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Chicago Getaway Hostel

1.5 of 5 616 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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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

The location is great, the decor and rooms are top notch - this is more a hotel than a hostel. The only drawback is that very fact. In a hostel you expect a bit more sharing, bit more queuing for the toaster, perhaps chatting with the new people who just got in and maybe take part in some drinking games... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

I have stayed here twice already, but it has taken me some time to get on here and write a review. I am a business man, and I am always looking for a getaway any chance I can get. And also I am a single night-owl who loves to let loose every chance I can get. In November of 2011,... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012 via mobile

the hostel itself was awesome.the staff was superfriendly, the rooms were spacious, clean and comfortabe.there was a small but nice breakfast each morning and everyday there were activities everyone could join. the only downpart was that the next metro and busstop is a little further away but the way downtown is not that long once your in the train. I... More 

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

Hi lauraincal: Thanks for the great review of Chicago Getaway Hostel! We take great pride in providing a quality experience in Chicago and in our hostel. We look forward to welcoming you back again, but this time with all of your friends. Take care, Mat Meadows General Manager More 

New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

The Chicago Getaway Hostel is truly a lovely place. My best friend and I stayed for 3 nights in June while visiting a friend in Chicago. The neighborhood is beautiful, and the hostel is less than 10 minutes from the train. In the summer you can walk to the beach as well. The hostel itself is incredibly clean and attractive.... More 

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

Dear g1i1n1y3: Thanks for taking the time to review our top-rated Chicago Getaway Hostel! We're glad you enjoyed your stay back in June and had the opportunity to experience Lincoln Park to it's fullest. We work hard to not only meet your expectations, but continually exceed them. Thanks for the opportunity to have accommodated you this past summer. We hope... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

You get what you pay for. Very good value for the money and a lot better than sleeping at the bus station!

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

Greetings 540bluemoon777: Thanks for taking the opportunity to review your stay of Chicago Getaway Hostel. We're glad that we could accommodate you and save you the misfortune of sleeping at the bus station. We take our hostel very seriously and work hard to provide a great stay. We hope if given the chance, you'd stay with us again. We look... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Awesome Hostel, great vibe with other travellers, amazing kitchen setup up, great common room. Beds were decent and comfortable. Hostel is within walking distance of Fullerton 'L' station and close to some great bars and eats. excellent work guys would def stay again.

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

Greetings Carl_NZL: Thanks for reviewing our top-notch Chicago hostel! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and for recognizing our wonderful, committed team of staff. Our staff, myself included look forward to the opportunity to host you again soon! Don't worry- we'll make sure the kitchen is spotless...allowing you to create some more grand meals! Sincerely, Mat Meadows General... More 

Paris, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Everything. More of a hotel than hostel.. Great location. Secure clean friendly & very helpful staff.

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

Bonjour Queen03: We're glad to have served someone such as the Queen03 during your stay to Chicago. Providing a great experience for all of our guests, including royalty is of utmost importance to us. We'll be working hard to achieve a great stay for you on your next visit. Until then, Au Revoir! Sincerely, Mat Meadows General Manager More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Getaway is clean, well furnished and spacious. Staff are friendly and helpful. They've got guitars and a piano to use. Location was really cool. It isn't in the city center but there are heaps of bars and shops with walking distance, as well as a train station. 10 guys to a dorm room was a lot, but that's hostels for... More 

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

Matthew S: Thanks for taking time in your busy schedule to write such a great review of our top-rated Chicago hostel. We're glad to have had you as a guest, and look forward to seeing you lounging in our well furnished and spacious common areas again soon! Sincerely, Mat Meadows General Manager More 

Quebec City, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

I stayed there for my 9 days trip, and it was great! There is a breakfast buffet, and the staff is always welcoming. The kitchen is well equiped and the whole place is EXTRA clean! Don't lose time by searching a place to stay, and stay there (in Lincoln Park, near a metro station).

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

Dear martineenvoyage305: Thanks for reviewing our top-located Chicago hostel! We're glad you had a great time during your 9 day stay. We know we'll see you next time you're in Chicago, so safe travels until then! Sincerely, Mat Meadows General Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

One of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. Unbelievable layout, rooms, massive multiple common areas. It did get a bit noisy at night in the common rooms as there is a piano, but this is part of the social aspect. Heaps of people from all over and really outgoing staff.

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

Dear applesauceanthem: Thanks for the great review! We strive to be the top hostel in Chicago and around the USA. We're working hard to set high standards for ourselves that we hope the hostel community will follow. Our location in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood gives us a great opportunity to show our guests how wonderful Chicago really is. We hope... More 

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Additional Information about Chicago Getaway Hostel

Address: 616 W. Arlington Pl., Chicago, IL 60614
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Lincoln Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Chicago Getaway Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 115
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