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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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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We love this hostel. We have been there 3 times and never been disappointed: the best we could find, for the price, the location that also had a room for 3 with a private bathroom. The breakfast is provided and very good (compared t(o other more expensive places). Events every night, a generally nice and fun atmosphere. I was there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My first impressions of this hostel were not good. It took ages for my check in to be confirmed even though I had all the necessary paperwork with me anyway. Also I thought I was paying 300 USD in total. It wasn't- tax wasn't included on the bill- so that was an extra 50 dollars out of my budget. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Compared to many United States cities (at least those outside the West Coast), Chicago has a fine selection of hostels, most located in the downtown area with some others, such as the Chicago Getaway Hostel, away from the center. This hostel, as a map will tell you, is north of downtown, far enough to be away from the towering skyscrapers... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found out this hostel on Booking, and it was the best we could find, for the price, the location and we also had a room for 4 with a private bathroom. The breakfast is also provided. Staff is helpful and friendly. However, it is quite noisy and the wifi is slow. Some of the sheet were also dirty. In... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

POSITIVE : Great location, staff is extremely helpful and friendly, the free breakfast is good. NEGATIVE : It is noisy (sounds from other rooms, sounds from the pipes in the wall, etc.), there is only one bathroom on the floor, beds are not very comfortable. It is the best place for the money, but it is not perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Over all a great stay friendly young staff and a great homey experience, all guest are very welcoming and the area is ex to maneuver around. Great place for its value. Although you must get a two bed, room. To get room for yourself. Make sure you get the right kind of deal for your travels. Cannot be from Chicago... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very close to train station. Rooms are clean. Beds are comfortable but a little unstable. All in all had a gteat time. Not to forget, its a hostel, but the best one I have stayed in so far. I'll come again! Thanks to all the very friendly staff :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got there first off parking is terrible to park around there and small tight streets look out for your mirrors. There is free parking but be the vulture. The rooms are set up as a dorm setting. I usually stay in much higher class hotels but wanted to try a hostel see if I could handle it if I go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has a lot of good vibes from the moment you arrive. It's very clean, encourages community gatherings, like hanging out to local bars, sharing a game of pool, and basically it's a place where it is easy to meet friendly people. Location is awesome as well, I left with the impression thra Chicago is a lo ely city... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed in the hostel multiple times. It has to be one of the better hostels in terms of value and customer service. The location is good for my purposes. One thing I believe requires improvement is housekeeping. In general the room is clean, but not really tidy. For example, you see items by the window sills and/or in lockers... More 

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