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Chicago Getaway Hostel

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Santa Cruz do Sul, RS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice! I would totally recommend it to people who want to stay in a good location and good price, including breakfast! And it's really near Lincoln park, in a good neighborhood in the city! So yeah, it's a great place! Only sometimes the wifi doesn't work well.

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Reisterstown, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here on a roadtrip with my husband. We were a little concerned that we would be the oldest folks there but that wasn't the case! We stayed in a private room with shared bathrooms. Room was very basic, this isn't a hotel, you get a bed a desk a lamp and that's it, but that's all we needed so... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really friendly and helpful people Pretty clean and I was never sketched out.. Breakfast wasn't great though as it wasn't very good. more peanut butter would've helped. maybe more fruit availability One of the cleaner hostels Ive been to for sure!

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

Greetings gloriac472: Thanks for staying with us! Glad that you enjoyed our friendly staff and that you were comfortable staying with us. We also really appreciate the shout out for our housekeeping team for being one of the cleaner hostels you've been to. Hope to see you back at Chicago Getaway Hostel in the future. Cheers, Mat Meadows General Manager More 

Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved the style of the hotel is friendly . The common areas are calm and friendly, activities are proposed. The room is simple ; the access to the bunk bed is not easy. The showers are clean and many

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

Hi LemAud: Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers, Mat Meadows General Manager More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location, the room was clean and there was no nonsense. The internet is mostly good... Breakfast is good! Kitchen with possibility of storing food in refridgirator and freezer. Check in- and out was quick, easy and the staff was very nice and helpful.

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

Howdy skalapanda: Thanks for sharing your feedback with us. Great to hear that our staff was nice and helpful - our #1 goal. Hope to see you back at Getaway in the future. Cheers, Mat Meadows General Manager More 

Houston, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Smelly bedroom. 2 guys eating all night at the room making lots of noises at 3 am. Food all over. Not very clean. That is my only issue. The rest of the place is nice and clean. Just fix that and you'll be the best hostel. Good general concept.

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

Hi CarlosMoctezuma: Thanks for the comments, we're happy to hear both the things we're doing great- and the areas we have for improvement. It's regretful that some of your roommates weren't as courteous as other would appreciate. Our team is available 24/7 for your comfort - so, should you stay with us again - let us know your concerns. Safe... More 

Modena, Italy
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice hostel, very close to Lincoln Park and 10 min walk from the L. Good breakfast, rooms and bathrooms cleaned. Staff very friendly, Wi-Fi not good in some part of the building. Recommended for a weekend in this beautiful city!

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

Good afternoon ssolmi_390018: Thanks for the review - we're happy you had a nice weekend in our great city. Hope to have you back in our friendly confines again in the future. Cheers, Mat Meadows General Manager More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely time spent at Chicago Getaway Hostel for 2 days. My sister and I stayed in a private room with a toilet and basin - this was very convenient. The bathrooms were just down the hallway - close by. I would recommend this hotel to any traveller!

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

Good afternoon caras110: Thanks for taking the time to review us! We're glad you found our half bath private room option to be very convenient. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers, Mat Meadows General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Let me get this out of the way right up front, the room is generic and basic as can be. I had a private room with a bunk. The bottom bunk (larger mattress) was very lumpy. Had to sleep on top bunk but that was OK. A/C unit in window kept room nice and cool, there's also a ceiling fan.... More 

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

Hi Steve H: Thanks for taking the time to write us out a well-thought out review! I hope you've recovered from your food-coma after eating your way through the city. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future - and are taking steps to improve our WIFI connections. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Best, Mat Meadows General... More 

none of your business?
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Compared to "European style" hostels travelers will find some things they like and some I assume they won't. Getaway is much closer to the atmosphere of a boutique hotel then a hostel, though people are still quite friendly.

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

Hi daniel_tornabene: Thanks for staying with us, we appreciate your feedback - and hope to see you back again soon. Cheers, Mat Meadows General Manager More 

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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
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Lincoln Park
Price Range: $36 - $209 (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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