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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The rooms were nice and comfortable and the common areas were always nice and clean and there was plenty of space for everyone (not sure if the place was full to capacity though). The location is about as good as it gets in Chicago, tons of restaurants nearby and easy distance from the L and buses to downtown. Place is... More

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Albany, New York, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As far as hostels go, this was one of my best experiences. The beds were squishy (not hard as rocks) and although the pillows were pretty flat, I slept like a baby every night. The hostel is very secure, you need a key card to get into the main area after 9 pm, a key card all the time to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one week as a single traveller and the hostel staff was amazing. Love the email they send before you get there to tell you what's going on so you know you won't be bored! Kitchen area is huge and clean and lots of storage to store your goodies! Free breakfast is limited but always help set me up... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first time I stayed in a hostel since my uni days 13 years ago. I was pleasantly surprised! I stayed here for three nights. I stayed in a private room which was very basic but met my needs. The bed was comfortable although the sheet didn't quite fit the mattress and I think the blankets could do... More

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Greencastle, Indiana
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just stayed there for the weekend and it was great!!!! Very clean room, lobby, kitchen. very friendly and welcoming staff. The location is in a very cute and quiet neighborhood. Free breakfast!!!!!!

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Jason S, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this review

Hello omgitslauren, Thank you for choosing the Getaway Hostel during your time in Chicago. We are so happy to hear that you had an excellent stay. We strive to be the best hostel in the US and with reviews like yours, it sounds like we're on the right track. We can't wait to have you stay with us again! Take... More

Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

I just stay there this weekend and will provide details as I wish they were published before: - Location: average. It is located 30 minutes from downtown. If you come from o,hare take the blue line train direction to the loop, then drop off at Washington and get into brown line direction to Kimball. Drop off at Fullerton. Once you... More

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Jason S, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this review

Hello JMgefahren, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Getaway. We are thrilled to hear about your positive experience. Our staff loves to assist guests throughout their time with us. Every guest is different and we love to make recommendations that suits each guest. We wish you the best on your travels and can't wait... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights during a trip to see Chicago. Hostel is clean with upscale feel. I liked the neighborhood. Very nice and I felt safe walking to and from the train. The hostel advertises that it allows drinking and my fellow guests take that seriously. It was also st Patrick's day when I stayed, but I found that the eating... More

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Jason S, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Earthy_Feet, Thank you for reviewing the Getaway Hostel. We are happy that you enjoyed your time in Chicago with us. Our staff pride in having the cleanest facilities for guests to enjoy. Our location is in a historic district in Lincoln Park with many trees, restaurants and bars lining the streets. We are not a "party hostel" but certain... More

Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Booked this hostel with my boyfriend whilst travelling around the US after doing Camp America and booked it pretty last minute as we were just planning where we were going along the way. When we got to the hostel (was easy to find!) we were welcomed in by the staff and thoroughly explained everything that we needed to know. The... More

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Jason S, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Katie P, We're so glad that you enjoyed your time at the Getaway Hostel. Our staff is always happy to share everything about the property and the city. If you don't know what to do, we're thrilled to make recommendations. We hope the next time you visit Chicago you'll be able to stay with us for more than 1... More

Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The hostel is awesome! The breakfast is good enough to start the day and the kitchen is great if you want to cook your own food. The hostel's facilities were awesome, very clean and well managed, the only downside was that the dorm's door was pretty noisy when closing (and not helpful when people enter or leave at midnight), and... More

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Jason S, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this review

Hello NicolasRuiz, Thank you very much for staying with us. We are thrilled to hear about your positive experience in your review. We are striving the be America's best hostel and have made constant upgrades to enhance the guest experience. It's great that you enjoyed our historic neighborhood and took on Chicago's neighborhoods head on. Outside of our dorms, we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Even before choosing this place to crash my head. I phoned and emailed to ask questions. And the helpful answers I got were great. The staff and the place excited my expectations. I met some very wonderful people as well. Over all very happy with my decision.

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Jason S, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this review

Hi pastrypete, We are thrilled about your great experience with us. Our staff loves to help our guests in all situations and make interesting recommendations when touring the city. We hope that you'll continue to crash your head with us from here on out. We can't wait to welcome you again. Take care, Jason Schultz General Manager More

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Also Known As:
Chicago Getaway Hotel Chicago
Chicago Getaway Hotel
Address: 616 W. Arlington Pl., Chicago, IL 60614
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Lincoln Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 51 Specialty lodging in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Chicago Getaway Hostel 1.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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