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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very basic, no frills accommodations. Good for the price, but if you are the type to find fault or complain easily, this isn't the place for you. Metal bunk beds and one small bathroom shared with 7 others. Towel provided, but it's pretty coarse. Safe location. Breakfast included. Within walking distance to Lincoln Park restaurants and attractions.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed for a month. I can't think of any other hostels that can boast better. It's a hostel, so if you're looking for "bells and whistles" you're in the wrong place. The internet is iffy... But they were also working on it while I was there. Hope to be back soon!

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Freiburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I slept in a 4 bed dorm. The room was very spacious and had its own bathroom. I had never had an en-suite bathroom in a hostel before. On top it was always very clean. The breakfast is very good. Every day you can have either scrambled eggs or waffles and every day there are bagels, oatmeal, coffee, tea, cereals,... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've stayed at this hostel over a dozen times over the past decade and it has always been great value for my money, amazing customer service, and the location is perfect. I first came here when I was in my 20's and now in my late 30's it is still my Go To place when visiting Chicago. I recommend this... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Clean, great location (1 block from Clark St downtown), super cool staff, unbeatable prices. Probably the best hostel ever. The community is active and involved, and friendly with newcomers. Parking was a little bit of a pain, but not any more so than any other place in Chicago.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stay here everytime I'm in Chicago! Great price for the room and in a great neighborhood w/ plenty to do in the neighborhood; shopping, eateries, nightlife! Subway/bus in walking distance! Friendly staff and clean rooms!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The ONLY thing keeping me from giving a 5 was the coffee machine was down all weekend. Overall, everything was exceptional! I was surprised the rates were much higher than when I was there in November. I chalked it up to air and water show / pearl Jam weekend.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chicago was an amazing city except for our stay at Chicago getaway hostel ! The bunk beds are really uncomfortable. Rickety with a slanting mattress. The restrooms are very inconveniently located...one on one end and the other diagonally opposite in such a way that you have to walk around the entire floor to reach it ! The breakfast on day... More 

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Mat M, General Manager at Chicago Getaway Hostel, responded to this review

Good morning Tasneem S: Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We strive for 5 stars each time - and we're sorry we fell short. Our staff works hard to provide the best in hostel accommodations - and to provide the most hotel like experience, while still being a hostel. We'd like to make your experience... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My only issue is that the beds were very squeaky and the walls were not totally sound proof. I sleep pretty well so it wasn't a big problem for me, but if you are someone who moves around a lot when you are sleeping or someone who doesn't sleep like a rock, then you might want to get a solo... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was satisfied with the room size and quality such as control of the room temperature or bed making. Also, the location was excellent in the Chicago. I think that street was safe enough to walk at night and it was convenient to go to the station.

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Staying in Lincoln Park

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Affordable Style in Chicago's Chic Lincoln Park Located in Chicago's affluent Lincoln Park, the Chicago Getaway Hostel is rewriting the house rules on hostel style. Policies once etched in stone are being cast aside in favor of fresher, friendlier approach. Membership fees are out and hotel-like amenities are in at this stately 1928 Georgian Revival landmark that, ironically, returns to its early 20th century roots as a boardinghouse for women. Today, all guests are welcome to enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, free linens, free housekeeping, a 24/7 chef-caliber kitchen and a BYOB policy. Add nightly events like pub crawls, brewery tours and barbecues and it's easy to see why Chicago Getaway is fast becoming the city's favorite spot for affordable short-term and extended-stay accommodations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chicago Getaway Hostel

Address: 616 W Arlington Pl, Chicago, IL 60614-2682
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Lincoln Park
Price Range: $32 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Chicago Getaway Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 115
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