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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 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

Cardiff
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Vaduz, Liechtenstein
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice and clean hostel. Not in downtown but in a very nice neighborhood. No problem to get there with public transport even with a heavy suitcase. Enjoyed walking through the parks and to downtown. Rooms are nice, enough hot water, very fast WLan. And well, it's always loud in hotels or hostels, so bring your earplugs and you won't... More

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

Hi Nicole M: Thanks for taking the time to write a review of our property! We're glad you enjoyed your stay while visiting from Lichtenstein! We look forward to seeing you on future visits across the pond! Best Regards, Mat Meadows General Manager More

Louisville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My teen son and I had a great 11-day stay at the Chicago Getaway Hostel. It was very clean, all the staff was very nice, the other guests were a great mix of international and young and old. The location was very convenient. The overall value is excellent. I will stay here again and recommend it to my friends.

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

Minger2228: Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel upon your departure! We're glad that you enjoyed your stay while on the road for 11 nights! Hope to see you again on any future visits to the Windy City! Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager More

Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW. I'm beyond impressed with this place! This hostel is by far the cleanest I've been to at this point. Highly recommended for travelers visiting Chicago for the following reasons: - It's clean! (Everything is clean! The kitchen, shower stalls [no scum and I never felt gross stepping into the stall with my bare feet], toilets [although I've noticed some... More

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

Agnes C: Thanks for the stunning review of Chicago Getaway Hostel! We take a lot of pride in providing a first class hostel in the heart of Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. We look forward to seeing you around our friendly confines again in the future! Best Regards, Mat Meadows General Manager More

San Francisco, California
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

poor staff attitude, lousy breakfast selection, no control over guest noise, poor planning for group activities. WILL NEVER STAY HERE AGAIN! The bald headed front end manager is a total tool bag, very patronizing and unhelpful

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

Hi Yepper6: Thanks for your feedback during your stay at Chicago Getaway Hostel. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay - as we strive to meet and exceed every guests expectations. I would be interested in finding more about your experience - so please do feel free to contact me. I'm disheartened to read this on TripAdvisor,... More

Akron, Ohio
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I grew up in Chicago and, last wee, went back for a family visit. Many things have changed, including the hotel rates! On a lark, I signed up for the Chciago Getaway Hostel and I was glad that I did. Great location, convenient to various public transportation, nice property, attentive staff. Several options in terms of housing - from private... More

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

Good evening flyfishinguy: Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel! We're glad that you didn't have to be hostile about our hostel and are glad that you made a reservation with us. Thanks for sharing your experience with our hostel, and hostelling in general with the TripAdvisor community. Safe travels - and good luck fishing! Best regards, Mat... More

Santiago, Chile
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is a really nice hostel, located in a very beautiful residential area of Chicago, but close to Clark St., where you can also find restaurants, pubs, and stores. The hostel itself is clean, with great common rooms and infrastructure, and their employees are all friendly and willing to help. The rooms are good, though it may be a bit... More

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

SebHoch- Thanks for reviewing us all the way from Santiago, Chile! I'm glad that you enjoyed our wonderful neighborhood of Lincoln Park. Our location allows us to give our guests an experience that you cannot have anywhere else! Hope you'll choose to stay with us on your next big trip from Chile! Best regards, Mat Meadows General Manager More

Midland, Michigan
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

So I needed to be in Chicago for an event on a night when all hotels were selling out and even the inexpensive hotels had $300 rates. I came across this Hostel on accident and did some reading and did't set expectations very high because of the Hostel piece. It was awesome! Clean, trendy and well equipped with friendly staff.... More

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

99p38a: Thanks for the great review. Glad you found our location and price to be a steal for Chicago. We're certainly a great hidden gem! We look forward to seeing you next time you're in Chicago. 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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