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Chicago Getaway Hostel

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Jenison
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unpleasant, rude and unhelpful lady at the check in desk. Also despite having enquired about lost items never received the promised return phone call and never saw the missing items again. Very unlikely to stay here again

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East Liberty, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family suite had double bed, bunk bed, newly remodeled shower/bathroom, frig, and microwave. Internet reception in our basement room was slow but must be faster on the main floor. Beautiful neighborhood within walking distance to restaurants, Lincoln Park Zoo, Briar Theater (Blue Man Group), and a convenient Uber ride to popular Chicago tourist destinations.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the Getaway Hostel. Stayed in a private room with 3 other friends and socialised in the public areas either watching the tv or playing pool. Place was clean, tidy and the breakfast was plentiful! Would recommend and definitely use again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Comfy beds, spacious rooms, free breakfast and was clean!! Short walk to the free Lincoln park zoo and also to the train station to take you to the main sights. Wifi was rubbish but I didn't stay here for that. Showers were shared but they were also clean and decent

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Aranjuez
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good experience, nice place... I love this hostel :) Anyway it is a hostel, and the rate are high for the type of lodging, but you have to understand in summer the demand in Chicago is important. Just a problem with airconditioner compressor... the sound is loud, they should fix it.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice and simple breakfast which is filling enough, near from busstop, safe neighborhood, clean room with restroom(not that clean)/ slow wifi, little bit far from station, entrance stairs you have to go up with your luggage.. Overall it was good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just stayed here for 2 days, highly recommend it. In a great part of town near to the station and to Wrigley Field. Staff are friendly and rooms are clean. The hostel appears to have great deals for the tourist attractions too

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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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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 - $169 (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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