Best possible place to begin a trip. Location - not only beautiful beside the shore - but convenient for easy commute to the rest of the city and for local socializing. The first thing you notice about the place is it's safety, it's friendly staff and it's funkiness. The way the facility is designed is amenable to travelers. Might sound funny to say - but there is some dignity here! No annoying signs saying "your momma don't live here - clean up after yourself" - there's more respect for each individual traveller than I've found in any hostel anywhere. Breakfast generous - rates reasonable and activities are affordable. I did the bike tour of the city and really got to know some of the others staying at the hostel at the same time. Only problem is - it genuinely did set the bar too high - none others lived up to this stay in my entire trip experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Chicago Getaway Hotel Chicago