Ended up bring my own food... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Getaway Hostel is a wonderful hostel. It is mostly clean and has fun features. You get to store food in the kitchen, free breakfast, wifi access, computer access, bike rentals, city info, and nightly activities that many who stay in the hostel participate in. The location is great- right down the road from Depaul University. Good shops, restaurants, and... More

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

kendrad03: Thanks for reviewing our hostel from the great city of Grand Rapids! We're glad you enjoyed our hostel and hope that you'll be back again soon! Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first hostel experience and loved it. Really clean with great staff and a nice building (I.e. lounge areas and back patio). Special shoutout to Langston for the checkin and Matt for the Saturday night pub craw. Really good fun and easy access via cab/transit/walking to downtown Chicago.

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

Hi Chris B: Thanks for reviewing Chicago Getaway Hostel! I'm glad you were able to experience the hospitality of Langston's check-in and experience the pub crawl with Matt. Hope to see you around our award-winning hostel again in the future! Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel smells great almost everywhere! The stairs and lockers outside of Lobby rooms smelled like funk. The rooms inside were mostly clean, save a few spots on the door and walls that a Marine would notice. Every member of the staff was ridiculously helpful, kind and understanding! Location is in one of the nicest areas of Chicago! Fifteen minute... More

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

Jebbie S: Thanks for taking the time to review Chicago Getaway Hostel! We really appreciate your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed our neighborhood of Lincoln Park - it really is in one of the best areas in Chicago. We hope that you'll stay with us on any upcoming trips to Chicago! Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been travelling around America and staying in various hostels in lots of cities and this hostel has so far been the best one. Ok we did have SUPER loud guests staying next to us but I had earplugs so it was fine. The bathrooms are the best I've seen... Modern adequate and CLEAN!!! Wonderful. You get brekkie which was... More

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

Hi Jesswashere! Thanks for taking the time to review Getaway Hostel all the way from Cardiff. Your feedback means a lot to us. We're glad to have been your best hostel experience so far - and look forward to seeing you around our hostel again in the future! Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager More

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Address: 616 W. Arlington Pl., Chicago, IL 60614
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Lincoln Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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